Recipes

Avocado Egg Salad with Bacon

Avocado Egg Salad with Bacon

    I love summer food.  And this egg salad?  I’m kickin myself that I’m &#$ years old and have just realized this summer to add avocado to egg salad.   It’s embarrassing.  And guys, I’ll be honest.  Egg salad?  Not my first choice when I want to cook with eggs.  You know why?  It’s the mayo.  I enjoy mayo in small amounts only.  Like on a burger and an occasional sandwich.  I do not enjoy dumping a cup of mayo into hard boiled eggs.  It makes me grimace to think of that much mayo.     I...

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Baileys Mascarpone French Toast with Salted Caramel Sauce

Baileys Mascarpone French Toast with Salted Caramel Sauce

  If I were on death row, about to be executed and had to select my last meal, this Baileys Mascarpone French Toast with Salted Caramel Sauce is what I would choose to usher my tastebuds into the afterlife.  Okay, obviously, I’ve had a long day.  Welcome to my cheery food blog, where I reference prison and death in an effort to persuade you to make this recipe.  I just envisioned myself as Kate Winslet in the movie, The Holiday. Remember the part, where she turns on the stove and starts inhaling the gas fumes?  She then frantically...

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

  I’m sitting here sipping on my iced coffee and I just had the thought to add this Salted Caramel Sauce to my iced coffee.  That’s the problem with this stuff, you just want to add it to everything.  I initially made this as part of another recipe that I will be sharing with you next week but then after I made it, this recipe started taking on a life of its own.  As in, I now have a list of recipes going that all revolve around this glorious sauce.  Trust me, it’s dangerous.     I do have a story to share...

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Greek Yogurt Cornbread

Greek Yogurt Cornbread

  When it comes to sweets, I’m not a fan of super sweet desserts.  In fact, I would rather eat a piece of cornbread than a piece of cake.  Is that weird?  I really like cornbread.  I mean, c’mon, look at this, I could eat the whole pan.  It has the perfect amount of sweetness.     And this cornbread?  Oh. Em. Gee.  It’s delicious.  This cornbread is not dry and crumbly.  At all. It’s full of moisture. You know why?  I added some greek yogurt.  Thank God for greek yogurt.  It’s the avenue for which...

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Steak Chili

Steak Chili

  A few weeks ago, my husband asked me to make him some steak chili.  Let’s just say that chili isn’t my thing. I can honestly say that I’ve had chili only a handful of times in my life.  And the times that I did have it? Heartburn ensued so I’ve kind of steered clear of chili. I went to the store and bought some beef stew meat, a can of diced tomatoes, some beans and came home and whipped up a pot of chili.  I presented it to my husband.  He liked it. I did not. Yes, please continue reading, I’m not giving...

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Mango Chocolate Coconut Bites

Mango Chocolate Coconut Bites

  So I’ve been on a mission the past couple of weeks.  My mission?  Healthy snacks.  I’ll admit we aren’t big snackers in our house.   We eat three meals a day and we snack every once in awhile.  But my daughter has been on a growth spurt and she’s eating all the time so I set out to make her some healthy snacks.     I love these because they are super easy to make.  You have to start with dried mango and I used this particular brand.     One of my goals with this snack was no sugar.  So I used...

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Vanilla Pomegranate Martini

Vanilla Pomegranate Martini

    My favorite drink is a well made Lemon Drop Martini.  I have a delicious recipe for this particular type of martini that I need to share.  It’s really, really good.   The other day I had a brilliant idea to make a Vanilla Lemon Drop so I headed off to the liquor store to purchase vanilla vodka.  Had I ever even tasted vanilla vodka?  Um, no. Nonetheless, I went and bought a bottle.   That night, I made the martini, substituting vanilla vodka for regular vodka in my Lemon Drop Martini recipe.  It was so bad.  Let’s...

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Sugar Cookies with Almond Frosting

Sugar Cookies with Almond Frosting

  My mom has been making these cookies for as long as I can remember.  She got the recipe from one of those old church cookbooks published when I was a kid.  You know, the ones where margarine and shortening were the main ingredients in most recipes. Let’s just say it was a few years ago.  And by a few years, I mean decades.  Since I was raised on these cookies, I’ve become a firm believer that sugar cookies should be soft and never hard.  Add in the slight almond flavor from the frosting and you’ve got a delectable...

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Baked Parmesan Eggs with Fresh Herbs

Baked Parmesan Eggs with Fresh Herbs

  What is your go to meal when you forget to plan dinner?  I have to admit, mine is eggs.  Thanks to Costco, I always have eggs in my fridge.  I’m a fan of scrambles because it’s a great way to use up random veggies, meat and cheese lying around in your fridge.  But can I tell you something?  This recipe is my absolute favorite way to make eggs.     No one in your family will ever know that you forgot to make dinner plans when you place this dish in front of them.  Especially if you make them in these individual...

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Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Wings

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Wings

  Super Bowl is this Sunday! I swear time is going by SO slowly.  I guess that’s what happens when your team is actually IN the Super Bowl.   My team?  The Denver Broncos.  In case you haven’t heard, they are playing the Seattle Seahawks or as my dad called them growing up, the Seattle Seachickens.  Since we relocated to Denver just three years ago from Seattle, there may be some trash talking going on between me and my Seattle friends.  Let’s just say that Facebook has become an annoying place to venture since both...

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