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“Beet It” Salad!

“Beet It” Salad!

Another Instagram inspired dish, “Beet It” Salad,¬†roasted beets with goat cheese and fresh parsley. Although I’m not much a fan of goat cheese, the creamy richness of the cheese is a must with this salad. Absolutely divine. Especially when served warm. But this salad is just as yummy cold. ūüôā “Beet It” Salad Fresh Beets … Continue reading

Pretzel Turtles!

Pretzel Turtles!

As promised I did a little holiday baking this afternoon (if you can consider using the oven for 3 minutes, baking!), and now it’s time to share… Pretzel Turtles!!¬† Inspiration and recipe courtesy blogger Chew Out Loud, these little delights were so incredibly easy to prepare. Few ingredients, simple steps and delicious results! How could … Continue reading

Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Bacon Peanut Brittle!

Just when you thought¬†the buttery¬†crunch of¬†Peanut Brittle couldn’t get better, it does. Just add bacon! ūüėČ Last week I received an email from Sur La Table with their latest class offerings. My attention was immediately caught, “Everything’s Better with Bacon”, how could one not agree!? Without a second thought, I signed up for the class. … Continue reading

Elote!

Elote!

~*~ Happy 4th of July!!! ~*~¬† What a wonderfully relaxing day it’s been!! It’s so very nice to take it easy and just chill!¬† ūüôā¬† Growing up in a county where fireworks were always illegal, it was quite a shock to move to a¬†city where they were very much legal. I’ll never forget my first … Continue reading

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

While preparing pork chops with cream of mushroom soup for dinner, I contemplated my starch options. Usually I could forego a starch side without a second thought, but when having pork chops with cream of mushroom soup, you need something to soak up the delicious gravy-like soup. ūüôā¬† Pasta or rice?¬† That was the question. … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

Fresh Fruit with Canolli Cream

The official start of summer is just over a week away (June 20th for those keeping track! ;)), yet with 90+ degree weather, one may think it’s already here!¬† The weatherman keeps saying a cool-down is on its way.¬† I don’t consider 2-4 degree drop in temperature a cool-down… [sigh] On these sweltering hot days … Continue reading

Homemade Marshmallows!

Homemade Marshmallows!

Huge marshmallow fan here!¬† HUGE! Marshmallow Peeps, chocolate dipped marshmallows, See’s Scotchmallows, roasted marshmallows, marshmallows straight from the package… should I continue, or do you get the point!?¬† ūüėČ In early May, I spent¬†a gorgeous Saturday¬†afternoon in Sonoma with¬†my two dear friends, Nicole and Tina to celebrate Nicole’s Birthday. We spent the afternoon shopping and … Continue reading

Homemade Chex Mix!

Homemade Chex Mix!

If they aren’t out already, kids everywhere are nearing their last few days of the 2011/2012 school year.¬† Except for those poor kids on a year-round schedule.¬† Sorry kids, you’ve been robbed of a true summer!¬† Make it a healthy¬†summer-break, stock up on crunchy and chewy¬†savory, sweet and savory-sweet snacks that are a yummy alternative … Continue reading