Bourbon French Toast stuffed with Bacon and Brie

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As you can tell, it’s been a BUSY May.  That whole work thing gets in the way of my social/cooking life and there is only one way to make up for it. Bourbon. Not finding myself at the bottom of … Continue reading

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DIY Kitchen Makeover

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If you had told me five years ago that I would be perched precariously on the edge of my kitchen countertops hand distressing my kitchen cabinets while fresh bread baked away in my oven and Blake Shelton was blaring from my … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chocolate Artisan Bread with Almonds

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Remember how I said I had an experiment in my oven?  Well, she’s done. And MAN, is she HOT! I mean, really hot.  She just came out of a 450 degree oven, so it would be expected.  Other than hot, … Continue reading

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Basil Onion Artisan Bread

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It maybe time to stage an intervention. My name is Nicole, and I’m a bread junkie.  I started with a Muesli Artisan Bread about a month ago and it seems like our households are going through a loaf a week!  … Continue reading

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Baked Caprese Salad

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You know when you have extra ingredients and you’re just trying to use them up?  Yup.  That’s me.  I’m pretty dilligent about deciding what I want to make the following week, but I keep finding myself in the weeds because … Continue reading

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The heat may be coming but there’s always room for soup. Ready for Minestrone?

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Soup really isn’t that hard to make, but it can be incredibly time consuming.   I always complain to myself while I’m doing it, especially when I’m making stock from scratch.  When I take the first few sips, I’m reminded how … Continue reading

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Flourless Black Bean Brownie Bites. Wait, what?!

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Hubby is still getting over how good the Flourless Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies taste despite their main ingredient being garbanzo beans.  I think I’m still getting over it too.  I mean, how can something … Continue reading

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Nomnomnom Lettuce Wraps. CPK ain’t got nothin’ on these.

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I have a love/hate relationship with CPK.  I love their food and hate to pay their prices when I can make it myself, often better, at home.  I adore lettuce wraps, and as warner weather approaches, I find myself craving … Continue reading

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Going Gluten Free (for a few recipes). Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t have a problem with wheat.  Maybe my problem is that I love it too much.  Bread and butter are my bread and butter. #carblover I have friends, though, that love dessert but have gone gluten free for one … Continue reading

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Going Greek…meatloaf, that is. Greek Meatloaf with Rosemary Red Potatoes and Green Beans.

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There is something so homey and comforting about meatloaf.  It’s also versatile and lends itself well to standing alone, or sandwiches, or even meatballs.  The challenge is mixing up your meatloaf to make something new.  This experiment turned out to … Continue reading

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