Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Cook A Book

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Now writing your own cookbook is just a website away!  Cookbook Create allows you to turn your favorite recipes into a printed cookbook for yourself or a lucky friend or family member!

Don’t you love it?


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

You all know, I’m all about keeping it simple. Here are a few easy holiday ideas that I think fall into the exceptional and easy category!

olive christmas wreath

Rosemary wreath with olives, mozzarella balls and peppers! via

snowman baby for Christmas

Is this not the cutest Christmas baby pic you’ve ever seen? The hardest thing to put this together would be finding a top hat to fit a baby. I’ve found some here. via

clothespin snowflake DIY

Anyone can do this easy DIY using a few clothespins! Use these snowflakes on packages and your tree! Add glitter for a pretty shimmer!

hot chocolate stirrers

Find these red and white drinking straws here and find out how to put these hot chocolate stirrers here!

christmas card or vintage photo display

Simply beautiful way to display Christmas cards or old family photos of Christmas past…

peppermint in silver

Keeping peppermint readily available to stir your coffee or cocoa looks beautiful in a few silver,

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or pewter, containers and placed on a tray.

candles in epson salt and mason jars

Epsom salt, a candle and a Mason jar… welcome your guest by lining these on the path to your front door or down the center of your dinner table on top of craft paper…

cream cheese appetizer, Christmas tree

Cut a cube of Phil. cream cheese at a diagonally and arrange on a plate to form a triangle. Add your favorite preserves or marmalade…(I prefer jalapeno jelly!) and garnish! Serve with your favorite crackers. via

For more Christmas ideas check out my Pinterest board here.

Divine Reinvention

Monday, May 14th, 2012

This new take on a grilled cheese sandwich sounds divine!  I love every single ingredient!!

green goddess grilled cheese sandwich

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich


2 slices bread (we used a white bread, but one filled with lots of different whole grains and seeds would be *awesome*)
2-3 tablespoons Green Goddess Herb Pesto (recipe below)
2 slices mild white melty cheese like mozzarella
handful fresh baby spinach
¼ avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
olive oil (and butter if you’re so inclined)


Spread about 1 tablespoon of Green Goddess Herb Pesto onto each slice of bread (2 tablespoons total, but if you’re sensitive, go light, the pesto is STRONG).

On one slice of bread, add 1 slice of cheese, sliced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, second slice of cheese, then top it with second slice of bread. Press together gently.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. (If you want to use butter, add it to the oil and let it melt). Add the sandwich to the oil and cook until bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown.

Green Goddess Herb Pesto


1 clove garlic
1 (or 2 if you’re ballsy) anchovy fillet (in oil)
½ small shallot, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
handful chopped kale
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped chives
¼ cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Pulse garlic, anchovy, and shallot in food processor until chopped. With the food processor running, add lemon juice, parsley, kale, tarragon and chives. (It won’t process very well yet, don’t worry).

Very slowly drizzle in olive oil until kale and herbs get sufficiently chopped and everything is the consistency of a pesto. You may need more or less of the olive oil depending on how big a “handful” of herbs is to you. You can also turn off the food processor and push herbs down the side of the bowl with a spatula every once in a while.

Season to taste with salt and pepper (You probably won’t need too much salt if you used 2 anchovies).

green goddess grilled cheese sandwich

recipe and images via tastespotting

Scouts Honor

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Ever wonder which Girl Scout Cookies score the most sales?

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My favs are Tagalongs… which has me wondering how wonderful homemade Tagalongs would be!

homemade tagalongs recipe


This recipe for Homemade Tagalong Cookies looks delish!

What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

In Good Taste

Friday, December 16th, 2011

What’s the next best thing to sitting down at Royer’s Round Top Cafe and eating a delicious piece of Bud’s pie?  Having 100+ of the Cafe’s recipes on laminated cards in a handy little box right in your own kitchen, so you can whip that pie up yourself!

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Just in time for that last minute Christmas gift, these recipe boxes will be ready to ship on Monday, the 19th.

white chocolate macadamia nut pie

Order now and receive the pre-sale price ($23.50) through Dec. 31st. You even have the option of receiving your recipe card box gift-wrapped for an additional $3.50!  Let the southern Christmas cookin’ begin!

Crow Fudge!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I’m pretty sure that I could eat candy corn until I turn orange! Could you? Once I start, I can’t stop!

What could be better than candy corn, you ask? Candy corn fudge! That’s what!

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Candy Corn Fudge

  • 1 7-oz. jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups candy corn (about 12 oz.)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil; butter foil. Combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk and butter in a large, heavy pan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 235°F on a candy thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from heat and stir in candy corn and chocolate chips, stirring until chocolate melts. Immediately transfer to foil-lined pan and smooth top until even. Chill until set, at least 2 hours. Cut into one inch squares.
This is pure evil! Appropriate for a Halloween treat, don’t you think? Do you love candy corn?
via framedcooks

Let’s Split

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Sometimes eat breakfast for dinner, so why not have dessert for breakfast?  Makes sense to me…especially when you use healthy Greek yogurt instead of ice cream!

breakfast banana split

Breakfast Banana Split
makes 1 serving

1 ripe yet firm banana, peeled
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fruit jam or preserves
2 tablespoons sliced almonds or other nuts
Handful fresh berries or cherries

Split the banana lengthwise and lay the two halves in a shallow bowl. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the yogurt and put it on top of the banana. Warm the jam in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds or until it is very runny. Use a spoon to drizzle the jam over the yogurt, and sprinkle the nuts over everything. Top with the berries or cherries, and dig in!

breakfast banana split

recipe and images via thekitchn

Ham ‘n Jam

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

This sounds like the perfect meal for a hot summer night…just add your favorite salad!

ham parmesan sandwich

Ham and Parmesan Sandwiches with Raspberry Jam

  • Sourdough or other hearty bread, sliced 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick
  • Olive oil
  • Raspberry jam (cherry and strawberry would also work fine!)
  • Thin-sliced ham
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved into thin pieces with a vegetable peeler

1. Heat grill to medium high.  Brush both sides of bread with olive oil and grill on both sides until slightly charred.
2. Spread bread with jam, and then layer on ham and shaved cheese.
3. Enjoy!!

This is from one of my favorite food blogs, Framed Cooks.  Follow this link to get more details on this simple sandwich…

I’m going to try this sandwich with Eatzi’s cheese bread (It literally has little chunks of cheese baked into the bread…Divine!), skip the Parmesan, and get a similar effect!

What’s your favorite summer sandwich?

Better With Bacon

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Holy Smokes!  This Southern girl's mouth is watering at the thought of the taste of bacon and that rich sweet buttermilk flavor we get with buttermilk pie!  Nothin' better for your 4th of July picnic!

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Find the recipe at Framed Cooks…absolutely one of my very favorite food blogs!


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Beets Baking

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

This video turns the baking process into an art form…

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