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Cheddar, Apple, Bacon Panini Bites

I’m back!  I can’t tell you how sorry I am that I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been busy traveling and I also had to make time to prioritize other factors in my life.  I’m happy to report that I started a new job at the end of October.  Unfortunately, blogging doesn’t pay my bills […]

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Spinach Puffs

I am in LOVE with these little cheesy, spinach puffs.  Ridiculously tasty and as simple as could be to prepare. These little puffs of heaven could be serve as an appetizer, a side dish, or even could satisfy as a simple vegetarian meal by themselves. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Thaw out one sheet […]

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Mashed Chickpea Spread on Grilled Bread

I have to admit that I’ve been getting a little tired of traditional dips and spreads offered at holiday gatherings this year.  It seems like wherever you go you always see the same-old tired offerings….Some Spinach + Artichoke Dip, maybe some sort of dried out stuffed mushroom, a lackluster cheese platter….I KNOW you know what […]

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Savory Elephant Ears

Prepare to be AMAZED. I am about to introduce you to THE simplest hot appetizer/finger-food you will ever make.  Not only that, but they look like you spent hours slaving over them, doing some sort of crazy pastry work to make them look so dainty and swirled. Not the case.  Not even a little bit…. […]

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Make-Ahead Creamy Baked Penne with Chicken, Artichokes, Lemon, and Tarragon

Our good friends Annie and Spencer had their first baby girl this past weekend.   Being a new parent is hard enough without having to worry what you’re going to eat that night and then subsequently prepare that meal.  While take-out is always an option, it can old pretty fast (and usually ends up not […]

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White Cheddar and Sage Mashed Potato Casserole

My love for the glorious potato continues…. I was first introduced to this recipe a few years ago, when my mom made these potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner.  Ever since that time, I’ve been having food dreams about eating them again, but I was too lazy to actually ask for the recipe. Needless to say, I […]

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Strata

Christmas was a little chaotic this year.  Very rarely are we able to organize the entire family so that my brother and I can actually go home to Michigan at the same time, but this year we pulled it off, somehow….  Between 2 toddlers, 1 infant, a 6-yr old Golden Retriever and a 6-month old […]

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French Toast Casserole

Things have been chaotic lately.  Holiday events, out-of-town visitors, puppy classes, XMAS shopping.  You know what I’m talking about… Either way, I’m still here.  Bear with me!  I will be back to posting regularly in no time! This year, due to family planning complications, we weren’t able to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  That’s right.  […]

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Roasted Artichoke Dip

OK, so I was in such a frenzied state last night, that I put this out before I had a chance to take a picture, so you get to see this little corner of the dish…. The reassuring part, however, is that the other 75% of the dish was consumed before I got around to […]

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Southwestern Pasta Salad

I’m not going to lie.  This one is super spicy.  Of course, you could always tone in down on the spice level and it would be equally delicious – I just happen to love heat.  As a warning though, if you follow the recipe exactly as written, you will be needing a glass of water. […]

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