Recipes

Lacey Baier

Blueberry Compote

Easy Blueberry Compote

Do you know how to pronounce the word, "Compote?" Well...I didn't for the longest time. Like until just 5 minutes ago. Sigh. I knew how to cook a compote and what it was and that I liked [...]

Lacey Baier

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter
Protein Bars

When we were recently on our vacation in Florida, we spent A LOT of time at various theme parks like the Walt Disney World parks and Universal Studios. In addition to not wanting to spend exorbitant amounts of money on food, we were also wanting to eat well while on [...]

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Chicken Parmesan - Plated

Chicken Parmesan

The better at cooking I get, the more critical and disappointed with restaurant food I become. I guess it's the lonely road of the foodie and is kind of an annoying Catch 22. [insert violin solo] To me, there's nothing worse than eating (and paying for!) a mediocre or, even worse, a bad meal I know [...]

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How To Make Hot Chocolate Mix - Ready To Drink

{Jordan Cooks}
How To Make The Best Ever
Hot Chocolate Mix

Can you tell I'm excited for the Fall to be here? Recently, I've posted about a hearty beef stew, an eggnog latte and, now, a homemade hot chocolate mix. Bring it! I am a big fan of hot chocolate. And so are the [...]

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Eggnog Latte

(Better Than Starbucks!) Eggnog Latte

I have to admit that I love my more-than-occasional trips to Starbucks. It feels like such a treat to have a tasty latte prepared just for me. However, the frequency of these trips has increased and my once-beloved "treat" has now turned into an expensive habit routine. So, I started [...]

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Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

Consider this a small labor of love. Yes, it's more time-consuming, but it's actually pretty simple in technique. I promise. First, you brown the meat to develop its flavor. Then, you braise the beef with some vegetables in a red wine-beef broth mixture. Mmm. Finally, near the end, you add the rest of the chopped vegetables so they keep their character, color and [...]

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Stick Blender Giveaway

Stick Blender Giveaway Winners!

First, the three winners of the Cuisinart Stick Blender are: (1) Vicky McNelis, (2) Astrid J. Gomez Escobar, and (3) Ermalynn McRae. Congratulations to each of you! Please contact me at [...]

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Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I forget how ridiculously easy this bread is to make. Like so easy. Usually, when I think about making bread, I first think of the calories. Then, I think about the mess it will make on the counter. Then, I think about the kneading and the waiting to rise. At that point, I move on to [...]

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Pina Colada

Pina Colada Recipe
{National Talk Like A Pirate Day Special}

Hello, me hearties! Tis a fine day to sail the open seas AND to make me favorite piña colada recipe! In fact, it be National Talk Like A Pirate Day! Drink up :) Oh - and did I mention I'm DRESSED LIKE A PIRATE in this video? [...]

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Marinated Chicken Fajitas

Marinated Chicken Fajitas

We eat a lot of fajitas. Like A LOT a lot. Chance are pretty good that, if we go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant, we will order fajitas. They are just so yummy.  The combination of the bell peppers, sauteed onions [...]

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