Monthly Archives: July 2011

Menu: 7/31-8/6

This past week was a cooks nightmare! Ugh. I only had the opportunity to prepare one item on my menu plan from last week. We had something come up last-minute every night during the week , so most nights we … Continue reading

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Salami Wrapped Brie Stuffed Figs

HEAVEN! Very shortly after my accident a few weeks ago my friend Abby (of the Chocolate, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Toasted Marshmallow cupcake fame) brought me a lunch any foodie could appreciate. We had fresh panini with heirloom tomatoes, pesto … Continue reading

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Menu: 7/24-7/30

My goodness it feels like last week flew by! This week kicked off birthday month for our family. My parents, husband, mother in law and grandmother in law all have birthdays within a week or two of each other. Busy … Continue reading

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Banana Streusel Muffins

Growing up, my mom made Banana Nut Bread all the time. Now I know why! She probably left her bananas out too long and let them get over-ripe just like me. Like mother like daughter I suppose. Banana bread and … Continue reading

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Chorizo, Potato and Mushroom Hash

Sometimes breakfast just sounds delicious at 6 pm. Brinner? Yes please! I was originally planning on making this hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce but it didn’t work out that way. Turns out when you are recovering from some … Continue reading

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Menu: 7/17-7/23

Gah. What a week! I was in a car accident this past week so naturally our lives have been turned upside down. I have been blessed however, with great friends who brought by food all week for us. It was … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomatoes with an Herb Cheese Crust

So my sweet friend Abby bought me a few really beautiful heirloom tomatoes while she was at her local farmers market. I love heirloom tomatoes! They are sweet, not acidic and even my husband who won’t usually eat a raw … Continue reading

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Creamed Spinach

I love getting creamed spinach anytime I go out for steak. I don’t really know why I’ve never made it at home, maybe its because I rarely have fresh spinach on hand. This week I’ve really been trying to clean … Continue reading

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Menu: 7/10-7/16

I am so glad to be back in the swing of menu planning! We are really trying to clean out the fridge and freezer this week so we are relying on some old standbys. Sunday: Chicken Gyros with tzatziki and … Continue reading

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Crash Hot Potatoes

There are quite a few recipes that have made it from blog to blog in the food world in the last few years. I’ve seen these potatoes on several blogs (original recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman) and decided it was … Continue reading

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Pizza Dough

Slowly but surely I am finding myself making more things I used to buy premade. After trying this recipe out in my baking class, I felt it was totally easy enough to do at home. Be warned though! It opened … Continue reading

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“Working” in Guatemala. :)

Not exactly a post about food, but in a way it kind of is. We got back from Guatemala late Friday evening. We were really blessed to be able to work at The Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala. Words … Continue reading

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