Raspberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I made these raspberry chocolate chip pancakes to cure my Monday-itis and it worked! This recipe yields a whole lot of pancakes- I was able to get 14 from the batter bowl, which means I get to enjoy these all week long. And every once in a while it’s nice to have a decadent dessert, uh… breakfast…

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Grilled Steak Salad with Shallots and Blue Cheese

I’m trying my best to get into the groove of eating more salad. It’s actually a pretty big challenge, since I like big and bold flavors, and Adam doesn’t like anything green (other than green jelly beans he pointed out). Plus we’re lovers of all thing carbs- pasta, bread, all that good stuff. So, I…

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Twice Baked Scalloped Potatoes

Always say yes to a brunch that includes scalloped potatoes, especially twice baked scalloped potatoes. Really anything with a combo of cheesy potatoes, cubed ham and cream sauce would make a perfect addition to not only an Easter brunch, but any meal any time of day. I made these to go along with a big…

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Noodle Kugel

Coming at you with another favorite Easter tradition- Noodle Kugel. Have you had this before? It’s one of the only exceptions for dinner that tastes more like a dessert. Kind of like savory crepes. I have such nostalgia for this dish. My mom has been making noodle kugel for many Easters now, and I thought…

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Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

It’s happening. Easter is coming. While everyone else is getting pumped about carrot cake, I’m over here dying over my favorite Easter tradition- banana cake. Not just plain banana cake, but banana cake with a light browned butter frosting. This was my grandma’s original recipe which she passed down in her cookbook- All’s Well That…

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

You know when you have a cookie craving and you need some chocolaty, peanut buttery cookies like NOW? Just me? Okay, well if and when that does happen to you, I have the perfect peanut-butter solution. These cookies are insanely addicting. I’m pretty sure I made 4 batches last month, with hopes of at least…

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Morning Glory Muffins

Morning glory muffins are made with a little bit of everything- whole wheat flour, shredded carrots, apples, raisins, coconut, and walnuts. But despite their long list of ingredients, they are very easy to make. The most time consuming part is shredding a couple of carrots, but there are ways around that. If you have a…

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Blackberry Upside Down Cake

I think it’s best to always keep a fresh cake on your counter for special occasions. You know, like Tuesdays. It’s no secret that I loaded up with fresh blackberries from the yard last summer and froze them for whenever I had a moment of gotta-make-something-with-fresh-fruit in the middle of winter. Like when I made…

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Cheesy Pesto Pasta

Spring has sprung, and we’re starting to crave lighter meals with bright, fresh ingredients. I was in the mood for a bowl of cheesy pesto pasta flavored with some grape tomatoes and garlic today. It’s amazing how 1 can of pesto can dress up a whole bowl of noodles. This recipe is about as simple as…

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Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

I’ve got the crock pot full of corned beef and cabbage, but it wouldn’t officially feel like St. Patty’s Day without some traditional Irish Soda Bread. I use the term ‘traditional’ loosely because we are using all traditional ingredients, down to the golden raisins and caraway seeds, but we’re baking up the bread in a…

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I could tell after one bite of this cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta that this was going to be on a frequent rotation of dinners at my house. It probably took me 35 minutes, start to finish, including 30 minutes to cook the chicken. I boiled up some shell pasta and added in the broccoli…

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One Pot Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage

Hello spring, is that you right around the corner? I’m getting tricked into thinking we’re about due for some warmer weather with all the sun showers we’ve been having. That’s kind of a new thing for me- it’s literally raining and sunny at the same time. A little confusing, but I’ll take sunshine wherever I…

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