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Category: Recipe

Grilled Firecracker Pork

Looking for something different to make the next time you grill? Look no further, this grilled pork is a keeper! Ingredients: 3 lb. boneless pork loin 3/4c. Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce 1/3c. orange marmalade 1/2tsp. Tabasco sauce 1/2tsp. horseradish   Directions: Season pork with salt and pepper and place over indirect heat on grill. […]

Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Turning 16 deserves a special cake! Actually, it garnered two cakes! Ice cream cake is a birthday must have in our house for the kids’ birthdays, but we were getting together with friends to celebrate and needed a more portable cake. So Alexandra got two cakes! Brownie Cookie Dough Cake Ingredients: For the Brownie: 1 […]

Browned and Tan Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie chock full of flavor and chips this is the one for you! Browned butter deepens the flavor and butterscotch chips and toffee bits add a little ‘tan’ to the mix. Browned and Tan Cookies Ingredients: 2 sticks of unsalted butter 1 1/2c. all purpose flour 1c. bread flour […]

No Bake Dark Chocolate Oreo Tart

The Patriots playing in their 7th Super Bowl with Tom Brady at the helm deserved a special dessert. This tart is no bake and uses a microwave to melt the chocolate, what is easier than that?!   No Bake Dark Chocolate Oreo Tart Ingredients: For the tart: 60 Oreo cookies 1 stick unsalted butter, melted […]

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

It is officially Fall and while I don’t support the Pumpkin Spice craze, I can definitely get behind a Spiced Pumpkin bread! Especially when it includes chocolate chips! I got this recipe from my friend Amy (the creator of this yummy ice cream treat) and added my own twist to it. The recipe makes two […]

Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

These cupcakes are delicious, and almost muffin-like. Full of yummy chocolate chunks I love to eat them as is, without frosting. Recently we were going to a cookout and I wanted to make them, but decided they needed to be dressed up a bit. A light vanilla bean buttercream frosting was the answer! I hope […]

Shrimp Buddha Bowl with Hollyhock Dressing

If you haven’t tried a Buddha Bowl yet, you really should! They are vegan, gluten free, packed with wonderful good for you nutrients and easy to make. I first discovered them while visiting Driftwood Garden’s blog, and they made this meat lover a believer! In an effort to make the dish slightly more appealing to […]

Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

I love cookies. And if you are going to tell me I can eat them for breakfast, well I’m sold! I found a recipe that sounded delicious, but it was made with a blueberry muffin mix. I have fond memories of eating those as a child on a Sunday morning, but when we have muffins […]

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