Shaved Ham and Apricot Pinwheels

Ham and Apricot Pastry Wheels

My last experience with puff pastry didn’t go so well, but it taught me a lot about working with puff pastry. I was trying to make a cherry palmier with cream cheese and cherry pie filling. It seemed easy enough. First Mistake Placing warm cream cheese on the puff pastry Puff pastry needs to stay… 

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Moroccan Beef Kabobs

Moroccan Beef Kabobs

My boss is super generous, and for Katie’s and my wedding reception he offered to pay for the catering. We had so much fun getting to try all the different foods! One of the things we ended up choosing was their Moroccan beef kabobs with a cumin yogurt dipping sauce. They were delicious! Although I… 

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Blueberry Glazed Shortcut Donut

Blueberry Glazed Shortcut Donuts

It’s official. I’m never buying another donut from the store again. When I discovered on the internet that you could make donuts out of deep-fried canned biscuits, I was a little skeptical. So skeptical that I had to give it a try. Well, it works. It really works! And they are so delicious! Not only… 

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Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Last Sunday was a lazy afternoon. There were welcomed raindrops falling from the sky as we walked out of church. The forecasters had been predicting rain all week, but the clouds just wouldn’t let go of it. I don’t know why, but the thought of playing an episode of Julia Child’s French Chef came to… 

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Apple Pistachio Grilled Chicken Salad

Apple Pistachio Grilled Chicken Salad

Last week, I promised you some healthier recipes. I’m keeping that promise and sharing this delicious, fresh, and easy salad that is perfect for summer. I love big salads that become a meal instead of a side dish. This usually happens with the addition of meat and more substantial toppings like apples and nuts. For… 

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Breakfast Sandwich Casserole

Breakfast Sandwich Casserole

I love good foods. I love healthy foods. I love expensive gourmet foods. And sometimes, I like bad foods. Like Taco Bell, or Jimmy Dean’s Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches. They are my guilty pleasures, and I WILL NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR LIKING THEM. Or making a casserole out of them…or more accurately, using them as… 

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Buttermilk French Toast Sticks

Buttermilk French Toast Sticks

We had some leftover buttermilk from last week’s buttermilk fried chicken tenders, so I thought french toast sticks would be a great way to use it up! What is it about big, golden, crispy, chewy, maple-syrup-drenched pieces of custard-covered bread that I JUST LOVE? A picture is worth a thousand words… For this recipe I… 

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