Every year at Saint Patrick’s Day, like a lot of you, I make corned beef and cabbage. It’s a dinner we all really enjoy, and despite all of us enjoying it, I find myself only making it once a year. I’m not exactly sure why, but that’s usually how it goes. And my family gets pretty excited when that once-a-year day rolls around! I’ve been making it for years, once a year, and after trying numerous variations on the old stand-by, I’ve decided that this version is my favorite…and the rest of my family agrees. Read more...(1041 words, 9 images, estimated 4:10 mins reading time)
Seriously, aren’t these little guys just too cute?
They are the perfect addition to your Easter table, be it brunch or dinner. They are deliciously tender, and flavored with just a hint of warm spices and orange zest, and then glazed with a simple, sweet orange glaze to finish them off.
And…they are super cute.
They really aren’t difficult to put together, but as with any yeast bread, they do take a little bit of time.
I started by mixing together some flour, yeast, and allspice in my mixing bowl.
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Alrighty then, we’re almost done. Just one more holiday and we can all start those New Year’s resolution diet and exercise plans. I’ll be right there alongside all of you. I have a big trip planned for spring break, and this current holiday bloat thing I’ve got going on just isn’t going to cut it.
That said, it’s always nice to start off the New Year with a nice meal. This salmon dish is absolutely delicious, and beautifully simple. It comes together in no time flat, and looks spectacular enough that you could serve it to company. Plus, it’s not going to weigh you down, so if you want to indulge in the last of those Christmas cookies, go for it. After all, it’s the holiday season! Take it for all it’s worth! Read more...(603 words, 8 images, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)
It was Monday morning, and I was planning out my busy day and my busier after school shuttle bus schedule, when I realized that I needed to figure out what we were going to squeeze in for dinner. I had some pork tenderloin on hand, and I started Googling to find something I could whip up with ingredients already stocked in my pantry and fridge, and possibly utilize my slow cooker, and this is what I ran across. When dinner rolled around, my family was pretty excited that the stars aligned in this way. It was delicious, and super simple to put together. The original recipe comes from a healthy meal planning site called The Diabetic Skillet. Read more...(649 words, 9 images, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
Football parties give me an excuse to make a meal out of my guilty pleasure…munchies. It doesn’t happen often, but I love when I can fill my plate with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Wings are a game watching staple in our house. I love a good Buffalo wing, but this time around, I wanted to try something a little different. Read more...(971 words, 9 images, estimated 3:53 mins reading time)