Eggs in Hash Brown Nests

Happy Sunday!  I adore watching Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, on the Food Network because she has so many great recipes, like these Eggs in Hash Brown Nests.    She is an amazing photographer and I love visiting her blog to see her gorgeous pictures.  She inspires me to try new recipes and to try new things for my own blog, like how to style my food blog pictures. Today I’m serving up a breakfast for two using just two traditional breakfast ingredients.   You can’t get more simple than that. Eggs in Hash Brown Nests Recipe (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 egg 1/4 cup …

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Coconut Fudge Bars

No bake bars…chocolate…coconut…yup, I’m sold!  I’ve made these chocolaty treats a few times and they are always hit.  I mean how can you go wrong with sweet chocolate topped with crunchy coconut?     😉 Coconut Fudge Bars Recipe (About 32 servings) Ingredients: 1 cup butter (equivalent to 2 sticks of butter), divided for two steps below 2 and 1/2 cups honey graham crackers (equivalent to about 2 sleeves of graham crackers), finely crushed 1 can (5 ounce) evaporated milk 1 cup white sugar 1 (10 and 1/2 ounce bag) package of miniature marshmallows 8 squares (8 ounce box) Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup …

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

My neighbors’ daughter recently found out that she has to follow a gluten-free diet for health reasons.  I’ve never baked gluten-free desserts before so she has inspired me to expand my horizons.  I have a tall order to fill to impress an amazing 8 year old girl! These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are really the quintessential representation of chocolate and peanut butter but in a gluten-free and flour-free way! Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Makes about 18 cookies) Note on the preparation time: The dough is chilled for 2 hours. Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter * 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 1 …

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Vegetable Barley Soup

What do you cook for a crowd of friends who are vegetarians and allergic to garlic?  Lol.  I wish that was a joke.  Let me tell you, I had to search very long and hard to find a recipe that I thought was tasty enough to serve to this crowd. How about Italian food?  Love it, but almost every Italian dish contains garlic.  Shocker, I know.  I’m half Italian and it would be a sin to remove garlic from an Italian dish.      😉 How about vegetarian chili?  I find most vegetarian chilies tend to be bland.  Meat is an essential source of …

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Classic Banana Bread

I had a couple of bananas that were on their way out the door and I didn’t want to throw them away.  So I decided to make my favorite banana bread with them.  I could have slathered it with a tasty icing of some sort or used some sweet chocolate chips in it.  Trust me, with my sweet tooth I was ready to do just that but I decided to keep it simple and classic today.     🙂 Classic and easy are two great words to describe this banana bread recipe.  There are few ingredients in this recipe and …

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