Focaccia

This bread is my idea of heaven.  I devoured {far!} more than my share.  And will probably do it again some day.  I found the recipe on the back of the bulk bread flour sack I get at Costco, but it called for rosemary, which I didn't have on hand.  The beauty of the recipe is that it can easily adjust for whatever herbs you do have on hand. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 01:50PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , | Comments2 Comments

Chinese BBQ Pork (in the oven)

I'm pretty sure this picture speaks for itself.  This is some good meat.  And really requires very little effort to accomplish. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 01:43PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , | CommentsPost a Comment

Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear

This was probably my favorite of our Christmas Eve appetizers.   So if you haven't tried goat cheese..or pancetta, splurge and try this combo.  A perfect bite. 

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Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 09:59PM by Registered CommenterAmy | CommentsPost a Comment | References6 References

Panko-crusted Crab Cake Bites with Roasted Pepper-Chive Aioli

This was one of our Christmas Eve appetizers.  I fell in love with the aioli...and even my 5-year-old proclaimed that he definitely liked crab. 

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Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 09:55PM by Registered CommenterAmy | CommentsPost a Comment

Salt-and-Pepper Cheese Puffs

Hot out of the oven, these are a light & tasty appetizer.  As Jim said, "the only problem is that I could eat this entire plate myself."  Because they are not filling.  Definitely splurge on some good sharp cheddar and sea salt to top these savory puffs. 

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Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 09:40PM by Registered CommenterAmy | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

Cinnamon Cream Syrup

You'll have to imagine this picture yourself.  Hot belgian waffle, warm cinnamon cream syrup, topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.  Yes, it was heaven.  And I have to post the recipe - even without a picture - in case anyone needs a festive something for Christmas morning.  It's definitely worth indulging.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 04:57PM by Registered CommenterAmy | Comments4 Comments

Basil Tomato Soup

This literally takes about 15 minutes to make.  Which makes it a winner.  And I couldn't wait to have the leftovers for lunch today.  Double win!

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Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 02:59PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , , , | Comments1 Comment

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Pizza

My boys are huge breakfast fans and would happily eat eggs for dinner any night.  This was a fun {and mighty tasty!} twist on breakfast for dinner.  We all gobbled it up and concurred that it will be eaten again soon. 

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Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 10:29PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken

Wow.  I loved this dinner.  The flavors are unique, but such a great balance between spicy and sweet.  It's fast and simple and healthy...and will definitely be eaten again at this house.

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Posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 04:56PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References3 References

Korean Steak

This is a great, fast and flavorful weeknight dinner.  I'm always a fan of something that can be prepped ahead.  You make the marinade the night before (a mere 5 minutes in the kitchen) and let the meat sit in it overnight.  The next day it's literally done 10 minutes after it hits the pan. I generally serve it with rice, udon noodles and vegetables or on a salad.

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Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 02:52PM by Registered CommenterAmy in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References4 References