Thursday, September 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday #44

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Throwback Thursday No. 44 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

Today's throwback features a dessert and a main dish/side dish. Let's get right on into it...

This ANDES CREAMY MINT BROWNIES is fabulous. I had wanted to try this one with a homemade brownies recipe because I thought it would go so well with the whipped cream and Andes mints. I haven't yet gotten around to that :(


And one of the things that got me hooked on lemons in savory dishes, LEMON FETTUCCINE, was originally a recipe I found through the Secret Recipe Club. It can be made by itself or with chicken. It's one of the best pasta recipes I've ever tried.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Grandma Jane's Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies #FantasticalFoodFight

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Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

It's time again for another Food Fight and this month's theme is HONEY because September is National Honey Month! The Food Fighters were not given any particular type of dish so long as it contains honey.

Grandma Jane's Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies // My grandma's recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are the most addictive cookies in the world! #honey #cookies #FantasticalFoodFight #dessert #chocolate

I knew immediately what I wanted to make because I have meant to since my grandma gave me the recipe years ago: my Grandma Jane's Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies! I have made her honey M&M cookies, but to be honest, I think I always liked the regular chocolate chip cookies a little more. My grandma told me she put honey in her cookies to help them keep longer. She always had her cookie jar stocked when I came over and I remember her pulling out big gallon zipper bags of cookies from her deep freezer in the basement if they got low.

Grandma Jane's Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies // My grandma's recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are the most addictive cookies in the world! #honey #cookies #FantasticalFoodFight #dessert #chocolate

You get a little bit of texture difference if you use shortening versus butter. I like them both ways, but I feel they are softer with butter. My grandma made them with shortening and they were firmer - not crunchy, but not soft either. They don't last long in my house...just as they never lasted long in my grandma's house either!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake

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A little twist on a classic pumpkin cake with a fantastic cream cheese swirl!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake // A little twist on a classic pumpkin cake with a fantastic cream cheese swirl! #recipe #cake #pumpkin #dessert

It's time! PUMPKIN TIME :) This is my first pumpkin recipe to share for 2017 and it's pretty high up there on the list of favorite pumpkin cake recipes I've made. My sister-in-law, Emma, tagged me in a Facebook post when she found the recipe and wanted me to make it for family dinner, so I did! It tastes like a classic pumpkin cake, but that cream cheese swirl is out of this world. It really makes the cake.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake // A little twist on a classic pumpkin cake with a fantastic cream cheese swirl! #recipe #cake #pumpkin #dessert

Monday, September 18, 2017

Menu Plan Monday - September 18, 2017

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Menu Plan Monday for Sep 18, 2017 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I cannot wait to make the pound cake on Tuesday. It's one of my all-time favorite treats to get at Starbucks and I'm hoping that I will be able to find pepitas to go on top. I'm nervous about Saturday because I will be making a brioche and I've never done that before. I'll have to make it somewhere in the week to prep for making the cinnamon roll French toast on Saturday.

Monday - Chicken a la King
Tuesday - Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake // Carne Asada Melts
Wednesday - Dill Pickle Soup
Thursday - Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts // Jaegarschnitzel
Friday - Pizza Braid
Saturday - Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll French Toast // Maple Walnut Blondies
Sunday - Chicken Bacon Garlic Alfredo Roll-ups

What are you having for dinner this week?
Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comments!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole #SundaySupper

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A healthier version of a loaded baked potato, this cauliflower casserole is a worthy substitute!

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole // A healthier version of a loaded baked potato, this cauliflower casserole is a worthy substitute! #recipe #bacon #cauliflower #casserole #sidedish

Today's Sunday Supper Movement event is CREATIVE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES and I found this loaded casserole recipe to be so creative. It doesn't taste exactly like a loaded baked potato, but it's very close and it kind of blew my mind. I was nervous serving it up because of the sour cream, but my husband, a self-proclaimed sour cream hater, had seconds and possibly thirds. This casserole just disappeared!

I feel like we, as a family, never eat cauliflower, even though we all really like it. I'm looking forward to all of the recipes from my fellow blogging pals. I still have yet to make a cauliflower pizza crust and I really want to. I'm secretly hoping there is a pizza crust recipe in the roundup since I love to make recipes from my friends' blogs :)

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole // A healthier version of a loaded baked potato, this cauliflower casserole is a worthy substitute! #recipe #bacon #cauliflower #casserole #sidedish