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Pecan Almond Butter

A few months ago I tried making my own almond butter, and much to my surprise it was incredibly easy and absolutely delicious!  Since that day forward, Jamie and I have not purchased a jar of almond butter (and we go through a lot!) but each weekend we roast almonds and whip up a batch to last us the week. (for us the perfect ratio is 3-1)

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Baking, Condiments, Nut Butter

 

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Pumpkin Maple Muffins

This week I received a birthday gift from my good friend Kim. Kim is a fellow food blogger (Strawberry Ginger) and actually inspired me to stop talking about starting a food blog and to actually start writing!

For my birthday, she bought me the coolest gift ever, an actual stock certificate for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia! Once I received it in the mail, I immediately went out looking for the perfect frame. It is now hanging in the kitchen! Awesome!!

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Homemade Almond Butter

Jamie and I eat a lot of almond butter.  (By a lot, I mean on average 3 – 4 cups a week!)  It is so delicious and creamy, I find it irresistible.  As you know, I bake a lot with peanut butter, but when it comes to our preference for eating, almond butter will always win.

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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Nut Butter

 

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Squash & Tomato Gratin

You can tell that spring is in the air, as lot of my recent posts seem to be about vegetables.  Spring means that the Farmer’s Market will soon be open – Yeah!

When I think of eating a mix of vegetables at dinner, my mind immediately goes to a stir fry. One afternoon I decided to look for a different way to bring a variety of vegetables to the dinner table, in a non-stir fry format.  I pulled out some of my cookbooks and started looking at side dish recipes.  Nothing was jumping off the page and grabbing my attention.

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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Appetizer, Baking, Side Dishes, Vegetables

 

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

I was standing at a supermarket check-out when a Canadian Living magazine featuring Slow Cooker recipes caught my eye.  As I picked up the magazine and started flipping through it, a Butter Chicken Recipe peaked my interest.  Then the dilemma set in; do I need to purchase another cooking magazine, or do I try to find a similar recipe on-line?  My pocketbook won the internal debate, and when I arrived home, I started searching for a Slow Cooker Butter Chicken recipe on the internet.

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Raw Brownie Balls

Today the role of guest foodie will be played by Connie’s sister, Cherie.

I am constantly looking for healthy recipes and ways to make not-so-healthy foods healthier. I am known for adding protein powder to just about anything, and sneaking veggies in where they don’t belong – or so I am told 🙂

Unlike my sister, I tend to avoid cooking with Bacon, much to my husband’s dismay. I was excited when Connie sent me a link to a recipe for cookie dough balls; which are healthier than they sound.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Baking, Bliss Balls, Candy, Cookies, Guest Foodie

 

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Coconut Almond Cookie Sandwich

I have mentioned before how I love getting supermarket check-out cooking magazines.  Well, I once again gave into my impulse and grabbed the January/February issue of The Food Network Magazine.  The cover featured a delicious bowl of chili that caught my eye.

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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Baking, Cookies, Desserts

 

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