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daisi - May 9, 2013

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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Breakfast Bake

daisi - July 9, 2012

I saw these breakfast bars on pinterest and knew I had to make them immediately. They combine your basic breakfast foods into one delicious and easy casserole… biscuits? check. eggs? check. bacon & cheese? check. check. I chose a birthday breakfast at work to test the recipe and it was very popular. It might be the easiest breakfast casserole in existence, which makes it perfect for …

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bikini bread

daisi - July 5, 2012

The title of this post is a little misleading, this bread is in no way bikini-related. Bikini bread is what Sam’s little brother used to call Zucchini Bread and I think it’s cute so I’m sticking with it. My dad gave me 2 GIANT zucchinis (is that the correct plural version or is it zucchin-I, either way they were ginormous). I had one to use …

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salami & mozzarella calzone

daisi - June 10, 2012

Last week I was on a carbohydrate kick and happened to have some leftover pizza dough in the freezer so I decided to attempt my very first calzone. I started with this recipe from Food Network and altered it based on the reviews and my personal taste. The flavors of this calzone are spot-on… salty, cheesy, meaty, yummy. Unfortunately, my pizza dough was a little …

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crustless quiche with spinach & bacon

daisi - May 30, 2012

So in an attempt to shed some last minute poundage, I went low carb for a week or two before the wedding. We all know that carbs are the devil, but bacon? Bacon is our low carb best friend. So I whipped up a quick crustless bacon and spinach quiche. It’s so delicious, you won’t even miss the crust. Promise. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 slices …

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Baked Cheese Grits

daisi - February 28, 2012

As I mentioned in my recap last week, I hosted the February girls night. Since it was the week of Mardi Gras, I thought I’d be festive and make a spicy cajun shrimp paired with baked cheese grits. I will share the shrimp recipe this week too since they go hand in hand. I printed recipe cards for the girls attending and thought I’d share …

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PDub’s Mocha Silk Pie

daisi - January 9, 2012
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Pin and ye shall receive? Only if you have the best inlaws-to-be, like me. I pinned this image about 6 weeks ago and guess what I got for Christmas?! I actually got a red kitchen aid, but Sam offered to upgrade me as my Christmas gift from him – so really it was 2 fantastic people who made it happen! And I love it. Here she is …

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