my december menu

daisi - February 14, 2014

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | There is no recipe required for almond bark. It’s as …

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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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menu/life recap: the final stretch

daisi - December 29, 2012

Okay, since this recap is LONG overdue, it’s going to cover the past 6 weeks. I’ll keep it short and sweet with pics and links. Here goes… [week 46 – november 12 – november 18] skillet vegetarian curry chicken noodle soup slow cooker beef curry [week 47 – november 19 – november 25] work thanksgiving luncheon – pioneer woman’s mashed potatoes thanksgiving with the fam …

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lemon cookies with lemon glaze

daisi - September 11, 2012

These cookies were a pinterest find. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I pin probably 10-15+ pins per day… and I probably attempt to make maybe 1 pin per week (if that). So at this rate… I would need the next 62 years to get to all the pins I have. Yikes. But this one I did make… and I made it twice …

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Lamb Tacos with Spicy Tzatziki

daisi - April 25, 2012

The other night I was trying to decide what to make for dinner and “taco night” popped into my brain. I didn’t really want regular tacos with beef, sour cream, cheese, etc. I was craving lamb. For those of you who have never eaten or cooked with lamb, you’re really missing out. It has so much more flavor than beef and it just adds just …

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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

daisi - April 18, 2012

I love all things salad… chicken, egg, and yes, tuna. I even like these salads on top of regular salads.  The problem is, these salads typically include a creamy ingredient known as mayonnaise, which is not the healthiest option. And sometimes it’s fun to switch it up, so I gave this healthier version tuna salad recipe a try (thanks Megan for the suggestion). Here’s what …

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Meatless Monday: Stuffed Zucchini

daisi - March 5, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve done a meatless Monday recipe for my friends at Square. I feel bad. I’m such a slacker. But here is one for Square and for you. This recipe originated with this Cooking Light recipe so you know it’ll be good AND healthy. Here’s what you’ll need: 3 (1.3-ounce) slices day-old whole-wheat bread 3-4 medium zucchini 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided …

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Blueberries and Lemons

daisi - October 17, 2011

Blueberries and lemons go together like… well, blueberries and lemons. Have you ever noticed how many recipes there are with this combo? There’s bread, pancakes, coffee cake, scones, muffins, cheesecake, the list goes on and on. I had to find out what all the fuss was about so when I came across this recipe for a blueberry, lemon, buttermilk cake, I knew I had to …

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Meatless Monday: Swiss Chard with Grilled Polenta

daisi - September 15, 2011

Get to your local farmer’s market and pick up some swiss chard right now. It is a must have for your future meatless meals. It’s so hearty I doubt you will miss the meat, especially when you pair it with grilled polenta as a base. Ingredients 1 tube polenta 2 tablespoons butter Approximately 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon minced garlic …

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