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Roasted Garlic Baked Brie

daisi - December 10, 2014
garlic

As I mentioned on instagram, I’ve made this brie several times now but I always fail to get an after picture. I blame the vultures that are usually hovering and waiting for it to come out of the oven. And by vultures, I mean family (love you guys). But seriously, this brie is simple and delicious. Just takes a little time to roast the garlic …

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crack brownies

daisi - August 13, 2014
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I guess the technical name of these brownies is: gooey cookies and cream double chocolate cake bars. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Let’s be honest, they should be called crack brownies. What else would you call layer upon layer of delicious chocolate and sugar? Let me explain. Layer 1 – thick, devil’s food cake made in a way that the texture resembles brownies. Layer 2 – …

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Zucchini Noodles with Bacon & Shrimp

daisi - July 31, 2014
zucchini noodles blog

I’ve been wanting to try the zucchini “noodle” trend for a while now. My mom got me a julienne peeler for my birthday so I figured I’d better give it a try. I didn’t have zucchini, but I had yellow summer squash courtesy of my baby brother so I used that instead. The peeler wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to use, but it wasn’t …

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easy summer app | cantaloupe skewers

daisi - July 26, 2014
cantaloupe skewers

  We were hosting dinner club and I needed a quick and light appetizer, as we were having bratwurst and mac and cheese for dinner (very heavy). A quick search of my pinterest board, found me these little cantaloupe, mozzarella, prosciutto skewers from the Comfort of Cooking site. I gave it my own spin by using basil instead of parsley. I also considered making the melon …

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Two Olive Garden Knock-Offs

daisi - March 21, 2014
gnocchi soup

A couple months ago, I shared a 5-ingredient Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden knock-off recipe.  It was so good and quick, I recently made it again. I like using the spicy Italian sausage to give it even more flavor. And in the SAME week I made this  chicken gnocchi soup that is also an Olive Garden knock off. I’ve never had this soup at the restaurant, …

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Chicken Enchiladas Verde

daisi - February 15, 2014
chicken enchiladas verdes

I know I’ve been going on and on about it, but the Real Simple cookbook has been one of my favorites lately. Everyone in cookbook club has made several of the recipes and all have been so good. My friend Katie told me about these Chicken Enchiladas Verdes and I needed an easy recipe to feed a crowd so I decided to give them a …

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my december menu

daisi - February 14, 2014
december

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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my november menu

daisi - January 5, 2014
november

During November, my kitchen was a tad busier. Of course there was Thanksgiving, but I also hosted 2 family events and Cookbook Club 2.0 so I got to try several new recipes that I’m excited to share. sweet potato & brie flat bread | I made this for our Cookbook Club 2.0. We chose the Real Simple cookbook and so far the recipes are simple …

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my september/october menu

daisi - January 4, 2014
september october

It appears I didn’t cook much in September or October. I was out of town quite a bit so I’m guessing that contributed to the lack of activity in my kitchen. Here is a glance at what I did get to in the fall. chili cook-off | Sam’s office held a chili cook-off this year. Sam’s team chose his chili as the representative for the …

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creamy tomato soup

daisi - January 3, 2014
creamy tomato soup

One of my besties (is there a new word for bestie yet?) had a soup extravaganza over her fall break this year. A different soup for every day, I so wish I had fall break (and spring break for that matter) so I could have such fun days cooking soups upon soups. Until that day comes, I will stick with living vicariously through Karin (and …

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