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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my november menu

daisi - January 5, 2014

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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minestrone with chicken meatballs

daisi - January 2, 2014
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I call this a perfect alternative to your basic chicken and noodles. You still have the chicken and you still have the noodles, just in different forms. I found it in Bon Appetit magazine (which I love) and tweaked it a bit by adding a few more vegetables. Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces ground chicken (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan, divided, plus more …

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swordfish skewers with sweet pepper salad

daisi - August 9, 2013
rosemary swordfish skewers

Like I said in my May/June menu recap, I usually think Bon Appetit‘s recipes are a little too ingredient heavy and time consuming. But this one was neither… It had ingredients I was familiar with and had instructions I could easily follow. I loved the sweet pepper salad that the fish is served with too, it’d be a great salad to accompany any grilled meal. …

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super bowl suggestions

daisi - February 2, 2013

In case any of you are like me and start thinking of super bowl food late-ish… here are some last minute suggestions from my pinterest board. I can’t promise you I’m making any of these, however, they all look football-approved and rather delicious. Please let me know if you make any of them and the results so I know if it’s a good “pin’ or …

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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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pinterest menu recap [week 33]

daisi - August 22, 2012
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Last week was FULL of pinterest recipes (follow me on pinterest here). Not sure why… but that’s just how it worked out! Maybe I was in withdrawal after cooking from my cookbooks for the past few weeks. Or maybe pinterest is a little easier for me to peruse during the day to pick out recipes. Pancake Bites As I mentioned, Sam’s birthday was Monday of …

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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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menu recap [week 19]

daisi - May 11, 2012
menu recap

This week was a little more successful on the cooking front. I actually planned AND executed two whole meals. Lately, that is quite the accomplishment. Monday: DATE NIGHT – dinner and a movie! Rare for us for sure. We had some leftover funds on an Outback gift card so we went to use it up. Sam had the baby back ribs, and I know what you’re …

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menu recap [weeks 15 -18]

daisi - May 10, 2012
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Sorry guys – I promise I have some great recipes coming up. But for now, here is what I cooked the past 4 weeks. Not a lot, but some good things I’d like to share. In no particular order at all, mainly because I can’t remember back that far… Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken from AllRecipes.com I made this for a friend who just had a …

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