Chocolate Peanut Butter Double Layer Crisp Rice Treats

I know, the title is a mouthful, but then again so are these bars! While perusing the local specialty food market here in town I saw a giant bin of assorted ‘gourmet’ crisp rice treat.  Now, what you may not know about me is I am a complete sucker for any kind of crisp rice treat.  I rarely make them because around me they are dangerous.  I may have, and I can neither confirm nor deny this, eaten an entire pan all by...

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May05

Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Rather than give you yet another dip, enchilada, nacho, or taco recipe I thought to provide you a spicy/salty nibble to help soak up all the celebratory May 5th drinks.  For a long while I have been in love with bacon wrapped dates.  Something about sweet, tender dates wrapped in crisp, salty bacon makes my heart go pitter-pat.  Something else that makes my evil heart trip with joy is Mexican style chorizo...

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Apr21

Fish Pontchartrain

Life is beautiful. Not to say it is not busy, because my plate is overflowing at the moment, but amid the hustle and bustle beautiful things have been happening.  First, I got to visit my best friend and her family in the UK where we had a lovely side trip to Wales.  Second, my brother got married to a great girl and I got to make their cakes.  Third, my Aunt Ruby is out of the hospital and I am going to see her in a few days. ...

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Apr08

BBQ Pork Panini

Once a year, or so, I go on a big trip. By big I mean international or at least cross-country.  This year my trip is to England to see my best friend and her family.  I tend to need a lot of preparation for international trips, which means I do not have a lot of time for baking and cooking complicated meals.  That does not mean I want to eat fast-food or junk.   What I do is think of fast meals that I can have ready in minutes with...

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Mar07

Five-Spice Beef Stir-Fry

There was a cooking program that I used to love called Simply Magic. It is an Australian cooking show presented by Kylie Kwong and it features Chinese food.  Her recipes are healthy, made with fresh ingredients, and they are attainable in a home kitchen.  Needless to say… I adore her.  It was while watching her show that I saw a recipe for Chicken Fillets with Honey and Ginger.  I made them the very next day and they were...

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Feb20

Texas Cottage Pie

It would be fair to say we are a beef eating family. So, when Foodbuzz sent me an email about an opportunity to pair up with the Texas Beef Council* to share some fun recipes featuring lean beef I found it very hard to say no.  With that said, over the next few weeks I will be posting some of my fun, tasty beefy shenanigans.  This first recipe is inspired by a traditional English Cottage Pie.  Quick!  Pop quiz:  What is the difference...

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