Feb29

Cinnamon Pecan Swirl Monkey Bread

Happy Leap Day! February has been one bitch of a month for me personally, so to celebrate the end of it I decided to bake something really, really naughty.  I was inspired by monkey bread, a heavenly concoction of cinnamon sugar covered dough that is baked in a sticky brown sugar and butter sauce.  The end result is sweet, buttery, and perfect for sharing.  Most of the recipes I found on the interwebs for monkey bread used a short...

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Jun03

Soft Taco Stack

I’ll admit it.  I do not use my new slow-cooker enough.  I really don’t.   That is why I am going to try and make a habit of participating in Thoughtless Thursdays over at Pots and Plots.   For this edition of Thoughtless Thursday I made a Soft Taco Stack.  It is all the components of tacos, just arranged differently and cooked more slowly.  What you end up with is something like a Tex-Mex lasagna.  It’s spicy,...

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Apr24

Apple and Blueberry Crisp

  I’ve been making crisps since I was a child.  They were one of the first things I learned to bake so they are special to me in the way a first love is special.   I find that when the last of winter is behind me I start to crave fresh fruit desserts, and since this is easy and nearly fool-proof it is perfect to satisfy my cravings. It is important that the crisp have a crisp topping.  I know it sounds silly to say that, but so...

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Apr06

Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

While out at dinner a few nights ago I had some really lovely garlic shrimp over rice.  It was really tasty, but I am not a fan of rice unless it is my mother-in-laws fried rice, and I wondered how it would taste with pasta instead.   So, a few nights later the inspiration bug was biting and I went to the market and got some shrimp so I could test my idea.  What I wanted was a dish that was buttery with a mellow garlic note.  I needed...

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Mar25

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Bread

 When I was in England last Fall I fell in love.    Not with a person, or even the land or the culture, however fantastic they all are.  No, I fell in love with the bacon.  In England they serve, almost exclusively, back bacon.  If you have never had this kind of bacon before it is a  glorious mix of lean meat, similar to Canadian Bacon, with a streaky tail, similar to our bacon in the US.  It is nothing short of a miracle, and I am...

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