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Homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks. We LOVE bread in my home!

Homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks

When I saw this recipe for Homemade Olive Garden Breadsticks, I definitely wanted to give them a try. These breadsticks are so good, and pretty easy to make! They would make a GREAT side dish to your meal! Pin It By Chef in Training February 17, 2012. New york bagels. 8 ounces (250 grams) water 0.5 oz (15 grams) fresh cake yeast (0.2 ounces instant or bread machine yeast–6 grams)

new york bagels

Huevos Rancheros. My huevos rancheros is a pretty classic version made from very common ingredients and just happens to taste like a million bucks.

Huevos Rancheros

For a leaner version, char the tortilla over an open flame of a gas burner (or you can warm it between sheets of damp paper towels in the microwave) and then fill it with the browned vegetables, tomatoes, and scrambled eggs instead of fried. Whatever you do, don’t forget the salsa or hot sauce, depending on what squeals your wheels. NOT a Dessert. Moroccan Chicken and Quinoa. For the longest time Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie.

Moroccan Chicken and Quinoa

I used to watch it over and over again in elementary school. Sorry to tell you this Beauty and the Beast, but another Disney movie has bumped you out of that top spot. I love Tangled. Quinoa with Chicken, Bacon, and Zucchini. I’m in a weird mood today.

Quinoa with Chicken, Bacon, and Zucchini

I think I’m PMSing. (Sorry to any guys reading this.) All I want to do is stay in my pajamas ALL DAY. I want to eat crap stuff like nacho fries, cookie dough, and pretzel bites with chocolate sauce. Healthy Homemade Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Guacamole Salsa Recipe. I cannot believe summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school.

Healthy Homemade Bacon, Tomato, Avocado Guacamole Salsa Recipe

Sounds like most of us have been busier than we ever could have imagined. “Down time” these days is filled with work and play but not so much relaxation. This guacamole salsa recipe is for the last week of Summer Fest. Hopefully it will help you unwind and taste all the flavors of the season. Creamy avocado mixed with ripe juicy tomatoes and smoky bacon. The past 5 weeks it has been so fun to participate in this fun fest. This salsa requires minimal effort. Granny Smith Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta. Posted by Denise on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 · 7 Comments Apples.

Granny Smith Apples, Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

I never used to be a big apple fan. How to make Edible Spoons! (plus a giveaway) Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. Have you ever been a situation when you wanted to throw out all things complicated - be it from serious life to career issues to as simple as clearing out a crumpled up wardrobe to your bookshelf?

Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Ah! The Best Banana Bread I've Ever Made. I suspect the mice like bananas.

The Best Banana Bread I've Ever Made

Or perhaps it's the cinnamon that tickles their tiny pink noses. Whatever it is, they like it. I know this because not 15 minutes after I placed this banana bread in the oven to bake, did I walk back into the kitchen to find a little gray mouse perched brazenly on the kitchen counter, tiny paws poised on each side of a stray drop of batter. Asian Coleslaw Recipe. Let’s talk coleslaw.

Asian Coleslaw Recipe

I don’t really like the mayonnaisey stuff. I sorta don’t really like mayonnaise in general. Unless, of course, it’s in tuna salad. Or potato salad. White Chicken Chili Recipe. Have I ever mentioned that Fall is by far my favorite season? Well it is. Growing up in South Florida, we never really had a change of season, but I always loved the idea of starting everything fresh and was that nerdy girl with glasses that loved going back to school every year. Tomato and sausage risotto. Alex cooked dinner last night and, oh, what a meal he made! Two weeks ago, my mother forwarded me this Tomato and Sausage Risotto recipe from her Martha Stewart Everyday Food newsletter — like it surprises you that it runs in the family — with only the caption “this was very good.”

I have been meaning to make it ever since, but I guess we can argue I lost my chance. As I put together a grocery order on Saturday night, aligning it to recipes Alex would want to cook this week and food I could assemble for myself while working at home, this risotto was at the top. Because it’s fantastic! And really, how could it not be? And then he did the dishes. As for the whole, you know, sling thing, I’m feeling a little better.

BLT Corn Salad Wraps. My Mom would always say “well if (insert childhood friend’s name here) jumped off a bridge, would you jump off the bridge too?” Coconut Crab Rice. Joy the Baker - Strawberry Raspberry Vanilla Quick Jam. Whoa, you guys… whoa. Hawaiian Haystacks: Chicken Sauce Reinvented. Stick with me during this complete recipe throwback to the 80′s. After seeing the title of this post, I’m betting about 50% of you are nodding your head and saying, “Yep, had ‘em” and the other 50% have no idea what I am talking about. A staple in my home growing up, this is a simple meal consisting of rice smothered in some type of chicken sauce and topped with anything from chow mein noodles to mandarin oranges. Our favorite toppings of choice include: olives, tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, mandarin oranges and chow mein noodles…but seriously, people, you can let your imagination go wild and top these with anything that sound good to you and yours.

What I really want to focus on is the chicken sauce. Hawaiian Haystacks are notoriously made with a gravy concocted from cream of chicken soup, milk and sour cream (or some such variation on this theme).

Sides

Sandwiches. Soup. Jalapeno Cranberry Skillet Corn Bread. A sweet and savory corn bread just in time for Thanksgiving! The holiday festivities are just around the corner. In fact it is already in the air. The dark and the spooky of the Halloween was tucked away, quickly paving way for the glitters and shimmers. The appearance of the tall beautifully decked Christmas Tree in the mall is also a reminder for me to check my to do list of the year. Pizza.