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Creamy Basil Pesto. Pizza Dip. Roasted Garlic & White Bean Hummus. After eating approximately 1.2 million of these little suckers, I finally got around to posting a healthy recipe!

Roasted Garlic & White Bean Hummus

How about that?! #Amazing If you have been following my blog for a while, then you probably know that I am a garlic freak. I LOVE the stuff. Warm & Spicy Black Bean Dip. I always have black beans in my cupboard.

Warm & Spicy Black Bean Dip

Always. Its like the staple we can never get rid. Ever since Gord and I got married, we always seem to have beans taking up space in our cupboards. No Time to Bake? 23 Homemade Breads to Fit Any Schedule. Previous image Next image Whether you have an hour or a whole day, you can count on having fresh bread.

No Time to Bake? 23 Homemade Breads to Fit Any Schedule

Fresh-baked bread is a special treat, a delicious treasure of a home-cooked meal. But we know how hard it can be to tackle bread. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread. How do you make bread even better?

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. Easy Pizza Dough and Cheesy Bread. Fail-Proof Pizza Dough and Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks {just like in restaurants!}

Easy Pizza Dough and Cheesy Bread

Are you all addicted to pizza as much as I am? I’m addicted to a lot of things, but pizza would be close to the top of my list. Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread. Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread First thing: this Calphalon Giveaway ends on Friday!

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread

Enter enter enter! Second thing: this bread is the bomb. Last week, I got some evil Kerrygold Samples in the mail. Garlic Cheddar Biscuits. TGIF, friends.

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. OH, and the thing I’m perhaps most excited about — choir-directing. Did I mention on here that I’m leading an Easter choir at my church?! I’m kind of over the moon about it.

Anyway, warm wishes coming your way for a good weekend ahead. Read more. Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. I once made the driest pancake in the world.

Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Yeah, right. How would you even know? But this is the truth, my friends. Let me share my story with you. A few years back, I made chocolate chip pancakes. Quickly flash to the next morning. Still cold. Confusion. Parmesan Garlic Bread: Last week was a busy week filled with a field trip to the zoo sandwiched by 3 twelve hour shifts.

Parmesan Garlic Bread:

By Friday I was extremely happy for the weekend to arrive. No knead bread. My mom came across this recipe a year or two ago in a NY Times article and I have made it at least 50 times since. It ALWAYS gets rave reviews, and I just smirk because I know the truth. It’s 4 ingredients and it takes about 4 minutes to whip together and a 4 year old could make it with no problem at all. No one ever believes me when I say it’s this easy. They always say, “Yeah, right. You have your own food blog. The trick to this bread is simply remembering to start it 14-20 hours in advance (I prefer less to more – sometimes after the dough sits too long, it gets tired and falls flat). RECIPE UPDATE: I just bought this cast iron Dutch oven set to cook this bread in after reading a recommendation for it in the Tartine bread book. Top 10 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

Once you have mastered the basics and you can make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich every time, there is no need to fear getting bored as there are near endless things that you can do with grilled cheese sandwiches. You can start by changing up the basics by trying different breads and cheeses and then you can move on to adding condiments like mustard and meats like ham. 15 Creative Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Hey there!

15 Creative Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Have you downloaded the latest version of Springpad yet? To learn about the updates in Springpad 3.0, check out this blog post: “The New Springpad Makes It Fun and Easy to Share.” With the two simple core ingredients of bread and cheese, the grilled cheese sandwich innately lends itself to added bells and whistles. Meat, veggies, chocolate, fruit… there’s not much you couldn’t throw in with melted cheese between two pan-fried slices of bread. Many of us associate the grilled cheese with childhood lunches and tomato soup, but there’s an army of creative chefs out there keeping the American staple alive and relevant for grown-ups. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese. April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month and that was all the excuse that I needed to try out some new grilled cheese sandwich recipes! Not too long ago, while I was devouring a batch of the ever so addictive jalapeno popper dip, I was thinking about other ways to enjoy that amazing flavour combination and the idea that stuck was the one for a jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwich.

As soon as I had that thought I knew that I would have to try it and this was the perfect time! The basic idea was to incorporate the flavours and textures of jalapeno poppers in a grilled cheese sandwich and the first step was the jalapeno peppers themselves. I really could not see biting into a perfectly grilled sandwich with all of the melted gooey cheese and hitting hard raw jalapeno peppers and although pickled jalapeno peppers would likely have done the trick I decided to take the extra step and I roasted the peppers first.

Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese. Italian Grilled Cheese. The Mushroom Melt. Mushroom Parmesan Egg Sandwich. Lately I have been working 7 days a week, but now that it’s Christmas time I finally have some time off and the opportunity to be lazy until 3 o’clock. It’s glorious. Along with having time off, I am also able to cook during the day, meaning I don’t have to set up all my artificial light photo-taking junk and can actually enjoy the beautiful natural light! Makes taking pictures of my food MUCH easier. But anyways, let’s get to the recipe. Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas. Minestrone. January 2nd, 2010 · 11 Comments Phew… the holidays are over.

If you’ve wondered whether I dropped off the planet, the answer is no. Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Comfort in a bowl. That is what this soup should be called. As Sugarcrafter, where I got the recipe, stated, I love the broccoli cheedar soup at Panera Bread. Lasagna Soup. Lasagna Soup This Lasagna Soup is truly like lasagna in a bowl. The flavors are lovely. And the ooey gooey cheesy concoction at the bottom of the bowl is YUM! Chunky veg soup. Baked Chicken Nuggets. Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden.

An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. Chicken Pot Pie. Growing up, chicken potpie meant a Swanson’s frozen dinner, pulled hot from the oven before my parents escaped for a night of freedom. Taco chicken bowls. White Chicken Enchiladas. Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps. Thai Chicken Bites. Quinoa cakes with a lemon-garlic aioli sauce. Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups. Sweet and Salty Roasted Chickpeas. Scalloped potatoes. Garlicky Baked Fries.

Oven fried onion rings. Oven-Fried Onion Rings with Dipping Sauce. Avocado Fries with Spicy Roast Garlic Dip. Baked Zucchini "Fries" Hasselback Potatoes. Perfect Mashed Potatoes. Cheesy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Pasta Bake. AM Northwest and Cheesy Taco Pasta. Meat, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna. Lasagne Cupcakes. Three Cheese Baked Ziti. Baked Mac and Cheese. Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese. Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese. Buffalo chicken mac and cheese.