Homemade Cheddar Bunny Crackers

I do realize the last three posts I’ve written are carb laden.  I don’t know what to say other than this baby in my belly loves carbs! P’s current favorite snack is cheese crackers, so what better snack to bake together than his favorite one?  My toddler is a great (ok, somewhat messy and wild) …

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Homemade Pretzels

October has been one gross and sweaty month; thanks Tennessee, I guess we are skipping Fall this year.  Even though last week’s temps creeped towards 90°F with 92% humidity, we can still crank up the a/c, put on a turtleneck and make Fall food!  These homemade pretzels will knock the socks off of anyone’s Oktoberfest …

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Kindred’s Milk Bread Rolls

I first heard about Kindred’s milk bread rolls from my sweet girlfriend who lives near the restaurant in North Carolina.  These milk bread rolls are ginormous and served before your meal at the restaurant  “Pully-aparty”, golden brown and crusty on the outside, yet soft and flaky inside; if you start eating them, chances are (I’m …

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Easy Sunday Pot Roast

When I make this easy Sunday pot roast, it fills the house with a warm, rich beefy smell that immediately makes me think of my Nana.  My Nana made pot roast all the time; even in the middle of summer which is what Nashville feels like this week despite it now officially being Fall.  TOO HOT!  Anyway, …

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Best Pancakes Ever

These pancakes happen to be the best pancakes ever.  My two year old doesn’t get excited much about food… with exception to these pancakes.  We have the best pancakes ever on Saturday mornings but this doesn’t stop him from asking for pancakes every day of the week leading up to Saturday.  When a confirmed Pancake …

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Strawberry Chiffon Cake

I baked a strawberry chiffon cake with my mom last week!  Tennessee strawberries are ripe, y’all, and it’s time to hatch a strawberry plan.  Of course the first thing that comes to mind is pairing them with a sponge cake.  It’s simple, not overtly sweet, and an awesome vessel for red-ripe strawberries.  Strawberry chiffon cake is also the perfect …

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My Favorite Pizza Dough Recipe

The most important thing I’m learning as a new mom is that a routine is the key to a happy toddler, and therefore a happy household.  Trust me when I write, if your toddler is unhappy, EVERYONE is unhappy!  A favorite routine from my childhood was Pizza Night; without fail, my amazing, beautiful mother made her …

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Challah Bread

My sweet mother-in-law recently treated me to Molly Yeh’s cookbook, and I have to report, my first attempts at her pizza dough (which is actually Jim Lahey’s pizza dough) and challah bread have both been complete successes!  I’ve never before tried to make challah bread because it looked too complex.  When I saw that the recipe was also in …

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How to Spatchcock a Chicken

Isn’t ‘spatchcock’ a super fun word to say?  This chicken recipe boasts (and roasts!) a whole succulent chicken in only 40 minutes flat!  Using just olive oil, salt and pepper, you too, can create your own chicken masterpiece.  You know how most roast chicken recipes tell you to tie strings snugly around the bird’s body and legs, compacting …

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Irish Cream Shortbread

In honor of all things Patrick-y (saintly or not) and my sissy’s birthday, I’ve baked my first ever shortbread, and man, is it every buttery and flaky!  I’ve only ever had the shortbread that comes in the red plaid box and of course this recipe for homemade shortbread cannot even compare.  It’s the perfect after-lunch-with-a-cuppa-coffee-or-tea treat! …

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