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Not Your Momma’s Chicken Pot Pie

Not Your Momma’s Chicken Pot Pie

Growing up, I loved chicken pot pie night. I thought it was soooo yummy. However, the pot pie I ate was a frozen one and was filled with preservatives and just bad tasting stuff. I had no idea how truly awful it was until I […]

Miso Hungry

Miso Hungry

I’m sure most of my loyal blog followers thought I fell off of the earth… Well, I didn’t! I’ve just been insanely busy the past month. First, Stephan’s parents were here visiting from Germany for three weeks. Then we sent them on a cruise for […]

Your Daily Bread

Your Daily Bread

I’ve noticed every time we return home from our annual visit to Germany, my husband is a little depressed. At first, I thought it was that he missed his family… then I thought it was the weather… Finally, I realized it was the bread. Of course, he does miss his family and he hates the heat in South Florida, but the bread is what causes his sadness upon each return. The bread in Germany is amazing. His parents go out each morning to a local bakery and bring home a few brochen (small bread rolls) for us to eat for breakfast. You could say this spoils us… especially when we get home and the bread is awful here. The only way to get really good bread here is to find a great European bakery close to where you live or make it yourself. I’ve given up on finding a great European Bakery. They don’t seem to exist in South Florida… :(

So to keep a happy hubby, I set out to make bread more often. I have tons of bread baking cookbooks, but most recipes call for a two or sometimes three day process. Well, that is a little difficult with my busy life. I came across this book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. Fabulous bread that takes you only 5 minutes to prepare? Rrrrrright. I thought it was a hoax… how can bread that is not kneaded be any good?!?!? Well… here’s the thing, IT IS GOOD! AND it really only takes 5 minutes of active time to bake fresh bread. I’m a believer, and we’ve been eating fresh bread more often (than we should! lol) I highly suggest everyone who likes bread to go out and buy this book… its totally worth it!

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Oatmeal, Cranberry and Raisin Cookie

Oatmeal, Cranberry and Raisin Cookie

Now that my vacations are 0ver, I’m putting my time back into the good old blog. I’ve missed the whole blogging experience in the past 6 months or so. Not only have I been slacking on my own blog, but I’ve also slacked when it […]

Stuffed Breasts

Stuffed Breasts

I’ve had Tyler Florence’s book, Tyler’s Ultimate for over a year. When I first bought the book at the Wine and Food Festival in South Beach last year, I was so excited to try some of the recipes. And then life got in the way, […]

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Geez, I feel like its been a month since I’ve blogged… oh wait, it HAS been a month. Well, I’ve been busy… lots of good things going on. I finally made the decision to leave my job as a commercial lines insurance agent to work with my husband full time asthe Studio Manager. In case you’re new to my blog, and/or missed all of my past shameless plugs… he’s a fabulous photographer. I’m excited and just a tad scared of this new adventure I’m embarking on. However, one of the things I’m really looking forward to is having more time for my blog. I feel like I’ve treated my poor blog like a red headed stepchild lately and I’m sorry!

On to the food… The past month or two, Stephan and I decided to concentrate on eating healthy. Well we always eat pretty healthy, but we’ve avoided the sweets… that’s also part of the reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog… Who wants to see grilled fish with steamed veggies… again? Yeah, I didn’t think so! LOL! This salad is definitely blogworthy! Its stupid easy and quick to prepare and lastly… very yummy!
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Bacon and Eggs

Bacon and Eggs

I love Pasta Alla Carbonara. It is one of my favorite things to eat when I’m in a good Italian Restaurant. When we were in Rome last year, I had Carbonara almost every day. I had try all of the different restaurant’s versions! Research purposes, […]

Oh, Sweet Jesus

Oh, Sweet Jesus

This is what said when I took my first bite of this decadent flourless chocolate cake that was our Daring Baker challenge this month. I plated up one serving before dinner (when the light is still good) for photo purposes only. We planned on eating […]