Tag Archives: Zest (ingredient)

Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta

Do you ever look at a dish you order in a restaurant and think that it would be too much trouble to recreate?  I do it.  If it looks like the work won’t be worth the reward I turn a cold shoulder to the dish and move on.  I saw this dish at one of […]

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Vegetable & Goat Cheese Dip

My hubby runs with a friend a few days a week and sometimes after the run they come in and have a beer to celebrate their accomplishment! 🙂  It usually coincides with me finishing up a recipe for this blog..hmmmm, you think that’s a coincidence?  Anyway, I plopped this dish down in front of the […]

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Mixed Berry & White Chocolate Chip Muffins

This muffin is delicious!  If you like white chocolate, I guarantee it will become one of your favorites.  This made 18 medium muffins, but you could load up a 12 tin and make large muffins.  This is also a great muffin to freeze and pull out when you need, or WANT it! 🙂 2 cups […]

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Orange Popovers

These little gems are delicious with a drizzle of honey or jam.  They take no time to make. 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/4 cups milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 […]

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Lemon-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

As I was wondering the isles of Fresh Market, I got lost and found myself in the cookie isle. 🙂  While I was trying to find my way out, I spied with my little eye a box of Meyer Lemon Wafer Cookies.  I immediately thought they would taste wonderful with chocolate.  Surprise, Surprise! No Surprise, […]

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Cherry Cake

A bag of Cherries is a beautiful and tempting sight for me.  When the grocery stores starts placing the plump cherries out in the produce section, I start buying them.  I have to admit everyone in my house loves to pop the sweet gems in their mouth, but still I try to find ways to […]

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Double Chocolate-Orange Brownies

Do you ever just want chocolate?  Of course you do, and so did I.  It was blazing hot out and I had been out messing in the garden and fiddling with the chickens and I am sure I sweated off a few pounds, and as a reward I deserved brownies.  I was out of my […]

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Iced Sugar Cookies

Whenever I throw a party I like to hand my guests a little something to take home with them when they leave. This time I chose one of my favorite all time cookies!  Cause really, who doesn’t love a sugar cookie with icing? I ran to the Cooking Store to pick up a cookie cutter […]

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Lemon Green Beans

Green Beans have to be the easiest vegetable to work with.  They make a cooks life easy if she is cooking for a crowd.  I always go for the french green beans because I think they cook up tender and have a softer flavor.  After a quick blanch you can store these beans in the […]

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Orange-Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Oh my goodness, this is my new favorite cupcake.  It is so, so, so good.  The orange and chocolate are decadent and sticking the cupcakes in the fridge hardens up the icing so its hard like the chocolate on a ice-cream bar!  I was actually trying to wait to have my next one till after […]

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