Oreo Cookie Bark

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 DESSERTSCooking  No comments


Oreo Cookie Bark is a simple, no bake treat that takes your love for Oreo cookies to the next level! Two cream layers of dark chocolate, loaded with crushed cookies, filled with creamy, homemade Oreo filling!

*This recipe was originally posted in January, 2013. 

When I first posted this recipe back in January, 2013 (omg how is that 5 years ago?!) I knew it would be a hit. I hadn’t ever seen anything like this before, and of course, any chance I have to make homemade Oreo filling I am all in.


I mean, I am 100% a filling girl…is there even a point to eating a non-Double Stuf Oreo? I mean, unless you’re on a diet or something? I did create a whole recipe for Cookie Filling Dip…it’s really the best way to portion control your filling to cookie ratio...

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Healthy Homemade Egg McMuffin

Sunday, July 22, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Grab and go breakfasts can be the saving grace of any weekday morning. The eggs in this homemade Egg Mcmuffin sandwich recipe can be batch cooked in the oven, on the stove top, or in the microwave, and make eating a healthy breakfast your easiest decision of the day.

Healthy Homemade Egg McMuffin Recipe | foodiecrush.com #healthy #homemade #breakfast #sandwich #freezer #mcmuffin

This recipe is brought to you by Kroger

We’re all guilty of it. The alarm blares at some ungodly time of the morning (no matter what time it is) and our first reaction is to fumble about and emphatically hit that snooze button for just.10.more.minutes.of.I.NEED.MORE.SLEEEEEP.

And that my friends is how you your morning time table suddenly becomes irrevocably out of whack. So what’s the first thing to go in your morning routine? Breakfast.

You think to yourself as you hustle out the door, “I’ll just grab something later,” ...

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Breakfast Meatballs

Monday, July 23, 2018 DESSERTSCooking  No comments


Breakfast Meatballs are such a fun alternative to boring sausage or bacon for your breakfast or brunch! The perfect combo of savory and sweet, with a little maple syrup to make them extra delicious!

How are breakfast meatballs not a WHOLE THING in the world?

Actually don’t answer that…maybe they are and I’ve been living under a rock? I REFUSE to google this because I want to live in my food-inventor-bliss for as long as I can.

But here’s the thing, I am in the food business…my life basically revolves around it…and never have I heard of a breakfast meatball. So in my mind, I invented them. Can we just agree to let me have my moment?


Breakfast Meatballs

Ok, I just googled it. I couldn’t help myself. APPARENTLYYYYY they’ve already been invented. Fine. Whatever.

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Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Monday, July 23, 2018 Cooking  No comments

How many of you remember having Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce as a treat growing up?  It was a favorite at our house and my mother made it from a very old recipe flyer that came with her hand mixer when she got married in 1945.  Some pages had been used so much they had gotten stuck together when I started helping with the baking and splashed on the pages!!

We took a quick trip to St. Louis to visit oldest daughter and husband and celebrate some birthdays with his family.  Our son and his family also drove down with their 3 younger ones and toured St. Louis and have many ideas where to come back to on a weekday – not a Sat next time – then they had fun in the motel pool.  I spent some early aft. time with my daughter and used her computer to try and keep up...

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Classic Three Bean Salad (That’s Really Four)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Besides knowing how to use a can opener, there’s no need for any special talents when you make this easy three bean salad, and with a homemade dressing, this pantry salad is a classic potluck favorite that can be made in 15 minutes or less.

Three Bean Salad Recipe | foodiecrush.com #recipes #salad #bean #easy #classic #best

This straight-from-the-pantry/salad-bar-staple salad is just one reason why I majored in art instead of in math, because apparently I can’t count.

While this salad is most often called a three bean salad, I just couldn’t help but add in another bean to make it four, not just because it added a different shape and a little more color—because you know, food is art—but because how could I leave even one bean out of the mix?

And with a homemade dressing that adds a sweet pickled pucker, this salad shows why once again, real good real food is best...

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The One-Ingredient Trick to Make Any Bad Melon Much, Much Better

Monday, July 9, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Melons hold so much promise. Their thick outer shell—be it green and striped, or tan and crackly like the desert floor—hides a sweet, tantalizing mystery. They bulb up on the ends of vines like basketballs swollen by the press of a foot pump.

During the summer, I can imagine no better dessert than a melon. Watermelon on the beach, honeydews in my backyard, cantaloupes sliced at a barbecue and eaten with orange smiles. Cutting into a melon is like a drumroll: You slice with anticipation, suspense. How will it look? How will it taste? A smell test, a knock on the skin, a push of the thumb into the exterior can tell you only so much about a melon’s quality. The moment of truth comes after the whole thing’s been sliced and separated.

My computer is still down so I’m grateful for the ...

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For Better Frozen Vegetables

Friday, July 13, 2018 Cooking  No comments

For better frozen vegetable flavor and ease of use you may want to consider the following tips.

We know you’ve got that bag of frozen peas or cauliflower languishing in the freezer because we do too. Want to make more room for ice cream in your freezer by using up those frozen vegetables regularly? Same!

Our very best advice for using up the frozen vegetables is to skip the lengthy directions on the back of the box or bag and try these few shortcuts instead. You’ll get the same tasty, nutritious vegetables in less time from the freezer.

Skip the Stovetop Boiling for Frozen Vegetables

A quick glance at the directions will show that most vegetables have the same instructions: Boil the vegetables on the stovetop with water. Or there’s the microwave steam instructions...

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The Most Popular Recipe in Every State, According to Google

Friday, July 6, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Alas, that summer darling, July 4th, has come and gone. This week, many of us gathered in our backyards (or indoors in the A/C) to celebrate summer and family and a lot of really good food. Everyone’s got their go-tos, the stalwarts they turn to every year. And while each family, even each family member, may be known for a special signature dish, it turns out every state has its own as well.

In honor of the holiday, Google has released the stats for the most popular (i.e., most searched) dish in every state over the course of the last 12 months. The best part is you can actually click on each dish and access the most popular recipes for that dish as well. So if you want to make crab dip like someone from Maryland or ceviche like a Floridian, you’re just a few clicks away.

Some of them...

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A Particularly Brilliant Way to Savor Those Summery Berries

Thursday, July 5, 2018 Featured  No comments

If I had to make a dream summer food list, strawberries and rosé and ice cream would easily make it into the top five. I eat ripe, juicy berries by the handful when they arrive at the market. Ice cream is a standard post-dinner event: We get cones from one of the little shops in town and wander the pier, licking them as they drip sticky-sweet tracks onto our fingers. And rosé? Well, I drink that all year long, but summer means it shows up on every menu, at every party, and in every cocktail.

We Taste-Tested 10 Under-$10 Rosés

We Taste-Tested 10 Under-$10 Rosés by Emma Laperruque

Your Favorite Ice Cream Sandwich Says Soooo Much About You

Your Favorite Ice Cream Sandwich Says Soooo Much About You by Erin McDowell

So a dessert in which I can eat all three simultaneously sounds like sheer bliss...

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Amazon Has a Great Deal on This Vitamix Blender Just for Prime Members — Prime Time

Thursday, July 5, 2018 Cooking  No comments

Who among us has never lusted after a Vitamix? Those industrial-chic, heavy-duty blenders are a cult favorite because they’re reliable workhorses that can handle tough ingredients and turn out ultra-smooth dishes like magic. The only problem is that they’re expensive. Really expensive. It might take a lot of nut butters and smoothies to justify the cost, but a lot of people who own them say the performance is worth the price tag.

If you’re an Amazon Prime member who has been thinking about biting the bullet and buying one of these high-end super blenders, now could be the time to do it, because Amazon is offering a $500 Vitamix blender for $350 as an exclusive Amazon Prime Day deal. You guys, that’s amazing.

Delish found the offer and repor...

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