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Baja Pork Stir Fry

October 29, 2014

Do you ever have those days when you’re totally unprepared when dinner time rolls around? I find that unless I plan out the week’s meals in advance over the weekend it’s bound to happen to me. It happened again last night, but I had a semi-plan. I had a random pork tenderloin in the fridge… Here’s what I did with it.

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Smith Family Birthday Cake

October 25, 2014

This is a post that I’ve been holding off on writing for a bit. Mainly because what I’m about to reveal (at least partially) is a family secret. That being said, the Smith Family birthday cake, as its come to be known, is a birthday tradition. It’s a bit labor intensive to make, but the finished product is so good and so worth it.

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White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

October 22, 2014

Hi everyone, my name is Paige, and I think pumpkin flavor is just okay. It’s heresy to say, especially during fall, I know. But it’s kinda true – so many pumpkin-flavored things are a little bland. However, I think I may have the recipe to end that: white chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Continue reading

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Cottage Cheese Danish Pancakes

October 18, 2014

Who doesn’t love breakfast? Some people may say it’s the same thing everyday, or they don’t have time for it, but trust me, this recipe for cottage cheese Danish pancakes will change your mind really quick. Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Braised Beef Pot Roast

October 15, 2014

I know I did a slow cooker chicken recipe just the other week, but really, if this isn’t the best time of year to break the crock pot out of hibernation, I don’t know what is. Besides, this slow cooker recipe is for a classic family favorite: pot roast.

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Warm Oatmeal Apple Pie Crisp

October 11, 2014

I have a serious sweet tooth. Chocolate, pies, cookies, cakes, ice cream – you name it, I probably like it. My boyfriend’s sweet tooth is slightly more refined, though when we first started going out, he claimed he wasn’t a big dessert guy. Right… I fixed that quick enough. I baked my way straight into his heart (and simultaneously got him addicted to sugar). Love you, Sean!

What is his sugary weakness, you ask? Besides the sugar bomb cereal Lucky Charms (which stays out of the house because it is his Achilles’ heel), he loves fruit based desserts. Fruit salad, his Aunt Jenny’s mocha cake, pie, oatmeal raisin cookies, etc.

When I was bitten with the baking bug last weekend, I whipped up a seasonally appropriate recipe of warm apple pie crumble. And it was epic. Continue reading

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Carrots

October 7, 2014

There’s not much better than coming home from a long day at work, walking in the door and having the house smell amazing because dinner’s ready. At least, that’s my personal opinion, which is why slow cookers (crock pots) are God’s 5- to 7-quart gifts to man. Continue reading