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Epic Breakfast Spread Recipes

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                                  We are huge breakfast fans in this family but so often find it hard to make time to put a delicious meal together, but that’s what weekends are for. However, if you prep correctly you can make all of these Epic Breakfast Spread Recipes even on a busy Tuesday morning. I like providing a combination of flavor and health to every breakfast because it really is so important. My daughter is seriously 2 different people when she does and does not eat breakfast.…

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Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream

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I am really into the dessert flavor combinations that hit both sweet and savory, and this Orange Cornmeal Cake with Hazelnut Caramel Buttercream is no different.  It’s got a wonderful delicate cake flavor and texture that is not too sweet, BUT marry it up with the amazing buttercream that’s been amped-up with Baileys® Hazelnut Caramel Blondie Coffee Creamer and you’ve got yourself one delicious pairing.  The best part about this recipe, it is simple!  My favorite :-). June is National Dairy Month—as if I needed more of a reason to stop by and pick up delicious items on my daily…

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Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle

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By the time summer finally hits I am so over all of the root vegetables and ready to indulge in some delicious fresh ripe sweet tomatoes, just like in this Summer Vegetable Pasta with Pappardelle.  Don’t get me wrong, I love root vegetables and all of the fresh produce available over the winter months, but summer just brings to light my most favorite veggies and fruits.  I’m Italian so liking tomatoes was a gene inherited at birth, and because of it I eat them and cook with them as much as possible when in season.     My biggest regret…

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Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise

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Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co.™ and Big Green Egg® via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co.™, Big Green Egg®, or AOL. Warm weather is finally here which means we are outside all day long and are entertaining like crazy.  In our Chicago home room is always tight and going outside helps us expand to having more people over while being comfortable.   When I made this Smoked Chicken Sandwich with Chipotle Mayonnaise we practically called the neighborhood over…

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Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit

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When I was growing up I remember my mom always making some odd, sweet luke-warm rice thing with cinnamon in it, which at the time seemed kind of gross.  Well fast forward 25 years and enter my Vanilla Cashew Rice Pudding with Coconut and Passion Fruit that I made myself.  The crazy thing is that it’s really no different than what my mom used to make decades ago, it’s just that I like it now.  Even when I was young and my mom made it I never even tried it, I just thought that I wouldn’t like it because it…

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Dirty Mary With Stoli Gluten Free and Steak Tartare

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Over the past 15 years of my culinary degree my taste muds have changed immensely. Even though it’s gone from sugary and fruity to the salty and savory I’ve always had a palette for quality, even in my younger years in the restaurant industry. Whether it be a cocktail or a certain course of a meal my taste buds are different and for the better. You may make fun of me but when I was 21 I was drinking daiquiri’s and fruity margaritas; Seriously can you imagine me with a big huge coconut drink in hand hah?! Fast forward 15…

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Turmeric Chicken with Honey Butter and Coconut Cous Cous

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This Turmeric Chicken with Honey Butter and Coconut Cous Cous is one of the cooler things I’ve cooked in the last few weeks.  I’ve baked a ton of good stuff lately but haven’t had much time to get creative and make a tasty meal in awhile, so when this came up I was all in.  If you haven’t cooked with turmeric before don’t be worry it’s just like using any other spice, the trick is to balance out the flavors with things it goes well with like honey. Now because I didn’t want to smother the chicken in honey before…

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Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe

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At least once a week we indulge in an all-out vegetable fest and this Classic Nicoise Salad Recipe hit the nail on the head!  I make so many rich, delicious foods and desserts that a few times a week we just crave nutrients from vegetables so I try to get all vegetarian, or in this case pescatarian, and create something amazing.  I have always been a sucker for Nicoise Salad, in fact I did one some years back but roasted every single ingredient on the grill including the romaine lettuce.  This time around I wanted to use up the new…

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