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Showing posts from October, 2013

Apple Cranberry and Pecan Sticky Buns

Apple Cranberry and Pecan Sticky Buns It's another month of Pass the Cook Book Club and I am very excited about the cookbook chosen for this month! Three recipes were chosen from Sunny Anderson's Sunny's Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life . I am a big fan of Sunny Anderson. I love her name, and she seems like someone you just want to hang out with! Sunny's cooking focuses on home cooked meals that are easy and non-intimidating for anyone to prepare. The recipe that I chose to make from Sunny's book exemplifies her focus on making easy meals... sticky buns! How intimidating do sticky buns sound, right?!? Sunny has an amazing idea to use puff pastry instead of making your own dough. You literally thaw out the puff pastry, roll it out a little bit, slather it with goodie, roll it, slice it, and bake it! I'm not very good at rolling cinnamon rolls so I was unsure of how these would come out because my filling was literally falling out (that's how bad I am

Creamy Pasta with Truffle Oil

Creamy Pasta with Truffle Oil I've been waiting far to long to share this recipe with you! This Creamy Pasta with Truffle Oil is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes. It may not look impressive and it doesn't photograph very well, but do not let that fool you; this pasta is a marvelously decadent treat courtesy of domestic diva, Nigella Lawson.This pasta is incredibly simple and sinful and fast, and it's made for one! I think this is one dish everyone should make. This dish is something to make when you either want to spoil yourself or if you need to bury your head or bury your woes into a deep dish of pasta. Or if you just want to curl up under a warm blanket with a hot bowl of this pasta, which sounds wonderful now that it's fall and it's getting cooler! I rarely have heavy cream in the house, but when I do, I always look forward to making this dish. The last time I bought heavy cream, I bought a larger container solely for the purpose of having enough

Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars with Banana Chips and Dried Cranberries

This post was sponsored by the National Peanut Board and  Latina Bloggers Connect , but as always the recipe and all opinions contained in this post are my own. For many years, my standard breakfast in the mornings was a granola bar and a banana (and sometimes a cup of yogurt). It was an easy breakfast for me because I could just grab them on my way out the door or keep them stocked in my office. It made mornings a little easier because I was usually late for work and didn't have time for making breakfast; it made for a convenient and healthy breakfast for me while on the go. Today, I am presenting you a little bit of a homemade throwback of my old breakfast staple. It takes a standard chewy granola bar recipe and amps it up with a triple punch of peanuts (peanut butter, honey roasted peanuts, and peanut butter chips) as well as some banana chips and dried cranberries. I was actually going for a peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich flavor combination but the flavors