Dinner for Two: Perfect Collard Greens

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A whole mess ‘a greens.  Well, technically not a whole mess, because I cook for two.  You probably already knew this much. I’ve never seen a collard green recipe that didn’t serve an army.  In fact, my old-timey Southern cookbooks recommend that you wash the whole heap of greens in the washing machine.  As in, [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Potato Cinnamon Rolls for two

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Rebecca Rather is my baking idol.  She runs a bakery in the Hill Country of Texas named ‘Rather Sweet.’  Everything Rebecca makes is the best version of itself, entirely from scratch, and completely mouth-watering.  Just for example, instead of the classic Tres Leches cake, she makes Muchas Leches Cake.  I’ve been making the pages of [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Fat Tuesday

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If you think I’ve bludgeoned you enough with Mardi Gras themed food, think again! Today is the last day, I promise. /ESPRESSO CHIP PANCAKES. Before we get started —> the link to each recipe is below each photo in all caps. Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, which signifies the end of the Mardi Gras celebration.  We [ Click to continue Reading! ]

A small batch of BEIGNETS.

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I’m just going to say it:  this is the best recipe that has ever come out of my kitchen.  Sorry to be so demonstrative, but I’m still on a powdered sugar high.  I bought a 7-pound bag at Costco last week. I’m a beignet freak.  They make me a bit emotionally unstable, as in, I [ Click to continue Reading! ]

King Cake Donut Bars

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Onwards with the Mardi Gras theme!  I can’t help but be happy when I think of Mardi Gras. I had my first bite of King Cake in the Big Easy at The Court of Two Sisters.  Truthfully, there was a slight moment of disappointment, because when one hears the word ‘cake,’ you expect sweet cake.  [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Homemade Monkey Bread Muffins

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I promised you lots of purple, green, and yellow sprinkles, and today, I’m delivering.  If you’re not as jazzed about Mardi Gras as I am, then you can certainly leave off the sprinkles.  They’re more for panache than actual flavor. Monkey bread is the first recipe I ever made by myself.  I made it in [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Dinner for Two: Skinny Minestrone Pot Pies

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Have you noticed Fridays have been a bit more savory lately?  I like to spoil you with desserts during the week, and then beg for your forgiveness on Friday with a dinner for two recipe.  I figured you seriously needed those Bananas Foster baby cakes to get you through the mid-week slump.  Gooey upside down [ Click to continue Reading! ]

Bananas Foster Baby Cakes

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I just can’t help it, I’ve got the Big Easy on my brain.  And if the past few weeks’ baking is any sign (which, um, is totally is), y’all have a lot of purple, green, and yellow sprinkles headed your way. Mardi Gras reminds me of our honeymoon in New Orleans, and although it’s been [ Click to continue Reading! ]