The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad

The Bacon, Blue Cheese, Basil, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad

The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad just might be my new favorite summer salad; it combines some of my favorite summer ingredients, comes together quickly, and is a delightful complement to any grilled main dish.  Basil, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad  Fresh basil leaves, ripe California Avocados and juicy tomatoes are one of my… 

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Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes.  Double Baked Potatoes.  Whatever you call them, they’re one of my favorite comfort foods. So very, very many mouthwatering adjectives could be used to describe this wonderful dish from my childhood. Delicious, Creamy, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich…. the list goes on and on. This is a combination of two of my favorite dishes… 

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Overnight Garlic Bread

unsliced garlic bread

This garlic bread is the garlickiest garlic bread you’ll ever meet. Should you want to repel vampires, this is the recipe for you. Do you see those rich, gold swirls of color in the bread?  That’s garlic and olive oil. Have you ever seen a garlic bread that was so infused with flavor that you… 

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Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites

rum soaked banana nut muffins

Can we talk a little about kitchen magic?  The kind of magic that occurs when you take basic ordinary ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and spices – but what happens once those ingredients are combined is anything but ordinary; it’s kitchen magic. I firmly believe that banana bread and banana nut muffins are made of… 

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread With a Twist

Cranberry Avocado Pumpkin Bread

Perhaps I should have called this slightly tipsy, just a little bit adult cranberry avocado pumpkin bread? C’est la vie. For the past year or so I’ve been playing around with different pumpkin bread recipes, because  I adore the rich, creamy, subtle flavor that pumpkin adds to bread, and because Fall, y’all.    I have… 

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Blueberry Orange Bread

blueberry orange bread

Thanks to Minute Maid® Pure Squeezed for sponsoring this post. Click here to see more of the discussion. I have a confession to make. Lean in a little closer and let me whisper it to you. I have a fresh fruit problem.  It’s an addiction really.  When I pass by a stand filled with rainbows of fresh fruit, I… 

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Bakery Style Blueberry Cheesecake Muffins

blueberry cheesecake muffins

Berry season and summertime just go hand in hand, don’t they. I have so many memories of bare feet,  summer days, and dewberry stained fingers and mouths.  There were some dewberry bushes out behind one of our houses growing up and my brother Michael and I would spend hours picking dewberries and eating them straight… 

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Southern Skillet Cornbread

cast iron skillet cornbread

There are some things that are unequivocally associated with the south and southern kitchens. Like Cast Iron and Cornbread.   I don’t remember a time when Cast Iron and Cornbread weren’t a part of my life. Cornbread is a part of our dressing and stuffing, it’s a side for a meal, it’s an accompaniment for… 

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Crunchy Avocado Stuffed Quinoa Fritters

Quinoa Crusted Avocado Fritters

  photo courtesy of the California Avocado Commission   This recipe actually requires a moment of silence. … {moment} … These fritters are that good.  Ridiculously, insanely, deliciously, marvelously, wonderfully yummy These were one of the first treats served Friday night at the Food Workshop hosted by the California Avocado Commission at EVO. In case… 

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Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

brussel sprouts about to go in

The recipes that y’all link up every Monday inspire me, make me drool and often have me jumping into the kitchen to try my own hand at them. A few weeks ago, my lovely friend, Amy, linked up her Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe.  She talked about them so enthusiastically that despite my reservations I grabbed… 

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