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Stuffed Grape Leaves

I’ve partnered with Social Stars and Whirlpool® to create these Stuffed Grape Leaves
as part of The Whirlpool® Every Day, Care™ Project.  #EveryDayCare

Filled with the flavors of lemon, dill and parsley, these Stuffed Grape Leaves are a fun way to enjoy classic Greek food at home! #EveryDayCareEver since I’ve known her, my wife has loved all sorts of international foods.  Chinese, Korean, Indian…you name it, she loves it.  Thinking back, it’s kinda ironic that we ended up together as I grew up on a strict diet of American classics.  I’m talking meat and potatoes here.  Ok, maybe there was an occasional veggie thrown in there, too.  Don’t get me wrong–I love American food!  But pork chops and barbecued chicken is a far cry from various curries and stir-fried dishes.  Over the past 9 years, I’ve definitely expanded my food horizons.  I can’t say that I’ve loved everything that I’ve tried, but I’ve certainly added some new dishes to my repertoire.  Actually, I dare say that I now crave some of those dishes, too!Continue Reading »

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

The Easter Bunny stopped by with a batch of these tasty Carrot Cake Cupcakes.  Topped with brown sugar cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes will be a huge hit in your house!

The Easter Bunny stopped by with a batch of these tasty Carrot Cake Cupcakes.  Topped with brown sugar cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes will be a huge hit in your house! Did you guys see the news about the Tooth Fairy recently?  Apparently the magical fairy left 25% more in 2014 as compared to 2013.  The average gift from the Tooth Fairy last year?  $4.36.  I have a funny image in my head of a parent somewhere slipping exactly $4.36 under their kid’s pillow in exchange for that tooth.  I also have a funny image in my head of the look on my former stats professor’s face when he reads this survey.  I strongly suspect that the statistical accuracy of this survey is, shall we say, questionable.  But that doesn’t take anything away from the awesomeness that is the Tooth Fairy!Continue Reading »

Brownie Bites with French Vanilla Dipping Sauce

Fondue is making a comeback…starting with dessert!  These Brownie Bites with French Vanilla Dipping Sauce are a fun and tasty treat!

Fondue is making a comeback...starting with dessert!  These Brownie Bites with French Vanilla Dipping Sauce are a fun and tasty treat!Here’s my bold prediction of the day: fondue is going to make a comeback!  Fondue is a classic style of cooking, although it’s earned the reputation of being a bit ‘old-fashioned’ now.  It came into popularity here in America in the 1960’s, and while it’s still around, fondue just doesn’t have the same popularity as it once did.  But it’s fun!  It actively involves you in the cooking process, and it encourages dinner conversation.  Fondue needs to make a comeback!

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Spinach Artichoke Tart

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!

Turn one of your favorite dips into an entree with this tasty Spinach Artichoke Tart!What is your one go-to recipe?  You know the recipe I mean.  It’s the recipe you pull out when you find out your husband’s boss is coming over for dinner.  You’ve made it 1,000 times.  (Ok, maybe not 1,000…but you still almost know the recipe by heart.)  You know it’ll taste awesome.  You know it’ll impress your family or guests.  If you’re anything like me, then you probably have a handful of recipes that could fit this description.  But one of my favorites is a savory artichoke and asiago cheese tart.Continue Reading »