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Super Bowl Party Snack List

January 31st, 2013 No Comments

As I’m preparing for my own little get-together, I have to pick a list of dishes to make. Below is a list of everything I’ve been considering. Some are old favorites, others I just found.

The most popular recipe I’ve ever posted is one of them: Baked Avocado Fries. Unfortunately you can’t make these ahead of time, but the rest of them you can.

As for the meat we’ll probably just do a beer can chicken and burgers on The Egg.

Or I could just bring home Goode Company BBQ, the best in Houston, and definitely on my top 10 of all time…That would be so easy…and special…hmmm….

Hope you have a fun Super Bowl sunday. If you make something amazing I hope you’ll come back and share the recipe in the comments so we can use it for summer parties!

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Doesn’t get much easier than this 3 ingredient tomato sauce

April 19th, 2012 No Comments

I watched my girlfriend Kim, queen of “easy breezy,”  whip up this fresh and healthy pizza within 20 minutes the other night.  The part that amazed me was how easy it was to make her tomato sauce from scratch.  I never thought of simply sauteing cherry tomatoes until they become saucy and delicious.


Here’s what you need: cherry tomatoes, garlic, seasoning. That’s it!



  1. Cut the tomatoes in half.
  2. Chop or mince a clove of garlic.
  3. Throw in a pan with a little olive oil and season.
  4. Let cook for 15 – 20 minutes stirring occasionally.

You can use it for pizza or pasta.

Kim’s easy breezy version of the pizza uses rotisserie chicken, sauteed broccoli, and grated Parmesan cheese.  She toasted a frozen pizza crust in the oven.  Pre-pizza dough is another option.

When I made it, I roasted chicken breasts (skin on that I stuffed with herbs) and broccoli together.  I sauteed down some kale to add into the sauce.  I could have very easily put all of that on top of pasta, quinoa, or wheat fresh bread instead of pizza dough.


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August 11th, 2010 No Comments

Is it bad I want the man I marry to make this for me in the morning ;)

caryrandolph posted the pic and said:

This is a “breakfast pizza” for The Man I Will Marry, as featured onSmitten Kitchen. TMIWM, I will make this for you every Sunday morning ‘til death do us part (provided you promise to always carry the beach chairs). Culinary enlightenment courtesy of and also.

Who am I kidding?  I’m a southern girl who would gladly bake her man pizza for every meal!  (I hope he likes veggies on top ;)

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Delicious Dish: Fig and Ricotta Pizza

July 26th, 2010 No Comments

My neighbor just made the most delicious and light fig pizza at the poolside grill.

It’s super simple to make. Here’s what she did:

— Spread Ricotta cheese thinly on wheat crust

— Add chopped resh figs (dried work too) and proscuitto

— Put it on the grill.

—Then add chopped arugula and drizzle honey on the top.



And as for a delicious desert recipe:

Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes?!! Dream come true! I have never seen this combo before, but it looks heavenly.  Watch out Sprinkles, this ladyis giving you a run for your money.

The baking blogger also recommends this recipe for chocolate peanut butter cupcakes from Food and Wine.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes (makes 30)


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups, plus ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 package of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough (you’ll have extra for a snack!)
  • Chocolate chip buttercream frosting (recipe follows)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  3. In an electric mixer using a paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar. Add vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add the flour to the butter and sugar mixture, in three batches, alternating with the milk and ending with the flour.  Set batter aside.
  6. Using the whisk attachment of the mixer, beat the egg whites and the remaining ¼ cup of sugar until the whites form stiff peaks.  Fold egg whites into your batter.
  7. Fill cupcakes 1/3 full with batter.  Form the cookie batter into bite-sized balls, approximately 1 Tablespoon in size.  Place the cookie dough balls in the cupcakes.  Fill the cupcakes with batter, so they are ¾ full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cupcakes are slightly browned and springy to the touch.  Allow to cool thoroughly and frost.

Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting


  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 16 oz. confectioner’s sugar (you might need more to make your frosting stiff enough)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


In an electric mixer, beat butter until it is creamy.  Add milk and confectioner’s sugar and beat until well combined.  By hand, stir in mini chocolate chips.

(reblog via maryanne via fromblahnikstoabudget)

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