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Category: sides and small stuff

Zucchini Pudding

Zucchini Pudding

Zucchini pudding is a dish from Mexico and it is usually served as a side like a vegetable or a souffle and straight from the oven when hot.  It is not the normal Mexican food you think of but Mexico has so much more food 

Aged Pizza Dough

Aged Pizza Dough

Homemade Aged Pizza dough is an amazingly easy thing to make at home and it freezes so well. It tastes so much better than just made pizza dough and all you have to do is let it sit. What is the secret to aged pizza 

Iron Boosting Sweet and Tart Green Juice

Iron Boosting Sweet and Tart Green Juice

This Iron Boosting Green Juice made with spinach, citrus and fruit is a great way to get your vitamins that your body may be lacking, in this instance iron! I am always struggling with anemia (hereditary issues) so I must always watch that I get 

Easy Homemade Ciabatta

Easy Homemade Ciabatta

Ciabatta bread is one of the most delicious and classic breads that I think of when thinking about Italy. It is a great bread for cutting into strips for crostini or cutting in half to make a sandwich. I love using this homemade ciabatta for 

Italian Biga

Italian Biga

Italian biga is a starter sponge that is used to make so many different types of Italian bread. The biga is not a replacement for yeast in recipes but it does allow you to use less yeast since the starter sponge already contains some. It 

Blueberry and Vanilla Yogurt Scones

Blueberry and Vanilla Yogurt Scones

Today I am sharing another scone recipe and this one is so absolutely delicious!  It is my blueberry and vanilla yogurt scones recipe. As the name states, it has blueberries and vanilla yogurt and the two combined make the perfect flavor combination in these scones.  

Chartreuse and Gin Cocktail

Chartreuse and Gin Cocktail

Today I am sharing another delicious and easy cocktail with you that has become a new favorite in our house. A chartreuse and gin cocktail. If you have never heard of chartreuse other than the fact that it is also the name of a color, 

Loaded Southwest Hummus

Loaded Southwest Hummus

Hummus and chips has to be the easiest appetizer to throw together when entertaining friends and family and this southwestern style hummus is no exception . To make things even easier, we have gone ahead and used store bought hummus. You can certainly make your 

Crazy Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Crazy Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Have you ever made homemade marshmallows? I have to confess that I was terrified to make them thinking they were so hard and required special skills and more time than I was willing to invest. Many of the recipes that I read through made it 

Roasted Italian Style Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Italian Style Brussels Sprouts

Most people who know me know that I love Brussels sprouts, any way that they are cooked (except maybe boiled…). I have at least 10 ways that I prepare these delicious green veggies, some simple and some more elaborate. This recipe falls somewhere in between