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A Casa – Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels & Parmesan Sea Salt Pretzels

I haven’t posted in a long while (busy with Real Life), but YES, here it is: another treat off of my “Chalkboard” Menu has been tried with success! It was the first time for me to try to make pretzels, and actually, also my first time to voluntarily use yeast in a context outside of … Continue reading

Maple Pecan Carrots
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Maple Pecan Carrots

This simple idea for a veggie side dish has been brewing for a few weeks. Finally, I got around to it, having an excess of raw carrots and onions around. It is sweet, but not overpoweringly so, with hints of spice and a deep, warm flavor.   ~Ingredients~ 32 oz. bag of raw carrots 1/2 … Continue reading

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Caramelized Sweet’n’Spicy Ground Beef and Green Beans

I’m learning a little bit more about the lil “Cheffie” in me who loves to eat and cook all the time. For one, I have never been one to use a recipe beyond to check the temperature and the average amount of time a certain cut of meat needs to cook. But, for the sake … Continue reading

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Hearty Spiced Fruit and Oatmeal Cookies

  There is a short story that goes with this recipe… Once upon a time, three college students, myself included, wanted to make a standard batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to fulfill the dual purpose of a) distracting them from piles of mounting studies, and b) sending them to a dear friend in a … Continue reading