Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

I am a self proclaimed addict of peanut butter, nuts,  dried fruits and pretty much anything that can be formed into a granola bar shape. Maybe it’s an ingrained snacking habit from the countless bars eaten between meals but I nearly always have a granola bar or two close at hand. Loaded with yummy ingredients, these homemade chewy granola bars from King Arthur Flour are the perfect snack and can be easily customized to taste with your own favorite fruits and nuts.

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Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms

What is the best way to have mushrooms? With butter and garlic, of course! I was talking on Facebook the other day about how I will try to shy away from using those recipe-related superlative adjectives, like ultimate, perfect or Best Ever. Opting, instead, for a more provocative descriptive word, like Sensational. See these mushrooms? These mushrooms roasted in a hot oven taste Sensational, and I could literally have them for a side dish every.single.night.  My friend, once you try these ultimate, perfect, best ever morsels, you’ll agree that they are truly sensational!

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Cracker Barrel’s Hashbrowns Casserole – Copycat

Cracker Barrel's Hashbrowns Casserole - Copycat

Sometimes ya just need something easy, dontchya?
Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite restaurants to stop at when i have to go for dinner… or lunch… or breakfast…there’s something so comforting about their Southern  style food…
Did you noticed that there are certain things that you order at your favorite restaurants, each and every time you visit without fail. One of these for me is Cracker Barrel’s Hashbrown Casserole- creamy, rich, easy and cheesy.

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Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

You didn’t think that two strawberry recipes were all I was going to do during my strawberry kick, did you!? I hope not, because I definitely have more coming your  way! A sensational vanilla cake recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine (May 2009 ) , with layers of moist vanilla cake, lashings of strawberry cream cheese frosting and strawberry jam this gorgeous cake tastes as good as it looks.  A must try for strawberry fans….and cream cheese fans too….and cake fans.

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Orange Dressing with Orange Strawberry Salad

Orange Dressing with Orange Strawberry Salad

Strawberries bid adieu to winter, ushering in the freshness of Spring and Orange Strawberry Salad is a delicious way to say hello to spring—going green, fresh (and red). So beautiful and easy to prepare and it can be served in smaller bowls rather than tossed in one large bowl, with dressing applied individually. When it comes to salad dressing, there are a lot of issues. There are too many options and there is no reason to pay $4-5 for ambiguously-labeled salad dressing when you can easily make your own healthy version for half the cost and this orange dressing recipe is just  that case.

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