March 2012

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Almond Coconut Granola

March 29, 2012

My mother and father-in-law were in town for a week and just left this past Tuesday. We had a lot of fun taking them around Houston and showing them our new life here. Just last April they were visiting us in our tiny one-bedroom apartment in New York, so their visit really brought to life [...]

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Honey Roasted Cashews

March 22, 2012

I have some family in town, so I thought I would make some quick and simple honey roasted cashews to have around for snacking. All you need is a handful of ingredients and about 20 minutes of time to whip up a batch. I love cashews and I usually like them raw, but these honey [...]

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Baileys Irish Cream Brownies

March 15, 2012

I know there was some Guinnes in my last post, but since St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, I figured I might as well break out the Baileys Irish Cream too. This was my first time baking liquor into brownies and let me say that it won’t be my last. The Baileys Irish Cream is [...]

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Gougères {with Guinness & Cheddar}

March 13, 2012

I had some leftover cheddar from making mac and cheese last week, so I thought I’d make some gougères, a.k.a. French cheese puffs or “goo chairs” if you are my husband (he and French words do not mix). These gougères are a little special because there’s Guinness beer in the batter. The Guinness in these [...]

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Mini Lemon Olive Oil Cakes

March 10, 2012

I was looking at Easter stuff in Target the other day and ended up coming home with this mini Bundt pan. It was one of those good impulse purchases (the kind you instantly feel good about, not the kind you end up regretting). I love it because anything you bake in it comes out looking [...]

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Classic Soft Dinner Rolls

March 6, 2012

I made these rolls to go with dinner last night. They are very soft and squishy, and are the kind of rolls that go well with just about anything. While eating them, I also thought they would be great to use as buns for sliders and other types of mini sandwiches (remind me to try [...]