Posts tagged ‘holiday’

October 31st, 2014

Cardamom Coconut Zucchini Bread {Gluten-free!}

by Chrissy

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Happy Friday, fine folks!

I bring to you some tasty breakfast bread that will help balance out all that candy you are bound to eat tonight, if you haven’t already been digging into that Trick-or-Treat supply…

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This flavorful coconut zucchini bread is gently wrapped in an array of spices, with the standout star being cardamom. Each bite slightly reminiscent of the favored chai tea, you will love a piece or two to start of your day, or even … Read more...

December 10th, 2013

Green Beans with Almond Brown-Butter & Mandarins

by Lauren

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This weekend our refrigerator was nearly as empty as it was when we moved in. The only non-condiment item left in there was a pound of green beans which inspired this tasty side dish. After leaving the Trader Joe’s with a surplus of Satsuma mandarins I decided to combine the two.

Now, I never cook with butter. It’s not really intentional, it’s just that olive oil is the go to since it sits on the counter near the stove. These … Read more...

December 5th, 2013

Christmas Gift Guide {8 ideas for the guys in your life}

by Lauren

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1. Ice sphere – These are so fun to have for a happy hour at home. Any guy who loves a stiff drink on the rocks is sure to have some fun with these. $13

2. 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die – A fun book for beer lovers. Chris’ brother got this for his birthday and it looks like such a great coffee table book to have around. Each page has a different beer (from craft local … Read more...

November 24th, 2013

Honey & Champagne Cranberry Sauce

by Lauren

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Here it is, that Thanksgiving recipe I promised. It involves champagne. You know you’ll have a bottle of that open on Thanksgiving morning. If you can spare a cup, swap it for the water in your classic cranberry sauce and try this out.

I think a handful of chopped walnuts would also be fantastic in this.

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In the process of shredding brussels sprouts for what would have been a fantastic Orange & Almond Crispy Brussels Sprouts side dish option for … Read more...

October 30th, 2013

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

by Chrissy

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Eat your hearts out.

This baked French toast is decadent, full of cinnamon-sugary flavor and perfect in texture.

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Some of my favorite memories of Christmas morning or other family gatherings, start with a sweet scent wafting out of the kitchen, down the hall, and into my bedroom, to gently alert me that it’s time to get up.

This is the only alarm that I wake up to, on the first time.

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Its impossible to snooze through fresh baked anythingRead more...