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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes #FantasticaFoodFight



It’s Fantastical Food Fight time and this month’s theme is Strawberry Shortcake!

I almost sat this one out because I am so unfamiliar with strawberry shortcake.  But I wanted to at least research before I made a firm decision.

What I learned is that there are many different interpretations of the shortcake in strawberry shortcake.  The basic consensus was that the shortcake is not really a cake but not a biscuit either.  Ummm…kay.

So then is it like a pancake then?

I’m still a pretty uncertain to be honest.  As I looked through recipes, many looked like little cakes, while just as many were definitely biscuits.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Swedish Meatballs #SecretRecipeClub




We are in for a treat today!  Though Secret Recipe Club disbanded a couple years ago, the ladies are back in action today for a reunion reveal!  So fun!

Today I got to make something from Amy’s blog, Savory Moments!

Amy is a foodie who loves foods from all over the world and she is currently an at home mom with toddler twins!  Though I love working in the library (I get to see my kids during the day – yay!), reading about at home mom life made me feel nostalgic for my at home mom days.  It can be tough, to be sure, but I wouldn’t trade those years for anything!

I had a blast looking through Amy’s recipes!  In fact, Dude saw me click recipe after amazing recipe and started adding his two cents as well!  We almost chose Pennsylvania Dutch Ham, GreenBeans, and Potatoes, but ultimately Swedish Meatballs won out.

Dude was excited because he loves meatballs, and I’ve always wanted to make Swedish Meatballs!  Plus I was intrigued by the meatballs over pasta.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Multigrain Bread



The other day, Spud wanted French Toast for dinner. 

Now, Soft & Chewy Italian Bread makes a fantastic French Toast, but I wanted something a bit heartier if sugar covered bread was going to be our dinner.

I decided I wanted to make a nice multigrain bread, especially since I was serving stew that night and French Toast was for the next night.

Problem: most multigrain breads out there start with a base of 7 (or 9 or something) grain cereal mix.

Who has that stuff on hand?

So I decided to adapt a recipe for honey wheat & oat bread, toss in any grains I found in my cupboards and make my *own* multigrain bread. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Chicken Satay #EattheWorld




It’s time for this month’s Eat the World Recipe Challenge and we’re traveling to Thailand!


You guys.

This one was tough.

Thai food presents the following challenges:

  1.      Coconut.  Absolutely no one in my family will eat anything coconut (yuck)
  2.      Fish sauce. Almost makes me want to pass out.  I hate fish, and fish sauce is some untold horror (double yuck)
  3.      Ingredients I’ve never heard of and can’t find in a land-locked state.
  4.    Tofu and fish.  Ew ew ew, ‘nuff said (triple yuck)

So I had a problem on my hands.  I was striving for authenticity, yet I couldn’t make something that would end up in the garbage.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Chicken Scallopini with Marsala Sauce




You guys!

This was my first time ever cooking with Marsala and it cracks me up that it was actually Dude’s recipe!

Dude is the champ at digging through closets and finding random forgotten stuff.  Case in point, an old copy of Taste of Home Magazine!

He was in my office/toy room supposedly cleaning up his cars but decided to dig through some stuff instead.  Half an hour later, the cars were still all over the place and he was asking if he could make this recipe!

So off we went (in a blizzard mind you) for a bottle of Marsala wine, so he could make his recipe!

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