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Make All New Food Things!

Make All New Food Things!

Posted by Anthony on October 25, 2016 in Tidbits


Last week, I was seriously jonesing to make some new recipes. And since my wife and I love to have “small plates” dinners every so often, I took the opportunity to jazz things up and make all new recipes for the meal, complete with a menu I printed up (because I’m a design geek like that). The menu for the evening included:

  • Raspberry Peach Sangria
  • Cheddar Bacon Ranch Spread
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Sautéed Garlic Tomatoes
  • Grown-up Pigs in a Blanket (filled with BBQ pulled pork and cheese)
  • Zucchini Boats
  • Chocolate Tiramisu Truffles

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Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

Posted by Anthony on November 28, 2015 in Breakfast


Serves: 8

Time: 6-8 hours

Difficulty: Easy

For this morning’s breakfast, as my wife and I were hosting both of our parents, I decided to make an easy-to-prepare slow cooker meal. After a bit of searching, I found a recipe for Overnight Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal on the i heart eating website, and knew I had to make it. Why? Well, oatmeal is hands-down one of my favorite breakfasts. Also, banana bread is one of my mother’s most famous recipes that is my personal favorite comfort food that she makes. So pairing the banana bread flavor with oatmeal seemed like a perfect fit for a comfort food breakfast on a chilly college football Saturday.

In addition to pairing two of my favorite foods in one breakfast dish, this recipe also served another momentous purpose: It’s my 50th recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, officially wrapping up a successfully-completed challenge. The end result was indeed a comforting, delicious, and healthful bowl of pure goodness. It paired perfectly with a nice warm cup of coffee, a side of fresh fruit, and a few slices of my mom’s homemade banana bread (which she graciously brought down as a treat for us). If you’re in the mood for an easy set-it-and-forget-it breakfast, give this recipe a shot. You’ll be glad you did!

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Sweet Berry Mini Focaccia Sammies

Sweet Berry Mini Focaccia Sammies

Posted by Anthony on May 27, 2015 in Snack


Serves: 4

Time: 15

Difficulty: Easy

Shortly after making the Savory Mini Focaccia Sammies, I was inspired to use the same mini focaccia rolls, but for a sweet sandwich. And since my wife and I have become big fans of my Sweet Fruit and Cracker Bites, I simply adapted that recipe to suit mini sandwiches. It was no surprise at all that these little sammies also proved to be delightfully tasty, and were an instant hit with both my wife and I (and about a half dozen other people for whom we have since made them). And even though this was just a slight derivation of the Sweet Fruit and Cracker Bites recipe, I am taking the liberty of adding it to my 50 in 15 Challenge since it is technically a new recipe that I hadn’t tried or made before.

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Peach Pineapple Sangria

Peach Pineapple Sangria

Posted by Anthony on May 4, 2015 in Drink


Time: 10 min

Difficulty: Easy

The weather here in Michigan was absolutely gorgeous this past weekend, with both Saturday and Sunday playing host to mid-70’s temperatures and sunny skies. In honor of such beautiful weather, I decided to try my hand at making a cool, refreshing drink. So I decided to search out a recipe for Sangria and give it a shot, and came across a recipe for Peach Pineapple Sangria on AllRecipes.com. And since this is the first time I’ve ever made a Sangria, it makes a great addition (and new recipe category) for my 50 in 15 Challenge.

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Raspberry S’more Bites

Raspberry S’more Bites

Posted by Anthony on April 10, 2015 in Snack


Time: 5-10 min

Difficulty: Easy

The other night, my wife and I decided to do a “small plates” dinner. As part of one round of snacks, I decided to do a slight derivation of my Sweet Fruit and Cracker Bites, making little mini S’more bites. As it turns out, I didn’t have any graham crackers on hand, but Wheat Thins proved to be a very suitable alternative. And the end result was an obviously-tasty and easy-to-make treat.

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