Browsing Category : First Tastes

Farmers market

Have You Ever…? (The Food Edition)

Food.  We need it to survive.  Some of us may just leave it at that.  But, then there are some of us who: travel just to eat certain foods, love to cook every single day, wander the aisles of the grocery store just because, read cookbooks instead of the latest novel, and search out new restaurants to try every single…

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Small town diner

Small Town Cafes – The Best Breakfast You’ve Never Had

It’s been five hours since we stopped at Lona’s Corner Cafe for breakfast and I am still stuffed!  Lona’s Corner Cafe is a tiny restaurant in an even tinier town that serves breakfast and lunch.  I drive by this cafe everyday that I go to work, and have always thought “someday we have to eat there”.  Well, since the goal…

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Cook the Cover Rachael Ray Every Day

Cook the Cover – Rachael Ray Every Day

So after doing a pretty darn good job cooking the cover of Bon Appetit, I decided to move onto cooking the cover of the June issue of Rachael Ray Every Day.  I knew that whatever dish was on the cover, it was going to be full of flavor and yum-o.  And it was!  Ice cream tacos! I can make that,…

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Brookies – A Brownie and a Cookie Mash Up

You probably bake cookies from time to time, or bake a pan of brownies when you are required to “bring something”.  Well, it’s time for something new!  Next time, bake brookies!  What?  Brookies are moist chocolately deliciousness!  Brookies are the perfect combination of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie.  How can you go wrong? Brookies are easy to make,…

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Pumpkin muffins with raisins

The Muffin Challenge – A Food First Before Friday

I love muffins!  My favorite muffin is banana with chocolate chips and pecans.  Pair it with a cup of strong coffee, and I have the perfect breakfast!  My other favorites are wild blueberry muffins with crumb topping, and a warm oatmeal cranberry pecan muffin.  The recipe for the oatmeal cranberry muffin is in my favorite muffin cookbook (affiliate link) Muffins A…

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Homemade Nacho Chips

Potato Chips & Tortilla Chips – Try It Homemade

What do you do when you want something salty to snack on?  You probably open up a bag of chips and start munching.  Do those potato chips taste like a potato?  How about the flavor of those tortilla chips?  Any resemblance to cardboard?  Do you know how easy it really is to make your own homemade chips?  Well, it’s part…

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Ice Cream

Food Firsts – What’s New in the Grocery Store for Summer 2017

It’s finally summer, and that means there’s a new batch of fun summertime foods in the grocery stores!  I walked through four stores this past week, and here are some of the new foods that I found. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Read my full disclosure policy here.) Breakfast: The regular Belvita biscuits are a great breakfast, and…

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