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Alton Brown’s Biscuits

Alton Brown’s Biscuits are easy to make and worth the quick wait while they bake. You’ll never go back to canned biscuits again! I made Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast the other day.  I didn’t want to use refrigerated biscuits.  They just don’t seem to hold up to the gravy the way I like.   […]

Alton Brown’s Beef Stroganoff

Do you pin?  I do.  I was warned how addicting Pinterest was when my friend Lara introduced it to me.  Did I listen?  No.  Of course not. I love pinning and planning to make things and actually making plans come to fruition.  Last night I was on my cupcake board looking to see if I had […]

Alton Brown’s Angel Food Cake

Last month Mike was in a wedding.  It was kind of epic.  I had to work, and then pick up the kids so I missed things – which was kind of a bummer because I knew the couple too.  But my favorite story from the night was that Mike “caught” the garter.  Ha!  Now he’s […]

Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf will take your same old side dish to a yummy new place!   Last night I didn’t know what to do for dinner. I had defrosted some chicken, but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I saw bacon and turned to breakfast burritos instead.  Yes, I make Brinner sometimes. […]

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I’m a zombie today.  I was up every 45 minutes to an hour last night with the kids.  Where they get the idea that mom doesn’t need to sleep is beyond me.  I’ve made it very clear on many occasions that I prefer a full night’s sleep to frequent wake up calls.  Silly boys. Since […]

Banana Bread Foster French Toast

About a year into our relationship Mike mentioned he makes a mean Bananas Foster.  The first time we went to Joe’s Crab Shack, he ordered the Bananas Foster crepes and completely devoured them.  I asked when he was cooking them for me.  He shrugged it off.  Six years later, he’s never made them.  So I […]

Philly Cheesesteak Macaroni & Cheese

Happy May everyone! This year is just flying by. So, a little confession. Not surprisingly, I’m a Food Network and Cooking Channel addict. I’ve been watching both for years. Unique Eats & Sweets, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Throwdown, the list goes on and on – culminating with my foodie crush Alton Brown. Then Food Network Magazine […]

Honey Chipotle Shrimp with Cheesy Polenta

Honey Chipotle Shrimp with Cheesy Polenta is a spicy, sweet, creamy dish that’s totally crave-able! One of my favorite things about blogging is having awesome friends.  Especially awesome friends with hook ups.  The amazing Meghan of The Tasty Fork is now working for Urban Accents.  They are a freaking amazing company based out of Chicago […]

Spiked Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

I love Alton Brown.  I don’t think I’ve been too shy about that fact.  🙂  He’s brilliant, has great recipes, and I love learning why food works the way it does (see: the science of cooking).     When I tried his Baked Alaska recipe for WLOW’s 1st birthday, I had so much chiffon cake […]

Scrumptious Sunday Menu Plan {Aug 2013}

Hi everyone!  I’ve decided to start doing these menu plans in a different format.  While I liked having something new to show you each week, we’re scaling it up a bit now and going big.  I’ll be sharing monthly menu plans the first Sunday of each month instead of meals for the week.  This is […]

My First Thanksgiving

Hi.  My name’s Julie.  And I’m a turkey virgin. That’s right.  I’m cooking my first solo Thanksgiving dinner.  I’ve brought sides over to someone else’s house in previous years.  This year is the first time I’m shouldering the workload.  And it all comes down to the turkey.  I’ve been googling, watching The Chew, looking up Alton Brown’s […]

Chocolate Lava Muffins

Hi everyone.  Today I’m baking with Joanna (another Joanna), she works with me.       For weeks now I’ve been bringing in goodies I’ve made for the blog for lunch and for treats to share with my co-workers.  After the parade of yummies I brought to work, Joanna asked me to help her make […]

Baked Alaska

It’s White Lights on Wednesday’s 1st Birthday today!!     Madness.  Pure Madness.   In case you missed the news yesterday, I’m having a blogiversary giveaway with some totally awesome prizes to celebrate!   So, today’s recipe is Mike’s fault.  He came home from work one day talking about Baked Alaska.  How the idea got […]

Brown Rice and Apple Salad

Are you ready to get healthy today?  My Aunt Cindy was in town over the weekend, and she always makes me want to put good-for-you-food on our table.  Since I’m always looking for new side dishes to try – we eat waaaaaay too many mashed potatoes around here – I started searching for something delicious […]

Mike’s Favorite Chicken Parmesan

I’m a bit of a Food Network addict.  With the Cooking Channel out, I split my time a little more evenly, but I can’t stop.  I love the recipes and I have my favorite chefs.   Hi Alton Brown!!  You’re super awesome and brilliant!!   One day, a long long time ago, I saw Emeril […]

Chicken Breasts Supreme

I can’t even begin to tell you how insanely delicious this dinner is.  Not only does Chicken Breasts Supreme take 15 minutes from start to finish, but it’s made up of simple Southern flavors that are sure to satisfy.  Oh, and this is the best cream sauce I’ve ever tasted in my entire life.  Seriously. […]

Hot Chocolate – Two Ways

I’m cheap.  Have I mentioned this before?  I guess I should explain.  It’s more that I’ve lived serving shift to serving shift in my life and when Christmas rolls around I didn’t always have money to spend on each niece and nephew (count them all, 5 at the time).  I would make “family” presents.  My favorite […]

Brown Sugar Cake Petite Fours

I made cake.   Birthday cake.  Party cake.  Too good to be true cake.   “Wait, you made this with a mix and canned frosting?” cake. Brown Sugar Cake Petite Fours   Print Prep time 25 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 25 mins   Author: Adapted from Kraft Serves: 30 petite […]

Grow.Swap.Share Participants 2

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  It’s my Saturday!!  The Grow.Swap.Share blog swap is less than a week away!  This whole experience has been totally amazing and getting to know all the participants and their blogs a little btter has been really fun.  I can’t wait until the next time Grow.Swap.Share happens.  I don’t know when it will […]