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Giant Breakfast Cookies

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Whew – we’ve hit the dogs days of summer here in Oklahoma. With “low” 100’s in the forecast, 2-a-day football practices filling our weeks and the official 2018-19 school supply lists taped to the fridge – ‘dog days’ seems to hit the nail on the 

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

Devil’s Pool Granola ((A Big Cedar Recipe))

I am so excited to share the recipe for the best granola I have ever tasted. Last August, the family & I traveled to Branson for a fun “last hoorah” before the start of the school year. While there, Big Cedar breakfast was one of 

German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

German-Style Graze Board with Gouda Fondue

Okay – let’s talk grazing. This is my favorite way to eat – a little of this and a smear of that. Trying new combinations and flavors — and eating way, way, way too much.

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

This red wine hot chocolate is a simple, warm, decadent, drinkable dessert. Sure to add flare and flavor and fun to your seasonal snacking!

Maple Bourbon Fall Chutney

Maple Bourbon Fall Chutney

A little smokey, a little boozy and all that depth of flavor combined with deep, rich notes of dried fruits and citrus. Y-U-M!!

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

Spicy Blue Cheese Shortbread Crackers

It’s time to add a little baked cracker to our portfolio of ‘easy extra‘ recipes I’ve been compiling for the last several months! These crackers are a savory shortbread cracker packed full of flavor thanks to the addition of blue cheese, sage and spicy red pepper.

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Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

Quick Mulled Spice Pickled Veggies

One of my favorite accessories to a meal or snack is pickled veggies. I love the combination of sour + salty + crunchy + spice.

Plum + Apple Chicken and Rice

Plum + Apple Chicken and Rice

Time to bring a little bit of Fall into our menu! This recipe uses some sweet and tart apples & plums to bring seasonal (and delicious) flair to dinnertime!

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip

The BEST Party Dip! Who doesn’t need an easy and awesome dip recipe for your snack and graze boards? This recipe is hands down my favorite cheesy dip – and at first bite, you’ll fall in love with it too!

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5-ingredient Marinated Olives

5-ingredient Marinated Olives

I love olives – all types : green, black, purple – brined or packed in oil – pitted or with pits. I love them. I love them so much that I wanted to make them the star of my graze board rather than an accessory quietly tucked into a corner. That’s where these ‘Easy Extra’ recipe comes in to play!

5-Minute Fall-Spiced Candied Nuts

5-Minute Fall-Spiced Candied Nuts

These candied nuts come together in about 5 minutes! The sugary, spiced candy coating has just the right amount of salt and those herbs put the recipe over-the-top. So, so crave-able!

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

Fresh 7-Herb Pesto

According to the calendar, we’re nearing the end of summer – and my veggie garden knows it. Tomatoes have almost disappeared, squash left me weeks ago, eggplant is out of production and I’ve used up all my carrots, radishes and onions. But my chard and herbs are partying like it’s 1999.

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Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

I’m pretty sure brownies are the world’s most perfect dessert! And this chocolate orange version is my new favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve got one simple trick that’s certain to maximize the orange flavor – and my guess is it involves something you normally throw away!

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Sun-Dried Tomato + Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

There’s something about the combination of feta and sun-dried tomatoes that makes this simple stuffed mushroom recipe so very delicious. And that white wine + cream? As it bakes, the flavors of the dip and parmesan and mushrooms spin around and create the most glorious, creamy sauce.