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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 

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!

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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.

Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

One of the perks that comes along with being a food writer and instructor is that when it comes to my birthday, I can turn my most favorite flavors into my very own birthday cake. Brown Butter Sheet Cake with Fluffy Milk Chocolate Buttercream – 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

If you’ve been following along in my Instagram Stories, you’ll know that I’ve been growing several (no less than 20 actually!!) heirloom pepper varieties this season in my home garden. Over the last 10 days, every pepper variety is ripe and ready for harvest. What better way to make use of these glorious, sweet, voluptuous peppers than to make a homemade roasted red pepper hummus?!

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Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

Mid-Summer Garden Roasted Salsa

This is the salsa that satisfies my gardening spirit and my tastebuds! The subtle flavors of mint and parsley add an unexpected but strangely logical flavor to this salsa – kindly identifying themselves as mid-summer garden troopers. All the while, the roasted, caramelized veggies and the heat from those few hot peppers bring comfort to my deep cravings for salsa.

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Oat Hazelnut Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Oat Hazelnut Crumble

Strawberries and Rhubarb are a classic late spring-early summer combination. One easy way to make delicious use of this seasonal pair is to make a simple fruit cobbler. Just a few ingredients, a yummy crumble topping and a blitz in the oven yields the most delicious, seasonal treat.

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Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I LOVE a good melty, cheesy grilled cheese sandwich. But, it honestly never fails. I burn at least 1 side of EVERY single grilled cheese sandwich I make. No matter how hard I try – the pan gets hotter faster than I expect and once I flip it over – BOOM! black as a piece of coal (and similar tasting too).
That’s why I think this sheet pan method is so.very.spectacular. Once you see how easy and *burn-proof* this method of grilled cheese making is, this will be your go-to sandwich-making method for sure.

Homemade Tater Tot Casserole

Homemade Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole – it’s my response to the 4,000th time I’ve been asked ‘what’s there to eat?’ And really, it’s an awesome meal solution. It’s easy to make, the ingredients are simple and at hearing the words ‘tater tots’ my kids are over the moon.

Summer 2020 cooking class schedule!

Summer 2020 cooking class schedule!

The new Summer 2020 kid’s cooking class schedule is up! We have a new location (Reclaimed Warehouse in Moore, OK) and are excited for all the fun things we’ll be able to do here.

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The BEST Banana Sheet Cake

The BEST Banana Sheet Cake

I had no intention of sharing this recipe – and then I had my first bite. Even trying to tell you how good it is will not do this banana sheet cake justice. I’ll just say, at least for me, this is one of those bites that makes you pause and close your eyes to take in all that’s happening to your taste buds. Really.

Gigantic, Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Gigantic, Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

It’s no surprise, during this time of pandemic, I’ve been working out my biscuit hand! I’ve shared multiple versions of biscuit recipes – chocolate chip, apple cinnamon and blueberry but it occurred to me – what about the simple, classic traditional buttermilk biscuits?