Cheesy Cheesy Poofs, Magic & Macaroons!

Brazilian Cheese Bun

Did I mention I LOVE food novels? One of my favorite series is the Magical Bakery Mysteries by Bailey Cates Cattrell. The main character, Katie, moves to Savannah to open a bakery with her aunt and uncle. She notices her aunt putting mysterious ingredients into her recipes and whispering over them. Katie discovers her aunt is magically enhancing the pastries! She discovers her aunt is a witch, and she is too! They form a book club where they meet in the bakery after work with their fellow witches and practice spells. I promise you’ll love reading about the special herbs she and her aunt add to the recipes to help their customers, and you’ll wish the Honeybee Bakery was right around the corner!

Brazilian Cheese Bread, Cheese Pull!
Just LOOK at that CHEESE-PULL!
Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)
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Food Blog & Reading Challenge Fails & Some Good News Too!

Sometimes I just can’t seem to get much done, or things just don’t turn out quite right…

Regardless of getting it right or done, it’s what I learned along that way that matters. Husband says that some of my ugliest food is the best! Some of my prettiest dishes are terrible! I thought everyone may enjoy these behind the scenes recipe fails! I’ve mentioned that since I started blogging and documenting my quick weeknight meals & favorite dishes, I’ve fallen so far behind in my reading. But the good news is husband and I are no longer working opposite shifts! That means weeknight dinners for two & less time for me to read, but that’s ok. It’s nice to have husband back! (Husband is my husband’s nickname. In case you were all thinking my grammar was that terrible.)

Creamy Lemon Gnocchi with sautéed Swiss Chard
Creamy Gnocchi with Lemon = pasty chewy dry gnocchi
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