Sriracha Sesame Sugar Snap Peas – Perfect for Spring!

Spicy Sesame Sriracha Sugar Snap Peas

It’s that time of year when everything is green and there are vibrant springy colors everywhere! I have bright green chives already in my flower boxes, my tulips are blooming and my raspberry canes are full of leaves. I can’t wait to get my herbs and veggies planted this year! In the meantime, I’m cooking a lot of Sriracha Sesame Sugar Snap Peas!

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St. Patrick’s Day Jiggs Dinner

Simple Jiggs Dinner

It’s time to plan your St. Patrick’s Day Jiggs Dinner now!

I don’t know who needs to hear this but it’s time to make your shopping list and plan your trip to the grocery store for your St. Patrick’s Day Jiggs Dinner groceries! Seriously, do it early before they run out of the cute little red potatoes, or the “good” bakery bread. Trust me, pick up some baby red potatoes, a perfect 3-4 pound corned beef, some carrots, and other root veggies soon! I’ve waited until the week of St. Patrick’s Day before and had to scrounge for ingredients!

Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick's Day Jiggs Dinner
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Favorite Books to TV? Yes Please!

blood red sriracha candied bacon even a vampire would love

I’m very excited on this FoodiEbook Friday! Some of my favorite books are coming to tv, I just finished Book 1 of the Fat Vampire Chronicles and I’m serving up some blood red Sriracha Candied Bacon!

Some of my FAVORITE Vampires from TWO different book series are coming to TV this year! And, I finished reading Johnny B. Truant’s ebook The Vampire Maurice (Fat Vampire Chronicles Book 1). Book one of three, published in 2019, the first chapter which I LOVE, an obvious nod to Anne Rice, is titled “Interview With a Vampire.” It’s been a while since I had a book(ish) post, but I’m so excited about this! 2022 is going to be a great year for those of us who love seeing our favorite characters on TV!

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Copycat Dunkin Stuffed Bagels

Bite-sized cream cheese stuffed bagels! So many options to choose from when you make my Copycat Dunkin Stuffed Bagels! Try pumpkin spice cream cheese filling, or low-fat veggie!

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Naughty Granola

Naughty Granola

2 Ghost Pirates and the Worlds Best Granola

I have had homemade granola on my mind lately. Then I read Dead Pirates of Cawsand, Blue Moon Investigations Book 5 ~ by Steve Higgs. As if I hadn’t already been craving homemade granola, the main character, Tempest Danger Michaels (yes, Danger IS his middle name…) finds the best granola on the planet!” He mentions the worlds best granola thirty times in the book! (32 if you include chapter titles) Needless to say, Tempest can not wait to have it. Every. Single. Morning. I’ve made two batches since I just finished this book and they didn’t last long!

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Salmon and Bean Puffs

Salmon Bites

Salmon & White Bean Party Puffs – …and Five eBookFoodie Party Food Favorites recipes!

Because It’s Finally Party Time!

Who is ready for some bite-sized party food! I know I am! You’ll love these crispy salmon and bean puffs! They are really easy to make. I use leftover salmon and they are wonderful. They are small and cook quickly! You can make these tasty crispy salmon puffs into salmon cakes or burgers also.

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Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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Bailey Cates Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies with dark chocolate added.

Bacon, Peanut Butter Banana Cookies – Inspired by the Magical Bakery Mystery Series by Bailey Cates.

Early on during the pandemic, I had a difficult time reading. I just couldn’t keep my attention on any book, and everything seemed stressful. After a few months went by, I realized that Bailey Cates latest Magical Bakery series book was out. Her books are always uplifting, and inspiring. They are never too dark, or heavy, just good clean reading that always allow my mind to let go of it’s burdens and get lost in the fantasy of the magical Honeybee Bakery .

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Lime Shrimp Skillet with Zucchini

Lime Shrimp Skillet Dinner with Zucchini

If you have been following the blog for a while, you already know that Cilantro Lime Shrimp is one of our favorites! It’s easy to prepare and cooks up very quickly. I decided to upsize it with a larger cast-iron skillet or sheet pan and add zucchini!

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