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

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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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New Page Reveal!

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I’ve been working on my Favorite Authors page and today is a great day for the reveal!

Why is it a great day for my Favorite Authors Page reveal? Because these authors are amazing! Also, Amazon Prime day starts at midnight tonight and if anyone, like me, is planning on picking up a new Kindle to read their favorite books on, you can get one at a prime day deal AND you can get a 5% rebate on it! *For more info on the rebate scroll down.

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Favorite Authors Page!

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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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AraYES Crispy Meat-Filled Pitas

AraYES Lamb and Chicken with fresh herbs

Crispy Pitas Filled with Lamb, Chicken, and Spices … AraYES

If you are a fan of spicy lamb and crunchy toasted pita bread, you’ll love these AraYES Crispy Meat-Filled Pitas. I often make these with whatever I have in the kitchen. If I’m lucky I have fresh herbs like mint, parsley, or cilantro to mix in. I’ve made them a few times this past year and each time they’re a little different. These arayes are a great way to introduce new spices like sumac and za’atar into your spice cabinet!

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Biscotti di Mama Bruno

Simple spiced biscotti with pistachios

Simple Spiced Biscotti recipe inspired by a recipe from “Mama Bruno”

I’ve never met Mama Bruno, but when “Husband” brought me one of these biscotti home from work to try, I could tell by the tone of his voice that I was going to love her recipe. I was lucky enough to get a copy of it and permission to share my version of it here! I’ve made some minor changes to her recipe, mainly just to use up some ingredients that have been hanging around the kitchen. I sent my modified biscotti with him to work and received a stamp of approval. Mama Bruno’s version is made with almonds, but I really love my modified version of this simple spiced biscotti recipe with pistachios. I’ve made it with all pistachios and with half almonds and half pistachios. Both were amazing!

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