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DIY Herb Blend for Homemade Herb Bread

The Recipe: The twelve spices I mix for making herb bread. If you want to turn good homemade bread into great homemade bread, especially for burger buns, sandwich rolls and excellent toast, just add this DIY herb blend to your favorite bread dough – or use my recipe, the wonderful bread I call "Our Daily Bread". It's the easy, European-style bread I make every few days.

Big No-Calorie Flavor. Easy Way to Change Up a Good Bread Recipe.
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Easy-Easy Chocolate Coconut Pudding

Warm pudding in ten minutes? Relax, you're here, this is it, a vegan, plant-based chocolate pudding, a healthy (and delicious!) solution to a chocolate craving or a late-night snack attack or Pudding Prep for the week.

Just Five Ingredients & Ten Minutes. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Great for Meal Prep, errr, Make That Pudding Prep.

How I Read 4X More This Year Than Last

In all of 2017, I read twenty books. So far in just the first three months of 2018, I've already read twenty-one books! Who wouldn't want to make 4X as much money? Run 4X as far? Spend 4X as much time with someone you love? Here's how I'm reading more than four times more than last year. ~ Skip Straight to the Quick Links ~

Easy Green Chile Egg Casserole

My go-to savory breakfast egg casserole, made without bread and a small amount of cheese. Instead, its richness comes from the green chile flavor and protein-packed cottage cheese, creating a tender breakfast casserole that's all about flavor, protein and healthy eggs. Best of all, it's super flexible, it bakes up perfectly in a casserole dish, a cast iron skillet, muffin tins, ramekins and even in a tart pan. And did I mention? De-lish! Brunch, anyone?!

Low Carb. High Protein (wow, 22 grams!). Weight Watchers Friendly. Perfect For a Relaxed Weekend Breakfast. Great for Meal Prep. Vegetarian.

Last-Minute Pantry Pie

Last-Minute Pantry Pie, the easy-easy no-bake cheesecake-style pie that's so simple to throw together at the last minute with pantry ingredients easily kept on hand for pie on a whim. Just five ingredients plus your favorite crust! So good, it moves the table to silence ...

Fresh & Flexible. Summer Classic. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.

Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole

The Recipe: A rustic potato and broccoli casserole, a mix of creamy potatoes and fresh broccoli that just works, somehow. This is one of my very oldest recipes, perhaps because it's such a good recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes – or an excuse to make extra! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~



Comfort Food, Never Quite the Same TwiceSMASHED POTATOES AND BROCCOLI is one of those recipes you’ll make again and again and still, it’ll never turn out the same.It’s highly forgiving. If you don’t have ricotta or sour cream, substitute cottage cheese. If you have other leftover vegetables, throw them in too. If you want, turn the dish upside down by reducing the potato and increasing the broccoli.You get the picture! Okay so let's be real. Leftover mashed potatoes are about as likely as leftover chocolate. This casserole is so tasty, it's worth making mashed potatoes just to make the casserole. Here's the simple recipe I follow.
MASHED POTATOES For mashed potatoes, chop two …

Lemon Pudding Cake

The Recipe: Light and airy lemon pudding cake, that old-fashioned lemon dessert that's baked until the cake on top turns golden and a soft lemony pudding forms below. Think this, all at once, in a single bite: soft, warm, crisp, sweet, tart, fluffy and creamy. And now? Popping with plump, juicy raspberries too! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


Perfect for Princesses, Pixies and ParentsAs girls go, I was no girlie girl. My pixie cut was cropped so short, no ribbons could stay put. My mother made all my sister’s and my clothes, no pink ruffles for us, instead think plaid jumpers with piping and corduroy pants lined with flannel.But for my sixth birthday, nothing would do except a princess theme, with me, of course, the reigning princess. A cowlicked neighbor boy, Albert, was my assigned and most-reluctant prince. Home movies show his arrival, dragged by the hand by his mother.(But the food, Alanna, get on with the food.)Did my mom ice a cake with princess-worthy flowers and furls? W…