Zucchini, bacon and rice casserole

zucchini bacon rice casserole recipe

One mixing bowl and one casserole are needed to make this cheesy zucchini, bacon and rice casserole. Make it ahead of time and bake it just before dinner. It happens every summer. Zucchini make their way in my farmer’s market basket saturday after saturday. Although I have a couple of favorite recipes, each week I’m looking… 

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Double lemon cheesecake bars

lemon cheesecake bars recipe

Smooth, creamy and full of citrus flavor, these lemon cheesecake bars are topped with a thin layer of lemon glaze and prepared on a simple graham cracker crust There’s no secret I love cheesecake, and have made and eaten it many times, but I had never tried a lemon cheesecake before. It hasn’t occurred to be that… 

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Chocolate avocado cake

Chocolate avocado cake recipe

Love at first bite, this chocolate avocado cake with chocolate ganache is dense, rich and fudgy,  and has a brownie texture that is sinfully delicious. For years I have sneaked avocado at almost every meal. May it be with an egg, a big bowl of salad or with pasta (my favorite). With almost every weekly grocery trip I… 

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Make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet

vegetable bacon egg bake recipe

Whether you’re serving 2 people or a crowd, it can’t get easier than this make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet! 15 minutes of prep time tops! Monday to friday I’m an oatmeal, banana and peanut butter kind of breakfast girl. It fuels me enough to get through the morning craziness. Although, on rare occasions… 

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Crustless zucchini quiche

crustless zucchini quiche recipe

A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long. Zucchini and other summer squashes have been abundant in backyard gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores for weeks now and they have been so cheap, every week I end up picking up a bunch of them…. 

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Rosemary, potato and bacon biscuits

rosemary potato bacon biscuits recipe

Quick and easy flaky bacon biscuits made with leftover mashed potatoes and fresh rosemary. It will take less than 30 minutes to make them! Serve the biscuits with eggs in the morning, soup or a salad for lunch, or with a bowl of chili for dinner. Whatever’s on the menu, you must make a batch of these… 

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Soft chewy cherry chocolate chip cookies

cherry chocolate chip cookies recipe

No one can resist the comfort of a chocolate chip cookie and these cherry chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft and chewy with an addictive smell wafting from the kitchen as they bake Chocolate chip cookies are a classic dessert. An iconic sweet treat passed on from generation to generation. I’m pretty sure every family has their… 

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Slow baked potatoes and chicken skillet

slow baked potato and chicken skillet recipe

Tender chicken drumsticks cooked on top of layers of thin sliced potatoes and onions make this potatoes and chicken skillet an mouthwatering, flavorful meal. One of my family’s favorite dinner is pairing chicken with potatoes. May it be simply roasting them, throwing them on the hot grill of turning into a comforting meal, it is always a… 

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Veggie stuffed bell peppers

veggie stuffed bell peppers recipe

This easy dinner recipe is brought to you by Pompeian Olive Oil. All opinions are 100% mine. Packed with a tasty mixture of vegetables, pine nuts and raisins, these flavorful stuffed bell peppers are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Stuffed bell peppers have always been comfort food. Ask any Romanian, actually ask pretty much… 

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Three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata

Three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata recipe

An easy meal that goes from fridge to table in less than 30 minutes, this three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It may still be summer vacation but for me it’s one of the busiest time of the year. Between playdates at the park, enjoying some sun at… 

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Frosted sugar cookies

frosted sugar cookies recipe

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth amazingness, these frosted sugar cookies are the made-from-scratch version of the store bought ones. Love at first bite! Since I started this blog, little over 3 years ago (how times flies!!!) I have made thousands hundreds of cookies but what makes my husband’s heart skip a beat are the soft, cakey sugar cookies… 

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Nutty chocolate chip brownies

nutty chocolate chip brownies recipe

If you are looking for a scrumptious easy dessert, these nutty chocolate chip brownies stuffed with chocolate chips and walnuts will make you weak at the knees. I have a confession to make. When it comes to brownies, I’ve been a slacker. Sure, I have made lots of other chocolate desserts, but brownies – not a… 

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Cinnamon loaf cake

cinnamon loaf cake recipe

Sweet, buttery and bursting with cinnamon flavors, this cinnamon loaf cake if fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon!  August is already here and before we know it fall has arrived. I don’t know about your corner of the woods, but in my area the summer was good to us. The temperature only… 

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Pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust

pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust recipe

Soft pears, perfectly smooth and rich filling and a crust made from gingersnap cookies, this pear cheesecake is a fabulous dessert to enjoy year round! Do you know what day is today? It’s National Cheesecake Day!! One of my favorite days of the year! I’ve mentioned lots of times chocolate cheesecake is my favorite dessert… 

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Slow baked red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes

slow baked red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes recipe

Slow baked in a low-temperature oven, this red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes has a rich, deep flavor from the well seasoned red wine and tomatoes marinade. I love having friends or family over for dinner. As much as I love cooking just for my family there are recipes I need more adults in the… 

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No bake blackberry bars

no bake blackberry bars recipe

An elegant summer treat, these dreamy no bake blackberry bars are infused with fresh berry sweetness swirled with a velvety creamy filling. I love watching TV while folding clothes. Since our dryer broke and we had to wait for a new one to be delivered and installed, I had quite a few loads to go through…. 

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