Zucchini, bacon and rice casserole recipe

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 recipe

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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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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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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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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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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Mississippi mud pie

Mississippi mud pie recipe

Flaky pie crust, incredible rich chocolate layer and light whipped cream make this Mississippi mud pie quite impossible for anyone to resist it.  Mud pies always make me think of childhood. Layers upon layers of mud and dirt. Sometimes sand or mulch. Little sticks, flowers and leaves were part of the decorations. The more the prettier…. 

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Lemon bars

lemon bars recipe

So light and refreshing, these lemon bars make a great dessert all summer long or anytime you crave a buttery cookie crust topped with a luscious lemon cream filling  I’ve never been a lemon bars kind of girl. A look at my recipe index and you can easily guess I’m the girl who reaches for… 

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Chocolate caramel cake

chocolate caramel cake recipe

Light and airy, with a decadent crumb and a hint or caramel, this chocolate caramel cake makes a great accompaniment to a cup of coffee in the afternoon or after dinner.  I rely on a few cups of coffee most of the days. Although there are days I get so busy I simply don’t get… 

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Strawberry shortcake cake

strawberry shortcake cake recipe

This strawberry shortcake cake is a lovely change from the traditional strawberry shortcake. Layers of rich buttery cake filled with smooth cheesecake and chopped fresh strawberries. I’ve had strawberries on my mind lately. This time of the year the local farms open their gates for everyone to pick their own berries, the stores have the strawberries… 

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German chocolate cupcakes

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A secret ingredient makes these german chocolate cupcakes so unbelievable light, moist and tender. Topped with a generous amount of sticky sweet coconut pecan frosting, these are the best german chocolate cupcakes I’ve tried! German chocolate deserts have a special place in my heart. They are the foundation of this blog, so to speak. If… 

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The best flourless hazelnut chocolate chip brownies

flourless brownies recipe

So rich and fudgy, these hazelnut chocolate chip brownies have an intensely chocolate interior and cracked tops. One bite and you’ll fall in love with these flourless brownies over and over again. I was a little skeptical when I was first offered a piece of  brownie with a cracked top. There was nothing appealing about… 

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Cocoa chocolate cheesecake bars

cocoa chocolate cheesecake bars recipe

1 hour to make and bake, these chocolate cheesecake bars have chocolate goodness in every bite. Make them ahead, refrigerate and cut into bars when needed. 2014 will go down in history as not-my-lucky year. It actually started just before the winter holidays. One morning one of my stove burners stopped working. After 5 minutes of panic,… 

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Sacher torte

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  I’ve discovered my love for baking little over 4 years ago and since than I had my shares of both failures and memorable recipes. Sometimes I try to improve the recipe, sometimes I just completely discard the thought of it. Today recipe started as a failure and turned out to be such an amazing… 

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Peanut butter and chocolate cake squares

peanut butter and chocolate cake recipe

Perfect for any occasion, this peanut butter and chocolate cake is so moist and delicious you’ll be making it over and over again. Although it looks like you worked all day, this cake is a breeze to make. Few weeks ago, on a unexpected sunny days after a week of rain I decided to do some spring cleaning…. 

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