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20 Ham Recipes

Author: Deborah Harroun

20 Ham Recipes on Cafe Zupas Do you have your Easter menu planned yet? I’m guessing many of us are still finalizing things, so I thought I’d bring you a list of 20 great ham recipes from around the web, perfect for your Easter dinner table. I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these!! Continue reading “20 Ham Recipes” »

recipe: Easter Bark

Author: Deborah Harroun

Easter Bark I will totally admit – I have no self control when it comes to holiday candy. I have to practically close my eyes when I walk down the aisle at the grocery store, trying not to put it all in my cart. But somehow, I always end up with bags of candy at home. This Easter season has been especially bad because my kids have been joining in. They beg for bags of pastel eggs and bright jelly beans. And of course, chocolate covered bunnies. Continue reading “recipe: Easter Bark” »

recipe: cinnamon chip cookies

Author: Deborah Harroun

Cinnamon Chip Cookies I am a sucker for cinnamon chips. I like chocolate, but anytime I can find an excuse to use cinnamon chips, I’m there!! I also love cookies, and I love having cookies on hand for my family, so of course I love to combine the two!! Continue reading “recipe: cinnamon chip cookies” »

fyi: persimmons

Author: Deborah Harroun

Persimmons A few days ago, I was at the grocery store and spied persimmons sitting there. I actually don’t see them very often, so I had to snag up a few. If you have never had a persimmon, they are a sweet fruit that should only be eaten when completely ripened. If they are not completely ripe, they will be quite bitter. There are many ways that they are eaten, but are most commonly used to make jams or compotes, or used in salads. They are also popular for baking into cakes or breads. Continue reading “fyi: persimmons” »

Buttermilk Cornbread

Author: Deborah Harroun

Buttermilk Cornbread I hate having ingredients go to waste, so I always love being able to make something that uses up extra ingredients and tastes amazing. This cornbread is so flavorful and tender and goes perfectly with a bowl of chili or soup. It just may be my new go-to cornbread!! Buttermilk Cornbread 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup corn Preheat the oven to 350F. Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a 9 to 12-inch cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the oven to heat up while you prepare the cornbread. Melt the butter and place in a large bowl. Add the sugar and still well. Add the eggs and quickly stir until completely combined. Stir in the buttermilk and baking soda. Add the cornmeal, flour and salt and stir until almost smooth. Fold in the corn Remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter in. Return to the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

recipe: chocolate chunk muffins

Author: Deborah Harroun

Chocolate Chunk Muffins I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many muffin recipes. While we have our favorites, I’m always looking for ways to change our breakfast routine up, and since muffins are so easy, I’m always trying new flavors and combinations. And since you can never really go wrong with chocolate for breakfast, I give you chocolate chunk muffins. These could easily be made with chocolate chips instead of the chocolate chunks, but I loved the big, gooey pockets of melted chocolate. And I love the cinnamon in these – I think that cinnamon and chocolate were made for each other!! Continue reading “recipe: chocolate chunk muffins” »

15 Easy Game Day Recipes

Author: Deborah Harroun

15 Super Easy Game Day Recipes The weekend has come – the time for the big football game. Are you prepared? I know I’m one of those last minute people, so today I’m showing you 15 super easy game day recipes. They all take less than 15 minutes of prep time. Because if you aren’t prepared right now, I’m guessing you need something super easy and fast!! Continue reading “15 Easy Game Day Recipes” »

Southwest Chicken Sandwiches

Author: Deborah Harroun

Southwest Chicken Sandwiches I like to devote one day a week to sandwich night because I love them so much and because they are usually an easy dinner idea. I love southwest flavors, so one night for sandwich night, these sandwiches were born. These sandwiches are made even easier if you have some leftover chicken on hand. With the chicken already made, you only have 15 minutes of prep time, and dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes! Continue reading “Southwest Chicken Sandwiches” »

30 Smoothie Recipes

Author: Deborah Harroun

smoothie-round-up We are more than halfway through January – how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?? I don’t know about you, but if I don’t start my day off on the right foot, it’s hard to keep on track with eating well all day long. I didn’t make and grand resolutions this year, but I am trying to be healthier, and I know breakfast is key in keeping it healthy. Continue reading “30 Smoothie Recipes” »

recipe: garlic and rosemary bean dip

Author: Deborah Harroun

Garlic and Rosemary Bean Dip It is the time of year for entertaining, so I like to have a handful of super simple recipes on hand that I can pull out that work well last minute. And one of my favorite things ever is a good dip recipe. This recipe is great as an appetizer before a meal or it goes well with a spread of snacky foods for other get togethers. And the best part about is that it only takes minutes to make!! Continue reading “recipe: garlic and rosemary bean dip” »