Carbonara with a Twist

Carbonara with Leeks, Bacon, & Goat Cheese

As I write this post my sink is full. There is flour spread haphazardly on my countertops. There are toys everywhere. There are at least two loads of laundry that need folding. Maybe three. But who’s counting? Weeds need pulling outside. Our carpets need vacuuming. The bathrooms need cleaning. And our realtor could text me at any moment to say someone wants to see our house in an hour.

But I’m ignoring all that because… well… I have been wanting to share this recipe and I cannot wait any longer!

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Spicy Orange-Soy Sauce with Tofu & Udon

Vegetarian Spicy Orange Soy Sauce with Tofu & Udon via applestoziti.com

I’m not what you would call a ‘Tofu’ kind of gal. It’s the last thing I would pull off the shelf at the supermarket if I needed to come up with dinner ‘on the fly’.

I mean seriously… like the last thing.

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Udon Noodles with Roasted Asparagus Pesto & Tomatoes

Udon Noodles with Roasted Asparagus Pesto & Tomatoes via applestoziti.com

I have yet to meet a noodle that pesto didn’t get along with.

Come to think of it… I have yet to meet a noodle that didn’t get along with.

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Udon with Sweet & Savory Beef

Udon Noodles with Sweet & Savory Beef via applestoziti.com

U is for Udon!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Here are some last minute gifts you can make right in your own kitchen.

White Chocolate Pretzel Toffee…

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I’ve been baking, taking, and consuming these decadent, gift-worthy treats for the past month.

And now I must go collapse.

I hope you enjoy!

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Chocolate-Espresso Toffee Cookies

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C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.

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Toffee-Nutella Fudge

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This recipe was my experimenting with Alton Brown’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe that I posted here during my Peanut Butter saga. A comment made by one of you lovely readers inspired me to try replacing the peanut butter with nutella. Genius.

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Caramel-Toffee Cheesecake Bites

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Hello beautiful bite.

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Toffee-Pecan Brown Sugar Cookie Bites

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Kind of a long title. But you know what you’re getting. Or at least you think you do. These were the recipe I was least excited for… and I liked them best. And they’re the easiest. Well, the fudge was pretty easy but powdered sugar destroys my kitchen. No matter how careful I am, it gets everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

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White Chocolate Pretzel Toffee

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There’s something you should know about my little family.

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Sweet Potato Egg Nests with Maple-Bacon & Goat Cheese

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These are the perfect egg recipe for your Christmas morning brunch. Or perhaps you’re more the New Year’s Brunch type. Or possibly Easter brunch is your groove. Or Mother’s Day brunch. Or heck… just have brunch tomorrow.

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