Berry Bunny Yogurt Bites

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Around our house, a bunny is not called a bunny. It is not called a rabbit. It is not called a hare or the lesser known cony. Instead this furry, long-eared, bushy-tailed, burrowing animal is fondly known as a “Hoppy”.

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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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Udon with Sweet & Savory Beef

Udon Noodles with Sweet & Savory Beef via applestoziti.com

U is for Udon!

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Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner for Two

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A romantic holiday deserves a romantic dinner.

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Petite Lemon-Berry Trifles with Fresh Whipped Cream

Mini Lemon-Berry Trifles for Two via applestoziti.com

This kind of dessert is really my favorite.

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Roasted Shrimp Skewers

Roasted Shrimp Skewers via applestoziti.com

If you love shrimp and you love simple… you’ll love this simple shrimp recipe!

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Greek Chili

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Chili recipes are out there by the thousands… probably by the millions!

You might as well be picking a star out of the sky.

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Red Curry Peanut Sauce with Chicken

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When we go to a Thai restaurant I pretty much know what I’m going to order before I walk in the door…

CURRY.

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Steak & Onion Sandwich

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After hitting “Publish” I realized that my most recent post, my Rustic Nectarine Pie, was my 100th POST!! What?!

This came as a surprise to both my husband and I…. “Honey!!!… do you have any idea how many posts I’ve made??” He was thinking between 35 to maybe 50 at the most… but ONE HUNDRED!? WHAT?????

Whew! That makes me tired… I won’t think about how many hours of pictures taking, color-correcting, and writing this adds up to be… A LOT. We’ll just leave it at that. Funny thing is… it doesn’t feel like that much really… I love every minute of it!

There’s no better way to start off another round of 100 posts than with this indulgent, fill-you-up good steak sandwich…

“O is for Onions” and this sandwich is packed with them! If you don’t like onions… you’re crazy. Let’s just get that straight. I still like you, I think…

But you’re crazy.

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Chicken & Nectarines

Chicken and peaches is a classic “country” dish, and I thought… why not replace the peaches with nectarines?

I did and the result was delicious…

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Brie & Nectarine Panini

This recipe was inspired by a panini I saw on the menu of an L.A. bakery…

It was made with Brie & Pears, and while they divulged very little about the rest of the sandwich, it looked DELICIOUS!

When I set out to create some Nectarine recipes, this sandwich came to mind…. I’m so glad I tried it… this panini is to die for.

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You want to make this. Oh my, do you want to make this!

Ever since I made these I’ve been lying awake at night thinking about the different things I could stuff a panini with and how delicious it’s going to taste.

Is that normal?

I hope your answer is yes.

This sandwich truly does melt in your mouth. The buttery, toasted bread gives you just enough crunch to balance out the creamy brie and nectarine filling inside. THe peppery arugula and the drizzle of balsamic give it that final punch that really knock this panini’s flavor out of the park.

It’s beautiful, decadent, and divine.

How many you make and who you make it for is entirely up to you. But make it soon! This is not something you want to put off.

It is nothing like dusting your ceiling fans or organizing that front closet. This recipe was made to be enjoyed TODAY!

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