Banana Bread French Toast

Have you ever had one of those meals from a restaurant that changes your life in a completely significant way?? Well, I had a moment like that a couple of Sundays ago at a delightful place called Zola Bistro. Right when you walk in, scribbled in the coolest hand lettering font on a big chalk board was the special— Banana Bread French Toast. Now I’ll admit, I really like banana bread, but I’m not…

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Spicy Grilled Beef Short Ribs With Peaches and Mint Honey Yogurt

So. Don’t you hate it when you pull some meat from the freezer to cook for dinner, only to be stuck at work much later than you had planned and upon arriving home you realize that the meat you dethawed is usually best slow cooked for 2-3 hours? 2 TO 3 HOURS?!? Utter devastation. However, I’ve found that it’s these moments of being up against the proverbial dinner wall that I come up…

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Shredded Beef for Tacos Etc…

Taco night! With a Latino husband, our household consumes our fair share of tacos. It’s incredible. What I have come to learn is that all dishes deliciously Mexican are made with time, labor, and love. The slow cooking methods to allow the complex flavors to mix and mingle, and what transform what would be a tough piece of meat into a melt in your mouth dream. One of the highest compliments I can get from…

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Roasted Garlic Soup

My nose is running like a faucet as I type this. Yep, I finally succumbed to the late winter time/early springtime sickness. We had an insane wind storm yesterday with gusts up to 65 mph! Electric lines went down, a majority of people in the area lost power, and many got to go home from school and work. However, since I work at the hospital and they have back up generators upon…

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