Author Archives: Ellen Garrett

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Golden Butter Waffles

Photo Update: 3/25/15 Waffles are the perfect way to start the day, and lucky for you, today is National Waffle Day so if you’re not having waffles for breakfast, I hope you have breakfast for dinner tonight and enjoy these then!  I have been making these waffles for years and years. They’re the perfect waffles […]

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Honey Lime Crusted Salmon

I picked up some limes at the farmer’s stand yesterday, they were yellow just like lemons. But they were limes, sweet limes. Have you ever tasted a sweet lime?  They are really good, not sour and mouth puckering like a lime or regular lemon but really sweet and just the right ingredient for my Honey […]

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Roasted Asparagus Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is one of our family’s favorite dishes.  We absolutely love it.  The roasted asparagus, mushrooms, and garlic added a bonus of flavor and goodness to the basic carbonara.  I would say this roasted asparagus carbonara will be a new family favorite.   We pretty much love anything pasta.  Roasted Asparagus Carbonara is a […]

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Baked Omelet

What do you make for dinner when you can’t decide or think of what to make for dinner.  How about a baked omelet that pretty much takes care of itself? This was perfect for dinner tonight because with just a minimum amount of preparation I had dinner in the oven baking within minutes and then […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

This Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie is my favorite ice cream pie, hands down.  The ingredients that set it apart from your basic ice cream pie is the Oreo cookie crust with caramel and chocolate syrup drizzled over the top of the pie.   Now you could use a premade cookie crust but because the […]

Lemon custard cake with sweet Meyer Lemons for a cake and custard dessert; sweet, tart, lemony, smooth, it will become your favorite

Lemon Custard Cake

This lemon custard cake is almost like a light souffle. I don’t know if this is a true lemon souffle, I do know it is delicious, smooth, lemony, creamy, and drool worthy.  I am drooling over the thought of it right now.  If you love anything lemony, you will love this dessert.  If you are […]

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Cherry Apple Spinach Salad

I love discovering and exploring new combinations of goodness for salads. This cherry apple spinach salad is a perfect salad combination.  With the first bite, I was like hmmmmmmmmm…., this is amazing goodness. I often am eating lunch at home and then leaving for work.  It has become quite the pleasant experience.  You see I […]

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Loaded Sugar Cookie Bars

Wow, “LOADED” is the optimal word here.  These loaded sugar cookies bars are just that, loaded with all the chips and nuts and sweets that you might imagine.  I loaded mine with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pistachio nuts, and cherry M&Ms.  A unique combination but truly a great combination together. The amazing thing is, I had […]

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One Pan Cheesy Chicken Pasta

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and text are all mine own.  #ad #ChoppedAtHome #RealCheesePeople #contest It is all about the EASE, right!?!  We are always looking for something that helps make your and my lifes easier, perhaps even quicker, more simplified but then there is the […]

Blood orange salsa salmon, a citrus salsa over honey crusted salmon.

Blood Orange Salsa Salmon

This blood orange salsa salmon was one of the most delicious dishes I have ever prepared and eaten. Do you know the blood orange?  I am sorry it doesn’t have a better name, some people do call it a red orange.  I suggest crimson orange.  It is grown specifically but it really is a mutation […]

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Roasted Carrot Split Pea Soup

Craig and I are on a quest and this tasty roasted carrot split pea soup is helping us on our quest.  You see we have a large supply of canned food goods; such as flour, beans, split peas, vegetables, rice, pasta, etc. Our quest is to prepare meals using this supply, thus the split peas […]

Cherry cheesecake with a cruncy graham cracker crust and a streusel topping, just what you love.

Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I don’t know why it is but when ever I think of Valentine’s Day desserts, I always think of cherries.  To me cherries just means Valentine’s Day.  Do you think it has something to do with President’s Day so close and the story of George Washington chopping down a cherry tree? I know that the […]

Fresh herbs added to these roasted carrots add to their goodness. So sweet and yummy.

Roasted Carrots

Sometimes I get carried away when I do the grocery shopping.  Sometimes when I shop at a large warehouse store like Costco, I purchase 5 pound bags of whole carrots.  5 pounds!  Carrots!  I love raw carrots, I love their crunch and I especially enjoy them with a vegetable dip.  But after eating fresh carrots […]

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Blackberry Apple Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

I am not the grocery shopper in our family.  I used to be and actually it used to be one of my favorite activities.  I didn’t even mind taking my children when they lived at home.  But a couple of years ago Craig became the grocery shopper.  His takeover happened for a variety of reasons […]

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Cinnamon Sugar and Thyme Almonds

Do you love candied almonds, even candied nuts of all kinds?  I do.  I especially love to toss them into salads.  These sweet and savory almonds were the perfect nut to toss into a salad, especially my favorite kind of salad – one full of fruit, cheese, greens, and of course, nuts.   I love […]

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White Chocolate Valentine Pretzels

Is saying “I love you” as easy as 1,2,3?  I hope this Valentine Day you have someone to say “I love you” to and I hope you have someone to share these Valentine Pretzels with too.  These Valentine Pretzels are as easy to make also,  as easy as 1,2,3. They are Valentine Pretzels because 1) […]