Author Archives: Ellen Garrett

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Nut and Seed Granola

This is one time I can get behind eating like a bird. Ha ha. I say that because birds eat a lot of seeds and this nut and seed granola is full of seeds after seeds after seeds.  You have pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. All seeds birds love too.  But you won’t […]

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Flower Pot Chocolate Pudding

Flowers or chocolates? Chocolates or flowers?  It is always a dilemma what to get mom for Mother’s Day.  So why not give her both! She will be delighted, especially with this fun flower pot chocolate pudding.  It looks like a potted plant but it is really chocolate pudding with crushed oreos and mint leaves.   […]

This sweet and Savory Brisket flavored has a salt rub, sweet and savory marinade cooked slowly over low temperatures for a tender, flavorful main dish.

Sweet and Savory Brisket

I made brisket today. A sweet and savory brisket. It was my first time cooking a brisket and thank goodness it was good!  Really good.  I had read that you will never be able to make a piece of brisket tender but after this sweet and savory brisket I don’t believe that.  Maybe I just […]

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Designer Poster created with Modify Ink

Sponsored – I received a free work of art that I created but as always all opinions are strictly my own. Create – I believe we all have a desire to create.  To create is “to evolve from one’s own thought or imagination, as in a work of art or an invention.”  To create “is […]

Zucchini Muffins

Are you a cookbook junkie? I should say are you a cookbook junkie like me?  I love cookbooks, collect cookbooks (even if there is only 1 or 2 or 5 or 6 recipes I typically use), and I read cookbooks.  It does matter a little what cookbook;  some are homemade with collected torn out of […]

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PB & Honey Breakfast Bars

WARNING: Don’t make these PB & Honey Breakfast Bars if you are alone!  You might regret it later in life or later in that day. I know it is kind of weird to start a recipe post with a warning, maybe just a little bit. But let me tell you why – PB & Honey […]

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Avocado Citrus Salad

Is it spring yet in your neck of the woods?  This avocado citrus salad will bring spring in the door whether the calendar or weather says it is. Spring is my favorite season.  I love seeing the bulbs awaken and their flowers burst through the ground or the blossoms come forth sharing their fragrance throughout […]

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14 K Cake (Carrot Cake)

A 14 K Cake must mean it is worth more than you can imagine.  It certainly means this 14 K Cake is worth its weight in gold. And that is a lot of weight because this carrot cake is very dense and very full.  There are carrots (of course) 4 1/2 cups of grated carrots, […]

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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 […]