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Banana Bread

I love, love, love this bread. I’ve actually made it twice in a very short period of time. While the jury is still out on the Magnolia Table cookbook (some recipes are unhealthy messes), this Banana Bread is great. Details below! Rating: A+ How…

April 2, 2020
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Charred Brussels Sprouts Drizzled with Kiri Hodi

Charred Brussels Sprouts Drizzled with Kiri Hodi is a dish I didn’t even know existed, but, boy, am I glad I know now! This Indian recipe is from one of my favorite sources, the U.K.’s Waitrose Food magazine. Try it out if your a…

March 31, 2020
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Easy Pork Dumplings

Now that I’ve researched the word dumpling vs. wonton to find that this usage is in fact correct, I’m pleased to give Real Simple’s Easy Pork Dumplings a stellar rating! Just delicious for an app, small plate dish, or full-on dinner. Details below! Rating:…

March 30, 2020
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Pepper’s Grilled Eggplant with Crispy Shallots

I finally broke out my new Philips Smokeless Infrared Grill! I’m going to be using this Christmas gift way more often now that I see how easy it is to use and clean! Pepper’s Grilled Eggplant with Crispy Shallots was the first dish prepared…

March 30, 2020
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Top-Notch Waffles

These Top-Notch Waffles, from Food Network Magazine, are really top-notch. Just the right amount of sweetness, perfect as is, or delicious to dress up! Details below. Happy Sunday! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: This is a solid basic waffle recipe. Search…

March 29, 2020
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Cherry-Chocolate Cobbler

I ALWAYS have frozen cherries in my freezer (they’re the star of my yogurt bowls), so I was so excited to stumble upon such a dynamic recipe that I already had ALL the ingredients for. Very important in these quarantine times! If you’re looking…

March 27, 2020
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Ricotta Pancakes

While I don’t think the Magnolia Table cookbook is always the healthiest, or most gourmet, it sure does have some simple, tasty recipes. These Ricotta Pancakes are OUTSTANDING. Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: Delish. Why put butter or salt in the…

March 26, 2020
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Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Strips

Need something fast, easy, cozy AND quarantine-friendly?! Check out this Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Strips from Magnolia Table! Fit for the whole family in a flash! Details below! Rating: A How to make it an A+: Pretty darn good. For the soup,…

March 24, 2020
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Pork Posole

I’m a sucker for any sort of Tortilla Soup, and this Pork Posole, from Ina Garten, definitely fits into that category. Simple, delicious, and somehow reminds me of Cool Ranch Doritos(!), I call this soup a must-make! Details below! Rating: A+ How to make…

March 23, 2020
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100 Quarantine-Friendly Meal Ideas

Okay, here we go! 100 Quarantine-Friendly Meal Ideas! What does this mean? I’m offering food inspiration so you do not get stuck in the same meat and potatoes rut during this CRAZY time in the world. I would have never believed I would ever…

March 22, 2020