Toasted Coconut Cupcakes

Toasted Coconut Cupcakes

I made these adorable little bird nest cupcakes for Easter. Easter is now approximately 52 weeks away. However, there are plenty of other opportunities between now and then to make these delicious Toasted Coconut Cupcakes, minus the bird eggs. A couple months ago, a bird made a nest in the wreath on my front door. For those of you who don't know, my husband is weirdly obsessed with birds (hence the quails now living in my backyard), so he thought that was just the greatest thing. Since I am terrified of birds, I was highly offended that these birds had the audacity to build their … [Read More...]

Chicken, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese

Chicken, Bacon & Brussels Sprout Mac & Cheese

Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap, and I’m not really sure why. Whoever thinks they don’t like brussels sprouts just hasn’t had them cooked the right way– roasted to caramelized perfection, shredded and served fresh in a crisp salad… or covered with bacon and cheese. Even my dog likes brussels. Have you ever seen… 

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Lucky Shamrock Krispie Treats for St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Shamrock Krispie Treats

Guys. Have you seen my new site yet? If you are reading this in an email or RSS feed, click over to Jess Fuel right now and check it out. I am so excited about it! It took a TON of work (probably a lot more than it actually seems like, or should have), but… 

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Creamy Mocha Latte Bread Pudding

Creamy Mocha Latte Bread Pudding

Today we are talking about one of my very favorite things: coffee. Coffee might just be my own personal Jess Fuel! I’ll drink my coffee black, but I also like it a little creamy, or full-out froofy– mochacappajavafrappalatte? Yum! I’ll take it any way you’ll give it to me. Recently, I was excited to try… 

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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

SRC: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

I’m so proud of myself!! I made bread with yeast and it actually came out as a loaf of successful, delicious bread. I’ve been scared of yeast since I started cooking years ago. I mean, yes I’ve made pizza dough and homemade pretzels. But bread? Doesn’t bread take finesse and superior culinary skillz and… well,… 

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Sambal Chicken Skewers

Sambal Chicken Skewers {And $50 Giveaway}

We eat a lot of chicken, but lately it’s been getting a little boring. We’ve been doing a lot of grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and many, many batches of our favorite Maple Dijon Chicken. I had chicken to cook this weekend and wanted something different. My first thought was buffalo chicken, which we haven’t… 

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This weekend I’m busy working on some really awesome changes for this lil ole blog here. I’m pretty excited and you all will get to see why very, very soon! In the meantime, here’s a great appetizer recipe to keep your palate satisfied. Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, and these ones are… 

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