Healthy and Flavorful Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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Sometime it feels like sides dishes get left out, and people ask me all the time for side dish ideas. These Stuffed Potatoes are low-fat and easy to make. The touch of Greek Yogurt and Gruyere add great flavor and texture. They go perfect with meat, fish or pork, and best of all, the kids love them. See me on Thursday 11:30 central time on NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” making a few of my favorite side dish recipes.

In Company with Martha Stewart and Bon Appetit: Dark Chocolate-Pistachio and Cherry Bark

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One of the best parts being a food blogger is when some of my favorite media writes about me, and it’s just out of the blue. Yesterday, a very famous food blog, “The Kitchn” listed their favorite top 10 Brittle and Bark recipes. I made it on the list in great company with Martha Stewart, Bon Appetit, Epicurious and many others. Check out the post http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/break-off-a-piece-barks-and-brittles-101614

This recipe ran last year during my first month of my blog. It’s 3 ingredients and fabulous. I will be making it on television next month in Birmingham NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” and NewsChannel 4 CBS “Talk of the Town” in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gifts from the Kitchen: Maple-Chipotle Spiced Nuts

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Since I’m teaching a cooking class next week -“Gifts from the Kitchen”, I thought I would share with you my recipe for Maple-Chipotle Spiced Nuts. There’s no oil or butter in this recipe. Just egg whites, some of my favorite seasonings and nuts. I love Priesters Pecans, especially this time of year. This makes a great Christmas gift but is wonderful anytime. For more information on my class, see Birmingham Bake and Cook. I am also taping a “Gifts from the Kitchen” television segment Tuesday for NBC 13 Daytime Alabama and will let you know when it’s going to air.

Martha Stewart Cookbook Winner

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I have been out of touch this week looking at some of the beauty like you see here, but I’m on the way back and would love to announce the winner of the “Martha Stewart Dinner at Home” cookbook. The winner is Kathryn who said, “This website was suggested to me just in time. I was nearly a total loss as a cook! Tight on time, weird ingredients and one too many noses turn up at my latest attempt to appease three kids frustrated us all. Alas, we began with the ribs and are happily eating our way through your blog. We’re in!” Thanks to all of you who participated as I loved hearing your comments. I have a busy week ahead shooting 4 shows next week for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama”, a cooking class next week at Birmingham Bake and Cook and TV in Nashville in early December. Not to mention, Thanksgiving at my house. Glad I had a few days of rest.

Holiday or Anytime 15 Minute Appetizer: Cheddar-Maple and Pecan Log

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Today, I am in Madison Wisconsin for a Wisconsin Cheese Media tour. I get to tour about 8 different cheesemakers around the area while tasting fabulous cheeses, attending a Fondue lunch as well as an award winning Cheese and Beer Pairing reception. I thought I would feature a simple cheese appetizer that my family loves in honor of the amazing Wisconsin Cheese. It’s so easy and wonderful for this time of year or as the holidays near (Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas), and my kids love it!

Also, I will also be featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama at 11:30 a.m on Thursday cooking a simple Slider recipes so check it out. I know-busy week.

Moo Shu Chicken on Daytime Alabama

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This recipe for Moo Shu Chicken has been a hit ever since I posted it a few months ago. I will be preparing it Thursday, October 1st on NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” at 11:30 a.m. Tune in and try this low carb awesome dish.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Milkshakes

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We have been on a huge milkshake kick at my house lately. Every night we take our favorite flavor ice cream and blend it up with skim milk, a touch of chocolate syrup and our favorite topping. I made this for NBC 13 Daytime Alabama coming up to air September, but Brooke Smith called me after the shoot and made these milkshakes that night.

Kid-Friendly: Non Alcoholic Margaritas

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This recipe is my son, Alec’s favorite. It will be featured on NBC 13 Daytime Alabama next month, but I thought I would share the recipe with you now. It’s really simple and tastes fabulous with or without tequila. I am in the process of making some new adjustments to my site so my posts might be few and far between for the next few weeks. It’s also my kid’s last week out of school so I want to spend all the time with them that I can. Please be patient with me during this transition and thanks for all of your support for my blog.

Salmon Sliders with Caper Mayonnaise

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I love sliders, as many of your know since I feature them a lot on my blog. I am taping a “Slider” cooking segment for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” tomorrow, and I thought a Salmon Slider would be fabulous paired with two other beef slider recipes. This recipe is really easy and delicious. It uses canned salmon but fresh salmon works great as well. Enjoy and stay tuned to the air date on NBC 13.