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Ciabatta Bread Pizza with Fontina, Sausage and Fresh Sage

Last night I was experiencing one of those instances where I knew I wanted something to eat but didn’t want to eat the same old thing.  After some serious pondering I realized whatever I made had to include the loaf of Ciabatta bread that was soon to go bad.  So I landed on Ciabatta pizza with sausage, onions, fontina cheese and sage.    Now I am all about making my own dough, but I will tell you that the Ciabatta bread works just as well. The only thing I would do differently would be to toast the bread first. The pizza was absolutely delicious but did become a little soggy from the sauce. So toasting it beforehand would eliminate that issue. Otherwise this was a really simple and tasty dish that I know you’re going to love….

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Mary Ann’s Moist Delicious Cornbread

When I began this blog my original intent was to post, not only my recipes, but those of others as well. Here’s one from my dear friend Mary Ann that I’m sure you’ll love, I call it Mary Ann’s Moist Delicious Cornbread.  If you’ve ever had a piece of dry cornbread you know it’s a less than pleasant experience, and there’s no amount of chili or soup dunking that can make it better!  Mary Ann’s recipe is quite the opposite and oh so delicious.  It will complement your favorite soup or chili recipe wonderfully, so be sure to give this one a try!  Many, many thanks to Mary Ann for allowing me to share for all to enjoy!

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Simple Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Basil

I have long been a lover of Italian food including everything from appetizers to desserts. One of my favorites has to be Bruschetta. There are so many variations and options but I am especially fond of the traditional tomato basil topping. This is a simple recipe to prepare, is exceptionally delicious and a wonderful beginning to any meal. The one ingredient that sets this recipe apart from some others you may have tried is the white balsamic vinegar. It adds a nice sweet/tart element that really works.  If you enjoy Bruschetta give this easy to prepare recipe a try and tell me what you think….

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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits with Cheddar Cheese & Rosemary

Like most people I am more than ready for this winter to be done so I can feel the sun and enjoy the amzing things that the warmer seasons have to offer.  As with many other cooks, I get through the tough winters by preparing dishes that either remind me of summer or bring me comfort.
Today it’s all about comfort and the beauty of a delicious biscuit! I came home today desiring something savory and this biscuit is what I came up with. The dough is light and fluffy, while the cheddar and rosemary take it to the next level.  These can be eaten alone, with some butter or you could opt to add a little ham and voila you have a wonderful sandwich! Either way it’s a path to complete satisfaction of your taste buds……

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Sweet Potato Walnut Bread

As I was browsing my pantry for dinner this evening I came across a medium –sized sweet potato that was beginning to look like it had seen better days. With my quest to lessen waste my mind began wondering how I could use it. I immediately went to something sweet and landed on a loaf of bread. I knew I had some walnuts which I envisioned working really well in the bread. I will share that this bread was well worth the time! It is exceptionally moist and is the perfect complement to a cup of hot coffee!
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