Baked Oatmeal

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Hello again! The morning is still young and when I roll out of bed, I immediately start thinking of things that will appeal to me. Of course, I always run down the cliché list of: “bacon, eggs, sausage, grease, butter, grease, salt, butter, butter, butter”. But, sometimes you just need something that will make you feel like you can take on the day as opposed to curing that lingering hangover. For me, I run to my baked oatmeal. My reasoning for liking this dish is due to the fact that you can literally throw anything in it that strikes your fancy. In this dish, I prefer toasted cinnamon, toasted pecans, bananas and cranberries. Then, right before serving, I add a healthy glug of fresh, amber-grade maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. While I’m keeping this recipe to my chest; I hope that a discussion of this dish at least sparks some creativity within all of you foodies. In life, there are choices and for me, I choose to eat things that rekindle a bit of childhood and then give them a face-lift. I was always told to cook with what I know—this is what I know. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do and I hope you create something that will be equally pleasurable.

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Spicy Sausage Pasta with Stilton Cream Sauce

Spicy Sausage Pasta with a Stilton Cream Sauce-

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Hello, again! Well it’s no secret that it’s getting close to Christmas time and with that comes a large commitment in the kitchen. It’s times like this that I like to whip up quick dinners that don’t shun me to the kitchen on the nights leading up to the holiday. For me, it’s got to be my Spicy Sausage Pasta with a Stilton Cream Sauce. This dish isn’t your conventional holiday fare; however, it’s definitely a great dinner idea for a cold, lazy night at the house. Personally, I love a good bowl of pasta any night and most times, give myself a “food baby” from eating too much of it! Let’s get cooking!

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