• 12 Winners for Easter Dinner(s)
  • Pastel Mint Brownies
  • Pesto on Eggs
  • Hard-Cooked Steamed Eggs
  • Peeps On Parade
Berry-Topped French Toast Bagels w/Cobblestone Bread Co. Bagels-a great way to start the day. French toasted bagels topped w/fresh berries & cream cheese. Simply Sated

Berry-Topped French Toast Bagels

Berry-Topped French Toast Bagels. Great bread and the USA haven’t always held hands – a sentiment brought home by Julia Child’s famous quote, “How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” Julia was talking about the type of white bread USA baby boomers grew up eating. You know, the kind you… 

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12 Winners for Easter Dinner(s). Twelve winning recipes from drinks to desserts to make Easter dinner the best ever - from Simply Sated & The Cookie Rookie

12 Winners for Easter Dinner(s)

12 Winners for Easter Dinner(s). Welcome!  The Cookie Rookie (my daughter, Becky) and I have picked twelve fantastic recipes to share with you this Easter. Whether it's Becky’s Apple Ginger-Glazed Ham or my Homemade Lemonade with Berry Cream, these 12 Winners for Easter Dinner(s) are sure to … [Read More...]

Pastel Mint Brownies are easy, lovely and delicious, and I dare you to eat just one. Brownie mix brownies topped warm with Lammes Candies Sherbet Mints. Simply Sated

Pastel Mint Brownies

Do you need an easy dessert? Do you need an easy, pretty, delicious dessert that will work for any time of the year and any occasion?   All right(y) then, you have come to the perfect place to get the dessert you need, Pastel Mint Brownies. If my husband and I happen to be traveling on a Sunday, … [Read More...]

Pesto on Eggs topped with Sugared Pecans is a delicious and beautiful way to serve hard-cooked eggs. Pesto, eggs, smoked paprika, sugared pecans & Panko. Simply Sated

Pesto on Eggs

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Hard-Cooked Steamed Eggs. Steaming eggs instead of boiling them creates eggs with yellow yolks, perfect whites & eggs easier to peel. Egg perfection. Simply Sated

Hard-Cooked Steamed Eggs

Yes, you read that correctly, Hard-Cooked Steamed Eggs. I can sense your questioning, eye-narrowing stares, so please stay with me while I explain. I love hard-boiled eggs and make them frequently to keep in the fridge for a quick, easy breakfast. Until a few years ago, I boiled the eggs and … [Read More...]

Peeps On Parade. Peeps couples all dressed up for the Easter Parade. Perfectly tied bow ties for the men and bonnets with flowers for the ladies. Simply Sated

Peeps On Parade

Peeps on Parade. Peeps love to get dressed up for Easter – and – they love an Easter parade. I found out just how much after bringing them home from the grocery store this week. Soon after arriving home from the store, I began hearing a song from my childhood. My husband, Jeff, wasn’t home at … [Read More...]

Cadbury Mini Eggs Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream. Layers of white cake married with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting mixed w/crushed Cadbury Mini Eggs. Simply Sated

Cadbury Mini Eggs Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream Frosting

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Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

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Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream. Fresh squeezed lemonade swirled with Raspberry Mascarpone Cream. So heavenly, it must have been created by angels. Simply Sated

Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream

Homemade Lemonade with Raspberry Cream. I am so excited to have a guest host today, my husband, Jeff. Neither one of us had any idea he was going to sub for me until an hour ago when we had the following conversation. Me, “My brain is mush. I have this gorgeous lemonade, but I can’t think of … [Read More...]

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Candied Orange Slices

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Grapefruit Pound Cake with Grapefruit Glaze

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Copycat Dixon's Chili & Tamale Spread. Enjoy eating President Truman's favorite Dixon's Chili Parlor chili at home. Founded in 1919 & still going strong. Simply Sated

Copycat Dixon’s Chili & Tamale Spread

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Power Salad with Spicy Honey Vinaigrette

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