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Ohana Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

Well it’s no question that where I live in Vermont is freezing this time of year.  Everything is covered in a thick layer of snow and you can’t leave the house without freezing a nose hair or two. On an average morning, 10 degrees is on the warmer side. Needless to say, I’ve been dreaming of my favorite warm weather getaway A LOT lately, Disney World.  Yes I have the heart of a 7 year old and spend most of my days dreaming of the Magic Kingdom and Mickey. No Shame. To keep warm, and feel like I’m back at my favorite Disney parks, I made a signature Disney World Resort dessert.  Ohana Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce.  This dessert comes from the Polynesian Resort and is a crowd favorite! Embrace your inner Disney fanatic and try out this surprisingly simple recipe. And hey, even if you don’t like Disney ( which I totally wouldn’t understand why) you’d still love this snowy day dessert.  It’s sure to warm the soul. Supplies: (Bread Pudding) 5 …

Faking Fancy: Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese and Pomegranates

Thanksgiving edition: Brussels Sprouts are sooo in, haven’t you heard? I decided to WOW my family and make a fancy dish for Thanksgiving this year.  Then I realized I didn’t know what that was. When I was at a friends-giving a few days ago, the host made this dish.  I was so in love with how fancy it looked and how delicious it was, that I just had to make it for my family. The recipe is as easy as it seems, and my family was so impressed. I’m finally starting to redeem myself for all those horrible dishes over the years.  Thank god. Recipe based on this one. Ingredients: 1 pound Brussels sprouts 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4  teaspoon dijon mustard Pomegranate seeds Crumbled goat cheese Directions: Cut brussels sprouts into halves Heat a skillet with olive oil and garlic, add brussels sprouts Cook until core is golden brown and leaves are tender In a separate bowl mix orange juice, …

Spaghetti Carbonara: A Fancy Weeknight Dinner

So at this point you already know, I only make easy recipes. Lately I’ve been trying to mix up my dinner meals. Lucky for my roommate I took a night off from rice and chicken, my go to meal. (Can you see I’m not a cook?) Instead I really challenged myself and made my favorite Italian dish. Spaghetti Carbonara! Doesn’t it just sound fancy? So from start to finish this only took me about a half hour, and for someone with a very short attention span this was perfect!  This turned out to be the perfect busy weeknight fancy dinner. ( I loosely followed Tyler Florence’s Recipe) Ingredients: 1 Lb of dry spaghetti Olive Oil 4 Garlic Cloves Half a package of bacon 2 Eggs 1 Cup of grated Parmesan Cheese Parsley (to make it pretty) 1 cup of frozen peas Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat Add olive oil to cover the skillet Chop up a half package of bacon into cubes Dice up garlic Add bacon and garlic to skillet While the …

It’s Finally Fall: Apple Pie Roll Ups

Yes, finally, it’s fall.  It is my absolute favorite time of year.  Crisp air, candles and colorful trees, I just love it.  So to celebrate the beginning of fall season up here in Vermont, I went apple picking at Shelburne Orchards in hopes to do some fall baking. While I wanted to make a beautiful apple pie, like the ones you see all over Pinterest, I realized I can’t exactly bake.  I want to, but it’s just not my specialty, so I’m easing my way into it. Even though I wanted a beautiful apple pie, I had to improvise.  Instead I made these cute little apple pie roll ups.  They’re like little bite size apple pies.  This recipe is fool proof, even I was able to make them perfectly. Ingredients: 1 Can of Crescent Rolls 1 Large Macintosh Apple Light Brown Sugar Sugar Cinnamon Chopped Pecans 2 tablespoons butter (melted) Preheat the oven to 350 Cut a large apple into 8 slices Roll out the crescent rolls on to a baking sheet. Cover each crescent …

The Lazy Girl Dessert: Vanilla Mug Cake with Sprinkles

Alright, for those who know me, you know that I cannot bake to save my life. I have been known to mix up salt and sugar, but we don’t talk about the pecan pie fiasco of 2010.   Let’s be real, not all of us are expert bakers okay? I blame the recipes, not my baking skills. After burnt cakes, salty pies and lumpy cookies, I’ve found the perfect recipe. It’s fool proof and I’m sure, as my mother would say, “Allie” proof.   I have been obsessed with mug cakes ever since I figured out that I could make an edible one. They are so easy and perfect for the person who loves homemade warm cake but can’t make their own.   This short and simple recipe is my new obsession. Really, ask my roommate, I’m making them all the time. This vanilla mug cake with sprinkles is my all time favorite. Simple and delicious. Supplies! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract ¼ cup Granulated Sugar 6 tablespoons Flour A …