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Homemade Brussels Cookies

Rob has been begging me for years to try my hand at making homemade Brussels cookies, I've always been intimidated by the delicate cookies, assuming they'd be difficult to make. But, when I googled a recipe I was shocked that they didn't seem too hard. And believe me, they weren't! The hardest part was scooping out the dough one tiny teaspoon at a time.

I was also shocked at how much these tasted like store-bought Brussels. Delicate, rich, delicious!!

Aside from Oat Bran, the ingredient list is all pantry staples, and it's not like Oat Bran is hard to find! Just not something I normally have laying around. Once I finally remembered to buy some, I had to make up some cookies!

Homemade Brussels Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocola…

Chicken Mudega Pizza (Pizza with Chicken and Prosciutto over a Lemon Wine Sauce)

Pizza. Quite possibly the best meal ever. All of my favorites in one bite. Bread, cheese, indulgence. And the best thing about pizza is that it can be completely new every time to make (or order) one by switching up a few things here and there. Last time you went simple with pepperoni, why don't you try a chicken pizza this time?

One day when eating one of my new favorites, I thought about how great it would be on a pizza. A white wine lemon sauce with chicken and prosciutto. It was a real winner, that's for sure!

Chicken Mudega Pizza (or, Pizza with Chicken and Prosciutto on a Lemon Wine Sauce)
Ingredients:
1 recipe of your favorite pizza dough, homemade or store bought
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 onion, finely diced
1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 Tablespoon chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
2 Tablespoons half and half
3 ounces prosciutto, diced in thin strips
1 cup cooked shredded or cu…

Honey Balsamic Pork Roast (Slow Cooker)

I'm always, always, always looking for a good slow cooker recipe, but you'd never know it because I rarely use mine. Every time I use it, I think to myself (ok, probably out loud a lot too), "Why don't I use my crock-pot more often?" Probably because it is hard to find a good recipe. Each recipe I've posted on the blog has been great, but many of them are foods I don't want to eat all the time, with the exception of the shredded beef for tacos.

While this isn't something we'll eat on a weekly basis, we've had it twice in as many months, so that's saying something for a slow cooker recipe. It's slightly sweet, very tender, and plenty juicy! It's great over a bed of white rice and a side of roasted veggies!

Honey Balsamic Pork Roast (Slow Cooker)
Ingredients:
2 lbs boneless pork roast, or pork tenderloin
Salt, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon …

(M&Ms) Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake, once considered a St. Louis delicacy, is now becoming more and more common/popular across the country, thanks due to Paula Deen and her love of all things butter. But, let's be real, we in St. Louis will always cherish growing up with Gooey Butter Cake well before Paula Deen was a household name. If you're unfamiliar, Gooey Butter Cake is kind of like a sweet and rich coffee cake, often cut in to squares similar to a brownie or blondie, with a distinct separation of a dense cake, and gooey cream cheese. In short, it's pure deliciousness!

This recipe is not from scratch, but that's OK! I've tried plenty of from scratch versions and they're just not the same. Not bad, just not the same. I'm still trying to find a from scratch version though, so maybe one day!

The best thing about this recipe is that you can make many variations. Use a chocolate cake mix and add mini chocolate chips to the topping. Try a spice cake and kind of make a cinnam…