Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Apple Pie Spice Bread

This post is sponsored by RawSpiceBar

Start the Thanksgiving Day feast early with this apple pie spice breakfast bread. Apples and maple syrup provide just enough sweetness and Greek yogurt gives it a fluffy, spongy texture. It's easy to make and sure to please.

Disclosure: I received a free packet of spices from RawSpiceBar to facilitate this recipe. I received no other compensation for this post and the opinions contained herein, are my own and reflect my experience with the products. Your own may differ.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 2018 Hot Spots + Special Events

Local Food Rocks: November 2018 Restaurant News

From restaurant guides to new places to try, here are a few tasty tidbits worth taking note of this month.


Monday, October 29, 2018

Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Oatmeal Cookies

What do you do when it's a windy, rainy weekend? You bake. At least that's what I did this past Saturday. As the cold wind and rain pummeled the Fall landscape, it was warm and cozy inside our house with the scent of freshly baked chocolate peanut butter chip oatmeal cookies filling the air.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Brat Burgers with German Red Cabbage

Local Food Rocks: Brat Burger with German Red Cabbage and Sweet Beer Mustard Sauce

Even though I pretty much consider myself an Italian girl, I am in fact, part German, among other things. (This may or may not explain my love of beer and meat.) Since September is Oktoberfest, I could not let it pass by without sharing a recipe that celebrates my German heritage.

Served on a pretzel bun, these pork burgers are seasoned just like bratwurst and topped with tangy German red cabbage (rotkohl), sauteed onions, and a sweet beer mustard sauce. This one recipe combines all of my favorite Oktoberfest food flavors into a burger form that, of course, pairs well with beer.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Apple Chia Muffins

Local Food Rocks: Apple Chia Muffins

Now that Fall is officially upon us, I am ready for all things pumpkin, apple, and spice. To mark the occasion and get the season started right  I felt it appropriate to share a Fall flavored breakfast idea. These Apple Chia Muffins are seriously some of the best-tasting muffins I have ever made, and are definitely some of the best looking.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Le Coupe Gives Baked Goods A Professional Edge

Le Coupe Pro

Perfectly square brownies and bar cookies evade me. I try really hard, but I just tend to cut things askew. Squares are a bit more rectangular, and not every piece comes out the same size. Sometimes I feel the more I focus on cutting things perfectly, the more slanted they tend to come out. Well, Le CoupĂ© Pro, a new kitchen product created by one Connecticut entrepreneur could give the perpetually angled cutter like myself, a professional edge.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Grilled Eggplant and Tomato Stacks with Mozzarella and Pesto | Local Food Rocks
I am not ready to let summer go just yet. That's why we are still all about grillin' and chillin'. This recipe is kind of a hybrid of Caprese salad and eggplant parm. It's got grilled smoky eggplant layered with thick, juicy grilled tomato slices and fresh mozzarella accented with fresh basil pesto. It's a tower of late summer's bounty.

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