Britt’s Brussels and Bacon

017Man do I love cabbage. I could eat it everyday. In recent years I have discovered their family member: Brussels sprouts. Oh how I enjoy some Brussels sprouts. Mini little bites of bliss. What pairs beautifully with Brussels? Well none other than bacon. I remember my dad doing this in cooking class, even though it seems so simple, it is so absolutely tasty. When I made it last night I thought, Boom, this is the kind of thing I need to be sharing. Loaded with deliciousness, this is the kind of food I really enjoy eating. I like baking and cooking for other people and the holiday, but I myself eat quite simply. This recipe is for EVERYONE. It tastes great and it takes no time to make. Give it a shot. See what you think. Serve it to your family.009

Britt’s Brussels with Bacon

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Sage Butternut Soup

SAMSUNGThis past weekend was chilly, like October going on December brisk winds, for my last weekend of the outdoor market. The past month I have been bringing my gluten-free, paleo friendly baked goodness to the local Terre Haute Farmer’s Market (a place where I have considered vendors close to rockstars and celebrities in my book- can you seriously not tell that I like to cook from that statement?). This weekend I was rocking it out in my lace dress, holding onto my tent before a gust of wind blew it away-which it actually did one time. The market manager Majel, barefoot Jason (yes he is my idol, he practices Earthing so he doesn’t wear shoes ever, he reads Walden once a year, he’s married to Kombucha Kate, and he shared the secrets to keeping your feet from freezing in the winter), and the maple crew helped me rig up a dumbbell contraption. With teeth chattering and a smile, I admit between customers I dreamed of warm soup. It was a perfect day for a bowl of soup. So as the market progressed, so too did my conceptualization of this dish. I even test-ran my ideas on people coming into the booth. The consensus was that a butternut bisque or soup would be magical on a day like Saturday. A trip around the market, stocked me up on butternut, I went home and put some loving, warming tenderness into the preparation of this little stew. Oh it was so good, exactly what I wanted. A cozy, heart-warming dish, rich in flavor and textures. Just writing this makes me crave another bowl. Next windy, winter like day, this will be in my belly.

Sage Butternut Soup

Bacon Crock Pot Chicken

I am couch surfing at my friend Tab’s for the next month. That means group grocery shopping and shared meals. Up first is this mouth-watering, fall-off-the-bone chicken. She mentioned a fellow crossfitter cooking chicken legs in the crock pot. Great idea, but why not make it better? Let’s wrap it in bacon! Oh man this sealed in the flavor and made it juicy. Tab’s verdict? You knocked it out of the park with that chicken Brittany. There you have it, this chicken rocks.

Bacon Crock Pot Chicken

Whoops Strawberry Crumble

030Sometimes I have great concepts, but they don’t always pan-out like I dream. Thus is life. Or in some instances my impatience (to research or in actually measuring and not just tossing things in a bowl) gets in the way. Here both were the cause of this dessert. But in all honesty, this mistake was meant to be because they turned out better than the original. Don’t stress when something doesn’t turn out how you want it to. Dig deep, get creative, and turn it into something better!

Whoops Strawberry Crumble

Turtle Cookies

Turtle CookiesThis is one of my favorite recipes I posted last year when I did a 30 Day Recipe Challenge. I personally like that caramely-chocolately combination. They were absolutely delicious and were a complete hit! Freeze the caramel candies alone and you’ll be satisfied. Same thing with the ganache, I used it in multiple recipes from little chocolate treats to a s’mores pie!

Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp almond oil
  • 4 tbsp maple
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pecans

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