Asian Inspired Individual Meatloaves

An old family favorite, long-buried away in my box, a great price on ground beef inspired me to pull out this recipe for individual meatloaves with a little Asian flair. It is a crazy cultural mix up but the results are outstanding! A gorgeous, crusty exterior hides away the moist interior and the little gingery/soy kick lends a subtle teriyaki flavor – not a sweet teriyaki, but something more reminiscent of a Japanese teriyaki.

Individual Asian Inspired Meatloaf
Individual Asian Inspired Meatloaf

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Create Muliple Image Pins with Pinthemall

I’ve been using PinThemAll for my multiple image pinterest pins – it’s pretty easy and straightforward once you know a trick or two. The basic is free but the downside is that it leaves a watermark for pinthemall. I’m wondering how anyone else out there gets multiple image pins onto pinterest?

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

I thought these homely but absolutely delicious cupcakes had fallen out of fashion – until I googled them! Still, I think they deserve a place on my blog – absolutely moist, delicious and chocolaty, the cream cheese layer sets them off beautifully. One of my favorite cupcakes, I’ll always pick these if I see them at a picnic or a potluck, even over any beautiful, fancy cupcake. They’re heavy in the hand and bursting with flavor!

Black Bottom Cupcake
Black Bottom Cupcakes

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Citrus Rosemary Brined Chicken with Saute of Vegetables

I watched an episode of Diner’s Drive-Ins & Dives the other day and just couldn’t get the Citrus Brined Rosemary Chicken from the Black Pelican out of my mind! The chicken looked amazing and the saute of vegetables – wow! No recipe was given but I followed along and created this shortcut version.

Citrus Rosemary Brined Chicken
Citrus Rosemary Brined Chicken

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Classic Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping

Years ago on a visit to New York I was passed the best coffee cake recipe. An elderly neighbor had brought some to the home of my daughter’s Aunt and it was amazing! We had a little chat about it, then before I left, she stopped by with the recipe. I was so appreciative; this must have been a great effort for her and was so thoughtful.

Coffee Cake
Coffee Cake

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Meringue Nests

Meringue. I’m not a huge fan but even I have to admit that when it’s made just right there’s something about it that seems so…ethereal…that’s the word. These “nests” are no exception and may very well be my favorite type of meringue. Crispy, crunchy on the outside, with just a bit of soft chewiness inside.

Meringue Nests
Meringue Nests

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