Chocolate Cherry Scones – Guest Post

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a bit different because it’s a Guest Post for Suzanne at APugintheKitchen. If you haven’t met Suzanne, you should. She’s a fantastic cook and baker extraordinaire, involved in all kinds of good endeavors, inherently generous and kind. Of course, there’s her pug Percy who gets to make a featured appearance every now and then, too!

Percy – one pampered pooch!

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Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Gingerbread Granola

So good it's hard to believe that it is so healthy!

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Arugula, Goat Cheese & Beet Salad

This is one gorgeous salad with the goat cheese & beets & home made balsamic

Have I ever told you I’m wild about Beets? We had a rough start, beets and I did, way back in elementary school. Canned beets, blech! But garden fresh beets? They’re another story altogether. So if you haven’t had beets in awhile, “…all I’ma sayin’ is give beets a chance…” ♬

Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

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Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin

Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A great company or special night dish. This pork tenderloin just jumps with flavor! Perfect for fall.

We all have those recipes we make over and over again, right? The ones we just about crave? The ones we pull out for an occasion. Birthdays, Company? Tuesday? This Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin is one of those. If you’re like me, you’ll just look for an excuse. And you’ll double the recipe and make two!

Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin

Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin

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Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Oranges, apples & pears & a citrus vinaigrette

I recently made the Stuffed Chicken Roast from Better Home & Garden’s December 2015 issue – I couldn’t help but be inspired by their Harvest Wild Rice Salad, served alongside. Gorgeous greens, wild rice and a citrus dressing caught my eye. Toss in a few apples, pears and toasted pecans and sprinkle on a few dried cranberries or cherries and you have a salad!

Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roast: Chicken breast stuffed with sausage, cheese, spinach and port soaked dried cherries, all rolled up and wrapped in bacon!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roast

Are you like me? When you’re waiting at an office or for an appointment, do you read all the food magazines first? And if there aren’t any, do you read others from the back to front because the recipes are in the back? That’s exactly how I came across this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens* for Stuffed Chicken Roast. I practically drooled over it! I was obsessed – I knew I had to make it!

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roast - filled with cheese, spinach, port cherries

Stuffed Chicken Roast – photo from Better Homes & Gardens

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