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Tomato Potato and Leek Gratin

Potato Tomato and Leek Gratin

Potato Tomato and Leek Gratin.

There’s just something extremely comforting about a warm, cheesy, bubbling potato dish isn’t there. I love potatoes all year round but especially during these chilly months when I can’t seem to get warm enough. This is a dish that I had earlier this year when I was fortunate enough to travel to Atlanta with TuttoRosso tomatoes for an event held at Hugh Acheson’s Restaurant, Empire State South. This was one of the dishes he personally prepared for our group, all while wearing pretty amazing socks. Sock game was on point y’all. Yes, I’m a detail person. I notice all the things.

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Naked Cake with Sugared Berries

Naked Cake with Sugared Berries

Naked Cake with Sugared Berries.

I like cake. No, not true. I LOVE cake. I don’t mind baking cakes, because I get to eat said cake. However, I have never considered myself a cake decorator. I can bake you a delicious cake, but the decorating part isn’t my forte. I know my strengths and weaknesses. Doesn’t stop me from trying to do things I’m not the best at though. It does however encourage me to find different paths, and this is one of those paths. The Naked Cake. It’s my new cake best friend. Why? Because it’s a not so good at cake decorating kinda cake. Never mind that it’s currently super trendy. I will be making this cake for all of always.

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Reserve Angus Steakhouse Roast

Reserve Angus Steakhouse Roast
A steakhouse strip roast isn’t as hard to prepare as you might imagine. I know the upscale steakhouses would like you to believe that they are, but I’m here to tell you they’re really not. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your upcoming holiday meal this month, and with a little help from Harris Teeter you’ll be well on your way to impressing your family and dinner guests.

Besides having all the ingredients you need for your holiday meals, Harris Teeter can make your life a little easier when you use its Express Lane service. Have you heard of this service? I went through the Express Lane and can tell you firsthand it couldn’t be easier. You simply do your shopping online (in your pajamas, if you choose), select the date and time you’d like to pick up your order, then show up in the Express Lane to pick it up. Easy peasy, right?

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Baked Brie with Cranberries

Baked Brie With Cranberries
Baked Brie with Cranberries.

It’s a simple and delicious appetizer that’s perfect for the holiday season. This dish has just a few simple ingredients. We’re using frozen cranberries so you can enjoy this appetizer all year long. We’re also sharing tips on food safety. Food safety is important when preparing any dish. There are a few simple things we can all do every time. There are FOUR core rules of food safety that are really easy to remember. Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often. Separate: Don’t cross-contaminate. Cook: Cook to the safe internal temperature. Chill: Refrigerate or freeze promptly. Those are really easy to remember right? You can find even more information about food safety on the Partnership for Food Safety Education website.

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No Bake Turtle Cheesecake

No Bake Turtle CheesecakeNo Bake Turtle Cheesecake.

Yes, I said no bake. It’s my favorite kind of cheesecake. Because as much as I love a baked cheesecake, they take time and tend to crack. I get a little sad after all that work and it cracks down the middle. Am I the only one? Please tell me the cracks bother you too? I realize it’s an easy fix you just slather it with your favorite topping. I still it’s under there. Taunting me. Okay I may have cheesecake issues. Also, as a side note, I’m always perplexed that a cheesecake has the word cake in it’s title. I mean, it’s more pie like isn’t it?

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Mushroom and Bacon Tart

Mushroom and Bacon Tart

Mushroom and Bacon Tart.

Are you ready to dive into this deliciousness? I am. I’m ridiculously excited about sharing this recipe. For many many reasons. The first is because is it by one of my best-est friends on the planet. Meredith. Not only that, it’s from her cookbook. Her COOKBOOK. I’m so proud of her and really do believe in this cookbook. Meredith knows FOOD. She’s so incredibly talented at putting foods together in ways that you might not even think of. Her flavor combinations and creativity continually blow my mind. Besides knowing food she’s just an awesome person Texan. To this day she remains the best airport pickup I’ve ever had. A giant sombrero and a cooler full of margaritas (not for her she was driving) to welcome us to the Lone Star state. Meredith is all about entertaining and so is her cookbook.

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