Milk Chocolate Egg Gift Box

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Surprise your loved ones this year with a Personalized Milk Chocolate Egg Gift Box.  Great to hide little trinkets or candy and perfect as the centerpiece for an over-the-top Easter basket.  Simple to make, delicious to eat. I'm not much of a commercial Easter candy fan.  I don't really love Peeps that much, they're super cute but I won't sit and eat a whole box.  They're not my thing.  Chocolate is where it's at for me and when I say chocolate, I mean the good stuff.  The handcrafted … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

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Savory and a little sweet, my favorite combination.  These Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops are marinated in a wonderful sauce that turns into a sticky glaze.  This dish pairs well with a simple green salad and makes a great weeknight dinner. Sometimes simple weeknight meals are actually the result of a phone call to our local chinese restaurant.  What's really awful is that I'm home all day long....cooking all day long....but occasionally things don't work out like I had envisioned and … [Read more...]

Cadbury Mini Egg Cupcakes

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Vanilla cupcakes studded with Cadbury Mini Eggs are decorated festively for Easter.  Little bunny peeps poking out of the grass are sure to make your dessert table extra special this year. One of the most rewarding things about being a food blogger is the amazing people I get to meet.  The blogging community is full of beautiful, fun and special people that support each other every single day.  I worked in the corporate world for years where I would see wonderful (and let's face it...not … [Read more...]

Mocha Mousse Parfait with Bailey’s Whipped Cream and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway

Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys Whipped Cream | the Suburban Soapbox

Thick, creamy and rich mocha mousse is layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream spiked with Bailey's.  Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean you have to toss out the Bailey's.  Whip up these easy Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Bailey's Whipped Cream to enjoy during the weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth! Guess what friends.....I got a new gig!  Don't worry though, you'll still get your regular recipes here at The Suburban Soapbox but now I'll also be a contributor over at … [Read more...]

Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet

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Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet uses leftover Bolognese sauce or your favorite jar sauce to come together ridiculously fast. So hearty and filling, your family will think you slaved for hours making this saucy, cheese skillet of heaven. (Even though you only used FOUR ingredients.) I'd love to say that leftovers don't exist in this house but the fact is.....they do.  And they die a slow death in the back of the refrigerator, quickly forgotten and turning into something that looks like it … [Read more...]

Shepherd’s Pie with Alehouse Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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Creamy mashed potatoes mixed with nutty alehouse cheddar top this classic Shephard's Pie.  Rich and hearty, this is a "stick to your ribs" dinner that anyone will love.   St. Patrick's Day is upon us.  It's almost here and that makes me want to eat hearty things filled with beer.  And beef.  And then follow them up with something sweet...filled with booze, like Nutty Irishman Cupcakes with Bailey's Buttercream Frosting.  It's one of the only times of year when it's perfectly acceptable to … [Read more...]

10-Minute Leprechaun Bait

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A sweet, crunchy snack perfect for luring a leprechaun or for sharing with your friends.  10-Minute Leprechaun Bait is a sweet, salty mix of popcorn, Lucky Charms, chocolate, sprinkles and more chocolate.   We have, again, been tasked with building a leprechaun trap for school.  Last year was our first attempt and while out trap was pretty spectacular (and wildly popular on Pinterest this year) the sneaky little varmint escaped before we could catch a glimpse.  So, this year I thought we … [Read more...]

THE Nutty Irishman

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Creamy and nutty, the Nutty Irishman cocktail is a warm, festive after-dinner coffee drink.  So easy to make and amazingly delectable, you may be tempted to start your day with this fabulous libation. Sooooo....remember the Nutty Irishman Cupcakes from last week?  Well, some of you had never heard of their very enticing, very tempting cocktail inspiration. And being the problem solver that I am....I decided to share my version with you.  My newly created version, as far as cocktails go. … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque

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A blanket of melted, crusty cheese covers a creamy, velvety smooth tomato bisque worthy of entertaining.  Easy enough to make in just under 30 minutes, Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque could also be added to the list of family favorites for weeknight dinners. Creamy soups are my absolute favorite thing on the planet.  I know for a fact that they're not, in any way, healthy when you order them in a restaurant.  And sometimes they're not so healthy when you order them at my house. :-)  But … [Read more...]

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting

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A twist on the popular Nutty Irishman coffee served commonly as an after dinner drink, these Nutty Irishman Cupcakes taste just like it!  Topped with a creamy buttercream frosting spiked with Bailey's they're a festive way to toast the irish this St. Patrick's Day. It's snowing again.  All I keep thinking to myself is "15 days until spring."  It can't come soon enough.  I'm sick of the cold, tired of the crunchy ice under my feet every time I walk outside, bored with the gray trees and … [Read more...]