Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Unstuffed Egg Roll Bowls

All the blessings of a delicious egg roll, but eaten in a bowl!  This mixture is addicting folks.

You know how Chipotle has their taco or burrito bowls?  Heck, I've even made my own version here. It simply gives you all the fixings of a taco without the tortilla.

Same concept with this recipe.

I treated my family to homemade egg rolls a few nights back and as usual I had extra filling leftover {I can never judge those things right!}.  Anyway, instead of running to the store for another package of egg roll wrappers, I decided to wing it and serve the rest over rice.

Best.  Idea.  Ever.

When the husband started stealing fresh egg rolls off the counter before I was ready to serve I wasn't even mad! Because I had secret leftover filling to eat ALL BY MYSELF.  Okay, I let them have some too, but I made this my main meal.

I kind of played it off like, "oh, you guys go ahead and have more, I'll just eat the leftover filling, I'm not that hungry anyway".  They fell for it hook, line and sinker.

The flavor will definitely rival any of your favorite Chinese restaurant joints, hands down. And the best part of making homemade egg rolls, or just eating the filling, is that it's easy!  I understand to many it may seem daunting or difficult, but trust me when I tell you it's not. In fact, making the filling is a one-pot meal.

There was even some leftover for lunch the next day and you better believe I jumped all over that before anyone could catch me.  

Now, I always, always, always use ground pork in my egg rolls.  It's the traditional way {I think} and to me it just tastes right.  You can certainly substitute ground beef, shredded chicken or omit meat all together and throw in some more veggies.  I'm pretty sure I'd eat it any one of those ways.

So, coming up.  Here is what is on tap!  Strawberry Upside-Down Cake {your local angels will be singing}, a fun, new Blue Bunny ice cream product review and giveaway and another {much requested!} 2-Week Meal Plan.  This one will feature prices and be very budget friendly.  You don't want to miss it.

Anything you'd like to see from me?  I'm taking suggestions!!!  Please leave me a comment telling me what you're craving.  Slow Cooker desserts?  Summer appetizers?  Kid-friendly dinners?

Unstuffed Egg Roll Bowls

1 lb. ground pork
2 10 oz. bags of cabbage slaw {includes green and purple cabbage, carrots and broccoli}
1/2 onion, finely minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
1 t. worchestershire sauce
cooked rice

1.  In a large skillet cook the pork, along with the onion and garlic, until no longer pink and juices run clear.
2.  Add in packaged slaw, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and worchestershire sauce.  Stir fry for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
3.  Add in salt and pepper, turn off the heat and serve over warm cooked rice.

*You can also go all Laura Ingalls on this one and shred up your own cabbage and carrots instead of buying the pre-packaged mix.  I did that this last time and it was also very easy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

No-Bake Banana Nut Bites

All the flavors of banana bread, yet without flour, sugar or even baking!

I'm pulling out my "crunchy" recipe today.  Not because of the nuts in these bites, but because these are super healthy.  These isn't a hint of added processed sugar, no flour and heck, they aren't even baked!

And guess what.  I had to bring out the yelling voice when the kids wanted to eat EVERY SINGLE ONE in one sitting.  Then they thought it'd be funny and started running around the table in circles chasing each other, only to have my oldest literally run straight into the wall leaving a goose egg on his forehead with his banana nut bite sent sailing into the family room only to land on the carpet.

And then it was MY fault it now had dog hair on it.

{I vacuum, I swear, a couple of times a week, but it is impossible to keep up with.}

Despite all of this drama, these are good.  Really, really good.

Does anyone else, every time they walk buy the produce aisle in the grocery store, want to grab a 99 cent bag of over ripe bananas?

Yeah, me too.

The husband complains that I have this "need" to always have bananas sitting on the counter.  Not sure why this bothers him as bananas are pretty cheap, it's not like I want bottles of expensive wine sitting around {wait...maybe I do?}.  

Thankfully my kids eat bananas like candy, me included, and these mounds of bananas on our counter never last too long.  But when I do have a few that get super ripe I'll throw them in the freezer.  My number one go to recipe is this BEST banana bread.  After that this chocolate version is always a hit.  And last fall I made this banana zucchini cake with browned butter frosting.  I don't have to explain how good that one was.  And just this weekend I made these pancakes.

Okay, maybe I am a bit banana obsessed?

These though are simple.  You don't even have to turn on your oven!  They are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.  Or grab a few if you are rushing out the door and forgot about breakfast.  And don't forget about kid's lunches!  They can end their meal with what they think is a "sweet" treat.

If they only knew how healthy they were for them.

Enough of my rambling.  Here is the recipe!

No-Bake Banana Nut Bites
Print this Recipe!

2 c. old fashioned oats
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1 mashed ripe banana
2 T. honey
1 t. cinnamon
pinch of salt
3 T. milk

1.  In a food processor combine the oats and almonds, pulsing until it resembles fine crumbs.
2.  Combine the oat/almond mixture, cinnamon and salt.  Add in the mashed banana, honey and milk, stirring to combine a wet "dough".
3.  Using a cookie scoop form into 1 inch balls.  Place on a plate and put in the fridge to firm up, for at least 30 minutes.  Makes 10 bites, give or take.  Keep in the fridge.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shopping at ALDI: What They Have, How to Shop There and Why I Love It

I was provided a trip to the ALDI headquarters in Batavia, IL.  All travel and accommodations were provided by ALDI.  This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

As most of you know {since I had been shouting it from the rooftops}, I was invited to the ALDI Headquarters in Chicago in April. I felt honored and privileged to attend this blogger event {we are all pictured above}. As a long time ALDI shopper, I was intrigued to know their back story and see, up front and personal, how their store really works.

I'm not going to lie. They took very good care of us. From the flight there, to the travel to and from the hotel, to filling our bellies with delicious food, it was pretty much a vacation for me. I love my family to death, but it sure was nice to have a night away to myself! I won't bore you with the details but it did involve a scenic room view of the Fox River, turn down service that included a cozy robe, slippers, cookies and milk and care packages that lasted me through the headaches of travel. The people of ALDI really know how to treat a blogger like royalty.

But back to the purpose I was really there. To learn more about ALDI! And to give all of that information back to you.

Today I'm going to speak about what YOU all see. The store! ALDI gave us a grand tour of their store in Geneva, Illinois. This store was very similar to mine, as far as set-up and appearance, so from the start I felt very comfortable. 

And that is just one thing they do – they keep all their stores, for the most part, in the same set up, so if you visit one and then a different one a week later they look the same. They also house their warehouse in the same way. The aisles there mimic the aisles in the store. Everything is kept in the same order from distribution to your store aisles. This reduces time wasted on moving items from aisle to aisle and trying to figure out where in the store it is housed.

In case you've been living under a rock, ALDI takes great pride in their low price, high quality items. As this photo says, “We don't match other stores' prices because that would mean raising ours.”

There are many ways ALDI saves money, in order to keep giving us low prices. Things that other big boxed stores just do not do.

  • They do not provide plastic sacks, nor do they provide people to sack your groceries for you. The cashier will scan your items and then place them back in your cart. You then pack your groceries on a long table, using your own bags or boxes that you find off the store shelves.
  • When you arrive you put a quarter in a line of grocery carts, it releases one and you are off to shop. When finished shopping you push your cart back into the line, lock it up and it releases your quarter back to you. This saves on hiring a person to corral carts all day long.
  • Products are taken off the truck and placed directly on the shelves in open-faced boxes or packaging. No one is hired to “face” the shelves.
  • Items have multiple bar codes on the bags/boxes, allowing the cashier to scan the product quickly. No need to look for the bar code or type it in if the packaging is crushed.
  • ALDI designs their own packaging, in house, therefore eliminating the “middle man” {usually an ad agency} to make their product visually stimulating.
  • You will find just a few employees in their stores – a couple cashiers and a store manager.
While in Chicago, we did a lot of blind product taste testing {which I'll talk about in another post}, but the short version is this. Their stuff is good! Many of us could not tell the difference between an ALDI product vs. a national brand. And most times we liked the ALDI product better! Because of this ALDI has gotten a huge cult following.

Here are some of the reasons.

  • ALDI is committed to removing certified synthetic colors, trans fat, and MSG from all ALDI exclusive brand foods and more than 125 ingredients from SimplyNature products by the end of 2015.
  • Over the next five years, ALDI plans to unveil 650 new stores across the country, including expanding to Southern California, bringing its total number of stores in the US to nearly 2,000 by 2018.
  • They will continue to bring “Special Buys” into the stores. These items are a test product to see if buyers are interested. Many of these items become so popular they become permanent staples {think the Simply Organic brand and other gluten free brands}.
  • They provide a Double Guarantee. They replace the product AND refund your money.
  • Did I mention their ridiculously low prices?

In ALDI stores, as previously mentioned, they keep the set up the same. When you walk in you are immediately hit with crackers, chips, chocolate and alcohol.

I could probably live on those alone.

The middle aisles are kept for seasonal items {right now it's gardening}, canned goods, bakery items {the best!}, cleaning products, household items and other drinks {juice, soda, etc.} Produce, dairy, meat and frozen items flank the outside aisles of the store.

I want to mention some of my favorite go-to items in ALDI. How about coconut oil for $4.99? Cereal for $1.69? Ready made HUGE pizzas for $4.99? Organic frozen blueberries for $2.99? All of these are great buys. The prices cannot be matched anywhere.

And goat cheese {$1.99}! Did you know they have a huge selection of speciality cheeses? We buy pounds and pounds of string cheese and block cheese every two weeks. We like our dairy. And for those that have asked they do have organic milk {we buy that too}.

Their organic section is growing daily, I feel like every time I go, there is a new product. We often feast on their organic avocados {$3.99 for a bag}, carrots {99 cents}, bananas {69 cents/lb.} and grass fed beef {$6.99/lb.}. ALDI did not say this, but I honestly feel like the whole store will be organic someday.

Another favorite product is their BACON. Their new Never Any! brand is vegetarian raised and antibotic and preservative free. I would probably cook with bacon for every meal if my hips allowed it.

Shopping at ALDI does take some getting used to. Walking in the first time will be a bit confusing. It looks a bit different and you will need time to start recognizing their products, but trust me, one day it will all “click” and you'll be back again and again.

And you know what? It is not as overwhelming. Take a trip to your local grocery store. Go to the condiment aisle. Cruise the mustards. How many are there to choose from? 15? 20? At ALDI there is one, maybe two or three. Your mind will not have to go back and forth, trying to pick the one you need, plus do different price variations. You simply grab your mustard and move on.

Shopping at ALDI will save you time. Once you get a handle on where and what you like purchasing there, you'll be in and out in a snap {and the cashiers, move SUPER fast, it is pretty neat to watch}.

And lastly, you know what else? I love getting behind a store that loves it employees. Since their inception in the 1970's they have been paying their employees well above minimum wage. They also offer all full-time and PART-TIME employees full benefits.

As we were finishing up our tour that day and mingling by the door waiting for our shuttle, a store employee came over to us and asked if he could say something to the group.

He said, “I just want to thank you for coming here today and for what you guys do, because of that I have the best job.”

I almost teared up. He was so grateful for his job. You could tell he absolutely loved what he did, day in and day out. Why can't we all be that way? Just happy to HAVE a job? And even better, one that we love?

He ended our day on the brightest of bright notes.

I'll end with this. If you haven't been to ALDI yet, just go. Give it a whirl. Still on the fence, give it another try. It will takes a few trips to get the hang of it. And then one day it will click and you'll never turn back.

Stay tuned to Part II of my ALDI trip, where I'll focus on our product testing day, which also included guest speakers and so much more!


I was provided a trip to the ALDI headquarters in Batavia, IL. All travel and accommodations were provided by ALDI. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sweet Heat Chicken Asian Slaw

Disclosure: This post is part of my relationship with the Stubb's Insiders Program.  
Product and compensation have been provided, but all opinions are my own. 
#ad #sponsored

Barbecue chicken + springy salads.  Why not put them together?  We can certainly put our love of summer barbecue and fresh, crispy salads in the same bowl and merry them together. Because guess what?  It's works!  And it's delightful.

May is National Barbecue Month, so I'm kicking it this recipe with barbecue sauce of course!

This year I joined the Stubb's Insider Program.  Stubb's being this incredible Texas barbecue sauce company, won me over with their first hello.

Their sauces have quite the cult following and soon after you try them you know why.  Not only are they delicious, but all of their sauces, rubs and marinades are certified gluten-free, made with real ingredients and contain no artificial ingredients, flavors, colors, MSG or high fructose corn syrup {the number one ingredient in most national brands of barbecue sauce}.

I hope you enjoy following me this year with Stubb's.  About every two months I'll be creating a new recipe with their products and sharing some of their own.

In my first package I received their Original Bar-B-Q Sauce {a tangy mix of tomato, vinegar, molasses and black pepper}, their Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce {molasses and brown sugar balanced against chipotle peppers} and their Beef Marinade {a blend of soy, lime, ginger and red pepper}.

I have to admit, trying to choose which sauce to feature was difficult.  They all sounded so good! But...anything with a bit of heat will always jump out to me.  I have always been a fan of barbecue sauces with a bit of a kick.  Nothing that sends me screaming for a glass of milk, but a sauce that leaves just a hint of pepper on my tongue.

Obviously, I picked up the Sweet Heat bottle and got to work.  I wanted to come up with something light for the warmer months that are emerging, yet still allowed for the depth of barbecue sauce.  This dish is it folks!  It combines the flavor of light, crispy cabbage, sweet peppery chicken with the crunch of almonds.

This slaw is definitely one I could see being served at any event - a girl's night out, at a brunch, a spring potluck - heck, do I even say it, a restaurant menu?  It's fun, unique and tasty.

And since the dressing is poured on right before serving, you can easily make this ahead, packing it up for lunches during the week or a late dinner.

Sweet Heat Chicken Asian Slaw
serves 4

1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. honey
2 T. oil
2 T. rice wine vinegar
1/4 c. honey mustard dressing
1/2 c. Stubb's Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce
16 oz. packaged coleslaw mix
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt, pepper

1.  In a bowl combine the soy sauce, honey, oil and vinegar, whisking until combined.  Pour half of this mixture into into another bowl, combining it with Stubb's Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce.  Set both bowls aside.
2.  Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat.  Generously sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.  Spray the pan with cooking spray.  Cook chicken 4-6 minutes a side until cooked through {shorter or longer depending on thickness of chicken}.  Pour barbecue sauce mixture over the chicken, coating on both sides.
3.  While chicken is cooking combine the honey mustard dressing with the remaining soy/honey mixture in a large bowl.  Toss in coleslaw mix and almonds.  Slice the cooked chicken and toss it with the coleslaw mix.  Top with any remaining almonds.  Serve immediately.

****This post was sponsored by Stubb's, as part of the Stubb's Insider Program.  All opinions are my own.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Coconut & Cinnamon Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Still need an item for Mother's Day Brunch?  Ding, ding!  This one pleases all types.  
Rich, dense and flavorful, it will make that special Mom in your life love you forever!

Let me start by saying I have NO IDEA why I registered for a castle-type, pointy-looking bundt cake pan for my wedding back in 2006.  Why?  I really don't like it, in fact it keeps me from making bundt cakes!  And if someone from my family, hometown or a friend is reading this....cringing....knowing you bought it for us, I'm sorry I made you do such a thing!

Long story short, a bundt cake pan is on my long list of things to get someday.  {Which will probably be never, as really, who goes on a special shopping trip for bundt pans?}

Now, for the 200 readers I've already lost because I'm taking about bundt pans, let's move on.

I needed a dessert to take to a brunch a few weeks back.  I wanted something easy, yet tasty, but also something I could make the night prior and not have to scramble with in the morning.

I turned to an old cookbook my sister gave me back in the day.  You know the ones.  Where a company asks all their employees to submit their favorite recipes, they collect them on typed paper and bind it at Staples.

Hey, don't knock 'em!  Some of the best recipes {without photos mind you} are found in these cookbooks.  This one happens to be a banking association.  These recipes are ones that have been passed down over the years and are very loved.

It's a recipe I've made before but I kicked it up a notch this time, adding in sweetened shredded coconut, almond extract and why not....a sugary glaze!

I'm headed to my hometown today to spend some time with family and attend a cousin's graduation party, oh, and a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday before we head back.  If I had planned it a little bit better I would have brought this with me!

Save or pin this recipe for that special day you have coming up!

Coconut & Cinnamon Buttermilk Bundt Cake

1/2 c. melted coconut oil
2 c. sugar + 3/4 c.
2 eggs
2 c. buttermilk + 2 T.
2 t. almond extract + 1 t. 
2 t. baking soda
4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
2 1/2 t. cinnamon
2 c. shredded sweetened coconut
1 c. powdered sugar

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bundt pan well with cooking spray.
2.  In a stand mixer combine the coconut oil, 2 c. sugar, eggs, 2 c. buttermilk and 2 t. almond extract.
3.  Add in the flour, baking soda, salt and shredded coconut.
4.  Pour half of the batter in the bundt pan.
5.  In a bowl combine the 3/4 c. sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle half over the half batter in the pan.
6.  Pour in the remaining batter.  Sprinkle on the remaining sugar/cinnamon mix.
7.  Bake for 50 minutes or until golden and a knife inserted comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  Invert onto a plate and remove from the bundt pan.  Place the cake on a dish that you will be serving it on.
8.  In a bowl combine the powdered sugar, 1 t. almond extract and 2 T. buttermilk.  Mix to form a glaze, adding more buttermilk if too thick.
9.  Pour glaze over the cake allowing it to dip down the sides of the cake.  Keep cake covered until ready to slice and serve.  It will stay fresh for 2-3 days covered.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Day I Tried to Take a Shower

So the day started out innocent enough.  The husband had the day off and we both woke up super early {say 5:30 a.m.}.  The house was quiet.  Since it was his day off I told him I was going to go on my walk early, right now, while everyone was still sleeping, taking advantage of him being there to watch the kids.

It was a beautiful morning for a walk.  Cool, damp from the rain the night before and quiet. I walked for an hour and came back home to everyone awake.  The husband was making "dippy" eggs and toast for breakfast so I immediately sat down and ate with the kids.

I announced, after breakfast I'm going to hop in the shower.

Well, after breakfast it was time to take the oldest to school.  The husband took him and I watched the girls, cleaning up after breakfast and letting them play.  When he came back, we decided to tackle our home office, with the baby napping.  You can see how we turned a closet in our home office a few years back by reading here.  As you know with any computer area, it soon becomes bogged down with papers, bills, lots of dust and well, crap.  I found lots of crap.

During the shredding of copious amounts of paper, I again announced once we are done sorting, that I was going to take a shower.

During this time our internet guy came, as I'm pretty sure our wireless router is on the fritz. I'm sure I looked beautiful.

Pretty soon it was time to pick up the oldest from morning preschool and get lunches started.  I prepped a salad for myself and the kids ate ham sandwiches, fruit and cottage cheese.

While eating I announced I was going to take a shower once lunch was cleaned up.  Yep! {everyone said, they agreed I was stinky}.

After lunch it's rest time in our house, the two oldest don't always sleep, but the baby definitely does {and heck, sometimes us parents do too}.  I thought I'll just sit outside and read a bit while the house is quiet.  And I didn't want to be loud in the back hallway where everyone's bedrooms are.  I remember thinking, "I'll shower at 2:00".

So, 2 p.m. comes and the baby starts crying.  What?  She never wakes up this early.  Never. So I go to her room, rock and sway, rock and sway.  She's completely uninterested in going back to out to the family room we come.

The shower is again put on hold.

Pretty soon everyone is up, everyone needs a snack, and the husband declared "I'M GOING TO GO BUY THE PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN".


Did he not remember all I've wanted to do ALL DAY is take a shower?

So, he took the older kids off to the nursery and bought our tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, onions, cucumbers and various herbs.  And because it seemed only fitting, we had to plant everything RIGHT NOW.

Because, why not?

I soon find myself on my hands and knees in the garden digging holes, finding worms and placing plants.  And simultaneously cooking/prepping dinner {because that is what us garden mamas do}.  Only I would decide to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes on a day like today. What was I thinking?

So in between kids fighting, me covered in dirt and dinner finally in the oven....I really needed a shower.

I had also planned to meet someone at 5 p.m. who was buying some of my old maternity clothes {tear}.  I literally had about 30 minutes to shower before I had to meet her.

I HAD to shower.  I certainly was not going to go meet a stranger looking like this.

So finally 10.5 hours later I got the chance to take a 7 minute shower.

Mamas out there you are not alone.  We all have days like this.  They are long, hard and exhausting. Just know that there are many of us in the same boat.

P.S. - the rest of our day went like this - {5:30 p.m. - Dinner}, {6:30 p.m. - tball practice}, {7:30 p.m. emergency trip to urgent care 15 minutes away}, {9:00 p.m. - arrive home with meds in hand for our middle girl's ear infection} and {10:00 p.m. - I finally get her to sleep}.

In the waiting room at urgent care, with her "comfy" blanket and all.

Remind me to wash that blanket tomorrow.

Maybe in the shower?

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins + Cookbook Giveaway!

Have you ever soaked oats overnight?  It's kinda fun!  I adapted Shauna Sever's recipe for these muffins to what I had on hand.  Plus, I'm giving away a copy of her latest cookbook.  Read below!

As a food blogger I have daily emails in my inbox asking about product reviews, press releases for new cookbooks, questions from readers, etc.

Many of them are hit or miss, but a few weeks back a contact I have made from a PR firm in New York contacted me regarding one of their clients new cookbooks.

When I hear "cookbook" I'm all ears.  Shaun Sever is cookbook author, baking blogger, television host and mother of two.  What isn't there to like about that resume?  They offered to send me her new cookbook, cook a recipe that jumped out at me and giveaway a copy to you!

Win, win, win.

This book of Shauna's, is a bit different from her last one {think every type of marshmallow known to man!} but just as fun.  She experiments with every natural sugar you've heard of {and some you haven't}.  Who says you can't have healthy sweets?

This book has 80+ recipes, all desserts, none using refined white sugar.  Instead she uses sweeteners like honey, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, agave nectar and more.

I love that she sets up each recipe with a bit of a story.  And humor.  Humor always reels me in.  That way I know she is real.  You can just by reading her entries that she can laugh at herself.  {Never trust anyone who cannot take a joke}.

I had a hard time decided what to make.  The Apricot, Cranberry and Almond Whipped Cream Scones were a close second, followed by Maple Chocolate Cake.  In the end I settled on her muffins.  This I knew my family would love.  What kid doesn't like a muffin?  Especially a blueberry one.

Her original recipe called for turbinado sugar, just on the topping {it gives it a nice crunch}, but I didn't have any hand.  So I just omitted it and replaced it with a bit of cinnamon.

Overnight Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins
adapted from Real Sweet

1 1/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. pure maple syrup
2 T. honey
1 egg
1 T. vanilla
1 1/3 c. old fashioned oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. unbleached white flour
pinch of salt
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. blueberries
extra oats/cinnamon for the topping

1.  In a bowl combine the first 6 ingredients.  Stir, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
2.  When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Grease a 32-count mini muffin tin.
3.  Add the flours, salt, baking soda and cinnamon to the overnight mixture.  Stir until just combined. Fold in the blueberries.
4.  Place a spoonful of batter into the mini muffin tins.  Top each with dry oats and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
5.  Bake for 8-9 minutes or just until golden.  Allow to cool and remove to a wire rack.  Makes 32 muffins.

Eat these muffins straight out of the oven warm or store them in an airtight container.  They also freeze well!

Now how about winning a copy of this cookbook for yourself?  It's super easy, just place your entries into the Rafflecopter below.  I will choose a random winner on Wednesday, May 6th. 

Good luck!

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