Plum Crumble

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My first pie! Well my first pie on my own... I was definitely nervous because baking is not my forte but this is probably the best recipe for someone who does not bake often.

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 6 purple plums, cut in half and pitted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees, make sure to move a rack to the center so the plum crumble bakes evenly. 
  • Thoroughly mix brown sugar, 1½ tablespoons flour, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and ground ginger. Add to plums and mix well. Arrange, skin side up, in ungreased, deep 9-inch pie plate.
  • Combine remaining sugar, baking powder, flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Stir in egg. Then, using hands, mix thoroughly to produce little particles. Sprinkle over plums.
  • Drizzle butter evenly over crumb mixture. The butter has a tendency to roll down the topping and over the rim of the pie dish, so do this step carefully. Bake the crumble for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. 
  • Serve warm or refrigerate for up to two days or freeze well covered. If reheating, bring to room temperature then heat up in oven at 300 degrees. Best served with ice cream!

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Roasted Radishes with Rosemary & Feta

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Hey there and happy Monday! Its been quite some time since I posted anything on here and I am ready to get back into action. With summer in full swing and our weekends packed with plans...its been easy to slip away from the normal posts. 

I decided to post something I've always wanted to try making myself and  was happy I found it to be easy to make, healthy, and perfect to use as a side dish or a quick easy meal. 

  • Handful of radishes; washed and cut in half
  • Fresh rosemary sprig
  • crumbled feta
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Put halved radishes into mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil and pinch of salt.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. 
  • While radishes are in the oven; chop up rosemary and mix up with feta. Put aside till radishes are done baking. 
  • Take out the radishes and leave the oven on - toss the radishes with tablespoon of butter. Place back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes...I left mine in longer because I wanted them more crispy. 
  • After 10-15 minutes; take out the radishes and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once cooled toss them with feta mix and you are all finished!

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Tuna Tartare

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Tuna tartare just sounds fancy doesn't it?! Some of my girlfriends joke around that part of the reason I make this recipe is because it's fun to say...they are definitely right. 

Grab a few of the fresh ingredients listed below and follow the quick directions for a crowd pleasing appetizer. This recipe is best when eaten the same day it was made. 

  • 1 fresh tuna steaks (you can typically find this near the deli meats section)
  • 3 tbsp  olive oil
  • 1 limes, zest of, grated
  • 1cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder or creme...I've used minced horseradish as well
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions; chopped
  • 1 large minced fresh jalapeno peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 ripe Hass avocadoes
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

  • Cut the tuna into 1/4-inch dice and place it in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a second bowl, combine the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour over the tuna, add the green onions and jalapeno, and mix well.
  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed, and chop into 1/4 inch cubes
  • Carefully mix the avocado into the tuna mixture; so that the lime juice covers them. Once you drizzle the lime juice on the avocado it will prevent them from browning. 
  • Add the toasted sesame seeds and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for the flavors to blend.
  • Serve on crackers of your choice.

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DIY: Step-By-Step Basic Acrylic Painting

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I started this for a girlfriend of mine and she had asked me to do a few alphabet letters for her little girls room. The canvas' will vary in size so this one might seem a little large but it will be places on a gallery wall with other framed letters.

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Prosciutto Baked Eggs with Parm

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Heyoooo I'm back! It feels like I haven't posted anything in weeks...its actually only been 1 week and I was visiting my parents in Dayton, OH. I love going home because my parents fridge and pantry is always PACKED with every ingredient possible... you know what that means... experimenting with new recipes!

This recipe is fairly simple and super satisfying for a breakfast dish... its easy to make for the whole family as well! 

My creative home recipes will be on the blog later this will have to wait! ;)

Here is a list of the few items you will need...ingredients listed below is enough to make one serving. I used a small ceramic dish to bake in but you can use a large one if you need to serve more people. 

  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • couple slices of prosciutto
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small ceramic dish

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line your ceramic dish with slices of prosciutto
  • Crack an egg in the dish
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


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Oven Roasted Siracha Wings

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I highly recommend having a large glass of water or milk by you...oh boy do these babies make you sweat! OOOO WWWWEEE!

All you need for these six wings is a bowl with baking powder, butter, sriracha, plus some cilantro and jalapenos as a garnish. 

Rinse the wings and pat dry. Cover the wings in baking powder (I used a big ziplock bag and tossed the wings in the bag to completely coat the wings) and set aside for an hour to dry. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake the wings for 20 minutes. While the wings are baking put half a stick of butter plus 1 cup of sriracha in a hot skillet. Cook till all the ingredients are melted together - turn down the heat to low to keep the sauce warm. When the wings are done baking, put the sauce in a bowl and toss the wings in the bowl. Garnish with fresh jalapenos and cilantro...enjoy!!

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Homemade Olive Oil & Oregano Croutons

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To make croutons, all you need is some bread, olive oil and seasoning. What bread, oil and seasoning you choose will determine how your croutons taste and look. My favorite bread to use is a day old multi-grain bread. This bread looks awesome when you tear it into bite size tearing the bread it makes it look more authentic vs. processed. You can use as many pieces of bread as you'd like..depending on if you want to save some for later or just make enough just for your specific meal.  If the bread is too hard to cut but is still good to use, just pop it in the microwave, wrapped in a damp paper towel, for about 10-15 seconds to soften it up.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Tear the bread up into bite size pieces. 
  • Use two tablespoons to 2 cups of bread pieces. Sprinkle seasoning onto bread mixture (you can use any other seasoning you like...for example, basil, thyme, rosemary, or garlic powder. Don't forget to sprinkle salt and pepper regardless of what additional spices you use).
  • Toss pieces onto baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.

I like to use my croutons for a caesar salad but you can use it for any kind of salad..OH M GEEE!! So yummy. 

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