Chicken, Chickpea and Mango Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

Chicken, Chickpea and Mango Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing | cookiemonstercooking.com

So guess what?  I am officially an aunt!  My sister-in-law had an adorable baby boy this week and I could not be more excited.  It will be a bit before we get to head up to Boston to meet the little man so until then I’ll just have to admire him via lots of pictures.…

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Orange Poppy Seed Scones | cookiemonstercooking.com

Orange Poppy Seed Scones

Surprise!  Today is a very special day as we are inviting you to a virtual baby shower honoring Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and Hilary from My Own Blog Review.  To celebrate these two lovely ladies, we are sharing 11 recipes and crafts that are ready to “pop.”  So fun, right?  Be sure to “pop”…

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The Little Things - March 2014 | cookiemonstercooking.com

The Little Things – March 2014

Let’s chat about March happiness! {In case you are new and curious, you can refer to my first little things post to see why I started the series – it involves a story about me yelling at cars.  It’s good stuff, I tell you.} So I’m officially calling March the month of the winter that…

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Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet | cookiemonstercooking.com

Southwest Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

Let me introduce you to my new favorite weekend breakfast.  I made this on a whim one morning when I was trying to use up some leftover sweet potatoes I had laying around.  We loved it so much that I made it for the next several weeks straight.  And then I clearly had to make…

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Chard and Lentil Vegetable Soup | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chard and Lentil Vegetable Soup

You didn’t think I was done sharing soups with you since it’s Spring right?  Honestly, it doesn’t really feel all that spring-like at the moment anyway.  It’s been flipping back and forth between warmer weather and cold, dreary rain.  And we might get some snow on Tuesday.  I’m soooo over it.  I’m ready for nice…

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Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Polenta with Mascarpone Drizzle | cookiemonstercooking.com

Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Polenta with Mascarpone Drizzle

Is it breakfast?  Or dessert?  Both??  I say eat it for whichever your heart desires.  For me, that was breakfast … and I enjoyed every last bite.  But seriously, I’ve been staring at my computer screen for about 10 minutes trying to decide which category this bowl of creamy polenta goodness fits into best ……

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Spiced Pita Chips with Whipped Herb Goat Cheese | cookiemonstercooking.com

Spiced Pita Chips with Whipped Herb Goat Cheese

I can’t stop making homemade pita chips.  Over the last few months I have made them to go with everything.  And I do mean everything.  Soup?  Yup.  Salads?  Yes sir.  Just because?  Obviously. So I figured why not make some for the blog and feed my obsession even more?  Clearly that was the correct choice.…

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Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos with Avocado Chipotle Cream | cookiemonstercooking.com

Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos with Avocado Chipotle Cream

Hi!  How are ya?  How was your weekend?  It was beautiful here on Saturday and I soaked up every single second I could outside.  But more importantly, my mom is here!  She flew in yesterday and I have big plans for her week-long visit.  You know, restaurants, shopping at the outlets – all very important…

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Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles | cookiemonstercooking.com

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles

I’m back with more sweet and salty goodness.  Because it’s Friday and what better way to end the week than with another boozy dessert for St. Patty’s Day?  You can go right ahead and add these to your weekend plans … you certainly won’t regret it. Plus these boozy brownie pretzel trifles are super easy…

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Chocolate Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting

I’m finding it very hard not to lick my computer screen as I’m writing this.  I’m currently on a self-imposed sugar ban for a bit and frankly looking at these pictures is making it very difficult to hold on to my willpower. I love dessert and while it’s not something I would ever give up,…

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