Country Cleaver http://www.countrycleaver.com Cookin' My Way Back to the Country Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 Rosemary Sea Salt Sweet Potato Rolls http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/rosemary-sea-salt-sweet-potato-rolls.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/rosemary-sea-salt-sweet-potato-rolls.html#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:52 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18226 These rosemary sea salt sweet potato rolls are quite possibly the easiest and fluffiest rolls ever. They will disappear from your table in a flash! Dish Count :: 1 Stand Mixer, Mixing Bowl, 13×9 pan I feel like a kid on spring break! I got to sleep in until, wait for it, 6:30 today! I’m […]

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These rosemary sea salt sweet potato rolls are quite possibly the easiest and fluffiest rolls ever. They will disappear from your table in a flash!

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I feel like a kid on spring break! I got to sleep in until, wait for it, 6:30 today! I’m a whole new woman! Okay, well, not entirely. But I decided to treat myself to a couple of days off work between leaving my last project and starting my new one. And as things always have a tendancy to do, you fill up that time with not relaxing – like you swore you would – but doing all of those little things that never seem to get done any other time!

Washing, waxing, and detailing the car? Check.

Calling on your retirement accounts, so you can finally change your name and update your address from your parent’s house – three years after you get married? Check.

Man, why did no one say adulting was so hard?! But guess what’s not hard? These rolls!!

Wow, that was the lamest tie in ever, but it worked right? You want to make ’em? See how

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Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Gorgonzola http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/lentil-salad-with-tomatoes-and-gorgonzola.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/lentil-salad-with-tomatoes-and-gorgonzola.html#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:25:58 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18201 Bring a little cheer to your salad game with this lentil salad with tomatoes and gorgonzola! Colorful, fresh, and so easy, this will brighten up your lunch time! Dish Count :: 1 Cutting Board, 1 Saucepan, 1 Baking Sheet Do you follow me on Snapchat? Do you even Snapchat? I confess, I’m not as on […]

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Bring a little cheer to your salad game with this lentil salad with tomatoes and gorgonzola! Colorful, fresh, and so easy, this will brighten up your lunch time!

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Do you follow me on Snapchat? Do you even Snapchat? I confess, I’m not as on board that whole social media train as others – but yesterday I had a very good reason for snapping. Yesterday was my last day on my previous construction project, and I threw out a few snaps from the parking lot of my job, as I walked in to my last day on my current program. 3 1/2 years has been spent working alongside Boeing, and now it’s time to move along to something new and exciting. But new adventures, and leaving the comforts, friendships, and the familiar behind is not without a little emotion – and we all know how good I am at emotions!

But starting next week I’ll be starting a new job, with an equally indelible mark on the Seattle landscape. And, now I also go with a fancier title behind my name! Project Manager! Throw your hands up, people!¬

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Brown Butter Sea Salt Butterscotch Bars http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/brown-butter-sea-salt-butterscotch-bars.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/02/brown-butter-sea-salt-butterscotch-bars.html#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:46:21 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18193 There is no such thing as too much butterscotch! Try this twist on a classic with brown butter sea salt butterscotch bars! Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 13×9″ Baking Dish, 2 Mixing Bowls Gather ’round kids! Today we’re going to talk car shopping! Or better yet, how to avoid the epic meltdown that will […]

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There is no such thing as too much butterscotch! Try this twist on a classic with brown butter sea salt butterscotch bars!

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 13×9″ Baking Dish, 2 Mixing Bowls

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Gather ’round kids! Today we’re going to talk car shopping! Or better yet, how to avoid the epic meltdown that will inevitably commence when you find the perfect car and then you realize,¬†nope – ain’t gonna happen sister!! Take your lessons from me friends, and spare your husband the ugly tears that I could not.¬

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15 Slow Cooker Appetizers for Game Day http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/15-slow-cooker-appetizers-for-game-day.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/15-slow-cooker-appetizers-for-game-day.html#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:58 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18160 Bust out the slow cooker, these 15 slow cooker appetizers for game day will keep you fueled up for the big game! Every year my dad hosts a big family Super Bowl party, and it packs the whole house with the cousins, uncles, and the little ones that have cropped up as we have all […]

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Bust out the slow cooker, these 15 slow cooker appetizers for game day will keep you fueled up for the big game!

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Every year my dad hosts a big family Super Bowl party, and it packs the whole house with the cousins, uncles, and the little ones that have cropped up as we have all gotten older. It’s a thing, to-do, shindig, whatever you like – it is all those things and then some. ¬†And you better believe the is a huge spread of food, particularly slow cooker recipes that keep us fueled for the big day. ¬†See what we will be cooking up this year, from our favorite bloggers to you

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Cinnamon Pear Muffins http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/cinnamon-pear-muffins.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/cinnamon-pear-muffins.html#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:37:50 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18180 Cinnamon Pear Muffins are the perfect, on the go, start to your day!¬† Dish Count :: 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Tin It’s a long established fact that I am *that* dog mom. It’s one of those quirks I have accepted. Like a crazy cat lady, who wears the proud badge of cat fuzz on […]

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Cinnamon Pear Muffins are the perfect, on the go, start to your day! 

Dish Count :: 2 Mixing Bowls, 1 Muffin Tin

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It’s a long established fact that I am *that* dog mom. It’s one of those quirks I have accepted. Like a crazy cat lady, who wears the proud badge of cat fuzz on all her articles of clothing, Huck‘s blonde hair is everywhere – my yoga pants, every blanket in the house, and my car. And for 8 years that has been the case…

From saying “we are not letting the dog on the couch!”, to welcoming him up there every time he asks with his sad seal eyes, and head resting on the couch. And letting him sit in the back seat of the car, when we got a Subaru for the sole reason that “we can put him in the back!”, but no, that’s too far away from his people…

And let’s not forget that he gets at least one bite or crumb of whatever it is we are eating… I’m annoyed with myself right now.

We are suckers for this 90 pound, allergic riddled, hip dysplasia afflicted mutt, who has made our lives truly something special. Happy 8th birthday to our favorite furry kid, Huck!
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When Ben and I started dating, Huck was my constant road trip partner, back and forth across Washington, from Seattle to Pullman, 5 hour drives each way to see our favorite human. Huck was just a puppy when Ben came on the scene, and he loved Ben from the start. Well, maybe he resented him a little, he was the new guy taking away mom’s time – but now, you can’t beat seeing that dog light up when his “Big Hooman” walks through the door. Albeit, slowly when he is cuddling with me on the couch when Ben comes in.

There have been road trips, to Idaho, Montana, and all over the state, with Huck in tow. ¬†He’s our constant companion, best friend, and my trusted kitchen mop.

With all those little quirks about him, and medical issues to boot, you will never see a finer dog, nor a more happy hooman that calls him “mine”.
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Cinnamon Pear Muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Total Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/8 Salt

1 cup Sugar

1 Bartlett Pear, finely diced

1 cup Milk

1/3 cup Vegetable Oil

1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sugar until evenly combined.  Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Pour mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold until just mixed together. Lastly fold in diced pears until just combined. Let batter rest five minutes for pouring into muffin tin.

Scoop into a 12-cup muffin tin that is lined with liners or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middles comes out clean. Let rest in muffin tin for 1-2 minutes before removing and allowing to cool on a wire rack. Serve while warm.

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Valentine Surprise Sugar Cookie Stacks http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/valentine-surprise-sugar-cookie-stacks.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/valentine-surprise-sugar-cookie-stacks.html#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:09:03 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18148 Your valentine will be surprised by what they find inside these Valentine Surprise Sugar Cookie Stacks!¬† Dish Count :: 1 Baking Sheet, 1 Piping Bag with Round Tip Click to¬†see the NEW video¬†for all the details! Romance isn’t dead, y’all. Because this weekend I woke up to the wondrous sound of Ben unloading the dishwasher. […]

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Your valentine will be surprised by what they find inside these Valentine Surprise Sugar Cookie Stacks! 

Dish Count :: 1 Baking Sheet, 1 Piping Bag with Round Tip

Click to see the NEW video for all the details!

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Romance isn’t dead, y’all. Because this weekend I woke up to the wondrous sound of Ben unloading the dishwasher. It was a sweeter sound than percolating coffee! Okay, well almost. Because coffee. But if that isn’t true love – doing the most hated of tasks, especially since I’m the one who created most of the dirty dishes in the first place, I don’t know what is.

On a side note, have you been liking the videos lately? Today I have a brand new one, just for these cookies! Be sure to check it out right now! These are a cinch to put together and it will be a hoot for the kids, too.¬

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Sausage and Apricot Brie Mac and Cheese http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/sausage-and-apricot-brie-mac-and-cheese.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2016/01/sausage-and-apricot-brie-mac-and-cheese.html#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:25:47 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=18140 Whether it’s National Mac and Cheese Day, or just a regular weekday, get your fork into this sausage apricot Brie mac and cheese! Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Baking Dish I admit it, it’s been really hard for me to get into How to Make a Murderer. The story is compelling, the case is […]

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Whether it’s National Mac and Cheese Day, or just a regular weekday, get your fork into this sausage apricot Brie mac and cheese!

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Baking Dish
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I admit it, it’s been really hard for me to get into How to Make a Murderer. The story is compelling, the case is like “omg, what?!” around every turn, but Ben has to practically hitch me up to the Budweizer clydesdales to get me to the couch so I will actually watch it. It’s not like I don’t like stuff like this, I’m binging on Serial, Season 2 right now about Bow Bergdahl. So it’s not a lack of interest, or playing arm chair detective, but I’m not sitting in my seat waiting to hit the play button on the next episode.

Am I the only one?

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