Triple Chocolate Lamingtons

Triple Chocolate Lamingtons - Hostess At HeartIt is that time of month when I participate in a baking challenge on a website called The Daring Kitchen, that issues monthly challenges to it’s members.  Members are from all over the world so the challenges are for things I’ve never made, and sometimes have never heard of.

For the May challenge Marcellina from Marcellina in Cucina dared us to make Lamingtons.  An Australian delicacy that is as tasty as it is elegant….

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Balsamic Chicken Sandwich - Hostess At Heart

Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

John has really wanted to make pretzels on his big green egg.  Over the weekend, we didn’t have a lot of plans and decided that it would be the perfect time to give it a try.  We picked out the perfect recipe, (future post) and started the dough. The dough part was my job.  After…

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Nutella Filled Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies - Hostess At Heart

Nutella Filled Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

I just did something very very bad.  It was so bad that it was life changing.  I tried Nutella for the very first time!  I know, I am very late for the Nutella party, but I aim to catch up!

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Strawberry Slab Pie

  One ingredient that says “Hello I’m Spring and I am here to stay”, is strawberries!  John and I have already gone through about 14 pounds of them, and not one has gone to waste.

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Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)- #TwelveLoaves

This month, I participated in a monthly bread baking challenge group, TwelveLoaves.  Our theme was appropriately, “Mexican Breads”  Not tex mex breads, but authentic yeast breads. My husband John and I love going to Mexico.  We aren’t the “Margaritaville, party until you drop” types, we are the low key beach lovers, who enjoy a couple…

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Southwestern Chorizo Hash3 | Hostess At Heart

Southwestern Chorizo Hash

I am a firm believer that the food that we love is often inspired by the people we have loved and our experiences with them. When I was a child, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother.  She wasn’t one to let anything go to waste, and was very frugal.  I think that…

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Focaccia | Hostess At Heart

Traditional Focaccia

I often have the urge to bake when the weather is gloomy or cold. I guess it’s like nesting or storing up carbs for a self-imposed hibernation? That isn’t the case with baking bread. We love home baked bread. It tastes so much better than store bought, and I started baking more bread when I…

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