Cast Iron Baked Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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The past 6 months of my life have literally been spent in a cast iron pan. From pan friend chicken to mac and cheese, frittatas, corn breads and more, I’ve been testing out recipes and learning all the best ways to use these awesome cooking tools. I recently stumbled across this gorgeous Cast Iron Baked Eggs recipe from The Baking Bird and had to give it a try!

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
pinch of sea salt & black pepper
1/4 cup dry sherry or white cooking wine
One 15 oz can crushed Italian tomatoes
6 eggs
2 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream
fresh basil & toasted rosemary bread, for serving

The Baking Bird has become a great source of weekend recipe inspiration for me. I mean how stunning are these photos? For the full recipe details and the cooking instructions head on over to The Baking Bird today!

(Images via The Baking Bird)

{8.26} Friday Favorites

Happy Friday guys! This week has all been about the transition from fall to autumn. It’s definitely my favorite time of year and I can’t wait until all the fall menus creep out and the halloween decorations start to show up! From a fun Apple Galettes recipe to a rustic cocktail mudder set, here are a few of my latest Friday Favs…

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Two Apple Galettes // BREAD + BARROW

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The Hibernating Honey Bear // In Sock Monkey Slippers

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Butternut Squash & Crispy Sage Pizza // Alexandra Cooks

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Cocktail Mudder // AHeirloom

Hopefully this gives you some inspiration for the weekend. I for one will be seeking out both squash and honey for a couple new recipes! Stay tuned next week for a look at the best Artisan Cheese selection in Las Vegas, a whisky tasting and more. Have some of your own Friday Favs? Leave me a comment below or find me on Facebook!

Homewares by Millie Fairhall

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Instagram has been one of my favorite places to seek out new recipes and fun homegoods. It’s so easy to just click around and stumble across tons of cool stuff! Today’s awesome example of that is a post by one of my favorite foodie accounts the Art of Cheese, showing off this incredible hand painted cheese board by Millie. It was love at first sight!

About Millie: Millie Fairhall is a self-confessed ‘mixed-plate of cultural confusion’ and her heritage reflects heavily in all that she creates. Based on the Sunshine Coast,Queensland Australia,Millie makes all of her work by hand from her small studio in the mountains,be it woodworking – drawing – sewing – screenprinting – designing – painting, she enjoys exploring and playing with a variety of mediums. Other than her cultural heritage,she is inspired by nature and her connection with it . the raw ruggedness of life . her own travels and adventures around the globe.

I am definitely going to be picking out a few Millie pieces for my own collection. Stay tuned for an update and don’t forget to check her out on Instagram!

Rum Tasting & Dinner at Tommy Bahama, Las Vegas

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Happy Thursday guys! Earlier this week I had the pleasure of joining the Tommy Bahama Family at their famous Las Vegas Restaurant & Bar. With the largest rum collection on the west coast and a dinner and tasting planned, we knew this was going to be a great evening! The night started off with a tour of the Tommy Bahama store (gorgeous) and a blind tasting, where we were asked to try out 5 different rums and match them up with a list of corresponding regions and flavor profiles. I had never tasted rum in this capacity before and was beyond impressed! After the tasting we sat down for a fantastic  four course meal with each dish paired up with a signature rum cocktail.

Our Menu:

Appetizer – Saffron & Sherry Cask Rum Infused Sea Scallops w/ warm brussel sprout & freutcake bacon salad, pepitas, charred scallions, sweet soy & pumpkin oil vinaigrette + Thai Mojito

Intermezzo – Caramelized Pineapple & Meyer Lemon Granita

Entree – Petite Filet Mignon & Garlic Ginger Grilled Prawns w/ a root vegetable hash, butter-braised chinese longbeans, port rum maitake demi-glace, hibiscus beurre blanc + Cruzan Black Strap Porto

Dessert – Brioche Chocolate Bread Pudding w/ raspberry creme anglaise, blueberry preserve and candied orange + The Diplomat

The whole experience was one of the best I’ve had here in Las Vegas. The staff was incredibly welcoming, the service was outstanding and the food was definitely memorable. I can’t wait to head back for both happy hour and dinner (which I’ve heard great things about) and to try out more of their rum selection. A big thanks goes out to the entire Tommy Bahama Crew and Chef John for having us out for such a wonderful evening!

Old Fashion Chocolate Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze

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Happy First Day of Fall everybody! In honor of my favorite time of the year I wanted to take a second to share this incredible Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen. Theres no better time than fall to perfect your bundt making skills, and I think this one is a great way to go!

What you’ll Need:

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5 ounces dark chocolate (3/4 cups), plus 2 ounces finely chopped dark chocolate (about 1/3 cup)
4 ounces unsalted butter, plus enough to grease the pan
1/2 cup cocoa powder
I used Valrhona
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

{Glaze/Ganache}
3 ounces dark chocolate (about 1/2 cup), chopped
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/3 cup heavy cream

Not only does Claire aka The Kitchy Kitchen take the most gorgeous food photos you’ve ever seen, she also makes the recipes fun and easy to follow! If you are looking for some kitchen inspiration anytime soon I would highly suggest following her on Instagram and any other social media outlet you prefer. For the full Old Fashion Bundt Cake Recipe head over to the Kitchy Kitchen today!

(Images via The Kitchy Kitchen)