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Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Avocado and Mango Salsa – My usual favorite salsa, Pineapple-Mango, better watch out as this new one has entered the picture! Death by Chocolate Trifle – Reposted […]

Tropical Chicken Quesadillas

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Ben and I love quesadillas, but nothing is more disappointing to us when we see them listed on a menu with a lonely filling of just cheese.  Don’t get me wrong, that simple version can hold up as a decent enough snack, but quesadillas are so much more enjoyable when they are loaded with flavorful […]

Death by Chocolate Trifle

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Death by Chocolate can mean so many things.  For me, it always means tall layers of cakey chocolate brownies, decadent chocolate mousse, toffee pieces and whipped cream just waiting for me to dig into it.  This has been and always will be one of my favorite desserts for a few reasons.  1) It is very […]

Avocado and Mango Salsa

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I literally just told you on Saturday that I wanted to try this recipe from SkinnyTaste.  Well, guess what?  I tried it yesterday and just couldn’t wait to share it with you.  Typically, the recipes I post are ones I’ve made from at least a week ago.  But, ladies and gentlemen (yes, I do believe […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

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This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Angel Food Cake – A light and spongy cake that doesn’t make you feel 10 pounds heavier. Strawberry Glazed Angel Food Cake – My favorite version of […]

Crunchy Apple Slaw

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Are you ready for some barbecue?  Tell me, what complements your favorite BBQ recipes?  For me, it’s a good ol’ refreshing coleslaw to cool my breath from those dripping red-hot ribs.  Rarely do I like any of the slaw that is served in the restaurants.  But, give me some freshly made at home and I […]

Strawberry Glazed Angel Food Cake

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On Monday I shared with you a recipe for Angel Food Cake.  Today, I’m giving you one of the many great ways you can serve it.  My favorite way is topped with mashed strawberries and whipped cream.  It’s very simple and doesn’t require an exact recipe.  Just chop up some fresh strawberries (frozen works as […]

Angel Food Cake

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I grew up eating store-bought angel food cake and always loved its light and fluffy texture.  It was a treat that I looked forward to my mom buying in the spring and summer.  Once I grew up and moved away from home, I stopped with the tradition and never found myself buying it on my […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

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This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Strawberry Stuffed French Toast – Getting ready for strawberry season with this delightfully sweet french toast. Homemade Whipped Cream – An inexpensive way to have whipped cream […]

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

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Occasionally, I tease my mom for frequently serving spaghetti for dinner.  She has done this since I can remember and continues to do so today.  What she doesn’t know is that I have followed her trend.  Shhh..don’t tell her!    I understand why my mom likes to make spaghetti so often.  It’s a meal loved […]

Homemade Whipped Cream

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Store bought whipped cream is one of those items that I can no longer justify for a couple of reasons.  The main reason is cost.  Whipping cream is less than half the cost of a tub of Cool Whip.  Another reason is because of the taste.  Homemade whipped cream tastes much more fresh.  Believe it […]

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

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It’s just about strawberry season here in southern California.  The prices have already dropped in the supermarkets and I’ve been loading up.  Judah loves eating them with his breakfast, lunch and dinner although I try to vary it up between other fruits as well.  I had a few strawberries in my fridge the other morning […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream – My husband’s new favorite ice cream, and a great way to use up the beer from Saint Patty’s. How to Cut […]

Roasted Cauliflower

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The first day of spring has passed, and here I am posting (twice) about a winter vegetable.  Maybe I’m just bitter because after moving from Chicago to Southern California last summer, I was under the impression that the winter would be mild and spring would be warm.  Well, the winter here was definitely mild compared […]

How To Cut Cauliflower

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There are probably two major groups of you out there.  Those who like cauliflower and those who don’t.  But, I have to wonder out of those that say they do not like it, how many of you have even tried it?  And, out of that group, how many haven’t tried it only because you do […]

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

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Do I dare start this post by stating that this isn’t my kind of ice cream?  Very rarely do I post something that I do not like, and if I do share it, it is only because it won the approval from Ben, the almighty taste tester.    And, not only any approval, but a […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Crouton – Ben was just telling me again yesterday how much he loved this soup.  Each time he prefaces it […]

Cheese, Ham and Chive Waffles

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Are you thrown off already just by the title?  Savory waffles, really?  Trust me, it took some time to convince myself to finally make these and try them.  The ingredients listed just didn’t seem to work in a waffle.  Ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, ham, chives, and…orange zest?  Weird. Although we ended up having these for […]

Chicken and Mushroom Boxty

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Let’s face it.  Irish food is not pretty.  This was the most decent photo I could snap of the Chicken and Mushroom Boxty before losing my patience with it completely.  Please don’t let the look of it turn you off.  I only share recipes worth sharing, and this is no exception. This is actually a […]

Guinness and Onion Soup with Irish Cheddar Crouton

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If you read my post on Friday, then you are well informed of my venture for recipes that will give me a new-found excitement for St. Patty’s Day each year.  This is the second recipe I tried in order to accomplish that goal. This is basically a french onion soup, but I can’t tell you […]

Penny’s Weekend Garnish

This Week on Pennies on a Platter This section highlights the recipes posted this week on Pennies on a Platter and other updates to the blog, if any. Paczki -My Fat Tuesday fave. Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce – We have been eating this multiple times each week, so I hope we do not get […]