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Better than Brats

So last week we bought these big fat sweet Italian sausages at the store, and we used a couple to make some tasty pastas, as would be expected. But I’m not always the hugest fan of those types of sausages. I like breakfast sausage… but not always dinner sausage.

It was getting to the point that we really had to use these sausages or they would go bad, as they had already been sitting open in the fridge for a couple days. So Brett got all fired up about sausage sandwiches for dinner.. and I merely said… oh… okay…

But don’t let my initial lack of unadulturated enthusiasm fool you, folks. Because these sammies turned out lip-smacking good. And the best part is? Hardly any effort required: only one pan, and stuff you probably already have in your fridge. Here’s how we did it.

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spinach, bacon and deliciousness quiche

one word. yum. my mom bought Brett and I both cookbooks for christmas.. and this was one of our very first attempts from his book. The recipe is from the book BAKE! by Nick Maligieri. It’s a pretty awesome book, as it has tips and techniques for all the most common (and coincidentally, the most delicious) baked goods. I’m sure there will be more to come from this book… danishes.. tarts…cakes..mmm

I love pies and tarts and quiches but I usually utterly fail at rolling out the crust. Case in point, I made a pecan pie for Thanksgiving, and before I could put the filling in the partially-baked crust, I managed to dump the entire crust out of the pan and onto the kitchen counter. How? Who knows? Why? Because I’m me. and that’s the kind of thing I do. Luckily, I was alone in the house so no one had to endure my lame whimpering as I tried hopelessly to piece the crust back together. Continue reading