Apple Pie Waffles

Ever wondered the secret to an amazing morning? Have you always hated those people that just always seem to start the day off right? Want to know their secret? Do you covet the key to sunrise success? Well, I have it right here for you. It’s a simple one step process. Make these apple pie waffles. Not later, not tomorrow. Now. Bam, instant morning happiness. Brush off the pile of dirty dishes and look at that perfect pile of wholesome homemade goodness. Feel accomplished. This is the true power of doing. I mean, you totally just rocked that. The family […]

Chipotle Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Lately, I have been all about mixing things up. Trying new things. Branching out and really being unafraid to taste test everything. I started rock climbing this year, took a painting class this week, went kayaking, did a crazy hanging arm fitness kick boxing class with a friend, ate pizza with another foodie at a random stop in North Carolina, did a photoshoot, zip lined over a gorge, ate yogurt in Seattle, so on and so forth. Pretty much if its an option, I’m giving it a go. You know why? Because I can. And, because you never know what you […]

Boozy Sweet Potato Pie Milkshake

And a Seattle Weekend Recap A few months back Peabody, Erin and I tossed out the idea of a weekend get together, and since I am all about random acts of awesome lately, we made it happen. So, what happens when you put 3 totally hot food bloggers with only one man and a puppy in a mecca of organic seasonal and fresh food? We sit in our PJs and watch Magic Mike and Bad Words til all hours of the morning. Duh. And eat… a lot. Seriously, we were on a mission to pack as much food into 2 days as […]

Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Meringue

You know how Christmas tastes like roast beasts and comes with Who-pudding? Well, this pie is that – but for Thanksgiving. It is everything that Thanksgiving should taste like. It’s homey, comforting, delicious, and perfect. It is the kind of pie that reminds you of cozy fires and hot cocoa, warm smiles, and comfy socks. This is the pie you need to make share with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. And it’s from non-other than the boys over at Baked. I can’t rave about the Baked books enough, and have been doing so every single year when a new one […]

Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

Sorry, guys. I couldn’t help it. I have been eyeing this recipe up for like 2 years. I meant to post it last year, but my macaroon skills were not up to par. After 3 attempts, I walked away vowing to try again. Well, again was this season, and sure my macaroons may not be perfect looking, but oh my were they perfect. One bite into these little clouds and you will understand what the macaroon madness is all about. I only experienced my first macaroon a year or so ago, and it was love at first bite. Tender, light, […]

Irish Apple Cake with Boozy Custard

In your dessert menu craving an update? Are you tired of rolling pie crusts over and over again to make the same thing every year? Do you secretly loathe cutting those apples into thin even strips every year and have flashbacks to reality cooking shows? Well, have I got a cake for you.  That’s right. This one is all the things you love about the fall baking season with a fraction of the work. (If you have been playing along this season, I am all about that). It’s loaded with apples (randomly diced for a homey look – none of […]

Butterscotch Biscoff Pudding Cookies

and a The Biscoff Cookie & Spread Cookbook Giveaway! Need a soft delicious cookie to add to the line up that isn’t loaded with the same old chocolate chips? These little doodads are the cookies you have been looking for. Double down with butterscotch flavor and knocked out of the park with a little hit of Biscoff cookie spread these cookies are it. Pause. What the heck is Biscoff? Am I the last foodie on the planet to discover this high flying cookie? Apparently, yes. Biscoff cookies are an 80 some year old European cookie that landed in the us in the 80’s […]

Pear Cornmeal Cake with Rosemary Simple Syrup

Forget apple pie. Let go of the pumpkin tradition. Set out this simple pear cornmeal cake this holiday season and watch their shock. This cake will take a fraction of the time you would spend rolling out dough and a quarter of the stress. It’s so uncomplicated that you can go back to actually enjoying your time in the kitchen, with company, and doing the things that matter. The rosemary simple syrup is understated, and the perfect touch to really pull the flavors together. Let them judge for themselves. This cake is the show stopper this holiday season. PrintPear Cornmeal […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Apple-Cranberry Relish

Yeah, this is the one soup you must make this fall. No lie. There is something so simple, so rewarding, so amazing about this roasted butternut squash soup with apple cranberry relish you will be back for lunch and dinner the next day. It’s smooth, creamy, and packed with flavor. Plus, butternut squash is one of those magic foods that makes you feel full and satisfied along with being jam packed with healthy vitamins. It’s like a double bonus to go right on top of just how awesome this soup tastes. And, the cherry on top? It’s freakin easy to […]

Rum and Date Cake with Caramel Sauce

Imagine a warm cozy fire, candle light, warm blankets, and a slice of this cake. There’s not much more I could ask for as the weather starts to dip and a chill sneaks in. This decedent Rum and Date Cake with Caramel Sauce is what a sinful dessert should be. It looks stunning, will make your eyes roll to the back of your hear, perfect to impress guests, and really, isn’t that hard to make. But, we can keep that between the two of us. While the days get short and dark and the holidays sneak upon us, add this […]

Breakfast Pizza & Cuisinart Pizza Swag Giveaway

Tailgating. The pregame for the big game. The moment when you dawn your teams colors before they square off at the battle front, and share a warm meal with your friends and enemies. The communal moment of a great meal before things get heated. Things are about to get really amped up, real quick. And i would hate to send you off to battle on an empty stomach. So, let me introduce you to your brand new tailgating secret weapon. Wait until you see the reaction when you whip this out. It’s like that scene with Tony Stark and Rhodey, […]

Banana Peanut Butter Swirl Bread

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There are days when I see bright beautiful pictures all over Pinterest. They are on everything from wedding blogs to food photos. Clear, crisp, and clean. Perfect homes, stunning tablescapes, picturesque gardens, all being maintained by beautiful women all in perfect white outfits. I worry that I don’t send the right message through my work on here of GirlCarnivore.com. That my personal “brand” isn’t bright enough. Not clear or crisp enough to attract the right kind of audience, client… the right kind of life. Then I take a step back from those photoshop-ed models, those magazine homes,  and I realize […]

Breakfast at Blue Surf Cafe | Wilmington, North Carolina

Every trip is spent with much patience as I search for non-traditional places to park and stretch our legs. Which means, we spend more time driving. But that’s ok, because that’s when we find unexpected places like this breakfast nook in Wilmington, North Carolina. We stopped into the Blue Surf Cafe not really knowing what to expect. Breakfast and lunch options are written on a chalkboard above a counter where you order. They read mighty nice, too. Everything sounds appetizing with a ‘Build Your Own’ breakfast,  where you can pick from options like pulled pork and black beans, to feta […]

Apple Dumplings

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It’s very simple. Shorter days make me a little old lady. I just want to wrap up in a blanket and read until the sun comes back out to play. It’s making my already crazy jam packed busy life speed by that much more rapidly and I am not sure I can tell the weekends from the workdays. BUT things have been pretty awesome. Photographed a wedding as a second shooter on Saturday with the awesome Adrienne Matz Photography (more photos a coming, I promise) Tested out some super cute Chef shoes that Mozo is putting out over the weekend. They […]

Chocolate Layer Oat Bars for Two

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Grab a bar, sit down. Lets have a chat about nothing to do with food blogging. Let’s have a big, clear the air, what’s really been on my chest talk. No, Dad. I am not pregnant. Now that I got all of you parents calmed down Let’s talk about 2014 and my pursuit of happiness. I have spent 2014 struggling. Really grasping to figure out who I am, what I really want, and what it is I am supposed ‘to do’. I spent so much time fixated on trying to figure it all out that I pretty much have missed […]

Zucchini Whoopie Pies

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Everything right now is apple or pumpkin. All of it. And I won’t lie, I totally found myself trying to enjoy a #PSL the other day, but they don’t make them in ‘skinny’ and I didn’t know a vente from a grande and that annoyed the young man behind the counter…. so regular coffee it was. But I’m here in defense today of all of the amazing produce out right night. The squash are redonculous, stacked cumbersome and high at my local market, the pears, all shapes and sizes. The green fresh beautiful produce… I don’t want to miss any […]

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze

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You know those days when nothing is going according to plan? When there are 400 chores to be done and more being created every moment and still nothing is going right? Today was one of those days. And that is 100% ok. Because the chores will always be there. There will always be laundry to be done or a shelf to be dusted, but today was my friends first 5k. And I wanted to be there to cheer them on. So, we dropped the chores and the work and drove down to be there to help them celebrate. I am […]

Phoenix Cocktail

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We all need our moments. Quiet private moments where we can turn inward and give our self a second to breath. This is for that moment. Come home, kick off the work shoes and allow yourself to completely let go of all the stress of the day. Turn on some music, light a candle, and mosey into the kitchen to make one of these phoenix cocktails. Simple, sweet, and just what the doctor ordered. Coffee may get the engine started, but this is the moment you were looking forward too all day. Savor it. PrintPhoenix Cocktail A local restaurant offered […]

Baked French Toast Sticks

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I don’t know what mornings are like in your house, but some day’s I am amazed that my hair is brushed before I’m in the car trying to remember if I locked the front door a mile from home and dreading the fact that I will ultimately be late because I had to double tripe check just in case. (The door is locked, every single time). So breakfast is generally an overlooked part of our day. A part of the day I am working really hard to put back on track. I wanted to give us some options that were […]

Noshing Local: White Dog Cafe, Wayne PA

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Sunday’s are long lazy days, when they can be. This was one of those days. We took our time on the quest for adventure, heading up to Wayne PA, where we stopped at a classy joint called the White Dog Cafe. They embrace it. Dog themed art covered the walls, charming tiny tables arranged across the dining areas, and aged armours tucked in corners hiding glasses and computer systems. Baubles and trinkets were placed in every nook and cranny to create a lived in environment without making things look crowded or overdone. We started outside and our waiter was fantastic. He […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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Because some of us aren’t ready to give up flip flops and iced lattes. Because some of us don’t want the pumpkin take over quite yet. And because I know at least one person in the room is not ready for Christmas themed pins. Yeah, that’s right. In a world where all things caramel pumpkin apple cinnamon spiced are taking over, I’m standing my ground. And these little krispie treats are standing there with me. Sure, we may be over looked at first rush of the cookie aisle for those new pumpkin cream cheese bites. Yeah, you may rush right […]

Looking for new foodies to follow? Look no further!

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Some of the best friends you meet can be miles away, and that doesn’t matter. Today I am breaking from the norm to introduce you to some new foodie friends. Join us on this culinary tour and let me introduce you to my foodies to follow.  The other day my friend, Christiane of The Mom Chef, linked to me in an online blog tour where you introduce your readers to three kick booty new blogs. It’s like a chain letter of foodie awesome. Today, I am continueing on the trend and sending you some new mouth watering fun food bloggers that […]

Fluffernutter Pie

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There’s a little something about peanut butter and fluff that really hits the spot. Something I had forgotten as an adult with the weight and worry of the world sitting on my shoulders. Something that a spoon full of that sticky fun delicious marshmallow creme reminded me of in an instant. There was nothing like the after school or late night snack that Dad would make with simple peanut butter and crackers with fluff squished in between. Or the occasional surprise lunch of that perfect flavor combo in between white bread. Yeah, a Fluffernutter. And this Fluffernutter pie  takes you […]

Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

What goes with the perfect char-grilled piece of meat as good as crispy perfect fries? The problem is, how do you get those perfect fries at home? I have tried over and over again with my big pot of heavy oil and bags and bags of various brands and hand cut fries trying to get that Five-Guys crunch. I have finally found the solution. And the great news? They aren’t even fried. These little bites of perfection are crispy oven baked french fries. Yep, you read it, oven baked. Who knew fries could be this easy? Kiss the deep fryer […]

The Only Sangria Recipe You’ll Ever Need

There’s something about sangria…. It’s sweet, it’s mature, and it will get you stone cold drunk faster than you can imagine if you aren’t careful (be cool, sip it slow). This particular one is a classic red, with mounds of fresh produce, and a secret little hidden gem – vanilla brandied cherries… oh, and a little extra of that infused brandy as well. So, whether you are sitting poolside at a summer BBQ or spreading some warmth this winter, this sangria recipe is your go-to cocktail recipe for entertaining large crowds. Just make sure someone else has the car keys. […]

Noshing Local: Sweet Cowolines Elkton MD

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Down a stretch of 213 in Maryland sits an abandoned golf course. The once pristine greens sit overgrown with grasses and the water holes have become a stunning trap as they hide beneath the growth just peeking out every so often to remind you not to venture too far. On the corner there is a gas station, one that makes the best fried egg sandwich you could ask for with a trusty mechanic, and across from it there is a restaurant I have never been in. It looks like one of those mom and pop places where friends could gather on Saturday morning… […]

Frozen Rum Runner Cocktails

A lot of people get this idea that “food blogging” is so fun (that is, once they google food blogging, because the rest of the world still thinks it’s just a really weird fad, like bronies – which is NWS if you go to google that too, but with instagram). We are all always out at the hottest new restaurant wining and dining our booties off with them there fancy cameras. Reality check. It’s Friday night and I just mixed my own cocktail after working over time this week at my full time salary-based job. I am eating leftover ribs […]