Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Every Saturday morning I peer through tangled blankets and ask Hubs what he wants for breakfast and I always get the same pleading question: “Whatever you want, but can we have bacon?”

If you want a fast pass to a man’s heart, make him bacon. And not just any kind of bacon, dress it up. And, boy, do I have just the recipe for you – rosemary black pepper bacon!

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

I used thick slices of turkey…

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Chipotle Pork Loin

Chipotle Pork Loin | Fancy Fork

It’s like a switch. Once the temperatures start to dip, enough for a sweater or scarf, my kitchen turns into a factory for homestyle cooking and baking. In this case, it’s Chipotle Pork Loin with warm-your-bones heat and spice.

Chipotle Pork Loin

Overall, it’s searing and sauce making. Pretty straight forward, and easy enough for a weekday dinner (you know me, anything less than 45 minutes after work is my go-to). 

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Swedish Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

New to! Swedish Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

These delicate Swedish pancakes are such a treat for breakfast! Making them from scratch is super easy (who doesn’t have flour, eggs, butter and a little sugar laying around?) and they’re much lighter than buttermilk pancakes.

I instantly knew that I wanted to top these pancakes with fruit, but I didn’t have any fresh berries in the fridge (those last about 1 day in our house!). So, once againmy…

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Bites of Life: Part 5

Fancy Fork - Bites of Life: Part 5

Just where did the summer go? It’s like yesterday I dusted off my shorts and bikinis, ready to enjoy long afternoons at the pool praying, just praying, that this year my Swedish skin would accept a tan.

Now it’s pumpkin this, pumpkin that – which, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love. I just want to stomp my feet a bit before I fully give into the glorious season that is fall. Here’s a look back…

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Halloween Cookie Bark

Introducing your October sugar high: Halloween Cookie Bark

A sweet treat for Halloween’s little ghouls and witches, this cookie bark is sure to please anyone from 1 to 111. Layered pretzels, candy corn, festive sprinkles, Oreos and candied eyeballs are all fused together by creamy white chocolate. 


You’ll love how cookie bark can be seasonally adapted (oh, hey, Bunny Bark!); plus, it’s probably the easiest dessert ever. 

Begin by lining a baking sheet…

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Savory Breakfast Biscuits

It’s nice to dress breakfast up every now and then, no? These savory breakfast biscuits are perfect for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning, where you let the coffee drip at a leisurely pace as you slow into your day. 

Just like a pinwheel, you will ultimately spread all of the ingredients onto a crescent dough, roll it up and cut it. For these savory breakfast biscuits, I chose scrambled eggs,…

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Fancy Fork: Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Ever realize that the best smoothies are the ones with the least amount of ingredients possible? That’s exactly what you’ll get with this Blueberry Banana Smoothie — one frozen banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, some healthy wheat germ, scoops of Greek yogurt, dash of milk and a drizzle of honey later, you’ll be looking at a gorgeous purple smoothie.

Presentation is everything, right? :)

Banana Blueberry Smoothie


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Mallomar Brownies

It’s Mallomar Season! Fancy Fork: Mallomar Brownies

It’s that time of year again: Mallomar season! In honor of this delicious marshmallow cookie, I bring you decadent Mallomar Brownies. All you need is a box of your favorite brownie mix and a box of Mallomars

For easy eating, these brownies are made in a cupcake pan. You begin by baking the brownie batter, then topping each one with a Mallomar cookie at the very end. They’re rich, chocolatey and…

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Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

Fancy Fork: Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

It wouldn’t be the start of football season without a big honking tray of nachos. So, to honor the weeks of lazy football Sundays ahead of us, I bring you Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos. Piled high with cheddar, scallions, red onion, tomato, black olives, jalapeno and shredded BBQ chicken, this game day snack is a touchdown (har, har!). 

Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos

You’ll spend most of your time waiting for the oven to reach…

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Rustic Spinach & Shrimp Salad

Fancy Fork: Rustic Spinach & Shrimp Salad - made by Hubs!

A salad that doesn’t feel like you’re eating a salad. Does that make sense? That’s what this recipe is all about – fresh spinach topped with chopped walnuts, sweet cranberries, shaved pecorino romano and lightly charred shrimp. It’s a simple salad disguised as restaurant quality. It will have you wiping your entire bowl clean.

This incredible salad comes directly from Hubs — but, I have to warn…

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