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Blakely-Trettenero (2)Hi everyone!
My name is Blakely and I am the creator/ head taste tester of this fabulous website. I started Everyday Gourmet with Blakely one day for fun while I was in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu as a way to share all my favorite recipes with my friends and family back home. It started out as a hobby but now it has become my passion! I love fresh, homemade food that takes all day and a lot of love to prepare. I know, I know you don’t have “time” to do that. No worries! Whether you are an experienced Chef or just a begginer foodie there’s a$recipe on here with step by step directions and a video on how to do it that will definitely please everyone. I really hope this website inspires you to get creative and make some amazing meals for your oved ones, or just yourself! Please feel free to comment and if you have an questions or would like to summit a recipe feel free to email me at CookingForBimbos [at]gmail [dot] com. Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!

xoxo,
Blakely


Recent Recipes

 

Pork Medallions with Autumn Hash*

This recipe is so easy, quick, healthy (minus the bacon) and insanely delicious. My family went nuts over this.. seriously. I think it's always fun to cook seasonally and this is the perfect autumn dinner in my opinion! For this recipe you'll need two pans, one for the "hash" and one for the medallions. Heat your pan for the pork on high heat and drizzle some olive oil in. Add the sliced bacon and render all that delicious and totally healthy bac...

BLT with Avocado and Lemon Thyme Mayo*

Who doesn't love a good BLT? Come on!! I know I do. This BLT (if you can even believe it) is better than the original. The lemon thyme mayo adds a pop of freshness that I think every BLT needs. This recipe is so easy and delicious and perfect for a satisfying lunch. The first thing you want to do is cook your bacon. I like to cook my bacon in the oven on sheet trays. It's easier and it always comes out flat which is good in for a sandwic...

Coffee Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze*

One of my absolute favorite things in the world to do is wake up on the weekends and make a delicious breakfast. If you've read any of my earlier posts you'll know that I'm obsessed with breakfast. I have a tie for my favorite meal of the day: breakfast... and dessert. I think it might be due to the fact I'm addicted to sugar. Anyways... this is one of my favorite recipes because it can be used for either! Breakfast or dessert. YES! My life is co...

Peach and Blueberry Galette*

One of my favorite things about Summer would have to be all the delicious peaches that are in season. I'm not joking when I say I might eat a peach a day during Summer. I love cooking and baking with peaches and this recipe is so easy and delicious. This dough can be very versatile and you can really put whatever you want in the middle whether it's sweet or savory. The first thing you want to do is mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. ...

Vichyssoise*

As you all should know (ok, no one cares but me) it's Julia Child's 100th birthday this month! She is the queen of food. I'm obsessed. You know that movie Julie and Julia?... that's basically me. But I'm not famous. Anyways, in honor of her birthday I wanted to make the classic French soup, Vichyssoise. Vee-she-swah. There, you can say it! It sounds super fancy but it's really not... it's just a chilled potato and leek soup. Pron...

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake*

My favorite thing in the world: chocolate. I'm the biggest chocoholic ever. Lucky for me, so is my family. We're strong believers that you really can't trust people that don't like chocolate. There just has to be something wrong with them! My daddy's birthday was this week. I asked him what he wanted for him birthday.. you know... like cologne, a tie, maybe a shirt. No, not in this family! He wanted a chocolate cake and that's it...

Mediterranean Salmon*

Ok… anyone that knows me knows that I absolutely hate salmon. To me it’s way too fishy. BUT, this recipe will change your mind. My mom and I came up with this recipe after I brought home a huge chunk of feta from Greece (I’m pretty sure I snuck it in illegally…shhh) and didn’t know what to do with it! I’m not joking, there’s not an ounce of “fishy” with this recipe. This is such a great dish to make for one, two, three, or a cro...

Quick Cinnamon Buns*

One of my favorite breakfast treats would have to be cinnamon buns. I never make them because traditional cinnamon buns require yeast and if you’ve ever baked you know yeast can be tricky. Plus, it takes forever having to wait for it to rise and blah blah blah. Well have no fear, yeast free cinnamon buns are here! They’re quick, easy, delicious, and even you can make them. The first thing you want to do preheat your oven to 425*F. Line a baki...

Sauteed Artichokes*

Who doesn’t love artichokes… honestly. I know I love them! The problem is, they’re scary looking. How is anyone suppose to get all that delicious artichoke out from those spikey leaves?! Have no fear. I will show you. Now, this really isn’t hard to do you just have to work fast. The artichokes turn brown very quickly after cutting them and even though it doesn’t affect the taste it makes it look ugly. I know that if I’m going to all t...

French Chicken*

This recipe is SO impressive and not hard at all. Its a one skillet kind of gourmet meal. Perfect to impress friends, family, or a special someone with. I like to ask my butcher to take out the backbone and flatten the chicken. If he’s nice he won’t charge you and even if he does… it’s worth the extra money!...