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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

 

Sour Cream Potatoes*

One of my favorite things in the entire world would have to be mashed potatoes. Don't ask me why. I can literally eat just mashed potatoes for dinner. They're just so yummy. This recipe I can't take any credit for. Like a lot of my recipes on here this has been given to me by my grandmother, Gogo. Now, Gogo is one hell of a cook so if this is a recipe from her, you know you're going to like it. Her sour cream potatoes are always ...

Baked Ham with Strawberry, Brown Sugar, and Dijon Glaze*

This recipe is SO easy and SO delicious! A must try for sure. Perfect for holidays, family get togethers, or any night you decide to make something amazing. Preheat your oven to 400*F. Put your ham in a baking dish. Wish a sharp knife make diagonal cuts about one inch deep on the top of the ham making large diamonds on the top. In a small saucepan on medium high put in your strawberry jam. Heat it up for about 1-2 minutes, just u...

Coconut Lime Cilantro Rice*

Who gets bored of the same old rice?... I do! This rice really has such amazing flavor that will really add a kick to your whole dinner! You get a subtle coconut flavor and the the freshness of the lime and cilantro make you want/need more. In a heavy pot over medium high heat add the coconut milk, water, and rice. Stir it all together. Let it come up to a boil and then turn it down to low. Put the cap on and let cook for about 15 minutes. Once t...

Fresh Fruit Pavlova*

I'm obsessed with pavlova. If you've never tried if you really need to!! You have a delicious soft crust with a chewy marshmallow center from the meringue and a sweet soft topping from the whipped cream and the freshness of all the berries. It's such a light dessert... yet, so unbelievably satisfying. The first thing you want to do is make your meringue. You need to preheat your oven to 250*F. In a bowl with an electric mixer whisk together the e...

Fruited Chicken Salad*

This is the easiest and most delicious chicken salad. I like to use leftover rotisserie chicken but if not just use roasted chicken breasts. The first thing you want to do is put the chicken in the bowl then toss it with the mayonnaise. The add the grapes, pineapple, pecans, craisins, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together and serve!! Absolutely delicious and so easy!...

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette*

This salad is so easy, yet it looks and tastes so gourmet! The arugula is peppery, the vinaigrette is sour, the feta is salty, and the dried cherries and figs are sweet. Sounds like a pretty perfect combination to me! The first thing you want to do is build up your salad. In a cute salad bowl put in your arugula, toasted almonds, feta, dried cherries, and figs. This vinaigrette has more acidity in it than the usual salad but you ...

Baked Breakfast Sandwich*

My favorite meal of the day is definitely breakfast. Unfortunately who has time in the morning to whip up bacon, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, and fruit in the morning? Not me! Everyday eating the same old cereal really chaps my butt and thats why I came up with this. It's so easy to make and you can eat it on the go! First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350*F. With a serrated knife slice 1/4 inch off the top and hallow out the bottom. ...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese*

8 slices White Cheddar Cheese 8 slices Gruyere Cheese 1/10 lb of proscuitto, sliced thin 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thin 8 slices country bread butter, for griddle pan This grilled cheese is so delicious and so different than just using plain white bread with American cheese. Yuck. You have the sharpness of the cheddar,…

Roasted Tomato Soup*

One of my favorite things is the world is tomato soup. Unfortunately I'm a soup snob and Campbell's "tomato soup" just doesn't quite do it for me. I like a real tomato-y flavor that is fresh and actually tastes like tomatoes. One day I was at the farmers market and saw the most gorgeous tomatoes... ever since then I've been dying to make a good soup. It's finally starting to cool down here in South Florida and I instantly was craving tomato soup ...

Apple Crisp*

Ok, I wish I could take the credit for this delicious recipe but I can't. It's actually my best friend mom's recipe! She is an amazing baker so when she told me she had a great recipe for me... I jumped on it. Well... she was right. This recipe is unreal. SO good and so easy. First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 375*F. Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and apples until all the apples are coated evenly. Put the apples into a b...