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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

 

Roasted Beet Salad*

Ever crave beets? Me too! Ever crave beets and goat cheese? Me too! This salad is one of my favorites and if I'm ever out at a restaurant and see a roasted beet salad I have to get it. The beets can be cooked ahead of time, as well as the balsamic reduction, and then assembled before you're ready to eat. Be careful when you're peeling the beets because the red beet juice will stain! Ok, start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice the be...

Fish en Papillote*

Ever feel like making something really fancy really fast? Well, look no further! This recipe takes about 2 minutes to prepare and you won't believe how flavorful this healthy dinner can be. This recipe only makes one serving but it's so easy to do you'll want to make this for a dinner party of 20! I like to serve it rustic style still in the parchment with some rice and veggies. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees F...

Peppermint Chocolate Mousse*

What flavor do you think of when you think of the Holidays? For fall it's obviously pumpkin, and for Christmas... peppermint! I love peppermint and anything that has it in it... minus peppermint coffee. That stuff is nasty. Sorry in advance for anyone that likes peppermint coffee. Anyways, we all know that this time of the year can be chaotic with all the terrible people family comi...

Fried Chicken & Sage Waffles*

Have you ever had fried chicken and waffles? I mean... real fried chicken and waffles?? I'm talking crispy golden delicious chicken with soft slightly-sweet buttermilk waffles? If you've answered no then we need to change this right now. Fried chicken and waffles are the ultimate Southern comfort food and this recipe is my gourmet version of that. I put fresh sage in the waffles for an unexpected twist that I highly recommend. Oh...

Pumpkin Bread Pudding*

Oh, the holidays. What a magical time of year. The weather is getting cooler, annoying Christmas commercials are everywhere, and my butt is getting bigger from all the delicious treats that just seem to linger around my house taunting me. Well my friends, this dessert will get you even more in the holiday mood! If you have read any of my other posts, you will know how obsessed I am with pumpkin and anything that will go with pumpkin. This is a re...

Roasted Pumpkin Soup*

You know what I love about October? It's socially acceptable to have pumpkin in everything. I could literally have pumpkin flavor breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, dessert, and anything in between. I don't know why I'm so obsessed with it but I am and this recipe is out of control good. It's very easy to make and it's healthy! Score. Ok, let's get started. First thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cleaning...

Texas Style Coleslaw*

Remember when you were a kid and you were at a restaurant and you saw some nasty, wilted, mayonnaise-y coleslaw came out and you thought to yourself “I’m never eating that crap.” WELL… it’s time to change your mind about coleslaw folks because this is delicious. It’s so fresh, flavorful, and absolutely gorgeous to look at. Slap your hand for eating that other nasty stuff. Ok, here we go. In a bowl add your thinly sliced purple cabbage...

Pecan Encrusted Goat Cheese Salad with Orange Vinaigrette*

This salad is too good. I have a serious obsession with goat cheese. Then, you put a pecan crust on it and top it with an orange vinaigrette?!... forget about it. Ok, time to assemble this gorgeous salad. Cut your lettuce of choice and put in your salad bowl along with the red onion slices. In a small bowl put the zest of the orange in it. Cut the top and bottom of the orange off and set it cut side down. With your knife following the curve of th...

Herbed Quiche with Heirloom Tomatoes*

Ok, I just want to start this recipe off by saying my mom licked her plate clean. Yup, just going to start with that. This recipe is out of control good. I know it’s a pain in the butt making your own crust but trust me, it is worth it. Everyone that tried this said it was the best quiche they’ve ever had… soooo that means you need to try it. The first thing we want to do is make the crust. In a bowl mix the butter and self-rising flour wit...

Pyure Pumpkin Blondies*

When my good friends at Pyure Stevia asked me to come up with a good fall dessert I knew just what to make. These delicious blondies are packed with tons of delicious fall flavors with the pumpkin and cinnamon. You will never know that it is made with an all natural sweetener and not real sugar. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter and Pyu...