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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

 

Eggplant Parmesan*

Ok everyone this is absolutely amazing and don't be intimidated by this recipe! Its super easy this is a really great recipe to entertain with. Make it in the morning and pop it in the oven 30 min before your company comes over. Either way... absolutely delicious. Ok to start off, find nice big eggplant ,cut off the top and bottom, and slice it into half inch thick slices. On a rack over a sheet pan salt both sides of the eggplant to get the bitt...

Corned Beef and Cabbage*

This is SO easy, delicious, affordable, and simple to make. You can feed an army with this and everyone will be satisfied! In the largest pot you have, put your raw beef and pickling spices in and put cold water almost to top of the pan. Let come to a boil, and reduce to a low simmer for 1 1/2 hours. After 1 1/2 hours, put your potatoes and carrots in the hot water with the beef and spices. Let cook for another 30- 40 minutes. After 30-40 minute...

Jambalaya*

Mmmm mmmm mmm nothing better than a good jambalaya and I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but this is delicious. First thing you want to do is season your chicken with lots of salt and pepper. In a dutch oven, or a sauce pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Brown the chicken breasts on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Once the chicken is cooked, take out and set aside. To the pan add the chopped...

Spinach and Pancetta Quiche*

This is the absolute best quiche recipe. Period. I love making quiche for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Preheat your oven to 375*F.The first thing you want to do is cook the pancetta a little. In a saucepan over medium high heat add the diced pancetta and let cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside to let cool. On a lightly floured surface take out the sheet of puff pastry and roll it out with a rolling pin until big enough to put in ...

Lemon Semifreddo*

4 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons 2 large lemons, zested juice of 1 lemon 2 1/4 cup heavy cream This is one of the easiest desserts that you can make… I promise you. Also what I love so much about this recipe is you can really change the flavors to whatever you want….

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup*

This is super easy, super delicious, and super... kinda healthy! Very filling so great for a lunch or even dinner. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 425*F. Peel the butternut squash with a sharp vegetable peeler and cut the butternut squash up. I like to cut off the top, then the bottom, and also cut off the fat part of the squash where the seeds are. Cut the bottom in half and scrape out the seeds and continue cutting up the...

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies*

2 sticks butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa  2 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups chocolate chips These are amazing and sooooo easy. Please try this recipe!!! In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter, brown…

Stuffed Peppers*

This is perfect comfort food for any day of the week. It’s so easy! First preheat your oven to 375*F. Take the peppers and cut them in half and take out the seeds and stem. With a knife, poke hole in the bottom so all the grease drains through and doesn’t land up on your butt 🙂 For the meat, all you need to do is put it in a bowl and add the onion, minced garlic, oregano, Worchestershire sauce, cooked rice, ketchup, eggs, and the seasonings....

Black eyed peas*

Down here in the South, there's nothing better than some good luck black eyed peas on New Year's Day! So this is my tasty version. The first thing you're gonna want to do is preheat your pan to medium high heat. Add your diced pancetta and let cook until a pale golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Once the pancetta is ready add your onions and let cook until they start to get translucent, another 5 minutes. You want to make sure to really scrape the ...

Gogo’s Lemon Bars*

Crust: 2 sticks butter 2 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar Filling: 4 eggs zest of 2 lemons juice of 2 lemons 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch salt powdered sugar for the top Ok, this is my Gogo’s recipe and it’s absolutely out of this world! I can’t get…