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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

 

Grilled Peaches*

3 large peaches, cut in half and pit removed 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon vanilla ice cream for serving This is such a great dessert people, a must try for sure! First what you want to do is preheat you grill or grill pan to about medium high heat….

Grilled Pineapple*

Ok, this is reallllyyyyy easy ladies… you can’t screw this up I promise! So take the whole pineapple and cut on the top and bottom. Then, with your knife, cut down the sides to get all the peel off. Once you have it peeled, put it on it’s side and cut into thick slices and rub them with a little oil on either side. On your preheated grill to medium high heat, put the pineapple slices on and let cook for about 2 minutes, or until you see gri...

Baked Beans*

First things first ladies, preheat your oven to 275*F. While that’s heating up, heat up a heavy pan pan and add the sliced bacon. Let that cook for a couple minutes to get out all the delicious bacon fat. Once you see the bacon is starting to cook down, add the chopped onions with a little salt and let cook for about 3 minutes, just until they’re starting to turn opaque. Once those are cooked, go ahead and add the baked beans. To the beans, a...

Potato Salad*

What you need to do first is to boil the potatoes, once they are cooked drain them and let them cool for at least 10 minutes! After the potatoes are cooled down add to them the eggs, diced onion, relish, mayo, mustard, and the spices! Mix together and serve! Delicious side for a cookout :)...

Mango Salsa*

In a small bowl, put the chopped mango (how to cut mango in video!) onion, sliced strawberries, and cilantro. To the salsa add the juice of 1 lime, olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper and presto!!!! Amazing easy salsa thats perfect over any grilled meats. Hope you like it :)...

Easy Cheesy Grits*

This is so yummy and cheesy! Perfect with fish! Ok, this recipe is really hard… ready? In a saucepan add the grits to the boiling water. Add the cheeses, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir. Cook for 5 minutes! BAM! Easy cheesy grits… man that was tough ;)...

Baked Tomatoes*

Ok, this is such a great easy side! First what you want to do preheat the oven to 325*F. On a broiler pan that is lined, go ahead and add the tomatoes, chopped garlic, and chopped rosemary. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle with lots of salt and pepper. Mix around with hand until all the yummy ‘maters are covered with all the deliciousness! Pop in the preheated oven and let cook for 15-20 minutes until you see the tomato...

Garlic Pasta*

Ok this is super easy and so good with seafood! So first thing is first… cook and drain the pasta according to the box. Once you’ve drained the pasta go ahead and add a stick of butter to the bottom of the pot. Let the butter melt, but don’t let it burn! Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and let cook just into you smell it, almost 1 minute! Once the garlic is cooked go and add the cooked pasta. Toss all together! Then add the shred...

Sauteed Mushrooms*

This is so delicious as a side for steak! Great date night dinner! First what you want to do is prepare your mushrooms. With a clean paper towel just brush off the dirt (or poo!) that they grow in, and slice the mushrooms about half an inch thick. Heat up a large skillet over medium and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic and saute just until you can smell it! Once the garlic is cooked add the mushroom  and some salt. Let c...

Lemony Cous Cous*

Ok this is so quick and easy to make! You definitely want to try this one. So in a small saucepan melt the butter and olive oil over medium high. Once the butter has melted go head and add the garlic, lemon zest,  rosemary, and chicken stock. Let come up to a boil. In a dry bowl add the cous cous and to the dried cous cous  add the boiling liquid and stir so all combined. Cover with saran wrap so no steam can get out an...