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Foodies Freebie: March 2015 Wallpaper Collection

Welcome March! We are thrilled that we changed months. We start our glorious summer! We’re thinking a couple of months of sunshine are very welcome around here. Long days, a wider selection of fruits and veggies and bright, clear blue skies. What’s not to love? Oh, and the little gems on  this months’ wallpaper? Just out of this world. We got these little macarons at Le Café, a local restaurant, bakery and deli that we absolutely love. The are just so pretty we couldn’t resist and snap a few pictures of them! One day we will get to bake these delicious and delicate treats.

For now, we are going to tackle some new recipes, like ice creams and healthy breakfasts… This, after sharing our decadent Chocolate French Toast for Valentines, we need to balance it out. A friendly reminder for you (if you haven’t done so yet) to subscribe to our newsletter Notes from The Foodies’ Kitchen. We send it out once a month with the best links of the month and a link back to the monthly wallpaper collection.

So here you go, below you can download the last freebie calendars of the month, for your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.  We hope you enjoy them!

Helga & Kitty

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Coconut Milk Baked Chicken

Fast and delicious recipes, this is what I am constantly looking for. This tastes even better if you leave the chicken marinating over night; which I love doing not only because it improves flavor, but because it saves me time. The next day you just need to pop it in the oven and make a quick salad… voilá! An original and flavorful lunch or dinner for your family.

I do recommend that you use bone-in chicken pieces for maximum flavor. I tweaked the original recipe by using honey instead of sugar, and fresh ginger instead of ground. Don’t worry about the flavor, the recipe calls for honey and coconut milk, but the flavors are subtle and it gets a nice kick from the fresh ginger and earthiness from the herbs and seasonings. I would add a little heat by including some cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to the marinade, so if spice is not an issue give it a try.

 Helga

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Blog Love: February 2015

January was a clean start for everybody around the globe, and on our previous Blog Love it was mostly about healthy recipes (not completely, who are we kidding!). February is almost gone, and with so many amazing blogs around, it was hard to pick just a few recipes for this months’ Blog Love. This time, not focusing so much on healthy, but it’s ok… Just don’t skip the salads! From soups to easy decorating cakes, we hope this collection makes you want to visit their blogs as well. Stay tuned for next months’ Blog Love, as it will feature many more blogs! We were caught in the #federatedmediareplyall2015, so we are gathering up and organizing the blogs to share them all with you!

Now, for this month’s blog love, you can put your slow cooker to good use, master caramelized onions and whip up a homemade tomato sauce. For dessert you can try mini lemon cakes, brownies with red wine or brownie roll-out cookies. To keep up with the chocolate theme, a chocolate meringue buttercream cake and a deep dish chocolate chip cookie-pie. And, if you have a cake you need to decorate, try the easiest cake lettering tutorial from Lauren Conrad.

Do you have a favorite site you’d like to see featured here? Write a couple of lines and let us know, we would love to add them to our frequently visited sites!

Helga & Kitty

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