Krispy Kreme Burgers

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Krispy Kreme Burgers

I have committed the ultimate betrayal against my cholesterol level: a Krispy Kreme burger.

Known to many as the “Luther Vandross,” this Southern delicacy is simply a cheeseburger with plain glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme as a bun (we added bacon because why not?). We’ve been talking about making these for months now, but there’s always been a reason we couldn’t do it or we’d just forget. It’s been a busy year!

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Dry Rubbed Beef Roast

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I originally made this as a pork roast the weekend before last for Austin. I promised him that I would cook a Whole30 dinner that he’d also love so that I wouldn’t have to worry about navigating a restaurant’s menu. With some quick googling, I found a promising dry rubbed pork recipe (minus the brown sugar). After spending six hours in the oven, the pork came out incredible. Because it was so good, I figured I’d give it a shot with a beef roast so that Liz could have some.

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Maple Pecan Porter Braised Beef Short Ribs

I had the most amazingly productive morning the other day.

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I got up and prepped some short ribs for braising, then headed to the gym with Ashley. We knocked out the first workout of The New Rules of Lifting for Women and a little Ab Ripper X. I came home, showered, curled my hair, did my make up, braised the short ribs, and threw them in the crock pot. I topped things off by doing the dishes and making the bed.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

I know. I’m lobbying hard for this Fall-thing to happen. Pumpkin cookies yesterday. Sweet potatoes today. I’m really hoping my efforts aren’t like a Gretchen Wieners-esque attempt to make “fetch” happen. I just want cooler temperatures, y’all.

I also really want to sound coherent today. I’ve got this cold – sore throat, coughing, sneezing, headache… the whole nine yards. I’m practically mainlining Excedrine, cough syrup and Emergen-C. Needless to say, I’m totally rocking the medicine head thing. Oh, what fun.

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