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    How to Make Perfectly Roasted Carrots Every Time

    How to Make Perfectly Roasted Carrots Every Time - Pages and Pepper

    I’m sure many of you saw the word “carrots” in the title and thought, blech, how could she make these interesting?  Honestly, I’m surprised many of you clicked through.  But maybe you’re all desperate for a way to make vegetables yummy and enjoyable for everyone in your family.

    Well, then today’s recipe is for you!  I know how hard it can be to eat our vegetables, and even more so to get our kids to eat their vegetables.  I am happy to say that this recipe is adult and kid approved!  I even have a good friend that “hates” carrots, but she always loves to eat these when I make them for her.

    I’m not even really sure I can call this a recipe.  It is so incredibly simple, yet packs a huge flavor punch.  Once roasted, these little guys have a deliciously sweet flavor that is enhanced by the pepper, and they are just yum.

    Simply pour a large bag of baby carrots on a sheetpan, coat with olive oil and black pepper, then cook for 30 minutes.  Bam!  Perfection.  You can find more detailed instructions below, but honestly, it is really that simple.

    Make these as a side for dinner tonight…I promise you won’t be disappointed!

     

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    Perfectly Roasted Carrots

    The perfect vegetable side dish that is adult and kid approved!

    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 32 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 32 oz bag of baby carrots
    • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    1. 1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
      2.  Pour baby carrots onto sheetpan.
      3.  Cover with olive oil and black pepper.
      4.  Use hands to coat carrots in oil and pepper evenly.
      5.  Cook for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.

    The 10 Best Things About Being a Teacher

    The 10 Best Things About Being a Teacher - Pages and Pepper

    Being a teacher can be a really hard, thankless job.  But if I’m being completely honest, since I’ve started teaching, I absolutely 100% cannot see myself in any other profession…at least not by choice.  There are so many amazing things about being a teacher, and since I’ve had a hard week this week, I decided to share them all with you in an effort to help me remember all the good.

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    15 Simple and Unexpected Recipes to Use Up Leftover Eggs

    Well, Easter has come and gone, and now we’re left with two things: leftover candy…and leftover eggs!  If your family is anything like mine, you bought 56489654312 eggs to dye this Easter, and now you’re stuck trying to figure out what to do with them!  Many of ours are hard-boiled, but many are not, too.  It’s the leftovers that are not hard-boiled that can be tricky for us…we could hard-boil them now, but we’re starting to get tired of them already.

    So what do we do with all these leftovers?  Well, fret no more.  I’ve compiled a list of some eggs-celent recipes to help you use up all those leftover eggs of yours, and to enjoy doing it!

    I tried not to give you too many breakfast recipes, because those are a little too on-the-nose.  My goal was to share some recipes that will use up your leftover eggs whether you want to use them at breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert!  Some of these recipes do not directly call for eggs (like the caesar dip), but if you use the caesar dressing recipe I’ve included here, you’ll still use the eggs up!

    Breakfast

    Gameday Breakfast Sliders - Mom EndeavorsMake-Ahead Egg Scramble - Dash of Herbs

    Baked Eggs with Spinach - Cooking and BeerSpring Fresh Asparagus and Gruyere Cheese Quiche - Art and the Kitchen

    Gameday Breakfast Sliders – Mom Endeavors // Make-Ahead Egg Scramble – Dash of Herbs

    Baked Eggs with Creamed Spinach – Cooking and Beer // Spring Fresh Asparagus and Gruyere Cheese Quiche – Art and the Kitchen

    Appetizer/Salad

    Caesar Dip - DelishClassic Caesar Salad Dressing - Honest Cooking

    Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing - Cooking ClassySkinny Lemon Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad - Cafe Delites

    Caesar Dip – Delish // Classic Caesar Dressing – Honest Cooking

    Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing – Cooking Classy // Skinny Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad – Cafe Delites

    Main Courses

    Classic Spaghetti Carbonara - Kylee CooksScalloped Corn and Broccoli - Taste and Tell

    Tortellini Pasta Carbonara - The Chunky ChefVery Veggie Fried Rice - Cooking Classy

    Classic Spaghetti Carbonara – Kylee Cooks // Scalloped Corn and Broccoli Casserole – Taste and Tell

    Tortellini Pasta Carbonara – The Chunk Chef // Very Veggie Fried Rice – Cooking Classy

    Dessert

    Fresh Berries with Prosecco Sabayon - Adore FoodsVanilla Bean Creme Brulee - Chew Out LoudVanilla Custard Cookie Cups - Liv for Cake

    Fresh Berries with Prosecco Sabayon – Adore Foods // Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee – Chew Out Loud // Vanilla Custard Cookie Cups – Liv for Cake

    Which of these recipes look most delicious to you?  Will you be trying any of them?

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    It is a travesty to forget.  Memories are currency, and in Catagia, Lord Kulverd was a very rich man.  Until he forgot.  He forgot his place, so the Queen ensured he forgot everything else.  Erasure is a harsh punishment, but Lord Kulverd had committed crimes against the Queen that could not be forgiven.  He made alliances with the treacherous rebels to put himself on the throne in return for feeding court secrets to their leaders.  If memories are worth silver, secrets are worth gold, but neither should be sold against the Queen.

    So he forgot.  

    And it is a travesty to forget.

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    Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

    Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon - Pages and Pepper

    Macaroni and cheese.  Who doesn’t love it?  I know it is definitely one of my favorite comfort foods.

    But on occasion, macaroni and cheese can get boring, and nobody wants that!  I love to find new ways to make macaroni and cheese, and this recipe absolutely does not disappoint.

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    Pages and Pepper

    Welcome to your new favorite blog, Pages and Pepper!  This blog is all about my love of everything, but specifically about my love of both books and food.  Having spent the last few years running a “lifestyle” blog  known as Christine Everyday (some of you may remember it), I decided I was ready for a clean slate and to start something a little different.  You see, I had been feeling really run down and like I had boxed myself into talking about things that really didn’t interest me in an attempt to get more pageviews, more sponsors, etc.

    Blech!  Can you imagine?  That’s not the point of a blog.  The point of a blog is to write something that I love and share my passions with others so that they can love them, too.  So forcing it would have never really worked.

    So I started thinking: what is it that I am truly passionate about?  That was pretty easy.  Reading, and cooking!  I read a lot of YA, but I also enjoy travelogues, biographies, historical fiction…just about everything!  And the same goes for cooking…I’ll try any recipe once, and I love to experiment and create my own recipes (though you won’t see a lot of seafood here, if at all).

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