Monthly Archives: August 2014

Blueberry Almond Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

One of my Grandma Meme’s go-to dessert recipes when I was a little girl was pound cake.

I can picture it right now, sitting in it’s covered glass cake stand on the middle of her kitchen table.

Growing up in Oklahoma, my grandma was the kind of grandma that didn’t just make dessert for special occasions, well unless you consider every meal a special occasion, which I do because eating is pretty much my favorite thing 😉

We had milkshakes and cookies and cakes and pies. Oh the life of a child growing up across the street from a southern grandma, oh yes, it was so good!

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Coffee Crusted Balsamic Pulled Pork Tenderloin

Coffee Balsamic Pulled Pork Tenderloin Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

So I’ve totally been a little Crock Pot Crazy lately and I’m not upset about it at all!

Let me take a minute to break down my love of crock potting:

  1. Recipes are usually simple, just toss everything in the crock pot and let it do all of the work!
  2. Slow cooking gives food a ton of flavor!
  3. It makes the entire house smell amazing!
  4. And most importantly, dinner is ready and waiting for you!

Now I bet you’re ready to get Crock Pot Crazy with me, huh? 😉

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

I know that it’s back to school time for a lot of families, and that’s why I’ve created this super simple and delicious new crock pot recipe!

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Taco Baked Ziti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco Baked Ziti with Creamy Avocado Sauce

If you’ve ever thought, “Man, oh man, I really love pasta and I really love tacos, I just can’t decide which one I love more!” Well, you don’t have to choose between the two anymore!

That’s right, I took the delicious flavors of a taco and incorporated them into this baked ziti recipe, that is not only totally scrumptious, it’s totally easy too!

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Little Leopard Book Turns 3!

Whitney Bond Little Leopard Book 3 Year Blogoversary Photo Shoot

For the first time in almost 2 years I’m blogging on Little Leopard Book about something other than food, I’m actually blogging about blogging!

Today, I’m celebrating the 3 year blogoversary of Little Leopard Book. It was three years ago today that I was sitting on my couch in LA, when I opened my laptop and wrote this first post.

A three sentence post, that began a journey that has changed my life forever.

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Tortilla Wrapped Jalapeño Cheeseburger

Tortilla Wrapped Jalapeño Cheeseburger

One of the ways I find recipe inspiration is through eating delicious dishes at great restaurants
 or through my friends eating delicious dishes at great restaurants and sending me pictures!

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Farmers Market Vegetarian Lasagna

Farmers Market Vegetarian Lasagna

It’s a new week, which means that it’s time for another Farmers Market inspired recipe!

This week I’m sharing a delicious vegetarian lasagna, filled with tons of goodies from my local Farmers Market!

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Greek Crescent Rolls

Greek Crescent Rolls

Let me introduce you to my latest must make recipe! Seriously y’all, the recipe idea sounded great in my head, but the end result was even better than what I could have imagined!

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Thai Peanut Chicken Pot Stickers

Thai peanut sauce is combined with fresh herbs and chicken in this delicious and easy 30 minute recipe for homemade pot stickers.

Thai Peanut Chicken Pot Stickers

When it comes to my homemade Thai peanut sauce, I’d basically like to put it on everything!

I originally made this sauce to go with my PB&J Chicken Skewers
 yeah, that’s a thing and they’re so good!

The recipe is now considered “old school” on the blog, we’re talking over 2 years ago, the beginning days of recipe creation, which is perfect for today since it’s “Throwback Thursday”!

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Brown Sugar Coffee Baked Beans

Brown Sugar Coffee Baked Beans

I love coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee, you make me happy, you give me energy, I love the way you smell, I love the way you taste. You, coffee, are one of my favorite things in life!

I love coffee so much, that I try to find other ways to incorporate it into my life, besides just drinking it
. like cooking with it!

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Honey Fig and Bacon Brussel Sprouts Pizza

Honey Fig Bacon Brussel Sprouts Pizza

I’m currently sitting at my dining room table (AKA “my office”) with a big cup of french pressed coffee and a table full of pink, leopard and three year birthday party decorations.

The coffee: totally normal. The birthday decorations: not so much!

Today I will be celebrating Little Leopard Book’s 3 year blogoversary with a pink & leopard themed birthday party photo shoot captured by my amazingly talented friend and photographer, Stacy Keck.

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Chicken Fried Rice Egg Rolls

Chicken Fried Rice Egg Rolls

About a month ago, I spent an evening lying awake in bed with my mind wandering, thinking up new recipes for LLB.

I took to my Facebook page the next morning to see which of my “random midnight recipe ideas” were actually of interest to people, and which were simply delirious thoughts!

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Chipotle Ranch Sloppy Joes

Chipotle Ranch Sloppy Joes

While Sloppy Joes may be a childhood favorite, I promise that they’re just as delicious at 20-something as they were at 7!

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Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Last week I reached 3,000 followers on Instagram (yay!)  To thank all of my awesome fans and followers I gave them the opportunity to choose from three of the most popular recipes from my cookbook, Buffalo Style, one of which would be released on the blog this week!

And this, my friends, was the winner! Creamy, cheesy, spicy comfort food at it’s finest, Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Lasagna!

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Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creamy Nutella and crispy bacon are combined in this recipe for decadent and delicious bacon chocolate chip cookies.

Nutella Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

While usually I don’t mess with perfection, I was inspired to add bacon to my famous Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to take to an annual Comic Con party hosted by two of my very best friends, Joe and Nicolle.

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Peach Green Tea Lemonade Popsicles

Peach Green Tea Lemonade Popsicles

What’s more refreshing on a warm summer day than an iced green tea, a cup of lemonade, a fresh peach or a popsicle?  Well, luckily with this recipe, you don’t have to pick just one!

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