Spicy Egg Clouds in Ciabatta Boats

Spicy Egg Clouds with Ciabatta Boats! This stuffed-bread egg bake is so delicious and easy for breakfast! | hostthetoast.com

Did I mention that I was going on vacation to Lake George?

And that I went, came back, and have been home for about a week now (but still have not snapped back from “I need to be out in a cabin in the mountains” mode)?

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Pull-Apart Garlic Knots

It’s 2015, so I finally decided I should start using that personal twitter account I created 4 years ago.  Now I’m sucked in– I think it was the Foodie Band Name hashtag that sealed my fate.  I used to tell everyone that I didn’t use twitter because I just didn’t get it, but I’m starting to catch on, guys.  I’m finally catching on.

Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Pull-Apart Garlic Knots.  Frozen bread dough makes them easy to prepare.  The toppings make them easy to devour. | hostthetoast.com

In the spirit of keeping up with the times, I decided that my social media presence wasn’t the only thing that needed an update.  Some of my favorite recipes could use a fresh change as well.  For example, I’d been making super simple Garlic Knots for years, to the point that they were beginning to get boring.  Garlic Knots!  Boring!  I know, it’s crazy!

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Nut-Crusted Fried Brie Bites

I don’t know about you, but I feel like there is not nearly enough cheese in the traditional Thanksgiving spread.  Cheese, in all of its variations, definitely makes my “Grateful For:” list every year.

Nut-Crusted Fried Brie Bites.  This cheesy appetizer is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast! | hostthetoast.com
As a result, I put cheese in my mashed potatoes, cheese in my dessert, and used warm, buttery, melted cheese as an appetizer.

These Nut-Crusted Fried Brie Bites feel right at home on your Thanksgiving table, especially when you dip them in your Raspberry Cranberry Sauce.

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Rosemary Olive Oil Crock Pot Bread, Take 2! Plus a recipe for Olive Oil Herb Dip

As I write this post, there is a photo over on the right-hand side of the blog, staring me in the face, right down into the depths of my soul.  It’s a photo that I am totally not proud of in any way, shape or form.  It’s a photo that I have GOT to get rid of already before it drives me crazy.

Rosemary Olive Oil Crock Pot Bread!  That's right, this bread is actually made in the slow cooker, and it comes out so tender and flavorful!  It's become one of my most popular recipes of all time! | hostthetoast.com

By the time you read this, it will hopefully be gone, but just know that my previous pictures for Rosemary Olive Oil Crock Pot Bread were dead ugly.  I’m talking embarrassingly ugly. (If you don’t believe me, you can just check here.  I’m going to make a new first photo, but if you scroll down just a tad, you’ll see what I mean.)

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Pull-Apart Pretzel Skillet with Beer Cheese Dip

Pull-Apart Pretzel Skillet with Beer Cheese Dip.  This skillet is great for a party or game day!  | hostthetoast.com

Today I was planning on posting a different recipe, but I’m feeling very German at the moment so pretzels and beer were a must.

Pull-Apart Pretzel Skillet with Beer Cheese Dip.  This skillet is great for a party or game day!

By “feeling very German”, I mean that my whole house is now obsessed with DuoLingo (if you want to learn a language, look it up, it’s free and I’ve been using it for years now!), and I just discovered a kick-butt German music artist that I have been listening to non-stop for the past week.

Non-stop.  I’m listening to him right now, in fact.

Do you ever get like that when you discover a new song/band?  I will literally play the same song 10 times in a row if I have my headphones in.  Tell me I’m not alone.

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