This Savory Baked Oatmeal with Bacon, Mushrooms & Caramelized Onions is an amazingly hearty breakfast. For a vegetarian/vegan option, simply omit the bacon! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

I’m excited to be teaming up this week with MightyNest for a series of recipes using some of their fantastic cast iron products! I really love working with cast iron. It’s an amazing conductor of heat and is wonderful for getting a good sear on meats, among other things. I especially love using enameled cast iron, which is what I used with this savory baked oatmeal. In addition to getting very hot, cast iron can go directly from the stovetop to the oven which is extremely convenient. Enameled cast iron is very easy to clean and it’s also just gorgeous. Presentation is important to me.

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Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter and Parsley - a simple, low carb, vegetarian side dish that's incredibly flavorful and easy to prepare!  Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net.

I’ve learned a lot about food photography in the past few months. I’ve attended two separate workshops on opposite sides of the country and worked with some incredibly talented people. I’ve made wonderful new friends. And I feel like I’m finally ready to do something I have procrastinated for the longest time: upgrading my camera equipment. But before getting into all of that, I want to share my experience at First We Eat, the amazing food photography retreat I attended which was hosted by Eva Kosmos of Adventures in Cooking and Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provincial.

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This simple tomato tart is made with only 4 ingredients: tomatoes, puff pastry, roasted garlic and fresh thyme. Get this seasonal, flavorful appetizer recipe from SavorySimple.net“It’s not good enough.” 
“You’re not good enough.”
“You’re going to fail.”

When I go through spells of depression, the negative self talk I experience is crippling. I become full of self doubt and am emotionally paralyzed to the point where it becomes impossible to get any real work done. I question all of my decisions and quickly become overwhelmed and foggy as I try to navigate through the creative process.

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Grilled Brioche with Brie, Dark Chocolate and Blueberries is amazing for dessert or brunch! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

Dessert grilled cheese? Yes, I’m going there. I’ve teamed up with Wisconsin cheese as a Grilled Cheese Insider for their 2015 Grilled Cheese Recipe Showdown. When they asked me to create a recipe, my mind immediately went to dessert and and the combination of Wisconsin brie, blueberries, bittersweet chocolate and French brioche. You’re going to love this.

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Garam Masala Yogurt Cake is a moist, flavorful dessert with a texture similar to pound cake. No stand mixer required! Get this super easy recipe from SavorySimple.net

I appreciate everyone who has been reaching out to me since my recent post about a prolonged bought with fatigue. I’ve been grateful for all of the thoughts, suggestions and words of encouragement.

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