Our new Frigidaire stove came supplied with a fifth burner and cast iron griddle. Which means making pancakes in the morning are a breeze. We usually have a more casual breakfast on Saturday as we get ready to spend the day at the beach, soccer, or out and about. On Sundays we take more time and usually have a more complete breakfast. In an effort to eat more healthy and organic, I’ve been using raw and organic products. Toting that coconut oil and raw sugar can be replaced with normal oil and sugar at a 1:1 ratio I thought I would try my normal pancake recipe with different ingredients. I have to say, I liked it more than my original.

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a fairly well known fact about me… I am a major fan of cheese and charcuterie. I mean who isn’t #amiright? Almost every time we have people over I use it as an excuse to stock up and serve a cheese plate. I even have a board dedicated to cheese. If thats not true love I don’t know what is.

Okay, that might have gone a bit far, you catch my drift though.

I try to always have a selection on hand in case I feel like snacking through dinner or having some friends swing by. A few types of meat, cheese, fruit, and a baguette and you’re good to go.

We recently had some friends in town and I threw together a simple plate of cheeses & meats.

A SIMPLE CHEESEBOARD ON EMILY ALDER | put together an easy cheese board for last minute guests. these are my favorites |

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