Baked French Toast

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So, over the last few weeks I have practically purchased stock in Kleenex, Tamiflu, Tylenol Cold and Halls Defense.  Sickness has run rampant through my body and in the midst of all of the madness we moved……AGAIN, so it made for less than the most wonderful time of the year.  However, despite it all and […]


Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

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I love chocolate covered cherries!!!! I mean I LOVE chocolate covered cherries!! I love somewhere around early November when the convenient stores have those little boxes positioned so perfectly at the register.  I always have to bring an extra 34 cents to add to my usual $1.41 that I bring in for daily diet coke, […]


Holiday Baking Giveaway


We are excited to share our Holiday Baking Giveaway and Cinnamon Roll Kabobs with you! A group of your favorite bloggers got together and wanted to share a bit of Holiday cheer with all of our readers because we LOVE you! AND we all love baking and sharing yummy-delicious recipes too! Be sure to enter […]


Bourbon Molasses Cookies – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

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Another year is in the books for the for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Lindsay Landis of Love & Olive Oil and Julie Deily of  The Little Kitchen have orchestrated yet another HIGHLY successful cookie swap with over 600 food bloggers and raising over $13,000 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer thanks to the donations of […]


Basic Shortbread Cookies

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Who doesn’t love shortbread cookies?!  I mean seriously……buttery, flaky goodness that just melts in your mouth.  Shortbread is perfect with a hot cup of coffee or a cup of hot chocolate or really with any drink at all.  I recently picked up this really cool Nordic Ware Shortbread Mold at Target and it just helped […]


Ginger Snaps

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Aw, snap!!! Today is day 1 of our Great Cookie Countdown.  For the next 4 days there will be a cookie-recipe-a-day until we get to the grand finale on day 4.  For the second year, I participated with over 600 food bloggers across three different countries in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  We each […]


Grilled Oysters

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So, right now we are building up to a fantastic party menu one dish at a time.  We have already prepared our Poached Pear dessert, so now let’s work on appetizers.  On Thanksgiving Day while I was busy prepping, roasting and basting the turkey, my dad and Drew were busy making pre-meal snacks.  They are […]


Mexican Chicken and Vegetable Soup

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With an ice storm ahead of us here in Middle Tennessee, Aly from Backyard to Ballroom couldn’t have picked a better dish to be stuck at home eating!! Serve us up some soup, Aly!!! This time of year, we’ve got to do anything we can to stay healthy and on track. I find one of […]


Poached Pears

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Continuing on with the holiday recipes, sometimes it’s nice to have a dish when entertaining that’s kind of a fix-it-and-forget-it dish that is still tasty and beautiful and not all “pre-made”.  Poached pears look beautiful on the plate, make your house smell delicious and taste amazing in yo’ mouth! What I love most about this […]