Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

strawberry swirl cheesecake

Today is your lucky day! It’s 2-for-1 cheesecake day, which is a perfect way to get in all those crazy indulgent calories during this Mardi Gras weekend!!!  They are creamy throughout and then swirled with sweet strawberry puree and of course, they have my signature vanilla wafer crust.  . I recently shared this recipe on [...]

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Olive Oil Cake

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Hey guys! Mardi Gras is fast approaching, which means Ash Wednesday is right around the corner, too, and for those of us giving up sweets for Lent, now is the time to get them all in! This week will be filled with sugary, tasty sweets and a few indulgent non-sweet recipes that probably should hit [...]

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate chip Cookies

Okay, folks! Just a few hours left to pull your goodies together for all the Valentine’s parties tomorrow. This cookie recipe is TO DIE FOR!! I mean TO DIE FOR!!!!! I am making exercise a top priority during my pregnancy, because it is definitely a top priority for me when I am not with child, [...]

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Ginger Snaps

ginger snaps

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 [...]

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Peanut Butter Blossoms & Thanksgiving Giveaway Junior League of Murfreesboro Cookbooks

Peanut Butter Blossoms

It is truly a dream of mine to one day have my own cookbook.  I love getting lost in a cookbook although not much time goes by before I carry it to the kitchen and start cooking.  I have LOTS of cookbooks.  I will say some of the VERY best recipes come from those spiral [...]

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Fig Compote over Crepes with Breyer’s Chocolate Ice Cream

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  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually paid attention to a fig.  I have no idea what I was thinking by not realizing all the potential this seedy fruit has to a sweet or savory dish.  Last year I made a delicious little hors d’oeuvre made with dried figs stuffed with [...]

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Double Chocolate Milkshake

double chocolate milkshake

Sometimes the simple things are the most memorable.  And who doesn’t have lots of memories of good ole fashioned milkshakes.  I have to say there are two places in this world that I think has hands down the BEST milkshakes and it should go without saying that they are both classic soda shops.  A Knoxville [...]

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Chocolate Rollout Cookies

football cookies

“We are in a rebuilding year’…….Yes we definitely are!!! BUT we had a very strong recruiting class that will hopefully lead to a very tough team in the next few years to follow.  I really sound like I know what I’m talking about don’t I?  Well, I’m not totally oblivious to the team, the game [...]

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Blackberry Cobbler

blackberry cobbler

Hunter Bear and I are at the beach for a few days on a Mommy/Son trip with some of our best friends! Since Daddy is stuck at home working (and is soooooo lonely with all the peace and quiet), I made sure to fill his belly and our fridge full of some of his favorite [...]

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Cuban Citrus Sour Cream Pie

citrus sour cream pie

For a recent GNO (aka Girls Night Out), my friend Sarah hosted us at her beautiful new home.  Sarah is my friend, who had the amazingly fun wedding in Key West last May, where my sister and I forgot all responsibility (literally) and partied like a bunch of college kids, that took us at least [...]

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