Cracker Candy

cracker candy

So, if I haven’t mentioned it before, I will go ahead and tell you now.  I’m pregnant.  Like super P-R-E-G-G-O!  Like my lungs are crushed and I breathe like a large animal just when walking to the other room pregnant.  Like I can’t wait to get in bed, but hate being in bed because I [...]

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Baked French Toast

french toast

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 [...]

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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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Grilled Oysters

grilled oysters

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Breakfast Pie with Flaky Herb Crust

breakfast pie

The holidays are officially upon us, so that means it’s time for lots and lots of brunch, lunch and dinner recipes!  We’re “brunchers” at our house and I just love a great recipe that can take you from early morning to mid-day and especially perfect to entertain a crowd with.  Whether it is a casual [...]

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Chocolate Cherry Pancakes

chocolate cherry pancakes

You’re my rainbow, you’re my star, you’re my bright red cookie jar. You’re my goldfish, you’re my pie, you’re the apple of my eye. You’re my daisy, you’re my vine, you’re my own true Valentine! Print Chocolate Cherry Pancakes Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 10-12 pancakes A festive breakfast [...]

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Lasagna with Homemade Red Wine Sauce

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  Christmas Eve Lasagna has been a part of my Christmas traditions for many years.  The tradition of having lasagna on Christmas Eve started many years ago with a family that will always be very dear to me.  Every year we would attend Christmas Eve service and then head home to eat lasagna and watch [...]

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Icing for Santa’s Cookies

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This year Hunter had his great buddy Parker over to decorate cookies for Santa.  We set the table ready to decorate with pre-baked cookies, lots of sprinkles and, of course, red, green and white icing.  Those little cookie monsters had a blast and even left a few for Santa to set out tonight!! We better [...]

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3-Ingredient Breakfast Casserole

breakfast casserole

This is truly a family favorite at my house and makes the PERFECT breakfast for Christmas morning. You can put it together the night before and set it out for about 10 minutes while the oven preheats and then let it cook while you open your gifts. It is easy to serve, easy to eat [...]

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