Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

    My very favorite ice cream flavor is WITHOUT A DOUBT mint chocolate chip.  I remember as a kid going to Baskin Robbins and getting a giant waffle cone and having them fill it as full as they could and eating every bite of it!  Many years ago after I overcame my cheesecake fear, I […]




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Maple Pecan Cobbler

This past Thanksgiving we headed out on a 10 hour trip to visit my in-laws in East Texas.  They live in a little town between Longview and Tyler called Daingerfield.  You truly know you are a city girl when you are in East Texas.  You have to drive somewhere to get anywhere, but it is […]




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Cheddar Olive Bites

It is a rare occasion when my husband requests that we have people over for dinner. I think this is likely true for 75% of men in relationships. Typically our weekends involve me telling him what our plans are or who we are having over for dinner, but for some reason he got the hankering […]




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Holiday Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

A dinner party’s delight, this spinach salad with a champagne vinaigrette will add festive color to your menu.  It can be the light start to your progressively heavier dinner lineup or can be served for a ladies lunch followed by grilled fish and seasonal vegetables.  Whatever the case, your table will be sad without this beaut!  […]




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Rosemary Cheese Stars

I love getting mail this time of year! I set aside my usual hopes of getting that letter from Ed McMahon that we have won the Sweepstakes that will pay all the bills that seem to come instead and revel in all the precious Christmas cards that we receive.  But before our mailbox gets flooded […]




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Winter White Sangria

I KNOW I have said many time before, but I LOVE red wine!! My love for this gorgeous vino surpasses time of day or time of year.  Give me a good heavy Napa cab at 58 degrees and color this girl happy.  HOWEVER…….I realize that not everyone shares the exact same love as I do, […]




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Easy Sausage Cheese Balls

There are a few things in this world that no matter the diet nor time of day nor time of year that I simply CAN NOT resist.  And here they are: pizza, rotel dip, hashbrown casserole and my all-time favorite sausage cheese balls.  I rememeber being at Christmas party when I was kid and strategically […]




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