The House that Built Me

24
Jan
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I don’t have a recipe for you today. This post.. I’ve been writing this post in my head for literally the last year and a half. If you listen to country music, you might know where it’s going. There’s a song by Miranda Lambert called “The House that Built Me”, about her childhood home. I […]

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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes for Jamie

14
Jan
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I feel sorry for winter babies. Being one myself, I know the envy that is birthday pool parties, slip and slides and barbecue parties, or, well, pretty much any outdoor party you can think of. When February rolled around every year, all I wanted was a pool party with an ice cream sundae bar like […]

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Spicy Sugared Pecans

10
Jan
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Did you have a good holiday season? I really hope so! Our first one with the little guy was fun and relaxing. We spent it down in Texas with my family, and it’s safe to say that EJ is well loved by everyone, but especially his cousins, David and Ava. If you’ve never made sugared […]

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Win a Keurig!

20
Dec
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Big news on the Keurig front, y’all. Okay, so it’s no secret I have a love of all things Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee. I’ve been an ambassador before, their recipe developer (see my favorite to date – Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie) and even before that I waxed poetic about Vermontitude. I have to […]

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Chocolate Chai Pound Cake with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting

16
Dec
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I’ve been seeing chocolate chai everywhere these days. It started at Starbucks, with their Chocolate Chai Latte, and then it started popping up all over the blogosphere. Christina’s Chocolate Chai Donuts, for example. This Chocolate Chai Pound Cake grew out of my obsession with all those beautiful spices, and tea. Anyone who knows me knows […]

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Pretzel Peppermint Bark Bites

14
Dec
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Pretzel Peppermint Bark Bites take just minutes to make. Good thing, because they disappear just as quickly! I know I’m not the only one seduced every. single. time. by Target’s seasonal aisle. Right? I always troll that little area for holiday versions of my favorite chocolates and candies, or new seasonal flavor versions of them. […]

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Gingerbread Pizza with Sugared Cranberries & a Giveaway

11
Dec
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Gingerbread pizza dough covered in brown sugar ricotta, walnuts, and sugared cranberries. Serve it as an elegant dessert at your holiday party. Every so often, a product comes along and inspires recipe greatness. It might sound a little weird, but I love it when I’m tasked with creating a recipe that uses a specific kitchen […]

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

08
Dec
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Did you know that today is National Brownie Day? What better way to celebrate such a delicious day than Mexican Chocolate Brownies? After several years of a lapsed subscription, my nephew’s school fundraiser has me receiving People Magazine on a weekly basis again. Believe it or not, I like getting People for the less celebrity-driven […]

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Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie & Giveaway

03
Dec
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Dear Internet: I have made a refrigerator pie to end all refrigerator pies. Meet Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie. Layers of Newman’s Own chocolate sandwich cookies soaked in dark and dangerous coffee, rich chocolate pudding made with more of that coffee, and luscious whipped cream are topped with dark and milk chocolate chips. When left […]

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Thanksgiving for Two & Anolon Everything Pan Giveaway

27
Nov
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When you’re a tiny family of two or three, Thanksgiving can seem a bit daunting. Do you turn the day into Friendsgiving so you can go all out with your cooking? Do you go out to a restaurant? Or do you find a way to scale down the meal into just enough for dinner and […]

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