In Memory

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I should have written this post a month and a half ago, but it's taken me a long, long time to find the courage and the words. On February 18, my mom, Joanne, passed away. It wasn't completely unexpected, but it was still much too soon. I'm never quite sure how personal to get here on the ole blog. I love sharing our adventures with the world, but when it comes to sad times and personal struggles, I try to keep those more private. I wasn't sure I was going to post anything at all about my mom, but as I continued blogging throughout the past month and a half, I've started feeling like … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

SRC: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread

I’m so proud of myself!! I made bread with yeast and it actually came out as a loaf of successful, delicious bread. I’ve been scared of yeast since I started cooking years ago. I mean, yes I’ve made pizza dough and homemade pretzels. But bread? Doesn’t bread take finesse and superior culinary skillz and… well,… 

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Sambal Chicken Skewers

Sambal Chicken Skewers {And $50 Giveaway}

We eat a lot of chicken, but lately it’s been getting a little boring. We’ve been doing a lot of grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and many, many batches of our favorite Maple Dijon Chicken. I had chicken to cook this weekend and wanted something different. My first thought was buffalo chicken, which we haven’t… 

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This weekend I’m busy working on some really awesome changes for this lil ole blog here. I’m pretty excited and you all will get to see why very, very soon! In the meantime, here’s a great appetizer recipe to keep your palate satisfied. Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, and these ones are… 

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Red, White and Blue Salad - Blueberry, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Blueberry, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

This weekend, we went to a presidential-themed dinner in honor of Lincoln’s birthday, Washington’s birthday (aka MY birthday), President’s Day and so and so forth. Most of the dishes were White House recipes or former presidents’ personal family recipes– it’s amazing what you can find on the interwebs. Our British friends even made the queen’s… 

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Strawberry Milkshake Cookies

Strawberry Milkshake Cookies

Well, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and that means stores are filling up with pink and red, hearts and kisses. And while that may make me want to barf, I do appreciate some fun and festive food! I rarely eat fast food. And I REALLY rarely eat McDonald’s. Maybe a couple times a year? But when… 

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Rice Krispie Footballs

Super Bowl Recipes!!

Hi, Friends! Happy Friday! Well, it’s Super Bowl weekend and since I no longer care about the football– it’s time to start thinking about the FOOD! Here are a few ideas to get your menu going! My Favorite Super Bowl Junk Food!! Beer Cheese Dip Black-Eyed Pea Dip Buffalo Chicken Dip Mini Cheeseburger Pies Jalapeno… 

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