Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway


Happy Thursday, everyone! Congratulations, the work week is winding itself on down.  Oh good.  How very good.  I’m in need of a little break, how about you?  I have a fun giveaway to offer you all today.  I have recently partnered with Shabby Apple, a great online dress boutique. They have generously offered to give […]

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Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes and Three Winners


 Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have a great classic recipe for you today,  along with the announcement of a few lucky winners. The winners of the My Southern Food cookbook are Butter Yum Jessica Collins and Kim McCann         I will be contacting you shortly to gather up your addresses. Congratulations and thanks so much for […]

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Grandpa Mark’s Meatloaf


My father-in-law (Grandpa Mark) was a really great guy. He was all about family and spent the better part of his life raising 8 children. August 13, 1994 my wedding day and the day I got hitched to this great Eskelson family. That’s a lot of kids no matter how you look at it!   He […]

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Banana Pudding


This giveaway is now closed Happy Friday everyone! Just saying the word Friday makes this girl grin a bit.  Love the look of a great weekend laying right out in front of me.  Hope you have some fun plans! I’ve got a fabulous recipe and giveaway for you today.  I recently received a copy of My […]

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Roasted Asparagus


If you are afraid of green vegetables. Please avert your eyes.  If you want only to gaze upon goodies, and treats and heavenly baked delights. By all means! I hope you will. Go ahead and feast your eyes upon   these…and this….and a big fat helping of this. Now that you’ve enjoyed a little sugar, […]

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Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar!


  Cherry Cheesecake, anyone? How about cute little individual cherry cheesecakes, all bottled up and ready to be delivered to someone sweet.   Like you!  These little cherry cheesecakes taste really, really good.  And everyone loves cute, right? Everyone….? Ok, if you brought one to a man he might look at in and say.. “Hu?  What […]

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Teriyaki Chicken and Noodle Bowl


Just the other day I was chit chatting with my sister in law Erin.  She’s a good gal, that one.  Always willing to humor me when I want to yammer on about food…and cooking….and what kind of recipes I should I put on this little ol’ blog. She gave me the idea for this yummy […]

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Teriyaki Sauce in Ten Minutes


  I love teriyaki sauce. It’s true. Love teriyaki sauce on vegetables.. on chicken… over rice…. over a really fabulous bowl of ingredients I will be revealing to you on this very blog… very soon.  Like tomorrow.  But for today?  Let’s make the sauce, ladies and gentlemen! It will be ten minutes well spent. Teriyaki […]

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Cream Cheese and Toffee Fruit Dip


You will never guess who came to visit me this weekend. The sunshine! And can you believe the good old sunshine brought along a little bit of 56 degree weather. (Don’t go mocking me now…it’s been a long winter around here. 56 degrees feels like a heat wave…sort of.)  It was a joyful occasion!  Break out […]

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Zuppa Toscana


Zuppa Toscana. Like you can order at The Olive Garden, my friends. The very soup just happens to be one of  my TeenSonMark’s favorites. Pardon the hideous display of dirty dishes in the background of this picture! It happens, you know.  Dirty dishes. More often than not around here! The people living here think they […]

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