Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chocolate Rolo Stuffed Cookies


Boy, do I wish you could reach right in this computer screen, grab hold of a Chocolate Rolo Stuffed Cookie and take a heavenly bite of wonder. Then you could know for yourself just how fabulous they are. (Which is REALLY fabulous!) Do you think one of you tech savvy types might be able to put […]

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Roasted Tomato and Asparagus Tortellini


  The other day one of my little twin boys (age 5) said to me. “Hey, Mom. How come your bum is so runny?” “Um. Did you say runny?” “Yeah, you know like it’s just kind of saggy and droopy and runny…like, all the time.” Now, dear reader! What can a mother say to a […]

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Banana Pecan Cake


  Hey there, fine looking reader.  I have a simple cake recipe for you today. Because the weekend is straight ahead and you might want a little something to indulge your self in, right? And, if you are like me…there are always three or four overly ripe bananas hanging out on your counter.  Just staring […]

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{Giveaway} $100 Olive Garden Gift Card


 THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED If you missed the Butter Cream Chicken I posted yesterday, you may want to take a look. Comfort food, plain and simple. 🙂 Now let’s chat about The Olive Garden, shall we? I love Olive Garden. And I don’t say this lightly. It really is one of my very favorite restaurants, […]

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{Giveaway} $100 Amazon Gift Card and Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Review


A couple of weeks ago I received a nice package in the mail. Inside were several boxes of Barilla® Whole Grain Pasta and a charge to use the pasta in some of my favorite recipes. Would my family like it, would we enjoy the added health benefits?  I made the pasta.  I was very surprised […]

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Butter Cream Chicken


     Sometimes it’s the simplest of recipes that are the best. Simple ingredients, simple execution…simply delightful to eat and enjoy. This Butter Cream Chicken fits the description here, my friends.  The chicken is lightly breaded in Ritz Crackers, pan fried (not deep fried) and topped with a heavenly butter and cream sauce. I’m going […]

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Avalanche Bars


These bars are good, baby.  Reeeeeeally, jolly dolly good.  Good in a sweet and rich and crisp and immensely decadent kind of way. The best part? You only need about 15 minutes hands on time to make these bars a part of your life.  And your hips. Excuse me. The ingredients are simple and lovely. […]

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Ten Healthy Snacks with Printable Page


  Every afternoon around three o clock my children come bounding in the door from school. Back packs and jackets don’t even have time to find a proper resting spot before words just start spewing from their lips. Hey Mom, Quit Bugging Me Mark, My Day Was Cool, You Will Never Guess What Happened Mom […]

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Hot Ham and Cheese Pinwheels


  Hey there, fine reader.  It’s Valentines Day, you know.  I sure hope you have a little (or big) someone you like to kiss and hug. Because hugging and kissing is pretty nice to do on Valentines Day, don’t you think? A long kiss on the lips of your sweetheart, a gentle kiss on the […]

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Valentines Day Recipe Roundup!


Still looking for a treat to make for your sweet this Valentines Day? I’ve put a few ideas together for you and your holiday needs. Hope you find something to love! PS…don’t make them all in one day. It would be hazardous to your health and the well being of your kitchen.  Cheesecake Bars with […]

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