Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes


Do you like chocolate? How about peanut butter? Together even! Me too, oh my…me too. So does my friend Pam, which is why I made them for her birthday back in May (4 months ago!). Don’t be mad that I have waited to long to share this dynamite recipe with you all, okay? I got […]

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Sweet and Sour Chicken


Simple and Delicious. The very words just ring with satisfaction, don’t they? A love a good meal that can be made in 30 minutes and puts a smile on the face of all individuals present at the dinner table. (Simple and Delicious…did, I mention how wonderful that combination is? I think I may have, in the […]

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Ten Tasty Soups


Oh, I love a good bowl of soup in the fall and winter. I seem to make a big pot of it at least once a week. I thought today would be a good day to share 10 of my favorites. I’ve also listed links to the homemade bread and roll recipes that go perfectly with each […]

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Apple Spice Muffins with Maple Glaze


Just the other day, MyTeenSonMark came bounding up the stairs with a wonderful announcement. “This totally hot girl just sent me a text.” were his exact words, exactly. “Oh, yeah?” I said. “That is totally cool and like totally wicked, man. What did she have to say?” was my very suave response. The boy just […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling


Hey there. Before we talk about Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Filling, I had a little something I wanted to tell you. The thing is, I have a really great niece named Belle.  She’s 14 years old, sweet and darling and kind. Everything an Aunt could ask for in a niece, really. Not only is the sweet thing as pleasant as a […]

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Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole


Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. I wanted to let you local readers know that I am going to be filling in for Chef Bryan on the 4:00 news (channel 2) tomorrow (Tuesday September 18th). I’ll be making Parmesan Chicken with Spaghetti Sauce as well as Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella. Cross your fingers for me won’t […]

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Peach and Raspberry Crisp


I am giving away two copies of the new Our Best Bites cookbook, click here to enter. Happy Friday, to you! And to you. And to you there with a big pile of peaches on your counter. Fresh peaches are just about the most scrumptious fruit available, am I right? Except maybe fresh raspberries which might […]

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{GIVEAWAY} Our Best Bites Savoring The Seasons Cookbook


I wanted to tell you about a great new cookbook out on the market this week. I bet some of you even know about it already, am I right? Sara and Kate from the blog Our Best Bites (pictured right and bottom) have just published another wonderful cookbook full of all kinds of beautiful, family friendly, […]

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Meatball Marinara (Crock Pot)


I love a good crock pot meal, don’t you? There is just something comforting in knowing you have dinner already taken care of, simmering away in your good crock pot, while you go right ahead and run your crazy head around tending to the needs of all of the wonderful people in your life. I bet most of you spend a grundle of […]

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Gooey Cheese and Garlic Rolls


Do you ever wonder, wonder who. Who wrote the book of love? Me either. I think I’m pretty sure I know. No need to wonder. It must have been someone who baked a heavenly pan of gooey cheese rolls and instantly fell madly in love with the magical aroma coming from the oven, the gooey cheese bubbling up […]

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