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Author Archives: Jamie

Thankful, through and through

Last Saturday I was up early baking Fabulous French Bread for our 8th annual Bake Sale when this gorgeous sunrise came to be. Beautiful isn’t it!  A gorgeous start to one of my favorite days of the year.  Many of the ladies in my neighborhood bake their little hearts out  (thank you to all of […]

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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

Thanksgiving is this week! Let the good times roll. Today, I have a fun little recipe for you that makes great use of leftover mashed potatoes. The outside of these  pancakes are crispy and golden, while the insides are soft and fluffy. They would be wonderful served with bacon and eggs, or even along side regular […]

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Chocolate Cream Pie!

When I was newly married and highly inexperienced at cooking (this is no joke, I honestly didn’t know a thing! The cooking experience I brought along to my marriage consisted of the Lion House taffy I had learned to make at my college job. You feel bad for MyHandsomeHusband, don’t you? He did most of […]

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45 Thanksgiving Recipes (2014 Edition)

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just one week away! Can’t wait. We are planning to eat at my mom’s house, with all of my siblings, their spouses, nieces and nephews. Love it. Love them. Love the food. Love the whole darn day. My mom is making the turkey, dressing and gravy. I’m in charge of […]

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Before we talk about this wonderful Homemade Cranberry Sauce, I wanted to talk “Bake Sale” with you all. Every year, the Saturday before Thanksgiving our neighborhood hosts a Bake Sale. It’s a real team effort with many of the ladies in my area spending hours baking yummy treats. (Several of us met last week and […]

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The Weekend Report: Parading Through a Jungle

The winners of the Christmas Desserts Cookbook are Debbie Dunlap and Melissa DuBois. I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing information. Thanks for entering, everyone!  This past summer MyHandsomeHusband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. For several years now we have been planning a fun get away cruise with several of our friends who […]

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Banana Streusel Muffins

Do you have two bananas sitting on your counter? Go ahead and look. I will wait right here. You have a couple brown spotted beauties, don’t ya? Join the club. I feel like there are brown spotted bananas sitting on my counter 90% of the time! I’m always looking for new ways to use them […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

Ziplist Note: For those of you who use Ziplist, I wanted to let you know that after December 10th, Ziplist will no longer be available. This is an internet-wide issue, and as such any recipes you have saved through Ziplist, from my site or any other won’t be housed in your “Recipe Box” any longer. […]

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Cranberry Orange Bliss Bars and a GIVEAWAY!

Oh, baby. Do I have a fabulous confection to share with you today! These bars are chewy and loaded with white chocolate and dried cranberries. The frosting has a fabulous white chocolate and orange flavor that is out of this world. Seriously, these bars are dangerous business. Make at your own risk, truly! They would […]

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Southwest Chicken and Rice Soup

Ladies and Gentlemen, I feel like I’ve been living in a Halloween induced Chocolate Candy Bar/Homemade Doughnut coma. How about you?! Sugar and I have had our fill of each other. If I never see another chocolate bar for the next…say…well, really long time. Like 45 minutes, it will be nothing short of a blessing, […]

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