Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with…

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CLOSED Giveaway – KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Attachment for Homemade Pasta

Homemade Mac & Cheese Pasta Noodles

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, randomly chosen through Random.org, of the KitchenAid Pasta Extruder Attachment is…. Leah from the blog “So, How’s it Taste?” Congrats Leah! I’m excited to have another blogger to share in the fun of homemade pasta! (If you weren’t the lucky winner, just an FYI that Amazon has the…

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Celebrating Easter with Breakstone’s Sour Cream

Easter Kelly

Easter has always been one of those holidays for my family that is spent with our “friends” family… you know, those friends and neighbors that are so close you feel like they are family? Both my parents and my in-laws don’t live near us, so when we aren’t able to make it home for a…

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The Happiness Report #7

Self Portrait Kristen Doyle

Hi friends! I know it has been quiet around here the last 2 weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my beloved camera is in the shop, which to me has been like losing an appendage. I take my camera with me everywhere. I’m lucky to have some good friends who have jumped in…

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Mathematics {Recipe: Breakfast Oatmeal Pie}

Breakfast Pie

Today is pi day…3.14. Since I am a food blogger, I am going to join the masses of others who turn this mathematics focused day into something food related. Pie day. Pie is much more fun than the actual math related pi, don’t you think? In all honesty, math is not my strong suit. In…

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The Happiness Report #6

strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing

It seems kind of wrong to be posting about happiness today. The tragedy and devastation going on in Japan is so sad. I’ve found it hard to tear myself away from the news and worrying about those people still searching for their loved ones. I can’t even fathom what they are going through, and I…

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Being Irish {Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Grasshopper Cocktails}

I’m not Irish, however I married a full-blown Irish man, so that makes me what they call “Irish by Marriage”. What I have found out, through my 11 years of marriage to an Irish man, is that once you are “in” with the Irish, your entire life starts to become very Irish. Green suddenly becomes…

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Fat Tuesday Food {Recipe: Avocado Fries}

avacado fries

So, Fat Tuesday is here…and after stepping on the scale this morning I can tell you that Fat Tuesday it is indeed. Today is the end of the fat food around here for awhile… and by fat food I mean the food I’ve been cooking up in my new deep fryer. You know, the homemade…

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Cooking Connections Sweet Treats Class {Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate}

Frozen Hot Chocolate

It is no secret that I love sweets. In fact, when Lent rolls around each year and I see people giving up sweets, I hide… I don’t want those kind of crazy thoughts to invade my brain. I can tell you straight up, me without sweets, would not be a pretty sight. When the folks…

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