Mom’s Cooking {Recipe: Oven Baked Kale Chips}

Kale Chips and Raw Kale

My mom is an excellent cook but there were times in my life I would think that maybe she wasn’t so much. Like when she would make liver and onions. Or how about white sandwich bread with white hamburger gravy poured over it? I want to gag just thinking about it. We lived in a…

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Virtual Picnic For the Planet {Recipe: White Peach Sangria}

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  When was the last time you have been on a picnic? Not just grabbing a bucket of food at the closest fast food restaurant then heading to the park, but a real picnic… where you pack a basket, lay out a blanket under the trees, and eat a nice, slow meal together enjoying both…

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The Happiness Report #8 – Pinch Me, Plates & Decluttering

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a happiness report over here. It’s not that I haven’t had things to be happy about…it’s just that I have been so busy with regular life lately to actually sit down and share some things with you all. First off, last week a friend of mine and…

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Easter Holiday Wrap Up with Breakstone’s Sour Cream

Breakstone's Creamy Potatoes

I’ve had such a great time preparing for Easter with Breakstone’s sour cream and Better Homes and Gardens. The tablescape is ready, the Pepper Crusted Pork Loin with Sour Cream and Onion Sauce has been tried and tested and we have our normal Easter traditions planned out for the weekend. When I was little, I…

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Strawberry Temptation {Recipe: Strawberries with Maple Cream Sauce}

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April in Kansas is not a good time for strawberries, yet each and every year, around this time, I get tempted. The weather warms up and I want fresh fruit. I walk into the grocery store and see the displays of red, ripe strawberries and can’t resist them. I get them home, wash them and…

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Easter Celebration Tablescape with Breakstone’s Sour Cream

Tablescape candy sticks

Many of you know from some of my past dinner party posts that I love to throw a great dinner party. Entertaining is something my husband and I truly enjoy doing. Having guests over and serving a meal and entertaining does not stress me out in the slightest. I’m a very relaxed entertainer. When it…

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California Avocados Direct {Recipe: Avocado Dip}

Held Avocado

Have you ever tasted an avocado? I mean….really tasted an avocado? I thought I had – I make avocado fries, salads with avocado and avocado ranch dressing, guacamole and more. I eat avocado’s straight up with a bit of Kosher salt and I love them on a sandwich. I recently received a shipment of California…

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Easter Brunch and Triple Chocolate Cookies

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You know there’s something wrong when you get a plate of these Triple Chocolate Cookies in front of you and the last thing you really want to do is eat one. That’s how things have been for me around here lately. I’ve been under the weather since a week ago Thursday. I went to the…

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Kettle Krispie Treats – A Rice Krispies Easter Recipe Challenge

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4/12/2011 The Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Kelly T from Texas Type A Mom! Oh, friends… do I have a treat for you! I can’t wait to share what I have joined together with 3 of my Kansas City blogging friends to create. I’ll give you a hint. You know Kettle Corn? That delicious,…

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