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Blending In (and Monterrey Spinach Artichoke Dip)

I have always been one of those people who blends in pretty easily. I don’t stand out in a crowd with my looks or personality. In high school, I wasn’t one of the most popular people, but I also wasn’t in the least popular group either. I was just kind of average, moving along happy […]

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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just […]

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Game Day Meatballs

Are you still looking for a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday? My newest post over at the S C Johnson Right@Home site is sure to please the guys in your house! I hope you will check it out. Thanks to you all for the suggestions for sharing some of your tried and true family […]

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Fortunate Cookies

I made homemade fortune cookies today. I know…fortune cookies are probably not something that most people are spending time in their kitchen whipping up two days before Thanksgiving. I had a thought though… I wanted to somehow give all of our guests at Thanksgiving dinner an opportunity to be reminded of the blessings in their […]

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Addictive Caramel Corn Puffs

I have been contemplating going to BlogHer 2009 which I was so excited to find out is in Chicago this year. Last year I was on vacation (if you call being in a hurricane a vacation) when BlogHer occurred so I didn’t make it. This year, of course, I will have a 2 month old […]

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Kid Friendly

I got a couple of emails after I posted my “kid friendly” menu on Monday. I guess I should have clarified. I know that my definition of kid friendly and other parents definition of kid friendly can be completely different things. I have been very blessed in the fact that my kids are not picky. […]

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In The Groove

I admit… I was torn to see school start this year. It felt like the summer just flew by. Maybe that is something all moms say once they have kids in school, but I truly feel like summer was gone in a blink. As sad I am to see school back in session, I am […]

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A Matter of Taste

I am a very visual person. I love to have recipes with photographs… it makes the recipe that much more tempting and desirable. Often times, I will be flipping through a magazine and will fall in love with a photo of a recipe, only to take a look at the recipe and realize that I […]

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Speaking Of Food Snobs…

Picture this… three women sitting around a table, enjoying some wine and craving guacamole and chips. I mean, really craving… not just wishing that we had some. C-R-A-V-I-N-G. This was my friends Sara, Kathy and I a few months ago. Sara’s husband was always the guacamole maker… he makes some of the yummiest guac I […]

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Appetizers, appetizers and more appetizers!

I have two Christmas parties to attend in the coming week. Both parties will be women only and involve an ornament exchange as well as wine and appetizers. The day of one of the parties, I have a zillion and one things going on. I’m making dinner for two people at church, I have my […]

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