Category Archives: Online Recipes

Almost Like Butterbeer from Harry Potter

Harry Potter Butterbeer

I think I am one of the few people in the universe who has not read the Harry Potter series. Although I love to read, I have commitment issues when it comes to reading books, and a whole series is just more than my ADD attention span can handle. My husband and son are big…

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Fruit on the Grill {Recipe: Grilled Bananas}

Grilled Bananas

I grew up in a household where hamburgers, hotdogs and steaks were the only things that were grilled. If we went beyond that to chicken or anything else more exotic, it was a rare day. Don’t you think the grilling revolution, where everything from salad to desserts are now grilled, has really made more of…

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5 Things I Love About My Mom {Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer}

strawberry spritzer

I consider myself very lucky to have a mom who I can also call my best friend. I love many things about my mom, but I’ve managed to sum up a few of my favorite things about her that make me smile. It’s the thought that counts. My mom isn’t a big card sender and…

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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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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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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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A Pasta Discovery {Recipe: Rustic Baked Rigatoni}

Rigatoni Chicken Pasta

I know… I know… stop talking about the darn homemade pasta, right? I’m sorry! I just can’t help it. When I made homemade pasta for the first time last week, it was kind of a moment for me. I looked back at my Hamburger Helper days many moons ago and marveled at how far I…

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Mall Food (Recipe: Homemade Pretzel Bites)

Homemade Mall Pretzel Bites dineanddish.net

I have a confession to make. I love mall food court food… There, I said it. Do you think less of me now? I understand if you do… truly… guess we won’t be hanging out at the mall together anytime soon then, which is a bummer. I bribe my kids to be good at the…

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