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Summertime Memories (Recipe: Cherry Chocolate Float)

Summertime… when the living is easy. Or at least it was when I was a kid. I have fond memories of playing Red Rover, having dance contests to politically incorrect songs, working lemonade and brownie stands on 30th Drive, playing Wonder Woman in my underoos. Life was easy and carefree. As I got older, playing […]

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For the Love of Bars (Recipe: Sugar Cookie Bars)

I married into a family of bar lovers. No – not the “let’s go out to the bar” lovers (although there are a few of those)… the other kind. The kind that you bake and eat. For every occasion or non-occasion when we are all together, you can bet that there are at least a […]

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War of Weight Loss (Recipe: Vidalia Onion Bake)

Leah is now a year, and I haven’t even come close to losing the weight I gained when I was pregnant with her. I’ve never been one of those lucky women who get to watch the pounds just melt away simply because they are breastfeeding. If I want to lose the baby weight, I really […]

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Dancing Queen Gone Unseen (Recipe: Rosemary Bread)

The evening really did start off nicely. The girls and I were be-bopping around in my bathroom to some of our favorite tunes. I was on hair, makeup and costume duty getting my daughters all ready for their dance recital performance that they had been working on all year long. The excitement was overwhelming… neither […]

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Mastering the Grill (Recipe: Lime Grilled Shrimp)

Don’t miss your chance to win an apron from The Hip Hostess! Check out the giveaway on my Peanut Butter Pancake post! Show me a kitchen, and I’m right at home. Take me out to the grill and I freeze up without a clue as to what to do with the thing. My husband is […]

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The Hip Hostess Apron Giveaway (Recipe: Peanut Butter Pancakes)

Post Update – The Random Number Generator winner of The Hip Hostess Apron giveaway is…. Melissa from Baking for the Boys. Congrats, Melissa! I hope you love your apron as much as I love mine! When I was little, my parents called my Grubby Gert. I came by that nickname quite honestly, from what I’ve […]

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The Dark Side of Angel Food Cake (Recipe: Chocolate Angel Food Cake)

I’m sure that I am breaking all the blogging rules by posting this on the weekend… and a holiday weekend at that, but I can’t wait a second longer to share these recipes with you. If you have a Memorial Day party to go to this weekend and you are looking for the simplest of […]

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Ode to the Cherry Pitter

I made a purchase last night that will forever change my life and pretty much take any semblance of fun out of the lives of my kids. I’m a little thrilled by the prospect. Let me start at the beginning. My kids love cherries. Every summer, we buy cherries by the boat load and every […]

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55 Knives Cookbook (Recipe – Country Dinner Rolls)

There is a great new e-cookbook on the market today called 55 Knives and I am honored to be one of 55 food bloggers with a personal story and favorite recipe featured in it. I have had the pleasure of looking through this e-cookbook and am so thrilled with how it turned out. The stories […]

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Time to Be Free (Recipe: The Perfect Margarita)

I’m leaving my family. Saying goodbye to my husband and kids. Packing my bags and heading south. Don’t worry – I’ll be back. I’m just going on a very much needed girls weekend! This is the first girls weekend I have been on, kid/baby free, in more years than I want to count. I’m excited […]

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