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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Beer Battered Onion Rings? Yes, Please!

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Yes…those tasty things above are what you think they are, except probably soooo much better. Beer Battered Onion Rings….mmmmmm. These Beer Battered Onion Rings are from the resourceful little cookbook by my friend, Susan Russo called Recipes Every Man Should Know. Check out my review of the book plus the recipe over at the Mom…

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Selfish Mama {Recipe: Homemade Yeast Doughnuts}

Homemade Yeast Doughnuts

I’m not always the most giving mom. I mean, I know that there are people out there who would do anything for their kids… who want the best of the best for them. Of course, I want what’s best for my kids and I want them to do well in life and to succeed. I…

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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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Soup-a-Palooza Love and Giveaway Winners

Wow! That’s what Cheryl and I had to say as we were watching over 230 soup recipes roll in for Soup-a-Palooza! Thank you all so much for participating. For once, I’m glad that the weather is staying on the chilly side a bit longer so that soup weather is extended. There are so many new…

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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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Making Homemade Fresh Pasta Noodles

Fun Pasta

Several months ago, my husband gave me the gift of a KitchenAid pasta maker attachment. To be honest with you, I was excited, but a little intimidated. I’m not sure why, but making your own pasta just seemed like it would be quite the process. I’ve made my moms homemade egg noodles for her delicious…

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The Banana and Biscuit Dilemma (Recipe: Banana Buttermilk Biscuits)

Leah Dough

What’s a mom to do? You have one kid who wants buttermilk biscuits for breakfast. Another kiddo wants banana muffins for breakfast. One, doesn’t care what you have as long as she gets to nibble on the dough… What I decided to do was give my kids the best of both worlds. Plenty of dough…

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The Happiness Report – Week #4

1-16 Starbucks

The sun is shining, the snow is almost off the ground, we are supposed to have a high of 70 degrees today, and my kids are off school until Tuesday. There is a lot to be happy about right now! Welcome to the 4th installment of The Happiness Report! I’m not a big coffee drinker….

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