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Halloween Traditions (Recipe: Cheeseburger Soup)

I am sitting here tonight, surrounded by kids who have basically been on three days of extreme sugar highs, and I am reminded of why I do not love Halloween. I was a fan when I was a kid, and I do love my own share of candy and kiddos in cute costumes, but the […]

Spontaneity and BlogHer Food (Recipe – BBQ Shrimp)

When I was a Freshman in high school, I woke up on a dreary, wintery Kansas Saturday, came downstairs to the kitchen table and discovered a note left from my parents that said “We went to find the sunshine… be back on Monday”. Off the point of my post, my parents obviously had a lot […]

The Winner & What’s for Dinner Wednesdays (Recipe: East Meets West Burger)

Lots of you showed up for the Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway (which now includes cinnamon as well because we had over 100 comments!) Thank you! I’m pleased to announce that the winner, chosen by the Random Number Generator at Random.org is…. Nora from Fuss Free Recipes! Congratulations, Nora. For those of you who […]

Where’s the Crumb? (Recipe – New Jersey Crumb Cake)

When I was 12 years old, my mom let me loose in the kitchen to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies on my very own. I followed the classic recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chip bag. I mixed the wet ingredients together and as the directions said to do, I sifted […]

Standing Ovation (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake)

Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she […]

Win a Amazon.com Gift Certificate (and Black Raspberry Meringue Bars)

Please excuse me while I vent for a second. My husband has been traveling for just about every week since August for business. Most often, he leaves before we wake up on Monday morning and comes back on Friday evening. He has occasionally come back at 11pm on Thursday night only to turn around and […]

Big City Living (Recipe: Bacon & Egg Cups)

I grew up in a town with a population of a whoppin’ 1,000 residents. As children, we would walk the streets freely after dark without our parents worrying about us being harmed. My friends and I would sit up on the curb of the local convenience store or on the bench outside of the post […]

The Joy of Bread (and Buttermilk Dinner Rolls)

Quick note… if you missed this post and are a parent, head over to it now for the chance to win the parenting book every parent in this age of “Extreme Parenting” needs to read. I think I was in about the 7th grade when my mom discovered the joy of making homemade bread. She […]

Caramel Rolls – A Welcome Gift

I am always so impressed with the effort that goes into food gifts this time of year. Ellaborate trays of cookies, breads of all kinds, gingerbread houses… bakers are busy in the kitchen cooking up things to give to others. A gift of homemade goodies, in my opinion, is a true gift of love. I […]

Acts of Kindness (and Another Giveaway!)

The most recent cover article I did for Her Life Magazine was about a young man named Jeffrey Owen Hanson. The article mostly focused on his mom, Julie… an amazing woman who has the desire to give to others more so than anyone I have ever personally known. I don’t want to give the story […]