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Blogging Mentors (Recipe – Chocolate Cocoa Pancakes)

My Grandma Sumner was an extremely charitable woman. Even though she had a pretty tough life, her attitude was one of positiveness and looking forward instead of behind. Her house always had bowls of dog and cat food outside for any stray animals that came around. She had numerous people in her neighborhood who considered […]

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Dealing With Postpartum Depression (Recipe – Deep Dark Chocolate Cake)

I first realized I had a problem a couple of months ago. Leah, my new baby, was 3 months old. I was still in new baby bliss, totally loving every moment with her. One part of me felt extremely happy… life was about as good as it can get. What began creeping up on me […]

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The Fall of a Brownie Purist (Recipe: Black & White Cheesecake Squares)

When I started my first blog over three years ago, I really struggled with which category of blogger I fell into. Was I a food blogger or a mommy blogger? I love cooking, baking and writing about food but I also couldn’t deny the fact that I am a mom and being a mom makes […]

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Adopt a Blogger #3 (and Chocolate Caramel Rolo Cookies)

I want to first share with you my hands down, absolute favorite cookie recipe – Chocolate Caramel Rolo Cookies. My mother-in-law gave me this recipe when I first got married and to me it is the cookie recipe to end all cookie recipes. It is that good! Check out the recipe at the SC Johnson […]

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Falling in Love Over Football (and Grasshopper Cake)

I fell in love with my now husband at a football game. We had actually been friends for quite awhile and he kept asking me out but I kept saying no. I felt like he was just too serious and responsible for someone I wanted to date at that time. In fact, I recall on […]

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Those Darn Girl Scouts (Andes Creme de Methe Cookies)

It happens every year. You make your New Year’s Resoulutions, which include things like “Lose the 10 pounds I was supposed to lose last year,” and “make it to the gym past the first two weeks in January“. You are feeling really confident that this is the year that you aren’t going to fail on […]

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Perspective

Our stimulus check arrived in the mail yesterday…. exactly 10 minutes before our mini van decided it knew exactly what we should do with that money, and sputtered and died. Is that not Murphy’s Law or what? We bought our van new in 2003 and have not had to take it in to the shop […]

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Pet Peeve

I try not to let too many things get to me… really I don’t, but sometimes people just push a button one too many times and I get annoyed enough to say something. I will probably get reamed for this, and that is fine, but if I see one more person flaming someone else about […]

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The Bad Day Cure – Chocolate!!

I had a bad dad today. I won’t even get into it here… if you are that curious, check out the other section of my blog (Dine and Dish Family Style) and you’ll get the complete scoop. What does a gal like me turn to on days like this? OK…let me rephrase this. What does […]

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