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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 […]

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Chance Encounters (and Baked Alaska)

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a firm believer that every one you meet is placed in your life at that point for a very specific reason. We may never know what that reason is, but even those chance encounters… a small conversation with someone while waiting in line at the grocery store, a […]

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Dark Photos Photoshop Tip (and Thai Shrimp Linguine)

I’m going to preface this post by saying that I am just about the last person in the world to be passing out Photoshop and food photography tips.  That may be the case, but I am going to do it anyway! My dear friend, Julie Lackey, who is an extremely talented portrait photographer, shared this […]

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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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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 […]

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Family Fun and Peabody’s Snickerdoodle Muffins

I admit it… I’m a little slow on the whole New Year’s Resolutions thing. We have been so busy since Christmas that I feel like the New Year came upon us without giving me the chance to really reflect on what I want to accomplish this year.  I have already mentioned that for our household, […]

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End the Search Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a new post up over at the SC Johnson Right@Home website. Delusions of a Stay at Home Mom is my reflection of how I thought things would be once I stayed at home with my kids versus the reality of my life now. I’ve also included my absolute, all-time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie […]

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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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A Year for Simplicity (and Italian Sausage and Peppers)

Let’s get the big stuff out of the way here real quick. The winner of the wonderful gift basket of goodies from Pillsbury is…. Jenifer from the very funny blog, Nutcase101. Out of 79 comments, the Random Number Generator came up with comment number 18, which belonged to Jenifer. I hope you enjoy the basket, […]

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No Stress Basic Quiche (and a Pillsbury gift basket giveaway!)

I know a lot of people who are stressing out about all they need to do before Christmas arrives. I have never been one to get too worked up about things. I plan ahead, but admittedly am a last minute doer. Still, I try not to let things like hosting big dinner parties or having […]

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