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Kale Chips and Raw Kale

Mom’s Cooking {Recipe: Oven Baked Kale Chips}

My mom is an excellent cook but there were times in my life I would think that maybe she wasn’t so much. Like when she would make liver and onions. Or how about white sandwich bread with white hamburger gravy poured over it? I want to gag just thinking about it. We lived in a […]

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hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with […]

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avacado fries

Fat Tuesday Food {Recipe: Avocado Fries}

So, Fat Tuesday is here…and after stepping on the scale this morning I can tell you that Fat Tuesday it is indeed. Today is the end of the fat food around here for awhile… and by fat food I mean the food I’ve been cooking up in my new deep fryer. You know, the homemade […]

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Homemade Mall Pretzel Bites dineanddish.net

Mall Food (Recipe: Homemade Pretzel Bites)

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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Differences {Recipe: Triple Chocolate Malt Bread}

I dropped my kids off at school today, got in the car and practically cheered. I love having my kids home, but for the past three days there has been nothing but bickering and meanness coming out of their mouths towards each other. It’s funny how when you have kids, you have the first one […]

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Brown Sugar Fruit Dip

Cookie Overload? {Recipe: Brown Sugar Fruit Dip}

Anyone out there tired of cookies and other baked goods yet? I mean, it has been a non-stop flow of cookies, cakes, brownies, breads coming out of my oven since November 1st. I think I would be fine never seeing another baked good for the rest of my life… OK – that is totally untrue. […]

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Traditions? What Traditions? {Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries}

Thanksgiving was really quiet at our house this year. We typically have a group of neighbors over who do not have family nearby and we all enjoy a loud, raucous, delicious Thanksgiving together. This year, however, everyone was heading out of town which left us to a house with, well… just us. I was a […]

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Fun at the Drive-In (Recipe: Homemade Kettle Corn)

Ahhhh Drive-In’s… what says summer better than a night out, under the stars, watching a movie on the big screen? Really? Not much else does. I don’t know why drive-ins are a dying breed because I can’t think of a much better way to watch a movie in the summertime! I remember my first drive-in […]

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Boredom (Recipe: Southwest Black Bean and Corn Dip)

Boredom… one of the many things that kids complain about during the summer months. When I was growing up, I said the words “Mom, this is boring” so often that my mom threatened to ground me for life if I said it again. Being the clever kid I was, I got out the Thesaurus and […]

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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just […]

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