Recipes

PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

Golden peaches caramelize under a buttery cake topcoat in the oven.  This Peach Upside Down Cake beats them all. no contest. I make this for a dessert but secretly always…
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Amish White Bread

I love this bread! It's a bit dense, sweet, and tastes great with butter. However, I am one of the few people who had difficulty with the recipe. It took…
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The Best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls You’ll Ever Get!

Cinnamon Rolls are inherently American. After all, the famous American dinner is hardly complete without one. And most people these days get away without making their own rolls simply because…
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PUMPKIN CHICKEN CHILI

Crockpot chili for the season with pumpkin, chicken, corn and chickpeas. The pumpkin elevates an everyday, mundane chili into something exciting. Pumpkin is a unique and unlooked for ingredient in…
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APPLE, CHOCOLATE CHIP AND WALNUT BUNDT CAKE

Hello everyone! So I recently went apple picking, and I must say – I went a little overboard. I have had more apples laying around than I know what to…
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Taco Pizza Recipe

I was browsing Pinterest for some lunch inspiration the other day when I saw a pin for a taco salad pizza.  I haven’t had a taco pizza for a while, and…
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LOW FAT BAKED ZITI

Did you completely eat your weight in easter food yesterday? Because I definitely did. But it was a free pass right? The last holiday we get to stuff our faces…
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POTATO PANCAKES

I love cooked breakfast foods. But really, I like breakfast foods at about 11:00am, because it takes me a while to wake up and become functional enough in the mornings…
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Ovenbaked Salted Caramel S’mores Casserole

It may be nearing August but we still have another month of delicious summer BBQs and campfires to look forward to this year. If you didn’t quite make it out camping,…
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MANGO SORBET

Eating Mango Sorbet on a warm, slow Sunday afternoon reminds me of childhood summers in Mobile, Alabama. It gets crazy hot and humid in Mobile. As a kid, I ate every kind…
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Orange Creamsicle Cake Doughnuts

Hello friends! So I know I mentioned to you that I had big news to share with you today. It turns out I now have TWO big things to share…
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Melt In Your Mouth Ribs in Only 2 Hours With Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Disclosure:  I was provided with a free sample and a gift card to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own.  When I was…
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Spice Up Your Game Day With Buffalo Chicken Dip

This month’s FamilyFun Magazine had a coupon insert, with a recipe for Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip on it, and from the moment I saw it, I just knew I had to…
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Slow Cooker Meatball Subs Recipe

My parents watched Kayleigh for us overnight last weekend, so John and I actually had some time to relax for a while.  We’ve both been super busy and feeling under…
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Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I have been on a slow cooker kick for the past couple of weeks.  Pretty much every night, I have made something for dinner in my slow cooker.  It’s so easy to throw a…
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Individual Peach Cobblers

There’s an old Southern saying that if peach cobbler is good, a single-serving peach cobbler of your very own topped with vanilla ice cream and served just as the sun…
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Lasagna Rollups with Chicken + Spinach {Bake One & Freeze One}

It’s time for another Bake One & Freeze One meal! Today we’re making a comforting, crowd-pleasing spin on lasagna with spinach and shredded chicken thrown in so we can call it healthy.…
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Creamy Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Lasagna Recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Hood. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for…
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Greek lamb wraps

This is just the perfect thing to throw together during these busy times ahead. Throw some cheap lamb chops in the slow cooker, slice up some salad ingredients and put…
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HUEVOS RANCHEROS CASSEROLE

Real men love ranch eggs. Huevos Rancheros Casserole: spicy, cheesy, and a cinch to make, is my husband’s idea of “man food.” Full of protein and lycopene (good for men’s health), Huevos…
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Italian Pasta Salad

How is your summer going? I’m loving it! Actually we are on vacation right now. I’m laid back and enjoying the ride, while my hubby is driving us to pick…
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Homemade Vegetable Soup

There is no need to buy a can of soup that has sat on the market shelf for who knows how long and has a metallic taste. It's super easy…
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Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

Appease your picky taste with this garlic brown sugar chicken recipe. Why settle for average l, when you can have the best of both worlds in this sweet, salty, and…
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How to Make Pickled Beets

I didn’t grow any beets this year. I didn’t bother to try, because in past years the rabbits have eaten them. Buying beets from the farmer’s market is a good…
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Non-Lame Fruit Salad

At some point this summer, I’m sure you’ve seen it. Almost positive you’ve seen it. The lame, hasn’t-changed-since-the-1980s fruit salad. You know exactly what I’m talking about. It has melons…
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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

We had extra bananas on hand, so I thought why not bake with them! My typical go-to baked good with bananas is Banana bread. But I wanted to make something…
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Key Lime Pound Cake

I just flew in from Miami and, boy, are my arms tired.  Did I just say that?  Apparently, my husband’s old man humor is rubbing off on me.  I did…
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Coconut Sno-Ball Inspired Doughnuts

Okay friends, let’s talk about tips for the best baked doughnuts. Now these are baked, so we already avoid the main frustrations of frying and dough-rising and all that jazz.…
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Homemade Sweet Potato Pierogi

Pierogi happen to be one of my favorite types of dumplings. Did you know, by the way, that the plural of pierogi is pierogi? It’s like fish or deer, only…
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BUTTERMILK OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

I will admit to being extremely exhausted, but in the best possible way. It’s a little rough adjusting to the 9-5 schedule when you’re used to 11-4; but like I…
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Cheddar Bratwurst Beer Bread Breakfast Casserole

Friends, strata is another word for “breakfast casserole”. I’m sure at least a few of you have heard this term. I can’t be the only one who uses this word…
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Eggnog Funfetti Cupcakes

So, as you can imagine, it snowed again up here in NJ, and this time it stuck. Though I absolutely adore the snow, since it makes singing “Let it Snow”…
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Peanut Butter Cup Croissants

Good morning web friends!! I’m sure everyone out there has had days (and weeks) when it feels like you are constantly on the go and there is always more to…
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AMAZING BAKED CINNAMON APPLES

It’s the perfect time to bake as many apple-y, cinnamon-y treats as you can, and today I’m here to share with you one of the easiest, most versatile of them…
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THE BEST APPLE BREAD RECIPE OF ALL TIME

Finding a perfect apple bread recipe has been on my to-do list for a LONG time. Over the last few years, I have tried (and failed) countless times to create…
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DELIGHTFUL BLUEBERRY BREAD

There are few things that can be considered more delightful than fresh, warm blueberry bread. It makes your house smell incredible and is the perfect thing to enjoy for breakfast…
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CLASSIC BANANA BREAD RECIPE

Hey there! It can definitely be difficult to find an amazing banana bread recipe. It took me a few years and lots of recipe tweaking, but I think I’ve finally…
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Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

I love these Maple Brown Sugar Cookies so much, and I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you my today! The delicious maple flavor gives them a perfect little autumn…
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Homemade Cracker Jacks

We traveled around the country (mainly the East Coast), while my husband played baseball and I watched and supported him. It was truly one of the best times of our…
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White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Whether you are doing a Secret Santa for a friend with a sweet tooth, sticking with homemade gifts this year, or just plan old crazy about fudge, be sure to…
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Homemade Gingerbread Men Cookies

This year, I decided to try my hand at homemade gingerbread cookies. I did some research to figure out what’s needed to craft the much-loved classic Christmas cookie, and I…
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Amaretto Cookies

Where has the time gone?  Seriously?  I know I keep saying that, but I’m going to say it one more time:  this year is flying by!  I feel like someone pressed fast…
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ITALIAN NACHOS

One of my favorite restaurants in the DFW Metroplex is Terilli’s.  It’s a been a Dallas landmark for the past several decades.  Mr. Man took me here for one of our…
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Blackberry Cobbler

I know it’s getting late in the season to find blackberries for too much longer but this is always what I put on my Labor Day menu. We have tons…
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MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST

I can't imagine how many pot roast recipes I've tried over the years. I always seemed to stick to the old Campbell soup recipe with cream of mushroom soup and…
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RIDICULOUSLY EASY PEACH COBBLER

Winter can be a difficult time for a fruit lover. Aside from certain citrus fruits (which are great… don't get me wrong), not much is in season, which means that…
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Strawberry Shortcake – Sunshine Seasons

For those who’ve not tried this at Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons, you’ve got to. In fact, I’d suggest jumping on a plane to fly out there now and try it, if…
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

ingredients: 5 plums½ yellow onion (3/4 cup)1 Tbls grated ginger2 Tbls olive oil2 tsp honey2 Tbls coconut aminospinch salt2 Tbls apple cider vinegar2 lbs chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)1/3 cup…
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LEMON RICOTTA CHEESECAKE WITH BLUEBERRY SAUCE

It’s time for another cheesecake recipe. The last time I made cheesecake, it was as classic as cheesecake gets, and it was amazing. But I recently decided that I was…
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Goulash Recipe

Okay, what I’m about to tell you may seem a little weird. I’ve never made goulash before this. I know, I know, it’s pretty standard fare. I have certainly eaten…
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