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Monthly Archives: November 2014

  There are so many reasons to be thankful, not only on the holidays but all the year through.  This drink was inspired by Thanksgiving, the gathering of loved ones, and the celebration of all the things that are good in life.  Of course…. this drink is something my family (at least those of us who are 21+) are thankful…

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  This recipe was shared by a really cool guy I met on a camping trip awhile back.  I mean really super awesome COOL….I knew when he and his wife shared their homemade root beer with my kids, made homemade ice cream right before my eyes & the fact that they live on a farm and raise chickens – that…

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         I love Toffee and Caramel… When I say that… I mean that.   I think that having made both of the aforementioned confections has given me a better appreciation and love of the sticky wonderfulness that they are.  Then again, I also should find out if they offer a support for this because I’ve noted my…

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If you love red beans and rice, but are like me and tend to forget to soak those pesky dried beans overnight…..this is the recipe for you.  My solution to that problem is – I use canned red beans instead. Let me assure you it still tastes just as good.  Honestly, for me it actually makes it even better, because…

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I love this recipe because.. it allows for maximum creativity and is very very family friendly.  The first time I cobbled it together I was trying to come up with ideas for Savory and Filling party appetizers…. also I was going through this cupcake phase… and everyone kind of sort of thought of cupcakes when they thought of me.  Luckily…

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Have you ever returned home from vacation – only to find that you have left your head and heart back at your vacation destination?  Yeah, that’s been me for this past week. Luckily, I think I am slowly but surely reclaiming my brain and heart.  For me leaving the unpredictable weather of the Midwest, and enjoying the beauty and weather…

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  Gather close and I’ll tell you a tale, a tale of a girl who got behind.. like way behind… and then became the worst sort of procrastinator.  We will call her…. the Slattern!  There’s a joke there, I assure you.  Mostly at my expense but it’s warranted. If you’ve been following the blog: 1. You deserve hugs.  2. You…

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I love anything relating to rocky road!  Admittedly, it was my very first ice cream flavor love.  I have many of fond childhood memories enjoying a nice bowl of rocky road with my dad – while watching some golden age Hollywood cinema classics or Twilight Zone episodes, listening to him read (normally something macabre, he collects signed limited edition horror…

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Forget those Black Friday deals! Stay home to enjoy this delectable stuffed pumpkin french toast with loved ones instead.   Truth be told, I have never done the whole Black Friday thing.  The reasons being: 1.) I HATE crowds! 2.) I am not a shopping fan to begin with. 3.) I am very picky (it takes me years sometimes to…

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I recently returned from a delightful, but much too brief visit to Arizona.  My husband had a business trip, and one of my friends recently moved out that way – so I tagged along and had a nice time catching up with a friend that I have been missing (she is so funny, and has such a wonderful no nonsense…

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