Mini Brownie Cookie Trifles

There's something about a trifle that just feels special.  They look and feel so fancy, yet making a trifle dessert is so easy.  My mother-in-law first got me hooked on trifles because every family gathering, she would show up with this really impressive Read More
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TWO OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE RECIPES

It's spring.  Worth repeating that glorious word-- SPRING!  Yesterday the temperature around these parts hit a whopping 76.  WHAT.  It felt glorious and soul healing. When the weather starts hitting these heavenly temperatures, I start itching to Read More
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PUMPKIN PIE SHAKE RECIPE

It's maybe my favorite time of year for food. It's the season of all things pumpkin! And at the very top of my favorite fall food items: pumpkin pie shakes. I've tasted about every one in town, and many a restaurant and ice cream shop. I invented my Read More
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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

First, thank you everyone for your sweet thoughts on Instagram last night.  I think my body is trying to tell me to rest a bit.  All is well, and I'm going to have a nice, slow rest of the week and weekend.  Hope you can do the same!  Ok, now on to Read More
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DAIRY FREE FAVORITES (AND OTHER ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOODS)

While I was nursing Ruby, we discovered she has a dairy allergy.  This is different from lactose intolerance.  Most children grow out of it by the time they are two, but Ruby's seems to still be holding strong at 15 months.  When I was nursing, I had Read More
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SUMMERTIME GRILLING: GRILLED ARTICHOKES & STEAK MARINADE

At my house, we are grillers.  We grill.  All summer, almost every night.  It's one of my favorite things about this time of year.  Nothing quite beats sitting out on the deck, and cooking up a feast of fresh food. Grilling is also pretty easy, Read More
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BERRY PUDDING CAKE (& giveaway winner announced!)

A summer dessert isn't complete without some kind of berry.  This is the perfect time of year to whip up this amazing dessert.  It goes great with ice cream and will have everyone asking for seconds!  I hope you love one of my favorite recipes: Berry Read More
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HOMEMADE CANNED MARINARA SAUCE

This recipe was born in an act of desperation.  I made it up after discovering I had forgotten to buy pasta sauce at the store, and had planned on spaghetti and my homemade french bread for dinner.  After contemplating takeout, I decided to instead Read More
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STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM CAKE

This Strawberries and Cream Cake is one of those desserts that after you try it for the first time, you can get it out of your head.  I have dreams about this cake.  It's that good.  I first tried it at my best friend's family party several years Read More
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LIFE LATELY…

Summer has been moving full speed ahead around here. We have all kinds of projects and ventures going on. Jon has been swamped at work, I am gearing up for the Wednesday's Child telethon, and we're renovating our rental duplex, Ruby is cutting all four Read More
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