crack brownies

daisi - August 13, 2014
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I guess the technical name of these brownies is: gooey cookies and cream double chocolate cake bars. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Let’s be honest, they should be called crack brownies. What else would you call layer upon layer of delicious chocolate and sugar? Let me explain. Layer 1 – thick, devil’s food cake made in a way that the texture resembles brownies. Layer 2 – …

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my december menu

daisi - February 14, 2014

Here’s a glimpse of some dishes I made during this past December. Lots of keeper recipes!!! spiced pumpkin cake | Another successful recipe from the Real Simple cookbook. You know I’m not much of a baker but this cake was simple and delicious. Plus it looks pretty. almond bark with pretzels, M&Ms, & craisins | There is no recipe required for almond bark. It’s as …

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my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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the best of 2012

daisi - December 30, 2012
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I’ve taken a look back to see what the most popular recipe posts of 2012 were… some are a bit surprising. I had forgotten about some, yeah, my memory is great. Were these some of your favorites as well? {january 2012} Of course January resulted in a healthy breakfast smoothie as everyone was making their resolutions and such. The smoothie is easy and healthy and a …

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menu/life recap: the final stretch

daisi - December 29, 2012

Okay, since this recap is LONG overdue, it’s going to cover the past 6 weeks. I’ll keep it short and sweet with pics and links. Here goes… [week 46 – november 12 – november 18] skillet vegetarian curry chicken noodle soup slow cooker beef curry [week 47 – november 19 – november 25] work thanksgiving luncheon – pioneer woman’s mashed potatoes thanksgiving with the fam …

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Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

daisi - December 4, 2012
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Every once in a while, the stars align and you see something on pinterest and then realize you have the necessary ingredients to make it…so you make it immediately. That’s what happened with these salted caramel pecan bars and I’m on my second batch in as many days. The recipe originated in Southern Living – so of course it had to be good. And good is …

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strawberry ice-box cake

daisi - July 31, 2012

I made this no-bake strawberry ice-box cake a couple weeks ago for Sam’s office. The pan came back completely clean so I think it was a hit! The term “ice box” cake reminds me of my grandma because that’s what she calls the refrigerator. On a side note, I call a cooler an “ice chest” – anyone else? Maybe it’s a small town thing. Back to …

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Sunday Birthday Dinner by Jo-Mom

daisi - July 23, 2012

My mom came to visit me yesterday to help me make some cream cheese peppermints for Sam’s brother’s wedding in a couple weeks. While she was here we celebrated my birthday. First she gave me the best gift – custom made camera straps from Phat Straps. AND a massage at Ihloff Salon – major score! Then we made the mints (sharing the recipe this week) …

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake

daisi - January 26, 2012

I love a good dessert. But typically, I don’t want to be the one making it. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I was good at baking, but I don’t have the patience to measure everything and make sure it’s all perfect. That’s not my style. That’s why I loved this recipe a co-worker shared with me. It’s easy and fail-proof and has 2 sticks of …

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Blueberries and Lemons

daisi - October 17, 2011

Blueberries and lemons go together like… well, blueberries and lemons. Have you ever noticed how many recipes there are with this combo? There’s bread, pancakes, coffee cake, scones, muffins, cheesecake, the list goes on and on. I had to find out what all the fuss was about so when I came across this recipe for a blueberry, lemon, buttermilk cake, I knew I had to …

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