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my december menu

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 | [...]

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my april menu

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 [...]

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the best of 2012

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 [...]

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menu/life recap: the final stretch

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 [...]

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Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

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 [...]

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strawberry ice-box cake

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” – [...]

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Sunday Birthday Dinner by Jo-Mom

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! [...]

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake

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 [...]

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Blueberries and Lemons [square]

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 [...]

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Meatless Monday: Sopapilla Cheesecake [square]

Okay, okay, I know that ALL desserts are (or should be) meatless. But this recipe is too freaking good not to share immediately. Plus, it’s really easy… so easy you could / should make it tonight. Here’s what you need: 2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls 2 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened 2 cups sugar, [...]

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