Slow Cooker Loaded Creamed Corn

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Looking back at the archives reveals that there are simply not enough side dishes featured here. With the holiday season barreling towards us at hyper speeds that I am not prepared for, I am doing my best to spice things up and add a few. When serving a large party, I rely heavily on my slow cooker for everything from appetizers to desserts. At the moment I own… 6… >.> Don’t judge. Creamed corn is one of those love it or hate it dishes. Sadly, I know a ton of people that hate it. Bully for me, because, I love […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Chicken a la King

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  While trying to get my jingle on this year, I’m finding that good old fashioned cable is working against me. I don’t have any of that fanciness that tells you what’s on other channels or records your shoes, and since they did away with the TV Guide channel, I pretty much have to whip out the laptop if I want to know what’s on TV. (I should mention that I also don’t know the channel numbers anyway). For the first few nights, TV Guide was just screwing with me. When I see Rudolph, I expect an old Rank and Bass stop […]

Weeknight Fettuccine with Sausage & Kale

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Early sunsets are not good for a darned thing. With the sun setting at like noon, I’ve been acting like an old woman. Just feed me, give me my pills, and put me to bed to the tune of Jeopardy. Ok, maybe not that bad, but it certainly feels like it. I never knew I was a summer person until this year. I don’t want to cook as much, go out as much, certainly can’t take as many pictures, or drive after dark. (See, little. old. lady.) The one thing cold dark nights are good for? Carbohydrates. Tons and tons of […]

Pumpkin Maple Stack Cake

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Last week I got to be a kid again. And it was awesome. My dad and I spent the day in Philly, going to the zoo eating out and seeing a concert. It was a blast. I didn’t work, worry about emails, or wonder what was happening on twitter. I was walking around a zoo making sure we didn’t miss anything and pouting because the rhino refused to turn around – for hours. Giant rhino booty does not a good picture make.  (These pics were all taken with my Tameron Lens – seriously, great investment for a walk around lens. […]

Chantilly Aux Framboises – Fancy Pants Whipped Raspberry Cream Desserts

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This post is being included on Beantown Bakers Power of Pink challenge! She is donating $100 to a charity chosen by the winner! (How awesome is that?) We’re going pink for this weeks round of things I’m diggin’ and Breast Cancer Awareness. Cassie from Bake Your Day and Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts put together a great round up of posts to bring some awareness to the cause for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So today – and for this week – we’re going pink for breast cancer awareness. Pink Pumpkins Red Velvet Cookies   Superheroes wearing pink  Pink Cinnamon Rolls  […]

Creamy Pesto Chicken Soup with Spinach Gnocchi with Pesto Toasts

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Where do you find your inspiration? When you sit down to write, what are the things that keep it fresh for you and make it easy? Some days I sit at this tired and beaten computer of mine and stare wondering where the 99 ideas and paragraphs I wrote at 2am in a half conscious daze went. Oh, that’s right, they disappeared when I had to slay the evil dude from He-Man by coloring in the lines with only three colors in order to save the princess. Obviously, none of my posts come from my dreams. I tend to treat posts like […]

Strawberry Poke Cake & Labor Day Recipe Round Up

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Labor day marks the return of the school year (though, I see a lot of kidlets back already) and the last big weekend for summer barbecues before fall and football take their place. If you are still scrambling for some recipes to throw on the grill or bring with you to this weekends festivities look no further. Lip Smackin’ Labor Day Recipes:  Click on the picture below to be taken to the recipe                      

Banana Cream Cheese Breakfast Cakes

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Back in my high school days, my house was a pretty cool house to hang out at. We had live bands pretty much 4 out of 7 nights of the week, people we’re always over, and times were more good then bad. Music was always a large part of my life. I can remember my mom blasting Pearl Jam in her Ford Crown Victoria and singing at the top of her lungs. And at my dad’s house, the volume was always on as load as it could be until the neighbors complained. So, it only seemed proper that I give my dad two […]

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Confession time: I have a problem with books. Like, I have about 4 dozen too many. Books I will never use, books I had to have, books that were simply too cheap to not earn a place in a box in my father’s attic never to be seen again on my  book shelf. So, even though I am seeing other bloggers cook their way through cook books I want, am reading intersting reviews on cook books I really want to try, and am adding all sorts of new books to the ever growing wish list I am not allowing myself one […]

Biscuits with Creamy Gravy & Sausage

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A moment ago, I had the thought to hide the frivolous purchase of yet more ‘props’ I made before my man got home. It isn’t that I didn’t want him to know that I was spending money, I just don’t want to see the eye roll when he realizes there are two more plates to be meticulously piled into the cabinet. The second the thought passed through my head, I realized how ridiculous it was, however, I notice that a lot of my clients are on strict budgets managed by their significant others. I am not talking deadbeats who are gambling money away on magical variant covers that will someday be worth millions […]

Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

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It’s nearing 9:30 at night and I just got in from today’s shift. After we closed the store, I had to run to the market for a few things and decided that a turkey and cheese sandwich would be perfect for supper. It beat the extra protein Speical K out by a land slide. So won’t be buying that again. At the market I always choose the most strategic line. I carefully inspect them all and then without fail always end up in the worst line. Sure, there’s not much left to be rung in but something is going to […]

Pie it Forward: Sugar Cream Pie & Giveaway

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Two recipes in two weeks from the same book? Crazy, I know. First, let me start by saying that I am choosing to review this book and was not asked to. They did however send me an unexpected copy the weekend I had my wisdom teeth pulled, like a gift from the  Tooth Fairy, so that and the Percocet may have effected my opinions of this book. Conquering pie dough was on my list of things do to for the blog this year so receiving a book all about pie was about the best kick in the pants I was going to […]

Red Velvet Milkshake and Tart Mascara Review

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Let’s get a little sassy today. Not sure what came over me, but this post is full on pink, girly, and packed with flavor. The moment I knew I wanted to make this spunky little milkshakes I was envisioning a great Valentine’s Day post…. Well, obviously missed that opportunity. Boys, turn away, and girls, let’s get girly! Pull out your snappiest pink nail polish, some awesome lip gloss and check out this Tart mascara. The next mascara up in my Sephora box of lash lovin’ was Tart Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. At first I was put off by the overwhelming smell of […]

Simple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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It probably goes to show just how disabled I am when it comes to make-up by how long it is taking me to post reviews of one sample box. Seriously, I started this in December and there are only like 10 mascara’s in the box… If I ever get to the last one, it will probably be dried up, sad, and neglected. Make Up Forver Smokey Lash: the bushy applicator that reminds me of a small caterpillar applies volume, length and great curl. All upsides to me with my little knowledge of competing products (after all that’s why I’m risking […]

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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It was the first few weeks of spring, and who am I kidding, pretty much any moment there after, that I found it really hard to muster up the patience to sit through a school day. The first half of the year isn’t so bad. You just would wake up and go. But once the world comes out of hibernation, I believe more than one imaginary tummy ache or sniffle kept me home from school. Anything really to just get away from the cold drab cinder block building faded from years of use and monotonous babble from the teachers counting down […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

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If there has been one thing to steal my heart from the wonderful clouds of smoke from my grill this year, it has been my slow cooker. I have always loved having a magic dinner-ready-when-I-walk-into-a-house-filled-with-tummy-growling-awesomeness tool but this year I really feel in love with it. And why? BBQ nachos waiting for me at 9:30 at night after a long day of work, creamy soups comforting me when I can’t chew, and this cookbook. America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution has been my most used cookbook this year. I am constantly flipping through it tabbing more and more pages. I […]

Black & Tan Cakes with Irish Cream Glaze

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How about we start celebrating the Irish way… with a lot of alcohol! Yeah, I see what that bad boy is missing. Whoop! There it is! These little babies were supposed to be cupcakes… they were also supposed to be made with a pure stout, but all we had was Black and Tan, so I went with it. If I am making a cupcake though, I want it piled high with icing, and I wasn’t sure Irish Cream icing on a Black and Tan cupcake wouldn’t be too much, so I decided to whip out my adorable mini cake pan. […]

Thin Mint Trifles

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There is something so awesome about Girl Scout cookies. From childhood memories of selling them myself (though,  I never made it past Brownie) to a secret love for the little buggers, they are awesome. So, when I saw something like 20 boxes in my father’s pantry, I first worried that he was stocking up for doomsday, then ‘borrowed’ a few boxes for creation. We’ve been enjoying sweet desserts with the classic Girl Scout cookies hidden in here and there for weeks. I saw these beautiful Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits last year on My Kitchen Addiction and fell in love with the […]

Slow Cooker Tarragon Chicken

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Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The big boxy, low priced, convenient, and oh so guilt inducing Walmart…. There is a big giant super Walmart a few minutes from my front door and I hate it. I fell into the Walmart trap and found myself going there often for things. The produce was decent and so inexpensive. The dry goods and canned foods were unbeatable. The cream cheese was priced to make me do a happy dance in public. But, I have never been one to like shopping at a Walmart. Something about it just made me feel guilty. […]

Irish Cream Chocolate Pots De Crème

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We really have to eat more salads Why does every hairdresser tell you something different? It really kind of ticks me off. I get a different story about whats good or bad for my head from everyone of them. Don’t they know I am convinced I am going to fry my hair off one of these days and have to rock a shaved head? Hellooo. I could totally not rock ‘shaved head’ by the way. The never ending cycle of motivational pins next to cupcakes loaded with frosting and dripping with glaze cracks me up. You are not getting skinny […]

Skillet Beef Stroganoff

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  Change is in the air. Spring is right around the corner and with the forecast showing my days in the 60s – in February – Mother Nature and I may be in serious need of a heart to heart. I am all about warm weather. I love gardening, mountain biking, and a great breeze through the house. But this season she has taken things too far. I bough those clunky boots everyone wears. Not Uggs, but cheap look alikes. I swore I never would, but damnit they are comfy as sin and you know what? I have had less than 5 occasions […]

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. I hope you have special plans or are just making it an awesome day for yourself! Things are still winding down from my travels and a few other things I have going on, so no fancy dinner for us tonight (probably just left overs – that’s right, we know how to keep it classy). I did want to share a classic Valentine’s Day dessert and also, I realized I hadn’t shown you any of the pictures from my sisters wedding. There aren’t any of the ceremony only because I thought it would be in poor taste […]

Skillet Brownies

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If you were to have the impression that I cook a lot, you would be right. And through all most of my experiments, recipes, failures, and success, Handsome sits and eats without saying a word. I ask if it was good, and he  may nod, or say yes, but there is rarely any excitement in his voice. After a while, you just come to terms with it. He wouldn’t care if I fed him macaroni and cheese for weeks on end, he would nod and say it was good (which may be something I considered for a while just to see […]

Mini Apple Cheesecakes

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I remember mini cheesecakes from when I was little. They were a quick and easy dessert that could be topped with canned pie filling and made to order for a large amount of people with short notice. Some things never change, and having a quick delicious dessert recipe on hand is always helpful in a pinch. When Lucky Leaf asked me to taste test some of their pie fillings, I knew I wanted to reconstruct my childhood memory into a recipe my readers could whip out when needed. That’s where things started to go wrong. I wanted quick and easy. So while […]

Rich n’ Thick Adult Hot Chocolate & Whipped Dollops

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I’m having a bah humbug moment. As I type this I am listening to Christmas carols but there is still no tree gracing my living room with pine needles everywhere. There is nothing wrapped. There is no holiday menu planned. I’ve cooked today, cleaned today been to the market today, and really I am not feeling it. Which is not like me at all. Normally I am a Christmas fanatic. One of those insanely perky people who will wish random strangers Merry Christmas and dance about with my Santa hat on with no fear of judgement from anyone. This year its not there. This […]

Apple Cider Floats

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I work right next door to a co-op and every Sunday, while the weather permits, they host a farmers’ market. It consumes most of the parking lot with a wide variety of goods from farm stand fair to a wood fire pizza truck. Yes, you read that right. It’s kind of nifty because every other Sunday during my shift, it gives me no excuse to check out a farmers market. Problem is I rarely carry cash but am finding myself purchasing more and more organic, natural, farm raised, etc at the grocery store. Moving forward I am hoping to be […]

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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We all need a little something something from time to time. And let me tell you, this is it. Oh, it’s it alright… A layer of cheesecake sandwiched in between chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, we need that.     Rather different pics for me but I wanted to show what my desk can look like from time to time. Not to mention my awesome Stitch mug. Yeah. I love that mug.