Eggnog Monkey Bread 1

Eggnog Monkey Bread

Sometimes you’ve just gotta go-all-out for breakfast.  Make the good stuff.  The stuff that you don’t get to eat everyday.  The stuff that you crave when you catch a whiff…

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4 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways #3: NFL Crock-Pot Slow Cooker

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner will be announced soon! Today continues 4 weeks of giveaways… celebrating the holidays and thanking YOU Dear Readers for reading my ‘lil old…

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Cheese Stuffed Shells with Bechamel Sauce 1

Three Cheese Stuffed Shells with Creamy White Sauce

If it weren’t for cheese, there’s no doubt in my mind that this food blog would be called SkinnyGirl instead of RecipeGirl.  Pasta is welcome in my life any old…

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Peppermint Dream Cookies 1

Peppermint Dream Butter Cookies

You know what butter mints are, right? Those little pastel-colored things that you mindlessly nibble from a bowl while you’re trying to avoid playing the awful games at a baby…

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KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor

4 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways #2: KitchenAid 13-Cup Food Processor!

This giveaway is now closed.  The randomly selected winner is commenter #1382: Stephanie Oh!  Congrats & thanks to all for entering. Today continues 4 weeks of giveaways… celebrating the holidays…

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Chocolate Turtle Cookies 1

Chocolate Turtle Cookies

My holiday shopping is nearly complete.  I’ve purchased fun stuff for all of the kidlets in our extended family, all kinds of goodies for stockings, and a fair amount for…

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Mint Brownie Hot Fudge Oreo Trifle -

Mint Brownie- Hot Fudge Oreo Trifle

Last year I shared with you a very epic trifle of the red velvet kind.  Now it’s time for mint… and chocolate.  You like brownies, right? And you’re into hot…

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Favorite Cookbooks 1

4 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways #1: Totally Cool Cookbooks!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED >>Today begins 4 weeks of giveaways… celebrating the holidays and thanking YOU Dear Readers for reading my ‘lil old blog. The first giveaway is for…

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Hot and Spicy Gingersnaps 1

Hot and Spicy Gingersnaps

With this recipe, I hereby declare that holiday baking season 2012 has officially begun.  And if I’m really being honest with you, I’ll admit that I actually started my holiday…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions 1

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions, Brie and Sage

I sure hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I did.  My family and I made the “pilgrimage” to Massachusetts (our Happy Place) for Thanksgiving week.  We took a chance on…

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Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Chicken 1

Cheddar- Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce

When I think about the time I first really caught that *spark* for cooking, it has to be back in college.  Sure, I helped my Mom get dinner on the…

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Cranberry Cheesecake Muffins 1

Cranberry Cheesecake Muffins

My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the side dishes.  Growing up, I loved my Mom’s stuffing and her Orange Delight Jell-O Ring.  But strangely enough I’ve always been…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle 1

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

It’s safe to say that we’re big-time chocolate chip cookie eaters in our house.  I don’t make them often because I’m far too tempted by the dough itself, but my…

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Apple- Cranberry Pie 1

Apple- Cranberry Crumb Pie with Whole Wheat Crust

I once was an elementary school teacher, and I taught my second graders everything they needed to know and more about those folks who settled Plymouth in 1621.  And research…

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Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes 1

Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes

Finally it’s chilly BRRRRR!! here in Southern California.  And by chilly (you might slap me upside the head if you live in colder climates) I mean it’s a high of…

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