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 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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Pumpkin Pie Recipes

50 Ways to Do Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipes: Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie by Simply Recipes Perfect Pumpkin Pie and Pie Crust 101 by Savour Fare Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie by Chocolate and Carrots Smooth…

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Pumpkin- Oatmeal Candy Bar Cookies 6

Pumpkin- Oatmeal Candy Bar Cookies

My little guy got his full-mouth braces on November 1st, so he very responsibly gave his buddies most of his Halloween candy.  He actually listened to his orthodontist, who brainwashed…

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Cape Cod Cranberry Meatloaf

I hereby nominate this 5th day of November to be declared “Ugly Recipe Day!”  Ugly recipes, you see, need love too.  Sometimes the ugliest ones are actually the best.  This…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake 1

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake

OH, Happy Day today! I love spice cake and pumpkin cake.  And I’m a cheesecake fanatic.  So Happy Birthday to Me!  No, seriously… it’s my birthday.  And since these are…

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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Pear Mostarda 1

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Pear Mostarda

I think I just need to tell you just right up front here… that my husband claimed this is the best dinner I’ve made him in months.  I cook for…

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10 Minute Tomato Soup

10 Minute Tomato Soup (Picky Palate Cookbook)

My grilled cheese + tomato soup obsession began when I was little.  Just like 95.6% of the other Mom’s in America did, my mother served up Cream of Tomato soup…

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Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Vegetable Boats

A couple of popular recipes on my blog are Macaroni and Cheese- themed: Spinach Macaroni and Cheese… and Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon. They’re both rich and wonderful and creamy,…

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RWOP Secret Ingredient Spinach

RWOP KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed! Do you have one of those pretty stand mixers?  And if you do, then do you have one that is a bright and gorgeous color?…

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Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole 1

Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

Sometimes you just need a good comfort food recipe… a recipe that is easy-to-make… and a meal that every member of your family will eat without complaints.  I’ve got one…

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Red Wine Leftovers

100 Recipes Using Leftover Red Wine

If you’re a wine enthusiast, it may be difficult to believe that you would ever have any leftover wine.  I am indeed a wine enthusiast, and I found myself in…

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Pinterest Inspired Oktoberfest Dinner Party Menu

Oktoberfest Dinner Party (Pinterest- Inspired)

I haven’t done so in quite some time, but I love to share the monthly dinner party menus from my neighborhood Gourmet Club. There are 18 of us (9 couples),…

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Spiced Pear Cake with Browned Butter Icing 1

Spiced Pear Cake with Browned Butter Icing

We live in a happy cul-de-sac consisting of seven homes.  There are 15 children in our cul-de-sac, ranging in age from 1 to 20.  Our quiet, little corner is a…

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