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

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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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

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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