Halftime Chili 9

Halftime Chili

When we first moved into our house many years ago, the community was new and we had a brand new fire station. Since we had a 2 year old who…

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Baked Jalapeno Poppers 5

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

One of the most calorie-consuming days of the year for football lovers and party-goers is approaching, and you have to decide how you’re going to handle that “day of food.”…

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Caramel Brownies 1

Caramel Brownies

There are times when you need a dessert, you need it now, you need it QUICK and you don’t want to fuss with a bunch of ingredients. Those are the…

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Dinner Ideas

10 New Recipes to Try for Dinner

So, here’s the deal: I make dinner for my family most nights, and I secretly sneak most of those dinner recipes onto RecipeGirl.com without sharing them on the blog. So…

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Cucumber Salad 12

Cucumber Salad

I’m knee deep in sugar. Literally! I’ve been testing and re-testing and dreaming about and sampling many, many DESSERT recipes for the “Sweet Treats” chapter of The Recipe Girl Cookbook….

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Crab Guacamole 1

Crab Guacamole

Avocado lovers are very happy to live in Southern California, where avocados are plentiful and fairly inexpensive all year long. We have just the right weather to nurture them along,…

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza 7

Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza

This is the best invention ever: Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Yes, you heard that right… pizza crust made out of cauliflower. I saw it on Beth’s blog, and she got the…

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Girl Hunter

Girl Hunter Book Review and Giveaway

I’m not a hunter, and the closest I’ve come to cooking anything out in the wild is some little brown trout that my (then 9 yr old) son caught in…

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Snickerdoodles 1


I’m sharing with you today my very favorite cookie in the entire universe… the cookie I’ve loved the most since I was just a little girl:  Snickerdoodles. My mother made…

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Chicken Alfredo 1

Chicken Alfredo

I’m a regular, fat-filled, alfredo-eating fanatic.  Sure, I’ll admit that.  I order it up in restaurants whenever I feel that my hips can take it.  But if you’ve come here…

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Chocolate Cheesecake Cake 8

Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

You know how some people really don’t get along well with their In-Laws?  How visits with them are stressful and awkward and generally awful for many people?  Yeah, not me….

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Bean and Sausage Soup 12

Bean and Sausage Soup

Eating healthy today? Good for you. I’ll be jumping on the bandwagon along w/ you beginning this Saturday. More about that later. I can help you get your healthy thing…

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Top 10 Recipes of 2011

Here we go! These are the most visited recipes on RecipeGirl.com for the year of 2011. Mostly sweets (as usual), but a few other things are tucked in there too….

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Black Eyed Pea Casserole 1

Tex Mex Black Eyed Pea Casserole

So what’s the story with Black Eyed Peas supposedly bringing good luck to all who eat them in the New Year anyways? I guess Black Eyed Peas are a Southern…

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Apple Fritter Muffins 5

Apple Fritter Muffins

One of my favorite cookbooks in recent years is Cooking Light: Way to Cook. It’s a fabulous collection of some of their greatest recipes- and the best part about it…

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Holiday Breakfast Recipes to Share with Relatives

Happy holidays! Because you usually have a bunch of extra people-you-love hanging around during the holidays, you’ve gotta have a lot of food hanging around too. Here are 20 of…

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