Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake 7

Green Velvet Cheesecake Cake

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon, and because I have a very Irish (& proud of it) husband– it’s my duty to share a few St. Paddy’s Day recipes….

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Chocolate Muffins 1

Chocolate Muffins

I have some good news. Relieving news. “I’m Exhausted, but in a Happy Way” kind of news: I finished writing my cookbook yesterday! Yahoo! It’s off to the publisher for…

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Chicken Stroganoff 2

Chicken Stroganoff

Happy Monday, my wonderful readers! I have yet another special guest posting today while I power out three more days of writing my cookbook. Almost done, phew! Please welcome Bev…

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Frito Snack Mix

Frito Snack Mix

While I hunker down and take the next week to complete my cookbook manuscript, I have a series of three very talented bloggers guest posting on RecipeGirl. These girls all…

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Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats 9

Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats

I may have mentioned my weight-loss Biggest Loser competition a few weeks ago. Yeah, I’m still trudging along with it, losing slowly (the way you’re supposed to, right??) and trying…

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Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes 4

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

We’re a banana-pancake kind of family. Rarely does a regular-old pancake grace a plate in the RecipeGirl house. Bananas are pretty much always sliced up and cooked right on in…

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats 7

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

My son Brooks acquired a new hobby last summer while we were on vacation: fishing. He hooked up with his East Coast cousins and their fishing neighbor named Eric. Eric…

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Red Velvet Cookies 1

Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the story of how I saved an ugly cookie.  Actually, let me re-phrase that… how I saved a disgustingly ugly-looking cookie that was totally worthy of eating but…

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Nutella Heart Ravioli 5

Nutella Heart Ravioli

You know how there are just some foods in life that you absolutely cannot live without, no matter what?  I’ve got a few of those.  Like root beer, and red…

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Red Velvet Heart Pancakes_TidyMom

Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Topping

Today I have a very special guest… the first-ever guest poster on my good friend Cheryl at  Cheryl shares recipes, crafts, tutorials and amazing photography on her blog. …

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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 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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