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Healthy Egg, Cheese & Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

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This summer, for the 4th of July weekend, we visited our good friends (M & D) in Nashville, TN.   I went to college in Nashville, so BG and I make a trip down there at least once a year to visit my best friends from college.  M was one of my college roomies and D […]

Pennies on a Platter is Looking Better than Ever!

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Pennies on a Platter is back!  And, with a new design!  Thanks to Delicious Design Studios for working with me on putting together exactly what I envisioned for this redesign.  Do you like it?  I do! You might be asking, “Where have you been this whole summer”, and “What has been keeping you so occupied […]

Okay, Here’s the Real Reason I’m Gone

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So, this is the real reason for the lack of blog posts.  I’m sure most of you have suspected already! :)  I really wanted to bake something cute to make the announcement on my blog, but I have to admit, I’m still not up for being in the kitchen.  What’s worse, is even the thought […]

I’m Still Absent, And You’re Probably Still Hungry

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That’s probably the face you’re giving me right now.  Eating your regular ol’ spaghetti, waiting for me to finally post some new delicious recipes.  Wondering where the heck I’ve gone!  (That’s my little sister, by the way.  Isn’t she a cutie?  She’s even more beautiful when she’s actually smiling!) So, I know I have not […]

A Little Absent…Back Soon!

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I’ve been gone for a few days, visiting my sister in Colorado where I have very little time to blog.  I’ll be back very soon, though, with some delicious recipes!  In the meantime, here is a photo of a sinfully decadent dessert I had the first night I arrived in Denver…at a restaurant called Casa […]

Snappy Chicken Satay

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Spring weather is finally arriving.  Time to make regular use of the grill again.  This was one of the first meals from our grill this season.  It is easy and fantastic! (The original recipe says to grill for only 1 minute on each side, but I do not see how that is possible.) Snappy Chicken […]

Peanut Butter Doggy Pretzels

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Ben and I just returned from visiting my family in Michigan.  My sister was also visiting from Colorado with her two dogs (golden retrievers) which made for three dogs in the house all weekend when counting my parents little Shih Tzu.  But, this was my first time meeting my sister’s dogs, so I wanted to […]

Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Cannoli

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This isn’t a traditional cannoli.  In fact, I was struggling with what I should call this dessert since this pastry is not fried and not filled with ricotta or mascarpone cheese.  This was the best I could come up with, but I think it says enough. Cannoli originate from Sicily, which is where my ancestors […]

Movie Night: Popcorn Cupcakes

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Popcorn is the perfect salty movie snack.  Popcorn cupcakes, for me, are now the perfect movie dessert! I chose to post this today because it’s rainy and dreary outside, which is the perfect movie weather! Now, tell me, what is the perfect movie?  (The Lord of the Rings? Star Wars? Good Will Hunting? Ferris Bueller’s […]

Happy Easter!

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I know I’m lacking in posts the last few days.  Trust me, I have new recipes waiting to make their debut on here, I just haven’t had the time.  Today is Easter, so I’ll leave you with Easter Penny wishing you a “Happy Easter” and what we like to call in our household “Resurrection Day” […]

Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookie Cake

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One of my coworker’s birthday was last week while she was on vacation.  So, I decided to surprise her with this cake the day she returned, since I know she loves Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  It was perfect because I needed to make Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies for Ben’s lunch this week.  I ended up making […]

Pita Chips

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At the March Madness party I briefly posted about yesterday, I used up the rest of the pita pockets that were leftover from a past baby shower I hosted and made these pita chips.  I’ve never made pita chips before, but I’ve made tortilla chips, so I used the same concept.  I was very pleased […]

March Madness Cookie Bouquet

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Last weekend we had a March Madness party at our house.  One of the girls brought a cookie bouquet that she made for this event.  It was so cute I had to ask if I could post a photo of it on here. Now, who’s watching the big game tonight?  Who are you cheering on?  […]

Amish Friendship Chocolate Muffins

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Has anyone ever given you (or tried giving you) Amish Friendship Bread starter dough? My friend at work got us hooked on it.  It’s a yeast concoction that you feed every few days with flour, sugar and milk until the day you use it for baking.  It’s kept in a ziplock bag and will expand, […]

I’m Tweeting!

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Pennies on a Platter is now on Twitter!  Come follow me on Twitter by either clicking the Twitter badge abovve, or searching on Twitter.com for user name Penniesonaplatt.  (Yeah, the user name can only be a maximum of 15 characters, so I had to cut it short!) By following Pennies on Twitter, you can stay […]

April Fools! Spaghetti & Meatballs… or not?

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Spaghetti & Meatballs like you’ve never tasted it before!  I just made this for our small group Bible study tonight.  Gotta run or we’ll be late!  I’ll post the recipe for this deceiving dessert ( yup! DESSERT!) when I get home.  For now, can you guess what this really is? *UPDATE** Okay, I’m back!  This […]

Italian Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Last week we had dinner at a friends’ home.  I was in charge of bringing dessert.  Since the meal was a classic Italian dish, Chicken Cacciatore, I wanted to make a dessert that fit the “theme.”  I had this recipe bookmarked on Tastespotting for quite some time and knew this was the perfect opportunity to […]

Deviled Eggs

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This is the last dish I’m posting from the baby shower.  I love Deviled Eggs, so it was hard for me not to eat them all before my guests arrived.  You can do many variations for the filling, but I used just a basic combination of the cooked yolk, light mayo, dijon mustard, a little […]

Sugar-Free Blueberry Cupcakes

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Usually, sugar-free to me means “yuck!”  Like, sugar-free pudding…bleh!  However, somehow these cupcakes are awesome!  I had some left over from the baby shower and Ben kept eating them! **Ben just peaked over my shoulder and read the above.  He’s worried now that all my readers think he’s 300 pounds because I’m always mentioning how […]

Chicken Salad

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I decided to make this my first post of the baby shower recipes, since lately I’ve had a lot of requests for Chicken Salad recipes.  Now, if I get anymore I can direct them to my blog instead of typing it out again and again.  (Okay, so I really copy/paste which isn’t a big deal…but […]

Baby Shower for a Very Cute Diabetic Mommy

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I volunteered to host a baby shower last week for one of my co-workers.  She is also a sweet friend, so I was excited for the opportunity.  It was only the second baby shower I’ve planned (the other was almost 3 years ago before I had this blog).  […]