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Your Top 10 Favorites of 2010

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One of the fun things about having a food blog is seeing what posts are most popular to my readers.  I can see stats that show the most-read posts broken down by day, week, month, year and all time.  I wanted to round up the top ten favorites you’ve read this year and share them […]

Scotcheroos

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Are you ready to make one of the most addicting dessert bars ever?  These Governor Bars (I have no clue where this title came from) have definitely become my favorite in just the short weeks since Thanksgiving break.  When I was back in Chicago visiting friends, we had a cookie exchange party and this was […]

New Year’s Eve Ideas

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Searching for recipes to serve at your New Year’s Eve celebration?  Below is a list of a few of my favorites: Pomegranate Champagne – A cocktail I whipped up last year and thoroughly enjoyed.  The presentation is absolutely festive, as well.  Nervous about working with pomegranates?  Here is a tutorial showing you all you need […]

Celebrating Two Kings…A Christmas Gift

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What does the Christmas season mean to you?  For me and my family, it is a time to celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of our King, Jesus Christ.  This birth brought great joy into the world, because that baby became our undeserved salvation.  Without God’s sacrifice of His son, we would be dying […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

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If you want to have a little glimpse of the thoughts that go through my head when writing one of these posts, I can tell you that there is usually an internal debate on what to title a recipe.  Honestly, I sat here for about 15 minutes deciding if I should instead name these Chocolate […]

Baked Fontina

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Annie’s Eats invited us to a virtual holiday party!  What is a virtual holiday party, you ask?  In this situation it is five other food bloggers posting a recipe or a picture of a dish they would bring to a real life holiday party.  I was so excited to be invited to this event and […]

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Peanut Butter Blossoms are such a classic cookie that most people make only during the holidays.  Can anyone tell me why?  I’ve been hunting for the reason that these aren’t enjoyed all year long!  There isn’t a seasonal ingredient in the recipe, so I’m baffled. One reason I do not make them all year long […]

Christmas Crunch Cookies

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I’m.so.tired.  This week has been a busy yet very fun week.  Saturday was Judah’s first birthday party (so fun!), Monday we had a Christmas party to attend, Tuesday we hosted the college girls for a Christmas baking night and last night we hosted the Ugly Sweater Christmas party where we ate the sweets we baked.  […]

College & Career Ladies’ Christmas Baking Extravaganza

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Last night was one of the most amusing nights I’ve had in my kitchen.  The reason?  I had the opportunity to share it with eight other fun gals (nine, if you include the precious 18 month old!) Ben and I lead the weekly college/career Bible study group at our church.  We’ll be hosting the Ugly […]

Garlic Rice Pilaf

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I love it when I find a new recipe that will become a regular in our house.  Such is the case with this dish.  Keeping in mind that this blog is a chronicle of my growth in cooking, I am ashamed to say – yet compelled to share – that I used to keep a […]

Green Chile Beef Empanadas

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The shredded beef I used in these empanadas has become a staple in our house.  It’s so versatile and easy to fix up that I’ve been wanting to put it on the meal plan week after week.  Of course, that’s a bad idea because we do not want to get sick of it, but I […]

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

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These next couple of weeks I’m predicting you’ll see quite a few sweets posted here.  I’ll admit, it’s not only because I’m making them for holiday parties or gift baskets, but partially because when winter hits my sweet tooth enhances.  The other day I was thinking about how I haven’t been using a couple of […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Every time my mother in law visits, she brings this amazing banana bread with her.  I’ve made it a couple of times, and although I think it is good, it is never as delicious as when she makes it.  It could be because I’m one of those people who sometimes enjoys others’ home cooking over […]

Burger Buns

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I am in love with these buns!  Annie titled these “The Perfect Burger Bun” and I would have to agree.  My only regret is that I didn’t try this recipe this summer when grilling was in full swing!  However, I have been sandwiching pulled pork and shredded beef between these buns this fall. In the […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

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Tempt me with any chocolate and peanut butter dessert and I’ll most likely give in.  Who can resist such a winning combination?  If you are also on the chocolate peanut butter bandwagon, try biting into a soft chocolate cookie and being surprised with a peanut butter filling!  Ooh-la-la! I made these for our friends’ son […]