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Layered Mediterranean Dip

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Last weekend, Ben’s parents came for a visit and I wanted to make a couple of healthier recipes for their enjoyment. Although I didn’t get a chance to make everything I planned, I did ensure that this hummus based dip hit the table, alongside a falafel dish.  I was waiting for their visit before trying […]

Potato, Gouda and Candied Bacon Pizza

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Wow, it’s been a whirlwind of a week here at our home, and I’m going to leave you this weekend with a whirlwind of a recipe!  My friend, Jamie, over at Sweet Tea & Taters (don’t you love that catchy title?) shared this pizza recently and I bookmarked it right away.  Honestly, she had me […]

Milkaholic Baby Shower

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Last August (yes, that was over 6 months ago), I threw two baby showers that I haven’t had the chance to share with you yet.  I planned on giving you a recap in September, but then Labor Day happened, traveling happened, Thanksgiving happened, Christmas happened, and finally, moving to Mississippi happened.  Why the delay after […]

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich

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This is one of my favorite childhood sandwiches.  Although I had made egg salad sandwiches for Ben and I a few times in our *almost* seven years of marriage, I never followed a recipe and just mixed some boiled eggs with a dollop of mayo and a squirt of mustard.  I just threw the eggs […]

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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A-hem!  Can I have your attention please?  I am fixin’ to share with you (yes, I’m working on my southern drawl) one of my favorite new recipes, and you do not want to miss it.  You will be skeptical at first, but don’t write it off until you try it.  Really folks, this is legit. […]

Island Jerk Burgers with Zesty Lime Coleslaw

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For the past year or so, I’ve had the privilege of testing recipes from Sargento, with the permission to share with you the ones that I end up loving (read: added to our household’s recipe pool).  This is how we came across our favorite burger and one of our best pizza combos. Recently, we tried […]

DIY Jerk Seasoning (Dry Spice Rub)

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No, I’m not calling you names.  The term “jerk” here is a cooking method, such as rubbing meat with a dry rub and barbecuing over a wood fire.  Recently, we tried a new recipe using jerk seasoning.  I had none in my pantry.  But, instead of running to the store to buy it, I found […]

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Southeast Asian Marinade

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It’s grilling season, folks, and I can’t be more excited!  Who am I kidding?  It’s grilling season year-round here.  I guess I’m just more excited now because I know more of you can share in this enjoyment with me!  Using the grill means fewer nights of cooking inside…which ultimately leads to less clean up in […]

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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“Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ‘a penny, two ‘a penny, Hot cross buns!” Was that the first song you learned on your musical instrument?  Unless you’re a natural Bach or Beethoven, then it probably was.  Now that the song’s stuck in your head, let’s talk about these sweet little pillows of heaven. Hot […]

Italian Easter Bread

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Easter is here!  Now that Ben and I have our own family, we are excited to start our own holiday traditions.  This bread made its mark with us this week, and I won’t be surprised if we continue making it every year for Easter now.  When I first saw this, I was very intrigued by […]

Roman Chicken Pizza

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There is this amazing lady we got to know during our 1 1/2 years in California, who inspires me on so many levels.  She is a loving mother, a loyal friend, a devoted worker, a faithful follower of Christ, and an outstanding cook!  Right before we moved, she made an Italian chicken dish for us […]

Easter Nest Sugar Cookies

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Happy Friday!  I’m leaving you this weekend with a fun little project you can do with your kids, or your friends’ kids, or just your friends.  (I have a wide demographic of readers, so you know where you fit in.)  The other day I baked up the miniature soft frosted sugar cookies and decorated them […]

Shaved Asparagus and Carrot Salad with a Creamy Citrus Dressing

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There’s not much to say about this one.  The other week’s Shaved Asparagus Pizza inspired me to incorporate my leftover shaved asparagus into a salad.  I also had carrots on hand, so I thought “why not give them a little shave, too?”  I then piled the ribbons over top a handful of lettuce, drizzled with […]

Falafel with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

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Don’t you dare close your computer window right now just because you were scared off by “falafel” in the title.  In fact, I am begging you to try this recipe before you write it off.  Some of you are already familiar with falafel and love it.  But, I know many of you have never heard […]

Food Blog Forum Orlando 2012

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Last week, I received a phone call from Julie (organizer of Food Blog Forum Orlando) that there was a cancellation for the food blogging conference I wanted to attend, but was sold out by the time I heard about it.  I was on the waiting list, and lucky for me, someone else backed out last […]

Memphis-Style Coleslaw

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Once upon a time, I hated coleslaw. That was a long time ago. Now, I still dislike most ‘slaws served in restaurants (as I mentioned before) but I love throwing together different variations at home. This recipe introduced me to a new type of spice I hadn’t used before, called celery seeds.  We use celery […]

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

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Do you eat dessert every night?  We don’t, but I really wish we did/could!  It probably wouldn’t be a wise choice, though, because dessert in my mind is something sweet and sugary, usually heavy laden with bad calories that push you over the edge.  I know dessert doesn’t have to be this way, but that’s […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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I’m on my way out of town for the weekend.  Although I wasn’t compelled to make any new St. Patrick’s Day recipes this year, you can always refer to past years’ recipes that I love. Have a great weekend!  And, don’t forget to wear green tomorrow! (Thanks to my friend, Rebekah, for the Saint Patrick’s […]

Shaved Asparagus Pizza

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Wednesday night is pizza night in our home.  It’s the day of the week that Ben teaches late, so for some reason that constituted pizza night in my mind.  Friday seems to be a popular day for families to enjoy their homemade pizzas, but we always seem to find a reason to go out on […]

Roasted Banana Cream Pie with Butterscotch Ganache

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Today is Pi Day, did you know?  Typically, every year I forget about this celebrated day until I open my Google reader and find many food bloggers posting a pie recipe.  Get it? Pi or Pie? Pi Day is not really to celebrate the food, pie, but instead is a day for mathematicians to recognize […]