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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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I love trying different pasta dishes.  This Cajun Chicken Pasta is probably one of my favorites.  The Cajun spice adds just the right amount of heat without drowning out the rest of the flavors.  And, the colors of the peppers create an alluring appearance.  You can use whatever colors of bell peppers you like.  However, […]

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites

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For New Year’s Eve, I wanted to make an easy appetizer that was at least a little impressive.  These pretzel bites were perfect, except that I poorly planned my timing so that I was making them as our guests arrived.  Little did I anticipate that our guests were going to finish making some of their […]

Italian Stuffed Shells

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Since Judah was born (now a month ago) it has been hard to get to the grocery store regularly, or to even find time to plan our meals.  For the first 2 1/2 weeks we were overjoyed with dinner supplied to us every night from friends at church, but now it’s back to reality.  Often […]

How to Seed a Pomegranate

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Pomegranate seeds and its juice has taken a rise in popularity lately, mainly because of their nutritional value (good source of vitamins B and C).  But, its sweet, juicy taste is also what I desire.  The seeds have been used to top a salad, garnish a cocktail, or squeeze into juice.  There are many other […]

Pomegranate Champagne

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Happy New Year!  Tomorrow we will bring in the new year with a 4-week old baby and a lot to be thankful for.  Tonight, we will celebrate the end of the year with this Pomegranate Champagne and some other snacks.  This particular drink adds a bit of festivity to your party from the gorgeous ruby […]

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

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Pumpkin Yeast Bread was something I had on my list of recipes to try for a long time. My main motivation was to turn it into pumpkin bread french toast, which is one of my favorite dishes at a local breakfast cafe.  I originally had a different source/recipe bookmarked, but then saw this one on […]

Banana Cake

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Since family was in town to visit our little Judah, we were able to celebrate my dad’s birthday together last Saturday.  Because of Judah’s arrival, I was not able to get out and buy a gift, so instead I made him his favorite cake with a twist and bought him some eggnog from our local […]

Christmas Basket Ideas

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Yes, I’m still on a blogging hiatus as I continue to spend time with my new little guy.  (He’s getting cuter every day and I didn’t think it was possible!)  But, I wanted to remind you as you are probably using this weekend and the next to make your holiday baskets, to make sure you […]

The Best I’ve Ever Baked

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I’ll be “gone” from blogging for a little while as I adjust to my new life as a mother.  🙂  Judah arrived about 2 weeks early on December 3rd and he is the most precious baby I’ve ever seen.  I can’t wait to spend time with my new little buddy in the kitchen and just […]

Pie in a Jar

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For Thanksgiving, I made these mini pies in a jar as placeholders that doubly served as favors for my guests to take home. I got the idea from another food blog that I love, Our Best Bites. Although I didn’t have time to order the exact same jars they used, I was able to call […]