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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).  […]

English Muffins

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Lately, I haven’t had time to eat breakfast at home before running off to work.  I work so early (6 AM) that I’d rather use any extra minutes for sleep than sitting and eating a bowl of cereal.  Once in a while I’ll stop at Starbucks, but that’s definitely too expensive to try and do […]

Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies

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Here’s the post you’ve been waiting for… for an entire day! Was it a long day?  It was for me!  I couldn’t wait to get home and post this.  Thanks, again, to Annie’s Eats for the wonderful timing in sharing this recipe!  (Right when Ben started his Little Debbie sandwich cookie kick.)  I brought a […]