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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Happy Birthday, Stacey!  Today is my good friend’s 30th birthday.  She and her husband co-lead small group with us on Wednesday’s, so we take turns hosting.  This last Wednesday was our turn to host, so I used it as an opportunity to surprise Stacey with this Chocolate Peanut Butter cake.  I’ve been waiting to make […]

Peanut Butter Frosting

I used two batches of this frosting on the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake I made Wednesday for a friend’s 30th birthday.  My husband can’t wait for me to use this again on chocolate cupcakes! Peanut Butter Frosting (Ina Garten) 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature […]

Dog Treats

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That’s Annie.  Isn’t she cute?  She belongs to our good friends, Stephanie and Brian.  Looks like she might be enjoying that snack! I made dog treats for my sister’s dog, Zack, to include in her housewarming goody box (along with the granola bars and pumpkin bread).  This recipe made a ton of treats (too many […]

Homemade Granola Bars

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My older sister moved this weekend for a new job.  I wanted to send her and her adorable dog a little something to welcome them into their new home.  Since I had the day off work Monday for MLK, Jr. Day, I used it as my opportunity to spend a lot of time in the […]

Free Food Sample from Quaker

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Hey guys!  There’s nothing like receiving free food!  Here’s a free food sample from Quaker. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond True Delights (I just signed up, myself!)

Chocolate Crinkles

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These are one of my sister’s favorite cookies and now I think they are becoming one of mine.  I was craving these all week and finally made them the other day.  I only made one batch and saved the rest of the batter to make 2 1/2 more batches today.  One of the reasons I […]

Cheese Potato Cakes

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It’s been so cold here, that the last thing I want to do is hop in my car and go to the grocery store.   So, I’ve been trying to make do with the items already in my pantry.  I had some noodles, cream of mushroom soup and hamburger on hand, so I whipped up a […]

Penny Pincher: New Restaurants Grand Opening

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After church today we ate at a new restaurant in town called Meatheads.  It’s a fast food burgers and fries joint… think In & Out.  The fries are made fresh right when you order them…from the stack of potatoes they have piled behind the counter. Our meal for two only came to $5.37 because we […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

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There are nights when I just randomly make something for no particular reason.  Yesterday, after work, I took a power nap and woke up craving peanut butter cookies.  I mentioned it to Ben and then just passed it off and didn’t do anything to satisfy my craving.  About an hour later, Ben asked me, “aren’t […]

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Arugula & Prosciutto

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Over Christmas, my motheri-in-law gave me her January 2009 edition of Fine Cooking magazine.  She told me she bought the magazine for only one recipe, the one on the back cover.  As I flipped through the pages, I saw many many recipes I wanted to try, but guess which one I tried first?  The one […]