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Lemon Garlic Baby Potatoes

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This transition in moving from the west coast to the south is keeping me busier than I expected.  Judah and I are in Michigan right now with my family while Ben is driving the moving truck from the Golden State to the Magnolia State.  We’re having a great time, but I am antsy to get […]

Quiche Lorraine

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I’m a little afraid to admit it.  This is the first quiche I have ever made.  I loved it so much that I made it twice in two weeks.  The first time I served it to a bridal party that stayed in our home the night before the wedding.  We gobbled this up in the […]

Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Weenies

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We have only a little over a week before we move to Mississippi, yet instead of being at home packing things up, right now I am in Colorado visiting family for the holidays.  (A trip that was planned before we knew we were moving the first week in January.)  You might say that I am […]

Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream Sauce

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‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…because they were all sleeping in from their sugar-induced comas!  ;)  Once you finally wake up today and recover from all of the goodies you ate this holiday season, add these black bean patties to your menu plan to lighten things […]

Peanut Butter Fudge

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This is one of those recipes that once I saw it, I dropped everything and made it.  It contains ingredients I have in my pantry at all times and was the perfect last minute addition to my Christmas baskets this year.  I chose to share this last this week, because even though tomorrow is Christmas […]

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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My sister in law makes the best mashed potatoes every time we’re together for the holidays.  This year, that side of the family can not all be together, so I asked her to email me the recipe.  These are the gooiest, cheesiest, yummiest mashed potatoes I’ve ever had.  Very simple to put together, but make […]

Salted Caramel Bark

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I don’t remember when it was exactly, but sometime before Thanksgiving (and I actually think it was in October) Ben and I were at Costco and sampled their new Salted Caramel Bark.  Immediately, I knew I had to try to recreate this at home.  It’s a caramel of sorts base with toffee bits and pretzels, […]

Gingerbread Boys

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Baking and decorating gingerbread boys (aka gingerbread cookies) around Christmas time is a Gladd family tradition.  We do not worry about creating the most elaborate looking cookie, and instead usually focus on how much icing we can fit onto one cookie.   To us, it’s all about having fun together. Here we are as a family […]

Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The other day, Judah and I wanted to visit Daddy at work (the church office).  In the year and four months that Ben has been an associate pastor, we’ve only done this maybe three times.   Now that we are getting ready to move for his new job as a professor at a seminary, I regret […]

Stove-top Mac ‘n Cheese

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This is comfort food at its best, people.  This macaroni and cheese doesn’t come from a box, yet it still whips up in less than 20 minutes.  I already have a favorite easy mac ‘n cheese recipe that’s baked, but, it’s always nice to have variations, especially when it means an even more saucy mac […]

Dangerous Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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“Can I have a cookie for breakfast?”  That is the question I asked Ben the morning after I first baked these cookies.  I loved them that much.  There are few cookies in my recipe collection that I deem my ultimate favorite, and it’s usually hard to convince me to add to this list.  But, in […]

Queso Blanco Dip (White Cheese Dip), The Second and Final Attempt

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I did it, I did it!  Actually, I should be yelling “WE did it!”  One year ago I posted a recipe for Queso Blanco, but it didn’t quite match the wonderful, runny restaurant dip that we love oh-so-much.  It was good in taste, but the texture was a little funny and quickly thickened off the […]

Pumpkin Pie

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When I was was at the Foodbuzz Festival a couple of weekends ago,  Ben decided to buy one of his favorite desserts at the store, pumpkin pie.  There was still about three-quarters of the pie left when I arrived home, and he slowly made his way through it during the week.  After the third or […]

Green Bean Casserole From Scratch

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(Hopefully I’ll snatch a better picture next week, when I make this again during the daylight hours. Until then, please trust me when I say that these beans are goo-oood!)  Only one more week until Thanksgiving.  Can you believe it?  Are you ready?  We finalized our plans yesterday to hop across the street to our […]

Chewy Triple Chocolate Cookies

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When it’s time for dessert, I typically lean towards anything with chocolate.  So, it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise that I craved these cookies that are triply chocolaty the moment I saw them.  This is one of those recipes that I started making a while ago, but haven’t had the chance to share with you […]

Popcorn on the Stove

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Popcorn.  A food that serves many memories for me.  I think back to college, when my friends and I hit up the movies, we were too broke to buy the theater popcorn.  Instead, we quickly popped up a bag of microwave popcorn in our dorm room and then snuck it in one of our (way-too-big) […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

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I’m so excited!  Today I’m heading up to San Francisco to meet up with a *bunch* of fellow food bloggers for the 3rd annual Foodbuzz Festival.  We’ll be wining and dining, and attending break-out sessions to learn from the best of the best.  I’ve never been to San Francisco, yet this month I’ll find myself […]

Oktoberfest Burger

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If you type in a Google search for “Oktoberfest Burger” you will end up with a result page full of references to the burger chain, Red Robin.  Red Robin is one of the few restaurants we have in town.  We don’t visit often, but a few weeks ago I received a birthday coupon in the […]

Pizza Margherita

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When we visited Italy six years ago, we saw our fair share of different kinds of pizza.  I remember taking a picture at a trattoria in Venice where their display of pizzas included toppings of squid.  Eww.  After that, I was almost turned off to eating any pizza in Italy for the entire trip.  But, […]

Oven “Fried” Pickles

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Have you ever tried fried pickles?  Although it may sound like something you’d never touch, if you like pickles and you like things fried, you must give them a second thought.  I was first introduced to this southern favorite when I was in college in Nashville (years ago).  In fact, I think I remember the […]