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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 […]

Penny Answers: Biscuit Recipe

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On the Penny page, Mama Bear asked “I was craving biscuits tonight while making dinner (butter chicken over rice) and would love your best biscuit recipe, if you don’t mind sharing!” Well, Mama Bear, yesterday I posted these Cheesy Garlic Biscuits that are fantastic.  I made them just for you, in fact, so that I […]

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits (Does Red Lobster ring a bell?)

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Growing up, if my parents were to go to Red Lobster, it was a treat.  As a child, though, I would say “yuck!” because I couldn’t even stand the smell of seafood.  To this day, I’m still not the biggest fan of seafood, but I’m finding that it’s because I grew up in an area […]

Monkey Bread

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My parents visited from Michigan this weekend to celebrate our Christmas.  They arrived New Years’ Day and were going to stay until today, but they ended up leaving last night because an ice storm was in the forecast for today in Michigan. The first morning they were here, I made some Monkey Bread with my […]

Pennies on a Platter Facebook Page

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Are you on Facebook?  Join us and be a fan of Pennies on a Platter!  The facebook page is up and running.  Now, we just need YOU to come and join us!  We’d love to have you!  Click the logo above to join!

BlakeMakes Giveaway: Cherrybrook Kitchen

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“The Sweet Solution for Food Allergies.”   That is Cherrybrook Kitchen‘s motto.  They provide alternative sweet solutions for people who suffer from food allergies and normally would not be able to enjoy….say cake, cookies, or brownies!  Oh, My!  I could not imagine a world as such and love that Cherrybrook Kitchen has offered this help! Thanks […]

Penny Answers: Whipping Cream Cheese

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Hi Charles!  Thanks for the question.  Other readers – If you checked out my tab (titled Penny), you will see that Charles asked “I’d like to know your method for whipping cream cheese. Any additives? Milk? Cream?” It’s very quite simple, Charles, and I’ll be more than happy to answer!  Just a splash of milk […]

New Year New Logo

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I’ve been so excited for this day to come.  Definitely meant to post this a little earlier today, but my family came in for a weekend visit so I was hustling to get ready for their arrival.  Now that they’re here, I told them I have to take a few minutes to write my post…because […]

A Toast to 2008

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As I read other food blogs’ year in review posts, I kept telling myself to stop and start mine or I’ll run out of time!  Of course, I do have almost 9 more hours until the clock turns and 2009 is here. Last year I gave you a list of my favorite recipes from the […]

Organica Deluxe Cookies

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Now that Christmas is over, I feel like I can back up and post a few things where I fell behind.  So, the next couple of posts will be to catch up.  Forgive me for the lack of posts this last week, as I spent Christmas on an island in the Chesapeake Bay (my in-laws’ […]

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!  I hope you all are able to spend the day with loved ones while eating splendid treats!  Here’s one treat I gave my mother-in-law for Christmas.  She shares my love of dark chocolate, and right now this TCHO chocolate is my favorite.  It is the Mini Gift Collection from TCHO with their brand […]

VanVoorhis Holiday Open House

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Our friends who live in California (Aaron and Emily) were in town visiting family for the holidays.  Each year they host a Holiday Open House, and this is our chance to see them!  This year, I was excited to meet a mutual friend of ours (and fellow Nestie), Joelen, who is a part of a […]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Vote for Your Favorite Candy House

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We started co-leading a small group this year for church.  Wednesday was our Christmas party and the group decided to do an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.  Everyone brought an appetizer and I served this cake for dessert.  (Got the idea from this site.) Our activity for the party was to do a guys vs girls […]