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The Best Chili
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The Best Chili

Nov 23, 2014 by

Friendship in adulthood is tricky. We don’t have clubs or teams or organized activities to rely on like in our school days. Plus, we bring spouses into the equation and then children. The more people you involve, the trickier it is to gel and mesh. Oh, it’s worth it, we all need friends and couple friends are awesome for your marriage, but it can...

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Crispy Chocolate PB Sandwiches (5 Ingredients)
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I have to say, this is my first ever completely unique recipe. By that I mean that I did not consult anyone else’s recipe to tweak. I simply made these out of my own wonky imagination.  Which was fun. These are crunchy, creamy little chocolate sandwiches with pb filling and toasted pecans on top. I am serious about toasted pecans. I toast up a batch occasionally...

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The Best Defense Against Chocolate
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I really want to make chocolate chip cookies. Specifically, this recipe. (you’ll never want to make another kind again.) But I am not letting myself. Why, you ask? You should ask. I mean, it’s a harmless activity, making cookies. Often therapeutic.  If you wanted to do it, I’d say Go ahead! It’s not so much the making that is the problem, but the eating....

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Double Chocolate Pie
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Yesterday, some of my family came to visit. I love to host, but family is my favorite kind of hosting. Because when Benjamin took occupation of our guest bath for a good part of the afternoon, and they had to use our second bathroom off our bedroom, the bottom priority for cleaning because it is shut off?  Well, I didn’t mind quite so much...

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White Peppermint Fudge
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This is one of my gifting recipes for Christmas-time. I found it in HomeLife magazine and I love that it is easy, pretty, foolproof, and does not involve a candy thermometer.  The end result tastes a lot like those fancy pastel candies that are shaped like a Hershey kiss but have white sprinkles on the bottom. If you like those, you will love this...

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Creamy Lemon Sandwich Cookies
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So. I’ve been recovering from pneumonia, and it turns out that takes a lot longer than I expected. I spent last weekend on the couch, watching too many episodes of Create on PBS, and frequently dozing off to the sound of Martha Stewart’s Kitchen Aid mixer blending up something delicious and beautiful. I’m pretty sure we’d never be friends in real life, but that...

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Easy, Elegant, and Delicious
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This morning, I didn’t know what we were going to have for dinner. But tonight, using mostly things on hand, I made a new meal and wow. It was tasty and came together easily.  I wanted to type up my recipe before I forgot and also share the deliciousness in the process. First, the pasta.  Tim and I went on a date in Wentzville,...

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Cilantro Verde Enchiladas
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Well friends, now that I am pregnant, and nausea is finally starting to subside (bye bye first trimester!), you’ll probably hear more about food.  This recipe cannot fail to please. Everyone loves it.  Unless, of course, you don’t like cilantro. 😉  Print it, try it, love it. I am hoping to add a photo the next time I make it. Cilantro Verde Enchiladas Ingredients:...

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Pizza Pizza
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Pizza Pizza

May 2, 2013 by

I think it is the one food I could eat everyday without tiring of it. Seriously not too healthy. However, you can feel better about this recipe for homemade pizza.You could garnish with all veggies or use turkey pepperoni (not the real thing, but still a tasty option). I still haven’t developed a tasty wheat crust, but if anyone else has, please share. Pizza...

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Easy Peasy Scones with Dark Chocolate Chips
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After Isaac was born, I took a batch of these  scones to the doctors and nurses who did all my prenatal care.  But I give my friend Tara the credit for sharing this recipe. I have tried other scone recipes, but this is the simplest by far. It is no fail. Yield: 24 scones 3¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar 1 Tablespoon +...

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