Delicious (and beautiful!) Strawberry Frosting

Today was a sad day at work. It was our lovely, ray-of-sunshine intern, Stephanie’s last official day. And, because I firmly believe that cake should be a part of every significant moment in life (you know … weddings, babies, graduations, birthdays, new jobs, new cars, paydays, Fridays …), I baked…

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And deliciousness ensues …

Tonight on the menu was Dijon-crusted Chicken Breasts. I made them for myself since JD was out tonight (of course I prepared him a plate to microwave when he gets home!), and they are oh-my-gosh tasty!! Lightly crisp with awesome flavor! I’m so happy I saved this recipe, but I can’t…

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Salmon Packets and Mediterranean Summer Squash

Tonight’s dinner was DEEElicious. I made salmon packets and mediterranean summer squash, both recipes I had found years ago in Healthy Cooking, a magazine my mom used to send to me. The fish is super light and tasty because there is no oil, and the flavor of the spices and…

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Delicious Oatmeal Bake

When I plan ahead, I can be a master of all things. Sadly, I don’t plan ahead nearly as much as I should. This week, I had planned to make my favorite oatmeal bake on sunday night to share with my coworkers. But I got busy and forgot. So I…

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On the menu

One of the habits that I loved that I got into before we moved was planning out our weekly meals. It made grocery shopping so much easier when I knew what I was cooking and when I was cooking it. There is so much less opportunity for impulse shopping when…

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Candied Orange Peels

At some point a few years ago, I fell in love with old Christmas traditions. Making pomanders to scent your house and baking recipes from my mom’s OLD cookbooks and family recipes. Because I’ve always loved the flavor of oranges, I attempted to make old-fashioned candied orange slices and was…

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Momma’s Christmas Monster Cookies

Every year, my mother makes a mountain of Christmas cookies. I’m not joking. It’s a mountain. She bakes for approximately 2 days, and the outcome is an amazing array of ridiculously delicious treats. My favorites by far are her infamous Monster Cookies. They are a messy mix of M&Ms, peanut…

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Gluten-Free Acorn Squash Bisque

Last weekend, I threw a wonderful little party for my tastebuds in the form of soup. Well, more accurately, bisque. I’m not a huge soup lover, but I do love a tasty bisque, and the fall weather made for perfect bisque conditions.  Unlike traditional French bisques, this dish does not…

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Pumpkin carving = roasted pumpkin seeds!

Every fall since I was tiny, I’ve carved pumpkins. I’ve only ever missed a year or two along the way. Carving pumpkins is my favorite part of fall. I love to cut into the beautiful orange orbs, dig my hands deep into their stringy insides, and eventually create a masterpiece…

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Mom’s Thanksgiving (Gluten Free) Pumpkin Roll

The worst part about being away from home during Thanksgiving is that I miss Mom’s pumpkin roll. It’s one of my strongest and fondest memories from my childhood. A wondrous concoction of nutty pumpkin flavor all swirled up with a delicious cream cheese filling. The very first year I moved…

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