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Pickled Pimiento Cheese

I served Food Network Magazine’s Pickled Pimiento Cheese while we played games during Christmas afternoon! It was easy to eat and a crowd-pleaser! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: I loved it! I usually prefer hot cheese dips, but this was fun…

January 1, 2024
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Coconut Cake

I shared the STEAK, now time for the CAKE in my husband’s Steak & Cake birthday dinner request! For his birthday cake, I chose Ina Garten’s Coconut Cake! It is a big, beautiful cake fit for a special occasion! Details below. Rating: A- How…

September 18, 2023
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Elote Jalapeño Poppers

These Elote Jalapeño Poppers were meant as a healthier substitute for us during the Super Bowl, and we were not at all missing the real, unhealthy, breaded thing. Such a good one from Real Simple! Rating: A+ How to make it an A+: So…

March 5, 2023
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Carrot Cake with White-Chocolate Frosting

What a spring treat! If you love a carrot cake, try out this Carrot Cake with White-Chocolate Frosting from Martha Stewart! (I added the colored coconut and Cadbury Mini eggs for an Easter effect!) Rating: B+ How to make it an A+: I need…

April 23, 2022
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Easter Brunch!

What an Easter! Our second in lockdown, and this time I prepared the meal under some loud roof construction, but it was all worth it! See below for detail on our Easter brunch lineup of a Honey-Glazed Spiral Ham and Watercress, Strawberry. and Toasted-Sesame…

April 5, 2021
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Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip

About last night!!! I had a little social distancing shindig that just screamed fall. We sat around a fire and enjoyed three courses of simple, tasty food. First up, this Warm Brussels-Sprout Dip from Martha Stewart Living! Details below! Rating: A- How to make…

October 7, 2020
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pancakes

I started off and ended yesterday with two amazing recipes from Chrissy Teigen!! It was Easter and my daughter’s third birthday, so the day called for some extra-special dishes! To honor her first request of blueberry pancakes, I tried out these Blueberry Cream Cheese…

April 13, 2020
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Bow Tie Pasta with Baby Kale & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Two of my favorite things are sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes. Put them together and you have a dish I NEED to try. This Bow Tie Pasta with Baby Kale & Sun-Dried Tomatoes really does showcase the individual amazingness of those two ingredients, and in…

March 10, 2020
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Creamy Salmon Spread with Horseradish

I have been making this Creamy Salmon Spread with Horseradish for over a decade now! This Real Simple recipe makes the perfect dip for crackers or an amazing bagel schmear! The combination of smoked salmon, dill, cream cheese and horseradish is just perfection! Rating:…

February 26, 2020