Monthly Archives: April 2015


Confession: I used to buy frozen meatballs. I know, I know. I’d always heard, ‘homemade is so much better’ and I suppose I instinctually knew that to be true, it’s just that I’d never done it. Plus, for so long, whenever we’d … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chris’s favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin. Soft oatmeal raisin cookies, and these measure up. He had a work potluck last week and he asked that I make the Buffalo Chicken Dip, which I did, but then I threw these in … Continue reading

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These were a constant at family reunions growing up and a personal favorite. In all my years of perusing recipes, I haven’t run across these anywhere else, or even anything like them.  While this recipe was in my big ol’ binder bursting … Continue reading

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Stove-Top Cracked Out Chicken & Rice

There’s something to be said about quick meals: lifesavers. Between work, kid rehearsals, drive time, and coordinating meals, something has to give and fortunately, it doesn’t have to be dinner. This is one of those meals that comes together in under 30 … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Last month, it was my birthday that set the ball rolling for all of the others, a family of Aries we are, though I don’t give the stars too much credit for who we are. I tossed the idea around … Continue reading

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Zucchini Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Along with all of our birthdays, a dear friend of mine’s birthday is nestled in there as well. She and her co-workers celebrate their days and she had told me she had to go pick out her cake at the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Oreo Cake

After considering a few options, Brianna selected this cake for her 14th birthday. It is as good as it looks, and quite honestly, tastes like an Oreo cookie, in a cake version – on steroids! This cake is immensely filling. Ingredients: For … Continue reading

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Better Than Sex Cake

I’ve seen this cake listed before as Better Than Almost Anything, but when it first came into the picture way back when, when I was growing up, it was called Better Than Sex cake. This is super easy and a … Continue reading

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Brownie Cup Sundaes

Leah’s 12th birthday was last week and she rounds out all of the birthday celebrations. In our family, it’s Christmas and then birthdays as all of ours are within 3 weeks of each other. By the end of it all, … Continue reading

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Green Bean Bacon Bundles

A side dish to complement a meal. The medley of flavors in this dish awakens the senses: a bit sweet, salty, and savory makes for happy taste buds. It’s also a dish you can prepare ahead of time and place in … Continue reading

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