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November 2016

In the Kitchen

Sweet Pecan Dijon Baked Brie

The Christmas season is upon us! Tomorrow is December 1st, and I am sure you already have a calendar full of get-togethers and holiday parties planned. If you need to bring an appetizer to said get-togethers or parties, look no further. This baked brie is sure to please everyone in attendance! Brie is pretty close to the top on my list of  ...

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Ice Cream Cake

Let me tell you about my experience with ice cream cake. Well, I don’t really have any except for the one I remember my sister making for her own birthday. All I remember about it was she did a ton of different layers of deliciousness.Remembering it was delicious and knowing my father-in-law loves ice cream, I decided I would make one for his  ...

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Greek Salad Dressing

I had the privilege of growing up in a home where almost everything was home made. My mom is an excellent cook, as I’ve mentioned before, and she has passed down many wonderful recipes I now use in my own kitchen. Since so many of the items I grew up with were home made, I sometimes have a difficult time eating “already  ...

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Sweet Potato, Beef & Bean Burritos

Here I go again on the sweet potatoes! I didn’t know I was so obsessed with them until I started compiling recipes for the blog. They’re just so versatile! Anyone else love them as much as me or am I just annoying you with how much I use them? Sorry if I am, but I don’t have plans to stop. I think this obsession is a recent thing. I used to  ...

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Hearty Green Bean and Beef Stew

I had a revelation while making this stew for the blog post. When I explain it, you might think I’m crazy, and I would likely agree with you, because its not earth shattering in any way. It was a revelation to me, nonetheless. I normally make this stew in the summer/at harvest time because fresh green beans are cheap and plentiful. I  ...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Anyone wondering whatever happened to the large zucchini that was sitting in my kitchen? If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know I posted a picture and asked for good recipes. Well, I chose a recipe to try out and it was fantastic! Now, I say I tried out this recipe, but I also must admit, I changed it quite a lot as I went. I  ...

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