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New York Style Coffee Cake

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Welcome to another addition of The Secret Recipe Club.     I had so much fun with my first post that I couldn’t wait for my next assignment!  This month I had the pleasure of cooking from Yummilicious Bakes.  Avanika’s blog is filled with lots of awesome baked goods, and if they’re yummilicious to blog about – they’ve gotten Avanika’s highest foodie honor.   I started scouring her recipe index

Saltimboca Alla New Yorkese & The Best Applesauce Ever


I can’t seem to pull myself away from Mario Batali’s recipes.  They are beautiful, flavorful and simple.  Now, don’t let simple fool you.  There is a labor of love involved.  You have to be willing to put the time in.  But the steps are easily do-able and your end up with fantastic results.  I have no problem spending all day to make a taste bud exploding recipe, especially when my

New England Clam Chowder

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Creamy, chunky New England Clam Chowder is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day! It’s time for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club! This month my blog assignment was Morsels of Life, and oh my gosh there were so many recipes I wanted to make.  There were foods I’ve been wanting to try my hand at again – like the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, food’s I’d only seen

Striped Shortbread

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Striped Shortbread looks fancy, but tastes like your favorite cookie from Grandma’s cookie jar! You guys!  It’s The 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and my 3rd year participating! This is one of my favorite blogging traditions, even if it means I have 3 dozen cookies starting me in the face in December.  It’s totally worth it.  I look forward to seeing who I’m cooking for every year and

It’s Bacon Month 2014!

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Happy August every one.  I am so very please and excited to announce the start of the 2nd annual Bacon Month here on WLOW! Last year we had such a great time I couldn’t help but host another Bacon Month this year.  I mean really how do you look at this and just not get a big smile on your face?!? This year we’re taking Bacon Month to a whole

Get Your Chef On – Beer: Sign Up


Today is THE day!   The Get  Your Chef On ~ BEER sign up is open.  YaaaaaaaY!  I knew I wanted to do beer as this month’s secret ingredient the moment I realized I would be picking for March.  Jen and I alternate months, little did you know. And today also marks the first anniversary of the GYCO challenge.  Can you believe it’s already been a year?!?!?  I can’t.  Time

The Most Powerful Thing…


  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

Raspberry Bars


Happy New Year WLOW fans!  I’m happy to be back with some new desserts for you in 2014!  Hope you all had a great holiday and saved some room for a bit of sweetness!  First up for this year are these yummy Raspberry Bars. I first had these at a friend’s house and I’m so lucky I got one!  They were gone like greased lighting.  Not only is there a

Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie Balls

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Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday is in full swing, and Cyber Monday is just a few short days away.  Even though we spent yesterday with our family, tomorrow we’ll be spending the most important football game of the year with our friends.  That’s right kids.  It’s the Ohio State vs. Michigan game.  This year I’m putting a fun twist on my traditional treat and bringing Inside Out Buckeye Oreo Cookie

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

Wednesday Whatsits (41)


Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! It’s a new year with a new look for WLOW!   This month I’ll be sharing yummy fried pastries every Sunday – they go great with a lose weight resolution. And I’ll be sharing a blogging series as well. We can talk about:   Online BlogCon 2012 Recap Making Your Own Visual Archives Page Blogging: What I Learned the First Year Blogging: Resources, Money,

Artichoke Tomato Bisque


I had so much fun participating in Tidy Mom’s Love the Pie event with my Banoffee Pie this past year.  I knew SoupaPalooza would be just as fun! I’ll take any excuse I can to try a new recipe.  Mike’s not a big soup eater so I can make whatever I want.  Score!  I saw this recipe in the Taste of Home Christmas 2011 book my step-mom got me for Christmas this

Nutella Pinwheels

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It’s that time of year.  Baked goods are being made like clock work, stores are packed, Christmas music is all over the radio, and The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is here! Oh and it’s Day ten of the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies on WLOW.  YAY!  I had to take yesterday off.  It’s been cookie madness around here.  But there are two more AMAZING cookie recipes coming your way

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Oh my gosh you guys.  The giveaways I have going on today – just WOW!  The big one is a KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer.  I got one two years ago for Christmas, her name is Louise, and she’s just the best thing ever.  That giveaway is at the bottom of this post.  But as an extra special treat I’m giving away a prize pack including some of my favorite brownie

Blackberry Napoleons


Hi.  How’s your day going?  It’s a new day.  It’s officially July 16th.  I’ve been 30 for 1 week and we’re cooking with blackberries for the Get Your Chef On cooking challenge!!     I kind of have a little love affair with blackberries…especially this Blackberry Lemonade Cake Mojito I whipped up.  {get ready for new pictures tomorrow!}  These berries make me happy in drinks, cakes, bars, salads, and all kinds

Operation 2013


Happy New Year everyone!   I love a brand new start.  It can be a new year, a new house, a new job – new gives me a breath of fresh air.  So let’s have a new set of goals to complete this year.   Resolutions always seem to fall by the wayside.  Thinking of my goals as an Op (army-esque, I know) keeps them as an on going project

WLOW 1st Birthday


I can’t believe it’s been a year.  One year since I put up my very first post and decided to start a blog.  Ready to hear how all this started?   I sent a link to craftgawker to my friend Laura via Facebook.  She’s super crafty, she can sew, and she’s a great photographer.  I thought, “She has to know about this sight.  It’s too good.”  Then the following comment

Better Than…Cookie Dough Cheeseball

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Yesterday was amazing!   The Buckeyes beat that state up north and all is right in the world.   GO BUCKEYES!!!     Per the usual, we were at our friend Treena’s house.  You may remember Treena from her Tater Tot Casserole.  Well, she has another gem.  This is the most addicting, delicious, “Treena did you make the cheeseball? Please tell me you did.” party food ever!  I say it’s

Kielbasa & Apple Rigatoni

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I love Kielbasa for breakfast, but we rarely eat it for dinner.  But all that is about to change with my Kielbasa & Apple Rigatoni.  Cheesy, creamy, with bright pops of apple to balance the rich sausage.  It’s happiness in a bowl. Now stay with me on this one.  Here’s the logic.  Pork + apples = friends.  Kielbasa is pork, and yummy.  Therefore kielbasa + apples = friends.  And it’s

Operation 2012


It may seem and little late to start taking about New Year resolutions, but I’ve finally figured them out.  Operation 2012 is a go. The idea behind Operation 2012 (thank you Carla Hall) is that resolutions usually fall by the wayside once January or even February is over.  Thinking of your “resolutions” as a full year “operation” keeps you motivated all year instead of just after the new year.  Can you dig