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King (cup) Cakes for Mardi Gras

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Last month one of my favorite bloggers had a giveaway.  Guess what?  I won!  It’s almost 20 days later I’m still completely jazzed.  I’ve only won one other giveaway in my life.  The best part was the giveaway was for Giselle at Baking in Heels 1,000 Facebook fan giveaway. It was really fun to be apart […]

20 Something Redux

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I thought I was about time I made good on my promise to share the details on the Mix CD from my Last Twenty Something giveaway.  But first, I’m going to tantalize your taste buds with my birthday food journey.     First up, breakfast with Mom at JP Pancake.  This place is outrageous and […]

Wednesday Whatsits (20)

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Hi Everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits! This past weekend we had Otto’s birthday party. Earlier today we announced the winners of the Unique Sweets Dessert Challenge and I shared my awesome Foodie Pen Pals box from Rachel. Tomorrow I’m guest posting at Passionately Artistic and Thriftary. Whew! I thought July was CRAZY. Oh wait. It’s still July. […]

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, […]

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake & Buttercream Frosting

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If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!??  I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I […]

What is a Whole Food?

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So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics.       What is a whole food?   Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see […]

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 […]

The Most Powerful Thing…

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  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 […]

Crisp and Chewy Ginger Snap Cookies

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Crisp and Chewy Ginger Snap Cookies are perfect for your holiday plate! They’re impossible  to resist! Happy reveal day for my 3rd annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap!  This year we had 44 bloggers from the US and Canada come together to swap recipes, share stories, and bring you some delicious cookie recipes!  Each pair exchanged recipes, […]

Bacon & Hibiscus Shortbread Cookies

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It’s been a few days, but I’m back from our trip to Minnesota and ready to get back in the bacon saddle! We had a great time on the trip.  It was crazy and fun and the boys were in love with their cousins and aunts.  They had a HUGE grass backyard to run around […]

Sand Art Brownie Mix

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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 […]

Pumpkin Graham Crackers

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These soft Pumpkin Graham Crackers are a great snack for the kids, or use them to make the ultimate fall s’mores! I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration! Check […]

Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

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I got this recipe off my co-worker Rita at our New hire training pot luck.  This is the easiest, yummiest appetizer EVER.  I need to make a double batch next time.  They are completely addicting and they turn you into a greedy little pork lover…if you’re not already.    I think Michael Symon would be […]

St. Patrick’s Etsy Round-Up

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I love to shop, even if I’m only window shopping.  But I’m trying to save money since we have to go buy a car today.  So instead of showing you what I bought (boo), I’m sharing some awesome finds from Etsy, that I’m oo-ing and ah-ing over.  Lots of cute stuff while supporting handmade businesses, […]

Soy-Glazed Salmon

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I love to make salmon, and I have a couple go to recipes I use to prepare it.  But I’m bored.  I want a new way to enjoy my favorite fish.  So I googled (of course I did) and found this recipe from Martha Stewart’s website.  It’s easy, I already had everything in the house […]

Honey Pound Cake

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I’ve always adored pound cake.  Yes, homemade is best.  But I’ve been known to buy a frozen Sara Lee pound cake and not share and maybe eat it all in one sitting.  Kidding…Unless you do that too.  Then we’re meant to be friends! This pound cake has a little extra sweetness and the crust gets […]

Royal Icing

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This recipe is the first and only royal icing recipe I’ve ever used or needed.  It’s from Bridgette of Bake at 350. If this icing works for her, it must be good!  You should really click over and read all of Bridget’s tips to get this icing right and for trouble shooting.  She’s a cookie […]

Alton Brown’s Biscuits

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I made Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast the other day.  I didn’t want to use refrigerated biscuits.  They just don’t seem to hold up to the gravy the way I like.   Being a dedicated follow or Mr. Alton Brown, I looked up his Southern Biscuit recipe.  These biscuits are GREAT!  They puffed up so […]