Vanilla Bean and Nutmeg Rice Pudding

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No, no. You’re at the right place. (But that’s dessert…) You’re right! And I made it. (No…..) Oh yes. This is my kind of dessert, tootsie. No baking required. A carafe of heavy cream and milk. Rice for days. Hints of nutmeg and little surprises of vanilla bean dots in your mouth. (Is she for […]

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Cookbook Review – Simply Fresh (POTATO CHIPS!)

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You thought you were done with me for the day. HA! Sucker. I wanted to show you something real quick. You know how I’ll occasionally do cookbook reviews for Cooks and Books and Recipes?  Wayell, I did a book review for this amazing new book, Simply Fresh, and wouldn’t ya know, it’s live on their […]

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Girl Time Florida Trip To The Max

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Remember when I went to Florida to visit Jaden, Julie and Jessica? Of course you do. It’s all I’ve talked about for 16,374 hours straight. DON’T YOU JUST LOVE ME?! Well, it’s taken me forever to get my act together and put together (together together together) a post of pictures to show you. All. Together. […]

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Pork Chops and Mushrooms in a White Wine Sauce

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I think I’m dead. No, no I’m sure of it. Because after my face turned into an anteater and vacuumed up a trough of this white wine sauce last night, I passed on and went to a better place. But it’s cool. I’m not going to make you do anything with me involving wet clay. […]

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Meyer Lemon Hot Toddy

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Remember when I went to Florida a few weeks ago to visit Jaden, Julie and Jessica? (photo recap coming later this week)That was awesome. I miss those pigeons. All right so, Saturday afternoon Jaden and I are doing our nails with this crazy astronaut Darth Vader time capsule machine thingy, and in walks Julie, with […]

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Simple Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

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We have 7 days left until Christmas. Does that give anyone else gas? I have to say, I’ve been quite the little miss holiday spirit cheerleader this season. I’ve charmingly entertained my husband with my best inebriated Kermit THE Frog impression singing Feliz Navidad, 33 times. I used tinsel as dentil floss and was all, […]

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DIY Rice Sack Heating Pads

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I’m a pretty jank seamstress. The worst actually. But I can’t stop making these rice sack heating pad thingies. I was given one years ago as a gift and haven’t been able to survive a single second without one since. I’ve made about 3,526 of them in the last 2 years. No joke. They rule […]

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Salmon in a Spicy Garlic Tomato Sauce

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Go ahead and blow up the kiddie pool. And maybe aim the sprinkler system at your eyeballs. Because when your tongue meets this un.fa.lip.pin.ing.be.liev.able sauce, your sinuses are going to give you the bird. I don’t want to scare you, but daaaaaaad GUM, this meal will punch you in the face. And I’m no sissy […]

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Slow Cooker Christmas Kitchen Sink Soup

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Remember this from Instagram land? WELL, it’s now available at a website near you!  I call it the “Christmas Kitchen Sink Soup” because: a) It’s all Christmas-y with some serious cinnamon and nutmeg business. b) You can pretty much throw anything into this soup (except ornaments, duh) and still have your face melt off in […]

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Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup

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I have a secret to tell you. Come here. Sit right here. I’m gonna whisper it into your ear drums. Ready? I didn’t make these meatballs. WHAT? YOU DI—WAIT A MINUTE, NOW. Don’t be hatin’! I know this is a food blog and all and I COULD have made the meatballs. I HAVE made the […]

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