What’s for Dinner: 2011 Christmas Day


Another tradition that Matt and I hold onto for dear life – spending Christmas Day at home alone together. In reality, this is pretty easy to arrange!  Since neither of us have local family, spending time with each side usually occurs either before or after Christmas, leaving us free to lock ourselves in our house…

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Our Christmas Eve Tradition – Salted Caramel Cocoa


For the past several years, this right here has been our Christmas Eve tradition. After the family celebratin’ is all celebrated out and we’re back at home, warm in our PJ’s and cuddling with our sweet puppies, we whip up a batch of some kind of hot liquefied chocolate. Not all traditions work for me…

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A Healthier Pop-Tart – Apple Cinnamon with Oat Bran Crust


Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tarts with Oat Bran Crust I was recently thinking about all of the abhorrent things I used to eat as a kid, and of course, my memory of Pop Tarts swam to the surface.  Ah yes, those beloved little squares of cardboard with an ingredient list full of words I can’t even pronounce….

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What’s for Dinner: White Bean and Chicken Chili


Depending on what part of the world you’re living in, chances are the temperatures have been taking a nosedive lately.  What better way to welcome the cold season than with a warm house, maybe a crackling fire in the fireplace, and a bowl of hot chili?  This one will hit the spot, for sure. White…

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Sinful Sunday: Snickerdoodles!


Snickerdoodles Take a sugar cookie, slap some cinnamon on that puppy, and you’ve got a snickerdoodle!  The slightly crispy, slightly caramelized crunch that the layer of cinnamon sugar adds a little somethin’ somethin’ and makes these one of my favorite childhood treats. What You’ll Need: – 1 cup shortening – 1.5 cups white sugar –…

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31 Days of Halloween #30: Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats!


Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispies Treats This is a two second twist on a popular classic! What You’ll Need: 4 TBS butter 4 cups of miniature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice What You’ll Do: In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter.  Add marshmallows, and when they are on their way…

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