Desserts

 No matter what time of year it is, every good cook needs a stellar buttercream frosting. Whether you’re making a special cake for your spouse’s birthday or you’re baking dozens of cupcakes for your kid’s school party, this buttercream frosting recipe will have you looking like the best baker around! There are just 5 simple

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Desserts

School is back in session here in Knoxville, but it is still very much summer. I wanted to do something fun with the kids before plunging back into our school routine, so I decided to take them peach picking at our local orchard. There were tons of peaches just begging to be picked and we

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Salad

When I first started cooking, or should I say when I first started TRYING to cook, I searched for a place to get easy, yummy recipes. My mom always had Taste of Home magazines laying on her coffee table and when I felt emboldened with courage, I would skim through looking for something simple. I

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Crockpot Meals

Have you ever watched the Pioneer Woman? I think I want to be her when I grow up! She is the one who has helped me the most on my cooking journey. I love to watch her cooking show and I have all her cookbooks. She makes everything look so simple and easy! I also

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Crockpot Meals

Have you been to Chipotle? Have you ever ordered their barbacoa meat? If you have and you love it like I do, this Crockpot Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe is for you! If not, this recipe is still for you because you are going to love the exotic and rich flavors. A couple years ago when I

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Drinks

This easy orange julius recipe tastes just like a 50/50 bar or creamsicle ice cream!

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30 Minute Meals, Vegetarian

It’s that time of year again…when it’s hot and humid outside, I have to mow my lawn every 5 days, and the bugs sing louder than a freight train. Despite these downsides, summer in East Tennessee is pretty sweet. Everything is lush and green, the sunflowers are in bloom, and my garden is bursting with

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Desserts

Ahhhhh, pumpkin pie. Who doesn’t have a piece (or five) during the holiday season? It’s a holiday staple and nearly irresistible, especially with a fresh pot of coffee brewing! Not only do I make it for Thanksgiving dinner but I unashamedly admit that I have had pumpkin pie for breakfast on several occasions. Whether you

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