January 10, 2020

Crockpot Meals

I just got back from a splendid vacation in Southern California, where I was born and raised. I learned two things on my visit back home: 1) I hate traffic. Southern California is the WORST and I hated having to live my life by it in the 10 days I was back. 2) I really, really, really miss Mexican food. Like the authentic

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December 10, 2019

Breakfast Foods

I’m not going to lie…most mornings include a bowl of cereal or a quick fried egg for breakfast. We are always in such a rush to get to school that most of the time breakfast is eaten on the go. But for Saturday mornings, holidays, or birthdays, I like to make something more robust and

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December 8, 2019

Breakfast Foods

When I was a kid, my mom used to make the most amazing raspberry danish on Christmas morning. I looked forward to it just as much as I did opening the presents! Fast forward a few decades and I am making a similar recipe for my kids, but with a twist! I decided to shape it

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November 30, 2019

Beef Dishes

On the most special occasions, my mom and dad would make reservations for us at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California. I have only been a few times, but it is quite the experience! You feel like royalty when the valet parks your car, they check your coat at the front, and you sip

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November 19, 2019

Desserts

Tis the season for yummy food, over indulging, and tempting treats! There are so many parties, holiday gatherings, and potlucks this time of year that it’s good to have an easy dessert you can whip out in no time. With all the decadent morsels in these Coconut Pecan Bars, you’re sure to please the crowd

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November 1, 2019

Beef Dishes

When it comes to comfort food, I can’t help but think about Beef Stroganoff. There’s just something about that deep velvety sauce, tender steak, and buttered noodles that makes me stop and savor every bite. On a chilly autumn evening, it is the most perfect meal! I especially like this recipe because it is fairly

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October 9, 2019

Desserts

It finally decided to rain here in Knoxville after a horribly long dry spell in August and September. We usually have rain every few days, but this was nearly two months of no rain, high temps, and high humidity. Basically it was miserable and I am sooooooooooooooooooo glad it has cooled down! So I decided to

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August 28, 2019

Drinks

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

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