November 28, 2016

Soups

The weather and holiday season call for cozy, body-warming food. What is better than a hot bowl of soup snuggled on the couch while it rains (or snows!) outside? The smell, taste, and warmth create instant memories that stick to your bones just like the hearty broth. This Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup is something

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November 21, 2016

Chicken Dishes

Are you drooling yet? Don’t you just want to pick up the BBQ chicken pizza and lick off all those mouth-watering toppings?! I know, me too. The whole reason I made this pizza was because I had a craving. My sister used to work at California Pizza Kitchen and I would go down there to

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November 17, 2016

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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November 13, 2016

Soups

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the bursts of color, the cool air, and the anticipation of the holidays. The cool wind starts blowing, the leaves fall from the trees, and our fireplaces get cleaned out for the upcoming winter. I just want to wear cuddly socks, light a candle, and make

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November 9, 2016

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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October 25, 2016

Appetizers

Do you ever have those days where you have absolutely no desire to cook yet you want a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth meal? This inevitably happens to me on Mondays.  The weekends are usually full of fun outings with the kids, visiting with friends, worshipping at church, and eating Sunday night family dinners. All is well and

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October 2, 2016

Desserts

I used to work at Starbucks back in the day, and they had a banana chocolate chip coffee cake that came out in the late spring and early summer months. You either loved it or hated it. Many customers seemed repulsed by the idea of putting banana and chocolate together (had they never heard of

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