Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Tomato Cobbler

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Did you have a good weekend?Pretty low key here..we made it to the lake to clean up a few things and grab some furniture…Happy end to summer I guess. It seemed that this one kind of passes us by…although I am ready for fall. I kind of like the hibernation that fall brings. I am really an introvert about 8 months of the year….and I love the quiet … [Read more...]

Mini Hot Brown Appetizer (#triscuitsnackoff)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The hot brown was invented in Louisville….at The Brown Hotel. I have never been there. A bit sad since I have lived within 15 minutes of the Brown Hotel for the past 20 years….I’ll get there someday. It’s on “the list”…I don’t … [Read more...]

Cool Cucumber Bite Appetizer Recipe featuring Martha Stewart Collection

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My first foodie post from our new house….feels so fun…and yet so weird. I am still figuring out the best way to use this space. Still a ton to do…lots to share…so excited to share it with all of you!! Here is a great lil recipe to try out this weekend…. I am pretty sure that cucumber is the official veggie of summertime (along with the beloved … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

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I posted my Dad’s coleslaw recipe a long time ago….about 4 years actually. I know my Dad will probably be shaking his head at me when he reads this…because I have tweaked the recipe a bit. I promise Dad…it is JUST as good as the original….but maybe just a little bit better for you:) This slaw is perfect to serve up with some ribs and corn on the … [Read more...]

Stuffed Jalapeño Popper Recipe

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It is a love/hate relationship with me….they are so hot….but they are so good….ok, I’ll have one more…yes, my mouth is burning…BUT I DON’T CARE!! These stuffed poppers are a real crowd pleaser….plus, they are good even when they cool off a bit---so you can serve them up and not worry about them! Perfect for a Memorial Day picnic with friends:) I … [Read more...]

Bacon & Cheese Muffin Recipe

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I recently shared these over at my girl Jen's....but in case you haven't clicked over there I wanted to share them here too. These muffins...oh my. Grab your coffee, cut up an orange...and warm up one of these Bacon Cheese muffins...done and done. If you are feeling extra naughty you could drizzle a tiny bit of warm maple syrup on the … [Read more...]

Savory Sweet Cornbread Recipe

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  There is a restaurant close to us called Napa River….they serve this cornbread…in these cute little cast iron skillets…slice it up into pie wedges…and serve it with warm butter. It. Is. Amazing. I was not a cornbread lover until I had Napa River Grills version. It is savory and sweet….a slight crunch of raw sugar on top…it is a perfect bread … [Read more...]

perfect potato soup recipe

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Spring is around the corner…I can feel it. This potato soup is perfect for busy baseball nights…or just a quiet weekend evening at home. It cooks up quick and reheats nicely too. Pair it with a hearty salad and you are good to go! Pssss...this recipe is low calorie too....and you won't even realize all the fat that is missing:)   An … [Read more...]

Keep the Flu away with Simple Wonton Soup (Wonton Soup Recipe)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Popping in today to share some cozy soup…and chat about how to keep the sickies away:) We do everything we can to keep out of the Dr.s’ office….keep our hands clean, don’t share drinks, sneeze into your elbow instead of your hand….etc.…. … [Read more...]