Chicken soup like your mom used to make. Literally, your mom. At my house growing up, chicken soup came from a red and white Campbell’s soup can. I remember the first time I had homemade chicken soup and truly, it was one of the best things I’d ever eaten. It was comfort in a bowl….

Chicken and Dumplings
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Mmmm…Roasted Garlic. It’s pretty much culinary gold, and considering how incredibly easy it is, I’m surprised more people don’t do it. When you roast garlic it becomes caramelized, sweeter, more mild, and dare I say – more mouthwatering than garlic already is. The fab thing about roasting garlic is that it’s flexible. Chances are you…

How To: Roast Garlic
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Recently Kate and I had the opportunity to test out several new products from Pillsbury (you know we didn’t hesitate to say yes to that offer!) One of the products is the new Crescent Recipe Creations. (Check out that link for tons of great recipes) Basically, it’s their well-known crescent dough, but without perforations. It’s…

Yummy and easy breakfast braid to feed a crowd!
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There are a lot of things I love to do with fresh tomatoes. I love fresh salsa, I love fresh tomato sauce, I’ve even recently gotten into canning. But one thing trumps them all: oven roasted tomatoes. If you have never had oven-roasted tomatoes, then you have no idea what you’re missing. It is one…

Oven Roasted Tomatoes
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Okay, so do you remember how months ago, I asked if I should post the Fauxtisserie Chicken or Texas Sheet Cake? Heck, most of you probably weren’t even around back then! Anyway, today’s your day; I’ve had this baby sitting on my computer for months now. Now…I have a little secret for y’all. I’m doing…

Texas Sheet Cake
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It’s nearing the end of September, and in our house that’s official soup season! In fact, I’m in denial of the actual weather (which returned to the 80’s after a quick fall preview last week) and every day I crank up my air conditioner and light my apple spice scented candles and stare at the…

White Chicken Chili
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It’s September 24th, and that means that Fall has officially arrived! Strangely enough, where I live the super hot days of summer abruptly came to an end on exactly this day. People who know me in real life can testify of my love for all things autumn. I love the crisp fall air, I love…

Caramel Corn
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So I have a serious addiction to Asian noodles. It’s very dangerous and can be extremely expensive to treat. The problem has been simultaneously worsened and cured by my time in Louisiana–worsened because I want it more than ever before and have yet to find some place to get my fix and better because I’ve…

Thai Peanut Noodles
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So it may be 80 degrees outside , but it feels positively chilly after months of unbearable heat,  so I was in a soup-making mood! This recipe is near and dear to my heart because it’s the first recipe I ever made up, bones and all. I made it for the first time when my…

Creamy Corn Chowder
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I have to start this post by sharing my amusement of last week’s poll results. Did you notice? Two options were clear stand-outs among the choices and in the end they were neck and neck. The two things you readers want more of? Low-Cal Meals, and Desserts. Now either there are two schools of thought…

Chocolate-Glazed Cupcakes with Vanilla Creme Filling
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I always hear people say “I’m not a frosting person”. And while part of me thinks that’s ridiculous, I can understand to a certain extent when so many frosting are sickeningly sweet. I love frosting that is more like whipped cream. I used to actually fold whipped cream into classic buttercream to get that lighter…

Perfect Cupcake Frosting and Filling
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So how better to end the week than a burger?! Some of you may have wondered where I was going, first with the barbecue sauce and then with the buns. That’s right. We’re going to Burgerville.   This burger has so many of my favorite things–barbecue sauce, pineapple, bacon. I mean, really, how can you…

A delicious BBQ Pineapple Bacon Burger recipe.
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