Shall we talk about that time I made oatmeal raisin cookies as a thank-you for a college professor and then proceeded to eat the whole batch? And then to make matters worse, I was never able to replicate them? Yeah. I have a thing for warm, sweet, cinnamon-y oatmeal raisin-y goodness. These cookies are the…

Baked Oatmeal
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Today is the day of Love, and since we love you all we thought we’d give away some presents 🙂 Anyone want one of these? If you’ve been locked away in some foreign country and haven’t had to hear us blabber about our latest project for the past few months, then you can read all…

Our Best Bites Cookbook Giveaway!
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I love holidays.  Even the silly little ones.  My kids are at an age where they are easily excited and love any excuse to make a normal day seem a little bit special.  So I decided to surprise them this morning with a fun Valentine’s breakfast.   Share the love people! Something like this really doesn’t…

Valentine Breakfast Surprise
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So I’ve been planning on posting some scrumptious little grown-up cupcakes for a long time now, but they keep getting the boot because, well, holidays keep happening and when you stumble across something completely adorable and Valentine’s Day-related, you’ve gotta post it. Because the cupcakes can wait, but people would think I was weird if…

Tutorial: Valentine's Day Lovebug Cookies
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This is one of those recipes that in my opinion, everyone needs in their repertoire (oh, automatic spell-check, how I love thee).  It’s super fast to put together, chances are you have everything on hand already, and it’s a knock-it-out-of-the-ballpark for both kids and adults.  This is my go-to dessert when I’m taking someone dinner…

Such a yummy and easy dessert, perfect for new moms!
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Last week when I was in Utah, I kept joking that Louisiana winters have made me soft–it was burn-your-face-off cold and windy. But really, while I was gone, it was still pretty darn cold here, too–when I finally made it back, I had the most incredibly gorgeous 1 1/2-hour drive home from the airport where…

Oven-Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
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They keep saying that in 2011 “Pie is the new cupcake.”  We’ll have to see about that, but for now I’ll add to the hype.  Valentines day is just around the corner and if you need something that is 100% guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face- I have it right here!  These little…

Sweetie Pie Pops {Plus Hand Pies, Pie Jars, and Printables!}
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Has this week been painfully long for anyone else? Who is so glad it’s Friday?! I’m trying to rest up (and trying desperately to get some nagging zits to go away) because Sara and I are headed to Utah to start working on some publicity for our book. Those of you who are in Utah,…

Hot Crab Dip
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We get loads of requests for meatless meals.  Both from those avoiding meat for dietary reasons, and more commonly for those trying to incorporate meatless meals for budget purposes.  I’m not gonna lie- I like meat.  A lot.  Which is why it takes a really great meatless meal to make me happy and this one…

Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers
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So I’m sure lots of you are familiar with that apple butter pork loin recipe–it seems like it is one of those recipes like funeral potatoes (cheesy hashbrown casserole, if you’re not familiar with the lingo) that everyone has and no one knows where it came from. I’ll be honest. I want to like it…

Apple Butter Pork Chops
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Can anything that hangs on a ribbon or string be called a bunting?  It seems as though the term is used quite liberally in crafting circles, so I say yes 🙂 (ooh- garland!  Thanks for reminding me of that word in the comments that I couldn’t think of at 11pm when I wrote this! lol)…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Heart & Ribbon Garland
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I have an obsession with wreaths lately.  I think it’s because they’re generally a doable project for me.  See, I’m sort of short-term crafter.  I like projects that I can look at, say “hey that’s cute”, go out and buy some stuff, and have it made and displayed the next day.  Any more than that…

Weekend Crafting: Valentine Rosette Wreath
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