My Mom is a really creative woman. I didn’t realize it until I grew up and became a mother myself. Now that I look back on the birthday parties she threw and the incredible cakes she created, I’m really amazed at the things she came up with back in the day when you couldn’t run…

Colorburst Cupcakes
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Before I took my trip to Hawaii last month, my friend talked me into doing a crazy (and by crazy I mean carb-free. Ya, cRaZy!) diet for a couple of weeks. They say taking something out of your diet will help you overcome cravings for it so eventually you won’t want that thing anymore. But…

Creamy Pesto Pasta
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So Mother’s Day is coming up and I’m betting that there are a bunch of you (or your dearest, darlingest husbands) who are looking for a special treat to make for breakfast for all the moms in your lives. I can’t imagine waking up to the smell of anything better than apples and cinnamon baked…

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This past Valentine’s Day my husband had to be at work all day. Half way through the day I decided I should be a good wife and take some goodies in. My husband loves these sugar cookies. Loves them. He especially loves them with a fluffy pile of sweet buttercream frosting on top. However, I…

Chocolate Toffee Sugar Cookies
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The magic mayo strikes again! I told you guys I have lots of magic mayo concoctions, I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to post another. It’s amazing how adding some punch to your mayo can totally transform every day foods like sandwiches and burgers. And this one is probably as easy as it gets….

Roasted Garlic-Tomato Spread (and a grown-up breakfast sandwich!)
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This is a sweet fruit salsa to eat with those Cinnamon Chips. This is such a great family snack, a light dessert, or an awesome appetizer to take to a gathering. It would even be great on a brunch buffet. People are always surprised at the twist on chips and salsa and you can’t beat…

Sweet Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
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Aloha! It’s good to be back! Thanks to Kate for holding down the fort without me. She and I are spoiled having two people to share the blogging load with, so when one of us is MIA it’s a lot of work for the other- thanks girl! So guess what? Today is my birthday. Well…

Baked Cinnamon Chips
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Blast from the past alert! Now that our blog readers are no longer just some of our college roommates and aunts who read our blog out of obligation, from time to time, we want to re-post some of our favorite recipes from the past that our newer readers may never have discovered otherwise. This is…

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad
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So it’s been a wild couple of weeks full of food craftiness and delicious treats! It’s been awhile since we’ve covered handy kitchen tips, so that’s what’s up! Don’t worry, we won’t be completely boring while Sara’s gone; something yummy is cooking up for Friday! I think everyone has a cookbook that they keep coming…

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This salad was conceived when I needed to clean out my fridge. Sad but true. I had a whole bunch of stuff about to go bad as well as some leftover Old-Fashioned BBQ chicken last “fall.” I put “fall” in quotation marks because while the rest of the northern hemisphere was experiencing falling leaves and…

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad
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This Almond Toffee Tart has been gracing the table at our Easter dinner for years.  I believe my Mom got the recipe from her sister who got it from someone else so I’m not even sure on the origin.  All I know is that it’s one of my most favorite desserts, and it’s often overlooked…

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This is a re-post of sorts…last fall, I posted a recipe for an easy, no-cook barbecue sauce. And I mentioned in passing that you could brush it on chicken. But really, this sauce was made for chicken legs and it is SO good on them that the chicken deserves its own post. It’s not the…

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