One of my very favorite things…

If I can manage to carve a few hours out of a Saturday morning, my very first hope is to find a few great estate sales. I love the vintage kitchen tools and bakeware, well-used cookbooks full of detailed markings indicating her culinary flops and favorites, delicate aprons that point to a time in our country that has long-since passed – just to name a few. Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Food for a Year recipes:

I have been meaning to highlight several of these recipes for quite a while now – but was finally prompted into action by one of my good friends ((and former college roommate)) to throw a few recipes out to all the peeps who live a gluten-free life. One of the reasons I haven’t said much about gluten up to this point is because I don’t want to be incorrectly perceived as “jumping on the GF bandwagon” because it is “hot” right now. I certainly don’t want people to think I want to steal some traffic because of the buzz surrounding gluten.  Continue reading

Crunchy Salsa Chicken Bake

If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook then you already know about this recipe. It has been a busy week, not unlike all of my weeks lately! But when I made this casserole yesterday, I had to do something I haven’t had to do in a long time. I started thinking about what I needed to do for dinner at 6 am.

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The BEST baked dip EVER: Onion Soufflé

How is it possible for 4 common ingredients to taste so wonderful – just because they are mixed together and baked into a hot, bubbly perfection?? I really don’t know, but every time I make this, I always find myself amazed. Well, amazed and full. This is one of those treats I.CAN’T.STOP.EATING.!!!

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When all else fails…make PLAY DOUGH!!

Some days are diamonds…some days, well… some days call for making play dough! Today was actually a great day – the kiddos were pleasantly kind to each other and were very cooperative in getting their schoolwork done. Even with a nice pace to our day & everything going my way, it was interesting to see what happened to the mood of my herd when I presented them with some freshly made, delicious smelling, homemade play dough.

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Cream Cheese and Streusel Filled Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Yay!! The air has turned cool and the skies are the most beautiful shade of cozy gray. It is my favorite time of the year…Fall. The trees are just starting to whisper their sneaky intentions of changing their leaves from Summer’s greens to the vibrant fiery oranges, reds and yellows. The birds, bunnies and squirrels notice the shift in seasons as well – they seem to fly & scamper a little faster, with lots of work to do before the cold is upon them.

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Giant Triple Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookie recipe is one of my all-time favorites. It makes a perfectly giant, fudgy, gooey, bakery-style cookie. I have found that chocolate chocolate chip cookies can be a little “flat” tasting – but my version of this recipe ((found on Pinterest)) has been proven to deliver that deep chocolate punch a cookie this beautiful is expected to have.

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