spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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St. Patrick’s spicy cilantro moscow mule

I have the perfect solution for a fun St. Patrick’s day that does not involve hoards of bros in Irish bars, tacky green costumes, or getting a vodka-cran spilled all over your new shirt. There is no rule that says you have to go out and party on St. Patrick’s day (I am talking to all of you […]

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chocolate chunk snickerdoodles

As I passed these cookies around to my family last night, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of gratitude for the health, safety, and abundance we have been blessed with. Yes, the world is fraught with injustice and unrest, and everyday I miss the mother who brought us into the world and made us […]

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vanilla bean marshmallows

I must have been living under a rock, because I did NOT know marshmallows could taste this good. Let me convince you that these are worth every ounce of effort that you might exert in making them (it’s only a moderate amount of effort). AND, most of the effort comes from the self-control you must […]

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jolly hot cocoa

Good-bye, Swiss Miss and Nestle. I’m breaking up with you and have found something waaaay better. It’s not you, it’s me. I’ve found another tall drink of chocolate. Friends, this is no ordinary hot cocoa. It’s thick and creamy, sweet but not too sweet, boozy or not (alcohol content is up to you, but you […]

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Holiday Potpourri

I wish I had discovered something like this years ago. I could have bought a small yacht with the money I have spent on overpriced candles. Well, probably not a yacht. Maybe just a small, used rowboat. Don’t get me wrong, I have a drawer full of candles that get burned faster than kindling. However, I’m glad to give my […]

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sweet and salty pumpkin seeds

These pumpkin seeds are a delightful teaser for my next post, which will be a recipe for curried butternut squash soup. They deserve a separate posting because not only are they delicious and easy to make, but my husband is convinced we should market and package them and promptly retire early. You can only hope, right? This is […]

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