Homemade Whipped Cream

December 10, 2014

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What’s your biggest indulgence during the holiday season? I have so many but one of my favorites is whipped cream. I love adding whipped cream to my food and drinks. I think it makes everything so festive. I add it to hot chocolate, kahlua/baileys and my coffee. I put it on cookies/cakes, fruits and I occassionally just spoon the cream into my mouth.


Sometimes I fantasize about being in an enormous pool full of whipped cream with chocolate shavings sprinkled on the top.

Don’t you just want to jump in that bowl? It’s like a big fluffy white cloud.



Beer Glazed Carrots

November 26, 2014

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I’m less than two days away from hosting my fourth Thanksgiving. It’s probably the most grown up thing I do.  It also means I’m two days away from being panicked running around my kitchen cursing lack of counter space and decent serving bowls. But this year will be different because I promised myself I would simplify.  No one should have to experience kitchen rage on Thanksgiving.


So my Thanksgiving lineup is sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, this cranberry sauce, beer glazed carrots and of course the turkey. This dish is a keeper because it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish and yields a delicious result. And the ingredients are so basic most people always have them on hand so you might be able to make without even having to go to the store. And that is a gift because who wants to be anywhere near a food store from now until Thursday.  READ MORE


Sloppy Joe Cheddar Pie

November 17, 2014
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For a long time, particularly in my school days, sloppy joes conjured up images of mysterious ground meat drowning in a sauce. At some point between college and now I began to love them. One night, to my horror, my dad announced he was making sloppy joes. I reluctantly tried them and was surprised when I thought they were delicious.  That […]

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Pear Pineapple Smoothie

November 10, 2014
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Just sitting here drinking my pear smoothie and mourning the loss of fall. Since when did the Christmas season begin on November 1? I saw three Christmas commercials the last half hour and my hometown  has lights and wreaths hung in the town center.  Is everyone skipping right over Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year?  It’s very […]

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

October 29, 2014
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Muffins have never been my choice as far as baked goods go. I usually prefer a donut or a brownie or anything extremely chocolatey.  But strangely muffins were one of my major pregnancy cravings. One cold, snowy morning I was woken out of my sleep with an enormously overpowering desire for chocolate chip muffins. I could not shake it […]

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Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts

October 20, 2014
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I haven’t blogged in about 6 months a.k.a. one half of a year! I also just celebrated my baby girl’s 6 month birthday. And not coincidentally it’s also the 6 month anniversary of the last time I saw the bottom of the laundry basket. A baby definitely tips your life upside down! I’m working part-time from home now and spending most […]

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Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

March 26, 2014
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Today I found Jake eating what was pretty much the entire remains of a pepperoni pizza from our backyard. It wasn’t our pizza. It either blew in our yard from today’s wind or the squirrels brought it to him. I normally would try and wrangle the pizza from him but I am 40 weeks pregnant […]

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Healthier Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Bars

March 11, 2014
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It’s hard to be healthy when all you crave is baked goods. At 38 weeks pregnant all I want are sweets. After what has definitely been one too many donuts and muffins I decided it’s time to figure out a healthier solution. I found this recipe and it’s great. It uses coconut oil and it’s full of oatmeal and dark chocolate. Less calories […]

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Valentine Rice Krispie Treats

February 10, 2014
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Who doesn’t love a Rice Krispie treat? I made half of these the original way with just marshmallow and butter and the other half I added Nutella into the mix. I can’t stop with Nutella lately. These are so easy to make and no oven needed. These are so simple and only take a few […]

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Super Bowl Sandwich

January 30, 2014
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Super Bowl Sunday is an exciting day. You get to watch football, find out what the Budweiser horses are up to, pig out on food and drink beers on a Sunday night. You will probably find yourself surrounded by chilli, nachos, wings and pizza. If you want to try something different, try this Italian club […]

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