Category Archives: recipes

Deviled eggs for Easter? Why, yes please!

I love deviled eggs, and there’s nothing more perfect for Easter.  They’re light but filling, and taste soooo good. Here’s a classic recipe for deviled eggs.  Personally, I like using spicy brown mustard and regular mayo over the light type. … Continue reading

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I’m stuffed, grateful and relieved it’s over.

We had a really nice day. The temperatures were in the 70s today and there was on and off rain all day. I felt more like I should be saying “Happy Easter” than “Merry Christmas.” We had dinner at my … Continue reading

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Crock Pot® chili!

This is a very good chili recipe and so easy to make if you’re the proud owner of a Crock Pot® (I have no idea what I’d do without mine during the colder months). I made this today and it’s … Continue reading

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Krispy Kreme bread pudding.

Sometimes creative ideas come out of the prospect of having to throw something away. I was given a box of a dozen stale Krispy Kreme (plain glazed) donuts and they sat in my refrigerator for a week. When I tried … Continue reading

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Lucky Otter’s flourless mac ‘n’ cheese

Tonight’s dinner. I’ve been making this for years. My kids adored it when they were young and still do. It’s a very simple recipe and tastes great! And unlike other macaroni and cheese recipes, it uses no flour. I decided … Continue reading

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The best cake I ever ate.

When I was about 14, my mother and I spent a weekend in Connecticut with some Swedish friends of hers. I never forgot the cake they served. I think it was probably the best cake I ever had. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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I would buy an entire case of these.

My foodie readers should be happy. 🙂 I simply cannot get enough of these. I usually am not a big fan of “health” bars, but these are fantastic! They are chewy and lemony (natural, not artificial lemon flavor), with an … Continue reading

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Anyone remember Merrimints? Well, they’re back (sort of)

As a child, my mother used to purchase boxes of Delson’s Merrimints for bridge and dinner parties. I wasn’t allowed to eat them, since they were for company, but I knew how to get to the high shelf in the … Continue reading

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I hate cream cheese icing!

The holidays are coming and the cold weather is here, and baking is on my mind. I adore red velvet cake, especially around the holidays, but every recipe I’ve seen for it says you must use cream cheese icing. But … Continue reading

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Move over, Hershey’s. I’m a chocolate snob.

I admit it. I’m a chocolate snob.  Although I can barely afford it, you’ll always find me in the “gourmet chocolate” section of the candy department at the grocery store, drooling over (and sometimes buying) big dark chocolate bars studded … Continue reading

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