Rosemary and Garlic Slow-Roasted Almonds

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My friend Lisette is a good person to befriend. She’s funny. She’s charming. She has exquisite taste. And wherever she goes, she has snacks.Good snacks. She has bags of granola bars, homemade energy bars and her signature Rosemary Garlic Roasted Almonds. My children hover around Mrs. Heckathorn on field trips with their best “I’m starving!”…

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Mom’s Grilled Cheese and Sweet Onion Sandwiches

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Today’s post is powered 100% by nostalgia. My baby brother is getting married this summer and it has totally sent me into a “This is Your Life” tizzy. My mom was the room mother in my fourth grade year (and my first, second, third, and fifth grades, but I’m talking specifically about year four here…)…

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This is not food. This is just plain adorable.

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Way back in January, my now twelve year old son was offered a choice of birthday presents; a video game (immediate gratification) or live ducklings when our feed mill got in the spring shipment (delayed gratification.) Once more proving that my second born is my dad (That’s Mr. Delayed Gratification.) redux, he opted for the…

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

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In a world full of uncertainty, there are a few things you can count on beyond death and taxes. Every time we think our schedule is now clear, it will fill up. Overnight. Johnny Depp may be weird, but he’s easy on the eyes. Shortly after you take delivery of seventeen chicks and five ducklings…

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The Unsophisticated (Chilled Two-Wine Spritzer)

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A little housekeeping: Unfortunately, I got a little education this week when I learned about Scrapers. Am I the last person alive to  hear about these folks? What they do -in a nutshell- is steal the RSS feed from a blog and republish it for whatever reasons they have to doing so (getting hits, pilfering…

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Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

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Today I have the second of the three pizzas I planned to share with you for Pizza Week. You can see the dough recipe here and the Spinach and Garlic Alfredo Pizza here. Hooray for pizza! Now, I can’t speak for your own mother, but I -for one- would be thrilled with a homemade pizza…

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