The Day I Flashed the Whole Town

The Day I Flashed the Town of Hornell by

I’d like to show you how much clothing I usually like to wear. I’m not kidding. I like to be pretty well covered up. I don’t mind form fitting clothing, but I don’t want to flash a bunch of skin. Call it a combination of modesty and a mortal dread of sunburn. Okay, it’s mostly…

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Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes


THIS DISH, friends. This one right here. Oh my word. This is the best friend of busy, cash-strapped moms in the cold weather months. I’m talking about Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes that are roasted in the skin until they’re super soft and caramelized in their own jackets, split open, and topped with leftover Slow Cooker…

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Chickpea Tikka Masala

30 minute Chickpea Tikka Masala- hearty, simple, pocketbook friendly, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food that just happens to be meat, dairy, and gluten free from

Have you ever surprised yourself with how much you ended up liking something? I did just that this past week with Chickpea Tikka Masala. I was putting together a meal for a friend who had gotten smacked upside the head by life that week, and the friend is vegan. It was cold, cold, COLD in…

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Coffee Jelly

Coffee Jelly {the ultimate hostess gift} on Simple French Toast from

My husband lives, breathes, sleeps, drinks, and eats coffee. I mean REALLY.  We tea drinkers often get a reputation as being high maintenance, but my husband takes the cake with his coffee rules. The guy opts to drive rather than fly on all business trips under 12 hours so he can take HIS coffee and…

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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Easy, Perfect Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls from #JCPAmbassador #BH #ad

My family most often gathered around my Grandma and Grandpa’s table for Thanksgiving. Grandma’s table was never fancy looking and never had a swank tablescape. To the best of my recollection, I don’t even think any of the dishes matched. We all dressed comfortably and most definitely casually. Here’s the thing, though. NO ONE who…

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Natural Sleep Remedies

Combat insomnia with Natural Sleep Remedies from

Insomnia is my forever friend. Since as early in my life as I can remember, I’ve fought it with varying degrees of success.  It’s a family thing, too… My dad has always dealt with insomnia. If you have it, I’m sure what I’m about to say is going to sound familiar. You run yourself ragged…

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Marinated Chickpea Salad

Marinated Chickpea Salad from

We have a lot of serious cooking holiday cooking looming on the horizon, and even though I love it, there are some nights leading up to and following the big events that I just plain don’t feel like cooking. Those nights call for a solid bed of mixed greens, a handful of leftover meat (maybe…

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Simple French Toast

Simple French Toast Breakfast Stacks from

I know; Simple French Toast sounds a bit repetitively redundant. There’s a method to my madness, though. French Toast is so easy to church up that people often forget just how magnificent a SIMPLE French Toast can be. Striking the balance between crisp edges and custardy centers isn’t rocket science, but it does require a…

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Korean Inspired Simple Roast Beef

Easy to make, impressive Korean Inspired Simple Roast Beef

Be sure to read to the end of the post to find out all about the great Le Creuset and Certified Angus Beef® Brand giveaway! Raise your hand if you’re on the hunt for a great appetizer for Thanksgiving! Raise your other hand if you want it to be something OTHER than turkey! I know…

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Dulce de Leche Chai Latte {Caramel Chai Latte}

Dulce de Leche Chai Lattes {caramel chai lattes} from

It took a terrible show of willpower for me not to move this up in the queue to share with you sooner. The only thing that kept me from plunking a Dulce de Leche Chai Latte in the middle of #TurkeyWeek and wrecking the theme was the fact that I know there are people out there…

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