Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

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I’d like to observe a moment of silence for my waistline. *Silence punctuated by the sound of chewing. Munch, munch, mmmmmmm… It’s moments like these that I wonder what I’m doing to you folks: you kind, sweet people who come read my recipes, laugh with me, send me wonderful notes and leave flattering and/or hilarious…

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Bourbon and Vanilla Infused Sugar

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My friend Pamela is a good person to know. She knits the most amazing things. She sews like an angel and can sing your pants off*. *Make that sings like an angel and can sew your pants on. Really. She could probably sing while sewing on your pants and knitting you a sweater. She’s good…

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Shortbread Cookie Spoons (Spookies)

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You know how sometimes everything just comes together at the right time? Those moments where inspiration strikes at the same time that you have all the supplies to make it happen? This is one of those moments. I had just made some velvety, luscious chocolate custard and one of my friends started talking about the…

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Banana Nutmeg Smoothies

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Warning: This post is going to discuss bodily functions. Sorry, butt there’s no getting around it, and everybody does it. This has been a Foodie With Family P.S.A. When you have little kids, life seems to develop a tendency to revolve around… Hmm. How to say this nicely and in a not-unappetizing way on a…

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Deep Dish Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie

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Raise your hand if you, like me, love snickerdoodles beyond any other cookie on the face of the earth.  Raise your other hand if you, also like me, really don’t think snickerdoodles need to be messed with to make them wonderful.  Raise your foot (since we’re running out of hands) if you think tinkering with…

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Superbowl Party Food Part II | The Sweet Team

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This post is Part II of my three part Superbowl Party Food roundup. Be sure to check out Part I, The Savoury Team, for great hearty party food options. Ah, dessert. The sweets. The good stuff.  The reason to run on a treadmill. Or not.  And by ‘or not’ I mean run on the treadmill,…

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15 Ways to Eat Your Popcorn

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This is a reprint of my column that ran in yesterday’s issue of the Record-Eagle. “I don’t understand all these things people are doing to popcorn.  Why bother?  Popcorn is perfect with just a little salt on it.”  Thus said my father while we chatted on the phone a couple weeks ago.  At the time…

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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[First published in November 2009] I’ve received lovely notes from many of you inquiring after my absence here.  First, let me thank you all for caring enough to ask.  Second, let me explain why I’m reposting this. My husband and I have visited his Aunt Patti in the Houston Heights area the last couple years…

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Sweet and Spicy Chipotle Kettle Corn

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A.) It’s rainy. B.) It’s chilly. C.) My husband was on a business trip this week meaning that I parented our five boys solo. D.) My husband got in from that business trip at 1:30 a.m. this morning. E.) I’ve been canning like a maniac for weeks on end. F.) I have a hole in…

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