Toffee Pecan Pie Bars

Toffee Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie in bar form?  Yes, please! One of my absolute favorite Christmas cookies are Pecan Tassies.  My Grandmother used to make them and then my Mom and now me.  They bring back great Christmas memories of driving to my Grandparent's house on Christmas Eve, eating Swiss Cheese Fondue and all the other amazing foods my Grandmother used to make. I've never made a Pecan Pie.  I've never really been a nut person and there seems to be so many of them in this pie.  But then I saw the bar form of … [Continue reading...]

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup

When you think of soup does the word pumpkin ever come to mind?  For me?  No way.  I would never have thought to put pumpkin in soup.  I guess it was a good thing I didn't know what was in it when my Mom had me try this soup years ago.  I loved it.  I made it all the time.  It was delicious.  Who knew? Now fast forward 20 years and I remembered this delicious soup when I was in the grocery store.  I dug out the recipe and am I glad I did!  I forgot how delicious it is. I added ham to the … [Continue reading...]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Empanadas {Secret Recipe Club}

Raspberry Cream Cheese Empanadas

The delicious taste of homemade red raspberry jelly plus cream cheese empanada dough make these little hand pies amazing. It’s with a sad heart I say that this is our last Secret Recipe Club post.  I’ve been apart of this great club since August of 2011.  Holy smokes.  That’s monthly posts for over six years! […]

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Bubblegum Macarons

Bubblegum Macarons

My daughter has been asking to make Macarons for months.  They are her absolute favorite cookie ever.  Strange, right?  She’s eleven!  But anywhere we go that has them, the first thing out of her mouth is, “Mom, look!  Macarons!  We need to buy some.” It’s not that I haven’t wanted to make them.  They just […]

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

White Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Nothing says Fall like pumpkin.  So how about White Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies?  That screams Fall, right? There’s an extra Monday this month so the Secret Recipe Club decided to put on a Fall secret reveal day – all things Fall.  My assigned blog was Savory Moments, written by Amy.  Amy’s interest in food sparked in […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

As a kid I loved Halloween.  I loved absolutely everything about it.  Now, as an adult?  Not so much.  It’s not the holiday, per se.  It’s the craziness that has become Halloween.  I live in a neighborhood where everyone comes to trick-or-treat.  I’m serious.  Everyone!  It’s crazy.  I used to try to keep up with […]

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No Bake Caramel Chocolate Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Caramel Cookies

When I first started working at the middle school the cafeteria sold these amazing No Bake Cookies that were a huge hit with the students and staff.  They were huge and only cost $1.  Then this silly rule came down from up above that the cafeteria can’t sell giant No Bake Cookies anymore because they […]

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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

It’s official, I’m on a giant pasta salad kick.  I love everything about pasta, hot or cold.  But there’s something about a pasta salad that is easy and so delicious.  It’s one of those things I can take for lunch and not have to worry if I’m going to have time to go find a microwave.  […]

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Copycat Cosmic Brownies

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

With how much baking we do in my house it’s ironic that my son’s favorite dessert of all time is Cosmic Brownies.  You know.  The store bought ones.  What the heck?!?!  I can’t really blame him, though.  I remember as a kid growing up thinking the best “treat” was a store bought cake.  My Mom […]

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OOfos Sandals Review and a Giveaway

OOfos Recovery Footwear

I have a confession to make.  I’m in love.  Yep, head over heals in love!  With these sandals! I’m on my feet a lot during the day.  I work in a middle school so I have to keep up with 550 sprouting pre-teens.  If that’s not enough to make your feet hurt, add to that […]

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