Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sticky Toffee Carmel Dip

Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that will tingle everyone’s tastebuds? This recipe is quick and easy.  And if you buy the pre-sliced apples, you can serve it in a jiffy! Sticky Toffee Carmel Dip 2-8oz. blocks of cream cheese … Continue reading

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As American as Cherry Pie

Cherry pie is the epitomy of an traditional American dessert. Have you heard Warrants song “Cherry Pie”?   “Tastes so good, make a grown cry, Sweet cherry pie, Oh yeah.”  Not that it is referencing cherry pie, but baking cherry pie made me think … Continue reading

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Creme de Menthe Oreo Poppers

  Just pop’em in your mouth and savor the sweet minty flavor, sure to please your tastebuds! Creme de menthe is an essential way to dress up your holiday treats!  These poppers are quick and easy to make.  No baking required!  … Continue reading

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T H A N K F U L (L)

Were you graced by some real turkey’s on Thanksgiving day like this? Wild turkeys They kept walking around and around the house.  Don’t they know what day it is?  You betta watch yo’backs turkeys!  But we already had our bird in … Continue reading

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Eggnog Extravaganza

Does anyone enjoy eggnog as much as I do?  Truthfully I’ve never had “real” eggnog with eggs and rum.  But since I don’t really have a taste for rum, not sure I’d even like it. But I do like all … Continue reading

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Gobblepalooza

Happy Thanksgiving aka Gobblepalooza! Today is about GRATITUDE.  A way of expressing thankfulness of what we have and focusing on life’s blessings. I am so happy to be spending this holiday with my family.  For whom I am most thankful … Continue reading

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Crisped Parmesan Chickpeas

I have never been a bean lover, at all.   Ask my mom.  I used to spit them out in to my napkin when I was made to eat them.  But as the years have passed and I have broadened my food … Continue reading

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Shortbread: White Chocolate Cherry Style

It is time to begin thinking of holiday baking as the season is fast approaching.  This time of year, I begin to sift thru my recipes, putting them in piles of “I want to make,” “maybe I will make,” and … Continue reading

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Lady & The Tramp

Our puppies sure did a good job of channeling Lady & The Tramp from 1955.  The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.  But, between shar-peis. My husband thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Crafty carpets

Is there such a thing as crafty carpets?  I don’t believe so.  My day started off with taking the puppies for a walk.  I knew this was going to be the last morning all week that I could do that.  … Continue reading

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2-a-day Saturday

My internal alarm clock woke me up at 7am this morning (as it does every dang morning I don’t have to get up for work).  I do label myself as a morning person, so I bounced up out of bed … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Life: extra rooms

Yesterday over at Kelly’s Korner she had another Show Us Your Life post.  So I thought I would do the same thing here.  It was all about those extra rooms in your house.  The ones that are not main areas like … Continue reading

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…it’s beginning to look alot like C H R I S T M A S!

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas, ev’ry where you go…including my home!  Yes friends, I committed the crime.  I decorated before the Thanksgiving holiday.  And I do it every year.  I guess because the thought of it overwhelms me and I … Continue reading

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Dessert hummus

Do you like hummus?  Do you like flavored hummus?  Have you ever tried dessert hummus?  Let me just tell you that it is delicious and nutritious.  On several occasions I have been known to order dessert hummus from Crazy Camel.  It … Continue reading

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An Introduction

Meet Journey & Ripley!  I think I just have the cutest puppies ever, but I am biased.  We have had them since January and now they are full grown girls!  Both of them are one year old, though they are … Continue reading

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First FFFrost

It’s happened.  Guess winter is really on it’s way.  When I got up this morning, laced up my sneakers, suited up Journey and Ripley with their collars and stepped outside…it was very chilly.  Though I am glad I don’t have … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

I absolutely love all my neighbors.  I love the addition we live in.  I love the area where we live.  Far enough away, but close enough to everything all the good shopping centers.  And I am so glad that we … Continue reading

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Chocolate coconut bread pudding

Sometimes just the smell of coconut can make me think I am on a tropical vacation.  On a beach, glowing sun, slight breeze, sound of the waves crashing and a butler bringing me a pina colada!  But alas, it is cold … Continue reading

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Crock pot creation

It’s a taco soup kind of day!  I actually got this recipe out of my local newspaper.  It sounded delicious and said I could use turkey, hamburger or chicken.  I picked ground turkey.  It has tons of beans in it, … Continue reading

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Show us your life: Bathrooms

Over at Kelly’s Korner  she is showcasing bathrooms this week.  So I thought I would show you mine!  I love all the bathrooms in my home.  Probably because I designed them! That’s the powder room on the first floor.  Can you … Continue reading

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Supper Club

Yesterday was another glorious day in the Midwest.  The sun was shining and it was warm out.  Odd for mid-November, but I took advantage of it.  Multiple walks outside with the puppies and a long bike ride while talking on … Continue reading

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A lil something to make your mouth water!

This evening I made more Oreo Cheesecake Pretzel Bites.  I plan to take them to work tomorrow.  They will thank me for the sweet pick me-up!  This is a super easy recipe that I got from picky-palate.com.  And I had … Continue reading

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Beautiful biking day!

What a glorious fall day outside today in the Midwest! 70 degrees, blue skies and some sun shining down. So I set out on a bike ride thru the surrounding neighborhoods. I rode for 45 minutes on mostly flat terrain … Continue reading

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