Monthly Archives: November 2012

Monkey Bread

pull apart bread

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Now with Christmas coming up fast on its heels, you may find yourself having to cook breakfast for a crowd. Maybe you and your family are getting ready for a power shopping

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Posted in Breads, Recipes

Southern Cornbread Dressing

cornbread dressing

This is one of my all time favorites for Thanksgiving side dishes. Southern cornbread dressing is a staple on our table for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is so good and the smell of it cooking just brings a smile to

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Posted in Recipes, Seasonal, Sides

Easy Chicken Dressing

chicken stuffing

Don’t let the thought of making dressing scare you. Here is a super easy way to make dressing that you can eat anytime of year. It is really good and its made with chicken instead of turkey. I love to

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Posted in Recipes, Sides

My Life Map – Book Review

my life map a journal to help you shape your future

  On November 6, a new book was released called My Life Map – A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future by Kate and David Marshall via Gotham Books. I have just finished reading the book and here are my thoughts.

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Posted in Books, Reviews

Crispy Pan Fried Pork Chops

fried pork chops

After much trial and error I have finally found the perfect recipe for crispy pan-fried pork chops. We all know that a great breaded coating is the perfect thing to give rather bland pork chops a big flavor boost, but

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Posted in Mains, Recipes

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

shrimp and pasta

Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite shrimp dishes. I love it on the side with a nice juicy steak. Now that’s some good stuff. We all know when you add pasta to anything it makes it better. Now we

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Easy Garlic Chicken

quick and easy garlic chicken

Here is a quick and easy weeknight chicken recipe. For days when you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. This chicken is so moist and great tasting, that even your most finicky eaters will love it. This would go really great

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Posted in Mains, Recipes

Homemade Marshmallows

homemade marshmellows

Homemade marshmallows WOW you are never gonna believe how easy it is to make your very own puffy ooey gooey little pillows of fluffiness. I love these bigger yummier versions of a marshmallow. I wish I had this recipe 20 years ago. I will never buy store marshmallows

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Posted in Desserts, Recipes

Puppy Chow

muddy buddies

Ah Puppy Chow has been known by many names, Muddy Buddies, Monkey Munch, Sweet Millingers,  Reindeer Chow, and no telling by what name you know it. I made this for the first time over 15 years ago. I liked it so

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Posted in Appetizers, Recipes

Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

pumpkin cookies

  These are not your average cookie. They are big soft and moist and just taste so good. They make you feel all warm inside. They look, smell, and taste just like Fall. You don’t even have to make your

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

oreo cupcakes

  Who doesn’t love Oreo’s, right and who of us doesn’t love cupcakes also? Combine the two and you have something special and irresistible on your hands. I have seen two different Oreo cupcake recipes. One version has a chocolate cake base with an

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A Sisters Suicide

November 1st is just another day for most, but for me its my big sisters birthday. She would have been 43 years old today. This day is a sad one for me because it takes me back to that day.

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Simple Spiced Apple Chips

Baked apple chips

A couple of days ago I posted the recipe for baked apple chips, well this is what I would consider to be the kicked up version. These are sweet and spicy but they are not to overpowering for the kiddies.

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