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Let’s Talk Pie!

Yes, I’ll admit I’m a giddy nerd when it comes to decorating and baking pies. It’s edible play dough y’all! You’ve got to be playful with it!
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Rustic Apple Tart, Anyone?

Fall wouldn’t be complete without a post from my dear friend Amy and her best kitchen helper, Mr. B! I can’t go through a season without them. I love them so.  🙂  Amy’s recipes are always amazing and this tart is SUPER YUMMY! I had a slice after I finished the photo shoot. Delicious! Take it away, Amy! Read More »

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How to Safely Cut an Avocado

Oh, yes!  There is a correct way to cut an avocado!  And do you want to know why I feel it’s a good idea to share this?  Because after cutting avocados for years, and being pretty comfortable with cutting up an avocado very quickly… I cut my finger…  YIKES! Read More »

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Danishes

You guys know my dear friend Amy!  If you missed out on the last post with her as my guest then be sure to click on this link Sweetish Love Knots.  Well, as I’ve said before, she’s pretty awesome and on top of that she make’s up these awesome recipes and bakes them with the help of her little man Ben, but I call him Mr. B and of course Rigel (their pup) is always on hand for moral support too!  I also get to sample these at the end of our photoshoot and I have so say YUM!  You need to totally try this! Read More »

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Swedish Love Knots

Meet my dear friend Amy and her little man Ben!  We’ve been friends for 15 years!  Her hubby and my hubby have been friends since wee babies.  Amy gave up her career as an editor to be a full time, awesome mommy.  She’s also the best travel buddy!  A few years back we flew to London (first class) for a girly weekend get-away!  That’s another story for another time…  She is also one of the best dang cooks I’ve ever known so you’ll enjoy this fun recipe.  It’s frickin’ delicious!  You’ll love her right away and her sweet boy! Read More »

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Homemade Pecan Turtles

by Laura

I’m so excited!  I’ve never made turtles before, and after paying way too much money for them over the years, I finally decided to just make them…they couldn’t be that hard, right?  And they’re INCREDIBLY EASY!  I read a few recipes, and then I picked Joan Konnad’s brain when she took me to a local bakery supply store (more on that below).  Finally, I just decided to wing it, and I’m thrilled with the results!  Read More »

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2 Dimensional Sugar Cookie House

By Melessa

For a long time my family made gingerbread houses, but we never ate the gingerbread.  It was too hard to eat.  It felt like biting down on a jawbreaker.  Not to mention assembling the house is a pain.  So I decided to adjust the house structure by baking softer, tastier walls (that are still strong) and by just making the front of the house.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers? Yes, Please!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We’ll be off with family for the weekend, so enjoy the time with your loved ones.

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving dinner is all the leftovers.  I’m not much of an innovator when it comes to recipes, but I did create this yummy turkey rice soup that’s perfect for using up some of that leftover goodness.  Our girls call it Scarborough Fair Soup, after the spices used in it (my parents listened to a LOT of Simon & Garfunkel when I was little, and I’ve tried to pass that on to my girls too).  For a protein-rich meatless version, swap out the turkey for two cans of great northern beans that have been drained and rinsed. Read More »

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