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The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

on Nov 18th 2015

Alright folks, this pumpkin pie is to die for and rounds out my fall menu quite nicely.  Refrigerated pastry crust teams up with a gingersnap crust for a delicious foundation for the perfect pumpkin pie. 1 refrigerated pie crust 2  cups  crushed gingersnaps (about 40 gingersnaps) 1  cup  pecans, finely chopped 1/2  cup  sugar 1/4  cup  butter, melted […]

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Aunt Debbie’s Poppy Seed Ham Rolls

on Jan 1st 2015

Do you need a recipe for all that leftover Christmas ham?  Make my Aunt Debbie’s Ham Rolls.  This recipe can be made ahead, refrigerated, and baked for breakfast. It can be easily put together for a quick snack, party appetizer, picnic, or even a Super Bowl item. To make good use of any leftover ham, […]

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Christmas Cranberry Salsa

on Dec 19th 2014

I enjoy creating new recipes for Christmas each year.  This recipe was inspired by a photo I thought I pinned to Pinterest but never could find when I wanted to make the dish.  So I have created my own recipe for Christmas Cranbery Salsa.  It can be served with corn chips. But I like to […]

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Pumpkin Pie – Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free

on Nov 26th 2014

I needed to create a gluten, dairy, and sugar free recipe recently for a family gathering.  This was my first attempt at pumpkin pie without sugar.  This pie is delicious – so delish I’m not sure your guests would ever know it is free of dairy and sugar and gluten.  I found organic gluten free […]

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The Three Pigs Oink Out Sandwich with Jalepeno Aioli

on Dec 27th 2013

There are many ways to strengthen marriages and relationships.  In my book, BACON never fails to make my man happy.  There’s only one way to improve bacon, and that is to serve it up with pulled smoked pork BBQ AND thin shaved country ham!  This sandwich is incredibly hearty and pleasing served up on sourdough […]

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All Natural Holiday Cranberry Nut Salad (sugar-free)

on Nov 27th 2013

My favorite cranberry salad is one my Mother-In-Law has been making for years.  Since we are eliminating a lot of chemicals, dyes, and sugar from our diets, I am pleased to rework my favorite recipe and offer a clean, sugar free version that is as tasty and tangy as MIL’s original. 3 cups fresh cranberries […]

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Campfire Veggies

on Jun 21st 2013

To kick off the first day of summer, here’s a recipe perfect for camping, grilling, picnics, or 4th of July – Campfire Veggies.  Last weekend my hubby and I were able to retreat to the Smokey Mountain National Park for some overdue alone time together.  We primitive tent camped at Cades Cove Campground.  I prepared […]

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Hissy Fit Dip

on Apr 9th 2013

If you were raised in the South, you probably are familiar with the term “HISSY FIT.”  A HISSY FIT can be “pitched” or “thrown”.  In my childhood, I would often hear a friend refer to his or her mom pitching a HISSY FIT.  This simply means that someone or something had caused Mom to become quite […]

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Easter Egg Bird Nests

on Mar 29th 2013

These Easter Egg Bird Nests are a tradition at our house.  This is another fun recipe the kids enjoy helping me make each Easter.  They are incredibly tasty and equally easy to make.  They don’t last long so make a batch and enjoy! 1 12oz package of Chow Mien Noodles –slightly crunched 1 12 oz […]

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Peppermint Mocha Brownies – Perfect for Valentine’s Day

on Feb 13th 2013

Here’s an easy variation of Best Brownies.  I’ve added some instant coffee and frosted them with a mint butter cream icing.  Perfect for Valentine’s Day!  Bake them for all the people you love who also love coffee, or just bake them for yourself.  Enjoy! 2 sticks melted butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup instant coffee crystals […]

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