Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole

I grew up eating sweet potato casserole on Thanksgiving might look similar to this dish.  It was super sweet, sometimes it was made with canned yams, and it was dripping with syrupy…stuff.  I loved it as a kid. Now, though, not so much.  I’m actually not a huge sweet potato fan. I think I just …

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Mini Baguettes

I’d recently fallen out of the habit of making homemade bread (really, really fallen out of it).  I think with having a new baby, a toddler running around, and just regular old life, something had to give and that was it.  With company coming, though, I wanted to make something special and I was feeling …

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Chiffon Cake (dairy free)

For no real reason other than regular life things, I’ve been badly neglecting this blog. 🙁  I think about it all the time but just haven’t sat down to write a new post in what feels like forever.  In fact, this cake post has been sitting on my computer since July.  JULY!  It’s September. As …

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Chicken Tamale Pie

We spent our entire weekend in Nashville with Blair’s family, it was a whirlwind of a weekend, but it was so wonderful to see two people so in love tie the knot. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever get sick of going to weddings. Family time is always the best and we were happy …

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Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

There are many different times when food bloggers join together to celebrate joyous occasions, but the bond comes through even stronger when someone in the community is struggling. Right now Annie and her family are in that position. On Thanksgiving, Annie posted about losing her father suddenly. She was making the final preparations for dinner …

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Nutella Swirl Coffee Cake

For some reason, Blair thought it was really strange that a couple would register for a bundt cake pan, what could you possibly make in that thing? It all started when his good friend, Brian, got hitched to Molly and they had a bundt cake holder on their registry. Blair thought it was the most …

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Chocolate Mint Squares

The perfect holiday combination, chocolate, and mint. These brownies are rich but super delicious. Imagine a moist brownie, covered with a sugary, mint frosting, and topped off with a chocolate glaze. My grandma makes these yummy brownies for many of our family events and they always disappear. I made these for salad bar this month …

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Tex Mex Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes have a really bad reputation. They are showcased in every single movie or television show being the lunch that no one wants to eat. They are served by the hairnet wearing, gross lunch ladies. For some reason, I never thought badly about sloppy joes, they were the very first meal that I knew …

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Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Can you believe that it is already October? Before we know it we will be stuck indoors because it is too cold out, and hanging Christmas lights. I plan to soak in all of what Fall has to offer before that can happen though. Unfortunately, it seems that Blair and I are always moving around …

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