My McCormick Mixed Conference Weekend & Soft Frosted Lofthouse-Style Cookies

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Happy Friday, friends! Have I got a treat for you… Let’s just say these soft, scrumptious Lofthouse-style sugar cookies are my new go-to Christmas cookie. These buttery little rounds of love are a clumsy cookie decorator’s dream come true. No patience for piping bags? Wait ’til you...

Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

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These days, I’ve been needing easy-does-it on the weeknights. My mom readers are no strangers to struggling to get dinner on the table some nights, and I’ve definitely had practice in that arena lately! Nevermind the holiday rush. Gifts are bought, our home is twinkling with Christmas...

Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread

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Whew, what a whirlwind of a holiday weekend! Though I didn’t expect to take such an extended step back from blogging duties, the break gave me a nice chance to unwind. Lapping up time with family, scrumptious home cooked food, and the sunny, brisk...

Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins

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First of all, I just wanted to extend my most heartfelt, big-grandma-squeeze of a “thanks” to the lovely readers who shared in our cheer over Friday’s big announcement! Your congratulations and kind words made both Mark and I smile ‘til it hurt! We couldn’t...

Easy Apple Pecan Sticky Buns + BIG News!

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Happy Friday, friends! Ohhh, do I have something exciting to share with you… and I’m not just talking about these mind-blowing sticky buns! We’ll get to those later. But, in the meantime, I’m gonna munch on one while I tell you something special. Something...

Baked Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

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One thing I don’t glorify nearly enough on this blog is my love of spicy food! Gone is the girl who once shied away from hot sauce and jalapeño slices, zippy wasabi and dried chilies. Give me it all! I mean, well… maybe just...

Spiced Apple-Caramel Crumble Bars + Thanksgiving Blogger Giveaway!

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Every year for Thanksgiving, I tend to think a little non-traditionally when it comes to desserts. Probably because I already have my method down-pat for the perfect turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, which are reoccurring staples on our holiday table. So, why not put...

Creamy Sausage and Spinach Pasta Skillet

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Oh mama. You see, usually, if there’s a dish I can’t get out of my head it involves sugar. Doughy-soft, sweet cinnamon rolls and oozy molten chocolate lava cakes have definitely intercepted my daydreams lately. But, as I do, I instead ate a Jell-O...

Links I Love

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Happy Wednesday, foodie friends! We’ve made it to mid-week and it’s time for a little something different. What a whirlwind of a fall it’s been… and a delicious one, with all the baked goodies I’m churning out and sharing with friends and family. I...

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crusts

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If my posts lately are any indication, my oven’s been churning out a lot of baked goodies recently. Thanks to my low carb livin’, avoidance and self control is easier said than done! But, my friends who love sampling my sweet treats (and taking...