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Monkey Bread (Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe)

My mom makes this monkey bread, usually around the holidays and it’s tasty and easy to make, so I thought I would share it. Monkey Bread Recipe Ingredients ½ cup granulated sugar 1  teaspoon cinnamon 2 16 oz. cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar ¾ cup butter […]

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Soup With Dad: Carrabba’s Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup

As I mentioned, my Dad and I are making and eating soup this fall and I am sharing the recipes.  Next up is another one of our FAVORITES – Carabba’s Spicy Lentil Soup. If you haven’t had it there, I highly recommend it. Good stuff. Okay, so here are me and my Dad back in […]

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Soup with Dad: Zuppa Toscano Recipe

My Dad is retired. My kids, for the first time, are both in school full-time. And Dad and I love soup. And fall. I love my Dad so much. Here we are having soup back in the day (and waiting for a camera timer). I think we might still have that pot. Dad. This is […]

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Cooking Tips & Inspiration From Stephanie at Never the Same Spice Twice Blog

Okay, Friends.  Something interesting is happening to me that I didn’t anticipate. I have met some really cool people through my book. What? You mean your blog? No, my book. I have approached a few bloggers who are expecting about reading my book. Seems like a good idea to help spread the word, right? It […]

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Crab Legs on a Dime

Do you love crab legs but hate the price on the menu? I have a couple of girlfriends who like them, too. One time, our friend Jennifer had us over to her house to have crab legs. It must have cost her a fortune to buy us all crab legs (thanks again, Jennifer!). It worked […]

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Hearty Soup You Can Make With Ham: Senate Bean Soup from McGuire’s

This past summer, some friends of ours let us use their condo in Destin, Fl where I learned a few things. While we were there, we discovered a restaurant called McGuire’s Irish Pub. They have FANTASTIC steak. My husband and I split one and the kids ate most of it, so we were inclined to […]

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Egg Nogg Streusel Coffee Cake

Looking for a new holiday recipe? My sister made this and liked it. She thought I might want to share it, so she took a picture of it with some ornaments. (That’s a sister of a blogger for ya!) Thanks, Amy! Egg Nogg Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe Streusel Topping 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon […]

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Easy Summer Spinach Pecan Salad Recipe

Can you wing it in the kitchen? You know, throw ingredients together and whip up a meal? I…cannot. In fact,  Left to my own devices my kids end up saying things like, “Is this dinner?” But I do have one thing I made up that I (and even other people!) like. It’s a spinach salad […]

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Summer Side Dish: Tomato Salad

You know how when you are at other people’s houses, you eat things you might not otherwise? Well, I was at my friend Rachel’s house and tried this next dish. It’s a tomato salad. And I really don’t like tomatoes, but I will eat this. It’s quite tasty. And it’s easy and good for you, […]

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How to Cook Fresh Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

We are heading into prime fresh corn season, and my husband’s Aunt Charlotte passed along an AWESOME way to cook corn on the cob in the microwave. It’s fast, easy, and delicious! 1. Buy fresh corn from a farm or farmer’s market. 2. Cook in microwave for 4 minutes for 1 (and 8 minutes for 2). […]

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