I Guess That Includes the Meringues

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If anything in this world is certain, my grandmother will always be there, and she will always make her Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies. Little puffy clouds of awesome, a crisp shell protecting a sweet, gooey chocolaty center; messy to eat as all get-out. The only solution is to shove the whole thing in your mouth in one bite - purely out of … Keep Reading

Roasted Tomato Soup {Easy}

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It's cold; it's time. Roasted Tomato Soup. Tomato soup, of course, needs no grand introduction - just a bunch of pictures of it, paired with grilled cheese, in all of its glory. I couldn't narrow down the pictures - they all looked so good. I hope you will forgive me. Something tells me you will. This recipe makes a thicker soup, … Keep Reading

Treats for Tazewell: Pumpkin Treats

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In October, Tazewell and I spent two weeks visiting my parents in Indiana. I was able to get out a bit; Tazewell, not so much, save for periodic {but pretty frequent!} lightning-speed dashes into the back yard to protect us from ... bunnies I guess. I'm not really sure what he was chasing, I didn't see anything. I thank him, in any case, for … Keep Reading

Homemade Chili Sauce

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Another day, another recipe to replace a bottle of condiments in the refrigerator door with something healthier, from items you can keep on-hand. Ho-hum. As you will recall from my Cocktail Sauce post, I like to have the right condiment for every occasion, but I hate the thought of a dozen or more glass bottles languishing in the refrigerator … Keep Reading

Homemade Onion Herb Mix

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The first time I made a recipe that used onion soup mix as an ingredient, it seemed easy enough to buy, keep on hand, and use in recipes like meatloaf, brisket, and dips. It seemed to add a lot of flavor, and I figured there were a lot of flavors in the packet that I could not replicate on my own. Um, how could I even begin to replicate this … Keep Reading

Reese’s Puffs Treats {Easy}

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Who doesn't have fond memories of melting marshmallows and butter on the stove, hurrying to pour in and stir a big bowl of cereal, and pressing the mixture into a buttered pan. The sticky, sweet crunchies left on the spoon and in the recesses of the pot were a teaser of the final, cooled product. Rice Krispies Treats may be the ultimate shared … Keep Reading

Cocktail Sauce {Fast + Easy + Healthy}

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If you are like me, you would rather not have twenty bottles of condiments lining your refrigerator door. And, if you are like me, you would also like the right condiment for every occasion. Finally, if you are like me, you would love for those condiments to be as fresh and healthy as possible. It can be exhausting to be like me. Trust me on … Keep Reading

Fave: Odd-Sized Measuring Cups

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Standard measuring cups come in a set of four: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup. You can assemble pretty much any measurement with these tools. But if you bake a lot, it can be annoying to scoop BOTH 1/4 cup AND 1/2 cup to make 3/4 cup. #firstworldproblems #foodbloggerproblems #momthisisahashtag In all seriousness - as serious as a blog … Keep Reading

Broiled Avocados with Chipotle + Cheddar

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Broiled. As if you needed another way to enjoy avocados. This recipe has made the rounds on blogs and Pinterest, and if you haven't tried it yet, now is your big chance. All you need is an avocado or two, some shredded cheddar cheese, and one chipotle pepper with a bit of adobo sauce (the deep red liquid that chipotles in adobo come in). If you … Keep Reading