This is 40! Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars

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Y'all, today is my birthday. A BIG birthday. I'm entering my fourth decade begrudgingly, but if I have to do it -- I would like it known that these bars are comin' with me. I'm not sure how this day is gonna go down (because I'm writing this post at 5:41am) but I have a feeling it will be a … [Continue reading]

Oscar-worthy: Salted Caramel Krispie Treats

Did you watch the Oscars last night?  I DVR-ed them and started watching about 9pm so I could fast forward through the commercials and some of the boring speeches.  Because, let's face it, most of us are only interested in the gowns and the awards given at the beginning and end (though Gaga was a … [Continue reading]

One-Pot Chicken Enchilada Chili

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Oh my gosh, was this ever good. And hearty. And healthy. And filling. I don't know about your kids, but mine don't like to see all the beans and … [Continue reading]

Kid Pick: Homemade Applesauce in the Crock Pot

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Do your kids go through those packets of applesauce from the store faster than lightning? Mine do. I keep them in their own little drawer in my pantry … [Continue reading]

Hearty Baked Rigatoni with Sausage

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This is a never-fail recipe for me -- I've been making it for almost as long as I've been cooking. During our Snowpocalypse last week (where they … [Continue reading]

Simplest. Dessert. Ever. Bruléed Fruit Cups

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A couple of years ago we endured what we've affectionately named "The Blizzard of Oz". It amounted to three days straight of missed school and was, … [Continue reading]

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies were featured in Bon Appetit last month, and intrigued me because they used three -- three -- different kinds of sugar. I figured … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Blondies

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Yesterday I needed a superfast treat for some of Kate's friends who were coming over after school. I had some Valentine's M&Ms and thought they'd … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot RumChata Banana Bread

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Do you know RumChata? If not, say helllllooo. I love me some RumChata. It's a creamy liqueur made with Caribbean rum, cream, cinnamon, vanilla … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

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I love a crock pot dish that I can start in the morning and can truly cook ALL DAY. Lots of my favorite slow-cooked meals involve chicken breast, … [Continue reading]