Avocado Brownies

That's right.  You heard me.  Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, "gross... I have to try these!" And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate.  I'm not kidding... chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids.  Indulge responsibly.   I'm on the…

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Valentine DIY

I co-teach the kindergarten Sunday School class with my boyfriend, Tim.  We usually have a plethora of personalities to keep us busy, but this week a lot of people were sick.   We only had one little girl named Amelia.  She's as sweet as can be and usually really shy. However, this week we got her…

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Take the Cake

Christmas is quickly approaching!  And you know what that means!?  Party time!  Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there's always the question of what to bring.  No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn't get eaten. So how do you know what will be…

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Vegan Dark Chocolate

This is my initiation post, so I thought it would be fitting to share a couple of things about myself.  First of all, I really like eating healthy.  I love working out and running and eating well because it makes me feel good.  Second, I REALLY love chocolate.  Especially DARK chocolate.  Almost anything with chocolate…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Am I the only baker on the planet who has never made these awesome chocolate and peanut butter no bake cookies?  A few weeks ago my sous-chef dishwashing mom and I delivered a panful of PW cinnamon rolls to our friend Julie.  Julie had given us fresh garden tomatoes the day before and we needed…

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White Chocolate Cheese Ball

My sous-chef dish-washing mom came home from Community Bible Study all excited with a recipe in hand!  "You've just got to make this" she said. Our friend Barbara made this dessert cheese ball for a fellowship lunch.  Everyone went wild over the surprised rich white chocolate liberally mixed together with a fine vanilla extract.  Cream…

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to all of my readers who have sent emails, left comments, and have taken the time to share words of encouragement for my nephew, Richard.  In case you missed it you might want to read "You Really Aren't Going To Believe This". I decided it is time I get back to some sweet blogging.…

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Got Chocolate? DIY Valentine Gifts

Fudge doesn't have to be for Christmas-time only!  At our house "anything chocolate" equates to a ♥ fantastic gift ♥ for my Chief Love any time of the year! This fudge was gifted to us this Christmas by our friends Peggy and Barnett.  I will be making it this week for my funny Valentine. ♥…

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Slow Cooker Peanut Clusters

I was tired. I had just finished eating my way through New York City.  Sitting with my computer on my lap I announced to my sous-chef dish-washing mom and Chief Culinary Consultant "I'm not making a bunch of sweet treats this year for Christmas.  We just don't need the sugar or the calories." Sixty seconds…

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Peppermint Patties

Jet-Puffed JUMBO Peppermint Mallows are back!  Why is this important to you? Because if you want to be the hit of the Christmas goodie parade you are going to want to use these super-charged, JUMBO peppermint-infused marshmallows to make some awesome Peppermint Patties! In December 2011 I stumbled upon these mallows while shopping for groceries that…

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Sweet and Salty Christmas Treats

I do realize refrigerators all over this country are stuffed full of Thanksgiving leftovers.  But truthfully, the turkey is cold, the gravy has jellied and the pumpkin pie is gone.  To me that means one thing -- Christmas!  Brunch, luncheons, parties, Christmas eve, Christmas dinner and New Year's eve ... it will all start tumbling…

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Goo Goo Ice Cream Pie

Early in the summer we received the Tennessee Home & Farm magazine published by The Tennessee Farm Bureau.  We always enjoy reading articles about local folk and items of interest.  However, both my Chief Culinary Consultant and I turn to the pages filled with recipes first.  This Goo Goo Pie recipe took front and center…

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