Italian Cream Birthday Bake

Italian Cream Birthday Bake

Middle Tennessee has been hit with full-on WINTER all in one week.  This week.  Ice. Snow. Rain. Sleet. Thunder. More Ice.  All this week.  The glorious result for me is that we have been home all week.  This may not sound great to you but for me, it is a blessing to...

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For The Love of My Family – Tuna Noodle Casserole

For The Love of My Family – Tuna Noodle Casserole

What do you do purely for the love of your family?  Something you would never, ever do except out of love? Tuna. Noodle. Casserole.  That's it.  I make tuna noodle casserole because they love it.  If I didn't want to make them happy I would never, ever make...

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Snicker Doodle Cookies For Santa!

Snicker Doodle Cookies For Santa!

Do you have cookies ready for Santa tonight?  Well, I didn't until we made a stop to visit Lee's Aunt Mattie Lou this morning!  Mattie Lou reminded me of a recipe I had given her for Snicker Doodle cookies.  She said, "I made that recipe and they turned out great!"...

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Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

Strawberry Cheesecake Cake

[ The Birth of Jesus Christ ] In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of...

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Classic Chess Pie

Classic Chess Pie

Chess pies are a Southern specialty that has a simple filling of eggs, sugar, butter, and a small amount of flour. Some recipes add cornmeal and others include vinegar. Flavorings, such as vanilla, lemon juice, or chocolate are also added to vary the basic recipe....

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100% Whole Wheat Bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Besides being the chief gardener, chief culinary consultant, and chief everything else my sweet husband is also the chief flour grinder.  A few years ago we bought a 5 gallon bucket of winter wheat berries.  (Yikes, that is a lot of berries!)  And so we have ground...

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All-American Apple Crumb Pie

All-American Apple Crumb Pie

Can you stand one more apple recipe?  If you are like me you may still have a few apples around from the fall bounty.  I made this Apple Crumb Pie a few weeks back and it reminded me of how much I like the simplicity of making a crumb topping pie!  It also reminded me...

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It’s Apple Time!  Let’s Bake Some Apples

It’s Apple Time! Let’s Bake Some Apples

Fresh apples are a plenty at this time of the year and baking an apple can make a very luxurious dessert.  I've baked apples for years but with a refrigerator drawer full of apples I decided to Google a new recipe for this old favorite.  Wow!  I am so glad that I did....

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Award Winning Apple Walnut Berry Galette

Award Winning Apple Walnut Berry Galette

There are many things I love about the fall and October in particular. One of which is the half-marathon my awesome husband likes to run in the first week of the month.  This year he had a "big" birthday which catapulted him into a new age group at this...

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Abbey and Her First Pecan Pie – JD Style

Abbey and Her First Pecan Pie – JD Style

I cannot remember when I made my first pie.  But on the bright side I know it was when I was still in high school!  My sous-chef dish-washing mom has made pie for as long as I can remember and I inherited her love of making anything pie! When granddaughter Abbey...

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