Single Girls Can Cook

I’ve been a single girl in a crowd full of couples for quite a while. We are a tight group that likes to get together and share meals. I was always asked to bring some beverages or some chips and dip. That all changed when I brought my deviled eggs to a cookout. All my friends have since apologized for assuming I couldn’t cook. They have mumbled around about how they thought my inability to cook might have been why I have no husband. Now, they are busy trying to figure out the real reason I have no husband. (Don’t tell them, but I really just don’t want one. It is too much fun watching them try to figure me out.) Now, when we all get together I am always asked to bring some kind of dish, but my deviled eggs seem to be the crowd favorite and I make them quite often. Come to think of it, maybe always bringing chips, dip and sodas wasn’t so bad after all.

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cucidata

Sicilian Fig Cookies (Cucidati)

These Cucidati are traditional Sicilian celebration cookies. Holidays, Weddings, Births, Baptisms, and yes even after a funeral. These cookies appear as if by magic and disappear in the same way! A lot like a Fig Newton but this ain’t your mama’s store bought cookie. And even if you’re a fig newton hater, you’ll love these!… 

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roasted-chicken

Simple Roasted Chicken

Santa brought me a shiny new convection oven for Christmas, and I finally got around to reading the instruction booklet. I decided to make one of my favorite meals and it turned out perfectly! If you’re making this in a conventional oven  preheat to 425. Also, check your chicken for doneness at the end of… 

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s'mores presley

Homemade Marshmallow S’mores Presley

  My cousin Dale recently catered an event where his clients were HUGE Elvis Presley fans, and ever the BOSS, Dale chose to make the dessert for that party a throwback to Elvis. And OMG I might have died a little when I saw this delicousness on facebook! Of course after I asked him for… 

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rbrice

Red Beans And Rice

Red Beans and Rice is  one of our favorite recipes when the weather starts to cool. This is one my ‘ seat of the pants’ recipes so feel free to adjust to your own personal tastes. This one is guaranteed to be one of your favorites too.  You won’t need to ‘guard’ the stove as… 

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Biscoff Blondies

Biscoff Spread Blondies

 I fell in love with Biscoff Cookies, it seems a life time ago, and when I started seeing them in our local Kroger, and it was like seeing an old friend! I started bringing them home in small quantities and noticed they were disappearing quickly! Turns out my family is as big a fan as… 

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lime granita

Lime Granita {limòn granita}

This lime granita is so easy to make you’re going to want to make it today!  All you need is a jelly roll cake pan (you probably have one in your larder), about 12-14 large limes , (if you want to make key lime granita, you’re going to need a couple of bags of them)… 

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mango tango salsa

Mango Salsa

This bright mango salsa is the perfect accompaniment to  fish, chicken or even a surprise salsa accompaniment to seafood tacos or other Tex-mex meals. Its become an all round favorite in these parts. And what’s not to love? Fresh mango, Vidalia onions and cilantro!  If you love  avocado like I do, you can even chop… 

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DIY SUDS

DIY Suds & Babies

  Let me offer you the easiest, least expensive DIY Suds you can make right there in your kitchen or laundry room and all for about a $10 initial investment.  If you haven’t heard yet (and why haven’t you), we have identical twin grandsons on the way!  And I’m pulling out all the stops for… 

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garlic recipes

Off The Rack: Recipes With Garlic

It’s time to bust out your rack again…your spice rack.  This week we are exploring the savory and delicious world of garlic.  Isn’t garlic one of everyone’s favorite spices?  In addition to being delicious it wards off the evil vampires…right?  Now it’s time to take that spice off the rack and make these simple recipes with… 

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cinnamon recipes

Off The Rack: Recipes With Cinnamon

When was the last time you explored your rack; your spice rack that is?  It is full of flavor, ideas, and YUM!  I am going to start taking a spice “off the rack” and sharing recipes that use that spice.  Maybe you will find a few good ideas you never thought of.  I know I found a… 

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