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The Only Recipe for Sandwich Bread You Need

February 27, 2014
Classic American Sandwich Bread

It’s probably no surprise to anyone, but I handle the bulk of the grocery shopping around here. And by that, I mean that Jason knows where HEB, Costco, and Aldi are. And that they allegedly sell things other than cheese and wine and Blue Bell. ALLEGEDLY. So on the super rare occasion that he has [...]

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Gingerbread Caramel Popcorn

December 16, 2013
Gingerbread Caramel Corn

I am all cookied out. Every single cookie that I brought home from last weekend’s exchange is gone. I didn’t eat them all, because that would be a terrible idea, but I had my share. And now I can’t even bring myself to edit the photos for the butterscotch cookie post that’s hanging out in [...]

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Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

October 17, 2013
Bourbon & Salted Caramel Popcorn

I hesitate to oversell and call that bowl of awesomeness “amazing” because it’s “just” caramel popcorn. But if caramel popcorn can be called amazing, then that stuff most certainly is amazing. It’s “just” popcorn coated in caramel sauce and baked. But that super easy caramel sauce is made in barely 10 minutes, without even requiring [...]

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Photo Fridays: The $7 Target Dollar Spot Find

June 7, 2013
DIY Beer Paddle and Monogram Beer Flight Glasses

I can’t walk into Target without taking a stroll through the Dollar Spot. Usually, I’m looking for a pack of stickers, a rubber ducky, a sparkly pencil… something cheap with which to bribe The Little into riding in the cart without going full mushroom cloud mode on me. More than once, we’ve had to turn [...]

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DIY: Frozen French Bread Pizzas

March 11, 2013
Homemade Frozen French Bread Pizza

Before The Little was born, I went impressively overboard on a stock-the-freezer mission. It was part hoarding, part planning-for-the-apocalypse but I just knew I’d never ever have the time or energy to prep dinner again for the next 5+ years. I wasn’t completely wrong. Most of it was your standard fare (enchiladas, pasta, soups, pizza [...]

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DIY: English Muffins

February 20, 2013
Homemade English Muffins

“Dough! Are you making dough? I can have some dough?” The clank of the mixer bowl snapping onto mixer sends The Little running to the kitchen from anywhere inside our fence line. She has always had super Spidey hearing. When she was a newborn, the sound of milk pouring over my cereal downstairs in the [...]

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White Chocolate-Peppermint Chunk Cookies

December 10, 2012
White Chocolate-Peppermint Chunk Cookies

It’s a cookie hangover kind of Monday. Yesterday I took 6 dozen cookies to a cookie exchange… and came home with 6 dozen different cookies. Chocolate-covered cherry cookies, chocolate-peppermint sandwich cookies, peanut butter truffles, chocolate-ginger cookies, cinnamon-chocolate chip… In between baking and packaging up 6 dozen cookies and the tummy full of deliciously sweet shame [...]

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Homemade Pecan Pumpkin Butter

September 19, 2012
Homemade Pecan Pumpkin Butter

Updated from the archives. No trip to the mall is complete without a 20-minute detour into the shiny, overpriced gourmet kitchen store. We like to slowly creep along the aisles, ooohing over fancy salts, aaahing over delicious oils and gourmet chocolates, and shaking our head disapprovingly at $100 pairing knives. Six (!) years ago, we [...]

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