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Tequila con Queso. (Queso con Tequila?)

February 13, 2013
Queso Fundido al Tequila

Yes. Yes I did. Tequila and melted cheese. Those are like two of the greatest things ever invented. Possibly THE two greatest things. But then we have to deal with where to rank Trader Joe’s Sweet & Salty & Nutty Trek Mix and goat cheese and then we’re just gonna get bogged down in the [...]

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Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

January 21, 2013
Crockpot Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

“You always have to make things so complicated. Open a jar, pour it out, and just leave it alone for once.” That’s only a small portion of the rant my sister emailed me – we get along fabulously She asked for my “favorite green enchilada sauce.” So I sent it to her. And it’s a [...]

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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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Christmas Cookie Icing

December 7, 2012
Sugar Cookie Icing

You know what the best part of decorating cookies is? That moment right before you actually start making the icing. Everything is clean, lined up, and ready to go. Because by the time that the icing is done, all bags and bottles have been filled with each color, and the cookies are spread out… the [...]

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Gingerbread Caramels

November 29, 2012
Gingerbread Caramel

This is a very exciting Christmas on the “Christmas as a Parent” scale. The first Christmas was all about watching your sweet bundle of drool staring hypnotically at the blinking tree. That’s also the one where you learn that no matter how awesome or noisy or flashy that toy is, the box or bag or [...]

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Pomegranate Margaritas

November 25, 2012
Pomegranate Margaritas

You recovered from that turkey & football coma yet? My goodness, that was glorious. And gloriously painful. And if we’re talking about the Texans & Cowboys games, just flat-out glorious. I wasn’t disowned for healthifying the broccoli & rice casserole. My dad was well enough to be up and about for the day. My cousin [...]

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A Very Ziploc and Tupperware Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

Getting your house “company clean” with a 2.5 year old is a lot like… trying to clean house with a 2.5 year old. So I mostly put it off, thinking “I’ll do it Wednesday.” Mop the first floor? I’ll do it Wednesday night. That way it might still look at least a little shiny when [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

November 19, 2012
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Hey, look. It’s another super easy way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. And it only involves a little math: 1 part barbecue sauce 1 part cranberry sauce 1. Heat. 2. Stir. 3. Watch your husband dip a tester sweet potato fry in it and complain about it being too cranberry-y. 4. Add another part [...]

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