Category: Food

Baker’s Secret colored bakeware

Freshly baked cinnamon rolls

When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait for Christmas morning. I would wake up at the crack of dawn, and run in to the front room where the Christmas tree was to see what Santa had brought. After the presents were long forgotten, I’d realize how hungry I was.…

Category: Food

Got Milk? Milk for a brighter future

Reading by the fireplace

I have very picky eaters. They go through phases. One of my girls will eat everything in sight, then nothing the next day, or an entire week. I try not to worry; but as a parent, it’s hard. I’m always a little relieved when we start our bedtime routine.…

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Black eyed pea salsa

My mother is very superstitious. I don’t consider myself to be. However, I intentionally don’t walk under ladders, and I might worry a bit if I broke a mirror. Here we are, the New Year is upon us. Every year, my mother opens a can of black eyed peas and insists we all take at least one bite.…

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Dulce de leche butter cookies

Every year, I host a cookie exchange. I make the same cookie every year. This year, I wanted to come up with something that would really “wow” the crowd. It’s a tough crowd. These women bring it. I’ve seen cookies that look like they should be framed, not eaten.…

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Amazing turkey pot pie recipe

Amazing Turkey Pot Pie

I’m having a hard time believing it’s fall already. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so I thought it might be a good time to learn (again) how to cook a turkey. My mother has been trying to teach me for years.…