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Apple Pie & Thanksgiving

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was full of traveling, hunting, shopping, cooking and more traveling. But there is nothing like going back home to Alabama and Georgia. Thanksgiving came just in time too especially since I am back in the kitchen. This year I contributed creamed corn, spiced pecan pumpkin bread, apple pie, and pumpkin pie. As …

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Whiskey, Guinness, Baileys OH MY Bundt Cake

I struggled with titling this cake recipe as well as posting about it for Beer Month. I made this for Easter and it was a hit! 4 weeks ago I would have easily called this Irish Car Bomb Bundt Cake but after the recent bombings in Boston my heart was filled with hurt and anger that I didn’t …

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New Years in Chicago

To close out 2012, John and I went with some friends to Chicago to celebrate New Years. Every year we try to celebrate in a new city. We have celebrated in Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis and now Chicago. My mama’s side of the family lives in Chicago so I have done the tourist stuff- Navy Pier, …

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National Cupcake Day

I was originally planning to share my new coconut cupcake recipe I came up with last week for National Cupcake Day (December 15). That was until the cupcakes did not turn out the way I expected. Problem #1 – After baking them and pulling out a clean toothpick I realized shortly after that the rest of the cupcakes …

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Christmas is almost here!!

As far back as I can remember Christmas music would be playing while Dad and I bring the Christmas tree and decorations down from the attic. We assemble the tree, lay out all the ornaments, and then put them all on the tree. Mama is decorating the rest of the house until it is time …

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Brown Butter Pistachio and Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I made the Salted Butterscotch Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies by accident last time I was pretty sure the next time I made cookies I would try my own thing again. And when I made it for the boys for Supper Club, I was delighted (okay that’s an understatement) I was beaming with joy when …

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Country Skillet Corn Recipe

 Do you have a go to menu? One that you have memorized and could do with your eyes closed? Well my two go to dishes are my country skillet corn and three cheese mashed potatoes. Every holiday, first time supper club, dinner party, I whip these up because they are stress free.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:131]

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Fall Decor

Since this is the first time in the hous during the fall I have gotten super excited about decorating and having my first set of tricker treaters! My Pumpkin & Gourd Arrangement & decor in the dining room Front door wreath Pumpkin laterns & festive corn arrangement in the foyer All I am missing is …

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Weekend Recap

We had a Crawfish Boil at our house Friday night which was great compliments to the chefs- Joe, Bryan, Jeff. Yes, I know I had a few control issues that I did not partake in the cooking so I of course made up for it with a few homemade dips- Jalapeno Cheedar dip and a Tomato Basil …

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