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Perfect Creme de Menthe cookies

Smooth, dark chocolate.  Cool mint.  Put those flavors together, and they melt into a sweet lava of deliciousness in your mouth! 🙂 I love York Peppermint Patties and Andes mints better than any other candy. I have experimented with both of them in my baking. I tried a Martha Stewart recipe that layered brownie batter… Continue reading Perfect Creme de Menthe cookies

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What I Like Most About My Job

My job is hard to describe; I don’t really have a single title. I am a chef and baker, a social media rep for several businesses, a gardener, a writer, an occasional health care provider/housekeeper/grocery buyer for a family member going through chemotherapy, a photographer, and a teacher. I don’t claim to be a pro… Continue reading What I Like Most About My Job

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Herbs in every pot

I am enjoying herbs this summer.  I have some nice plants growing on my deck: oregano, thyme,  basil, parsley, rosemary, and sage.  Yesterday I needed to throw together a quick meal before my guys went off to work for the day. I had some great campanelle pasta in the cabinet, and some canned whole tomatoes… Continue reading Herbs in every pot

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I’m in the Tyler paper today (and I committed no crime!)

It had been an eventful couple of weeks for me, friends, and I wanted to share that with you all.  I  previously told you that I was able to go to stay with my sister, and visit New Orleans with her, which was wonderful.  I wish we’d had more time to eat and visit more… Continue reading I’m in the Tyler paper today (and I committed no crime!)

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Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house

Tonight my three sons and I had a delicious dinner at my sister’s house. We made spicy barbecue beef roast, macaroni and cheese, and green beans with new potatoes. I received a huge compliment from my sis when she said that the green  beans tasted just like our late mama’s. No better compliment! 🙂 For dessert I improvised… Continue reading Blueberry-peach cobbler at sister’s house

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Homemade Banana Pudding

Sunday I had the day at home alone; I spent the time preparing for my trip to see my wonderful sister in NW Florida for the whole week! I’m so excited to see her, and I’ll try to take some really good pictures to share with you guys, especially of the beautiful, and as yet… Continue reading Homemade Banana Pudding

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Memorial Day: Food and Family

Monday was a wonderful day for my family.  I hope it was for yours, too.   Memorial Day is a great day for us all to stop and remember those who died in the armed services for our country. Freedom isn’t free, as the saying goes.  It’s important to stop and pray, as we did,… Continue reading Memorial Day: Food and Family