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Macaroni & Cheese (& Chicken & Broccoli)

You know when you’ve had a turrible day at work? And all you really want to do is hunker down on the couch, drink (anything), watch Private Practice re-runs, pet your cat, and eat carbs? Yeah, I have those days a lot. And the last thing I want to do is come home (hungry) and assemble ingredients […]

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Apple Beet Soup

I just returned from a grand adventure. It was just me and the road. I piled the important stuff into a car (several shirts, some pants, 3 cameras, jellybeans, and a coffee pot), grabbed an atlas (and a GPS, come on, who are we kidding…), and hit the road for parts unknown. I saw things […]

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Goin’ On a Road Trip

I work hard at my job. Very, very hard. But everyone needs a vacation. Right? So I’m taking off. Hitting the road. Burning rubber. And since no one else in my life can take two weeks off to go on a tacky road trip, I’m going alone. I won’t be updating this blog while I’m […]

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Strawberry Cream Pie

Everybody has that one dish they love to eat, anytime, anywhere. For El Guapo, that dish is sweet potato pie. Come October, I make him sweet potato pies almost every week (recipe here). The man loves sweet potato pie. When I say those three magic words, his eyes glaze over, his body visibly relaxes, and […]

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Authors You Must Read

There are some authors who are so all-around good that you can’t single one of their works out. I’ve encountered a few over my lifetime, and am always on the lookout for another. I may have mentioned a book or two of the following authors in previous posts, but really these guys fall under the […]

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Quick & Dirty Strawberry Shortcake

IT’S SPRINGTIME!!! Springtime in the South means that there’s about a week where you can wear a tank top during daylight hours and a cardigan during nighttime hours. After that week, it’s all tank tops all the time. Or else you get the heatstroke. Springtime also means pollen. Ever wonder why yellow is the universal […]

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Salmon Sunday Brunch

Some days you just want to be fancy. Usually not on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are right smack in the middle of the work week. Usually not on Thursdays either. Thursdays are right at the end of the workweek–Friday is practically the weekend–and I’m tuckered out by Thursday. No energy for fancy there. Don’t even get me […]

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Project: How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

You haven’t met Brown-Eyed Girl yet. She’s got a busy life–she’s in school, working oodles of jobs, lives with Black Hair and Earth Momma, so half the time she’s wrangling kids and chores, too. In her spare time she likes to participate in activities that typically lead to the receiving of a free t-shirt. You […]

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Dietary Slumming with Tammy: Krab Mac & Cheese

Hey y’all it’s Tammy again. Y’all haven’t heard from me in awhile because I ordered a bunch of stuff off Groupon and well, with the whole not having a job thing… I couldn’t pay for it and my credit card company threatened to sue me. I needed to get a job real quick to pay […]

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Pumpkin-Apple Streusel Squares

Sometimes, when you take two things and mix them up together you get something marvelous. Like when the Glee Troubletones killed a mashup of two Adele songs. Or when the entire cast of Cheers made guest appearances on Frasier. Well, everyone but Rebecca, but I never liked her character anyway. And let’s not forget caramel with fleur […]

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