September 2011

I’m a Mom…

September 30, 2011

…to this little miracle right here!

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Bourbon-Soaked Apricot, Almond, and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

September 30, 2011

It’s Friday and I think you should treat yourself. I mean, nothing like a couple (dozen) cookies to get the weekend started right…especially when said cookies contain dried fruit and nuts soaked in bourbon.  Oh yes.  It’s like a work-legal happy hour!   These cookies stemmed from the need to use up some ingredients in […]

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Playing Catch Up

September 29, 2011

We have a lot to catch up on!  I’m going to be honest here, I held on you guys for a while.  I didn’t feel comfortable sharing the news yet and honestly I was still hurting from our miscarriage to the point where we were only OK with telling really close family and friends.  The […]

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Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff

September 29, 2011

First of all, thank you so much for all of your kind words and love that you gave me yesterday for my birthday and for our big news!  I’ll be posting later today with more details   But for now, let’s talk options. Well, first let’s talk about how mushroom and/or beef stroganoff was always […]

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Birthday News!

September 28, 2011

I never thought that my 27th year on this earth would be one of the hardest, most difficult ones ever, but I also never dreamed that I would feel so incredibly loved and happy either. This year (literally starting with September 28, 2010 – my birthday) my Papa passed away, I dealt with trials of […]

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Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

September 27, 2011

Let’s have a show of hands:  who actually REALLY loves eggplant? For me it was one of those grow-to-love kind of things.  Previously – and by previously I mean pre-college – I only liked it in eggplant parmesan.  Think about it:  eggplant slices covered in seasoned breadcrumbs to hide the flavor and fried to hide […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Apples

September 26, 2011

I don’t know about you, but when I think about apples I think applesauce.  Always. Why is it that my mind is in this rut when it comes to cooking with apples anyway?  I mean, I blame it on my mom making the best homemade applesauce from the apples that grew in our garden.  I […]

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Denver Residents Deal!

September 25, 2011

Hey there Denver-area readers! I just wanted to take this moment to let you know about a fantastic offer that’s happening THIS Monday night!  Rodizio Grillin Denver is hosting a deal on Monday September 26:  YOU can enjoy a special 4-course meal with dessert included for only $19.99/person (normally $32.99 without dessert) in the private […]

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Southern Style BBQ Shrimp

September 24, 2011

It’s no surprise I’m a Texas girl, and ’round these parts (these parts being Texas and our house here in Colorado) a good BBQ brisket is king.  That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try other forms of BBQ, other sauces, and other meats/seafood though!  I think the saying goes something like, “‘Tis better to […]

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Double Chocolate M&M Cookie Bars

September 23, 2011

I wasn’t actually going to share this recipe today.  Then I tasted it. I tasted it and life turned into a technicolor M&M dream and I knew then and there I had to share this with someone.  See, M&M cookies are never something that’s been a favorite of mine mainly because I don’t love M&Ms […]

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