Category Archives: FAMILY FAVORITES

As one year ends and another begins, I want to thank you for sharing a little part of my life. This crazy baking blog is a happy space for me and getting to know you through comments and emails brightens my days. I appreciate the ideas you share, your subtle nudges for help and also those of you who just silently lurk behind the scenes. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives, in and out of my kitchen.
I’m excited for a fresh new year and the opportunity to put stacks of saved recipes to the test. Time always seems limited, but hopefully the occasional knock at your door will still be welcome.

My wish for each of you in 2016, is peace of mind and a happy heart!

I thought it would be fun for you to see which 10 recipes were the most popular for 2015.

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We have a love hate relationship with muffin-tops. One seems to be the cause of the other!

Today . . . I think I’ll talk about the one we love. Warm, sweet berry filled muffins. These are so good, they’ve been requested twice this week.

The treadmill will be your best friend in order to avoid the other muffin!

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I stumbled across an interesting recipe the other day, over at Taste of Home. It wasn’t the apple or the crisp that made me take another look. It was the words cake mix.

I knew immediately that it would be scrumptious. It is and it was. I’ll be making this again and again!

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Do you know how many copycat Chili’s Salsa recipes there are available, with the click of a mouse?

Baaaaaazillions!

I’ve tried at least fifty of them. True story. Seriously . . . Chili’s restaurant has to be laughing at all of us. Can I be bold enough to say, that I think this one is the closest? Heck yes!

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Strawberries are starting to pop up in glorious abundance, and it seems that my mind always turns to pie. Sometimes the most delicious desserts, are the easiest to prepare. Strawberry Cream Pie is a family favorite in this house, but it’s always fun to shake things up a bit. Key Lime Cream puts this dessert over the top!

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I believe . . .

“A hand-written recipe, covered with splatters is like a warm hug from the past.”

Some recipes are made so often, that the actual recipe is really not even needed. You place it’s dirty face on the work surface , so you can see the mixing, stirring & hear the voices & laughter from the past. This recipe is one of those treasures. It’s still the most requested cookie in my house!

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