Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Maple Pecan Frosting

March 30, 2010
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So in the event that you haven’t been privy to my recent Twitter tweets or my Facebook musings, I’m a gonna say it all again: Woo-hoo Duke!  Final Four bay-bee!  Take that, Baylor!  Way to go fellas!  I never doubted you for one second! Well, maybe for just one second there on Friday night, when you.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches

March 21, 2010
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O.K., Mother Nature.  We get it.  You’re in charge, and you can change your mind whenever and as often as you like.  You’ve made your point to virtually all 50 states over the past few months, and we will never, ever take you for granted again.  Now, can’t we just have a nice and uneventful spring.. read more →

Lions and Monkeys and Giraffes (oh yum!)

March 14, 2010
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When I was growing up, birthday parties were a pretty standard, fairly simple affair……at least relative to the complex, expensive, “My party is going to sooo be better than your party” extravaganzas that occur today. Old invitations: Strawberry Shortcake or Snoopy cut-outs that came 12 to a pack, bought for under five dollars at the.. read more →

Layered German Chocolate Cupcakes

March 4, 2010
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I think that my grandpa was partially responsible for me becoming a “foodie.”  He should at least get credit for my willingness to try new foods and cuisines (except anything containing mayonnaise, of course.)  When I was a little picky eater, his method for coaxing me to eat the items that had been pushed over to the side.. read more →