Monday, January 6, 2014

happy new year.

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It’s 2014!  2013 was a pretty great year so I have high hopes for this year as well.  I’m not talking monumental things.  I’m easy to please: I’d like some snow this winter; I want to drink hot coffee by a blazing fire; I want to eat really good...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Aunt Marion’s Kale Salad with Garlic-Shallot Vinaigrette

Date & Almond Kale Salad with Garlic-Shallot Vinaigrette

Please forgive me – I have been hoarding this special kale salad all to myself for weeks.  It all started at Thanksgiving.  I know!  I can’t believe I held out for so long.  Truthfully, we had a fabulous meal for Thanksgiving but the dish that everyone raved about?  This, Paul’s...

Friday, December 27, 2013

Top 13 of 2013

Top 13 of 2013

Ahh, the optional-but-somewhat-required “Top Post of the Year” Post.  I actually debated on whether to do this post or not.  I did it in 2011 when I started the blog, I did it last year because I did it the year before and this year, well, I wasn’t sure...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars

Most of you know that I work in group insurance.  All of my clients purchase different lines of insurance from different carriers for various reasons and they do so to provide health, life, dental, vision, etc. coverage to their employees.  I’m an account manager which basically means that I...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cranberry Orange Blondies

Cranberry Orange Blondies

I feel like all I have been doing lately is eating. We have already kicked off family Christmas celebrations, starting this past weekend with my family. Everyone was together at my parents house. Paul and I were the last to arrive and we walked in to FOOD. I think...

Monday, December 9, 2013

French Onion Pork Chops

French Onion Pork Chops

This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board and the recipe also appears in their Cooking for Comfort eCookbook.  If you asked me or my sister how we define comfort food, I am 100 percent positive that we would both have the same answer.  We would say “my mom’s onion...