peanut butter & jam swirl smoothie

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Since I enjoy a smoothie almost every day as one of my meals, it’s fun to experiment with recipes and discover something new. I was craving a PB & J sandwich a couple days ago and decided to skip the bread and go straight for a smoothie. I’m so glad I did! This is delicious…

cheese-stuffed bacon bbq chicken

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Can I just tell you how GOOD this chicken turned out? It was a spontaneous recipe that was the result of pretty much just throwing together a dish consisting of what we already had in the refrigerator. Chicken, Ellsworth Creamery cheese curds, bacon, barbecue sauce, and mashed potatoes! Oh myyyyyy. Seriously one of the best…

mary jane candied apples

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Who doesn’t love browsing the aisles of an old fashioned candy shop? It’s one of our favorite things to do. Whenever we happen upon one we load up on salt water taffy, black licorice caramels, squirrel nut zippers, turtles, Zots, Razzles, Chuckles, Ice Cube chocolates…. Ohmygosh. There are so many! Recently I was in such…

soft gingerbread cookies {in a cake pan}

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So many people have written to me telling me how much they enjoyed my soft sugar cookies {in a cake pan} that I decided to develop another recipe for cake pan cookies! This time, gingerbread! Just in time for Christmas. These are ridiculously easy to make, soft, chewy, and sooooo delicious! Have a tall glass…

poutine {cheesy gravy fries}

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Poutine n. ~ A French-Canadian dish that originated in the province of Quebec. It’s traditionally composed  of French fries, and fresh cheese curds, covered with rich, brown gravy. The first time I heard about poutine I was standing in my kitchen listening to talk radio. One of my favorite radio show hosts, Stephanie March, was…