sugarplums

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” The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” ~The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore I’ve been busy preparing all sorts of confections for our upcoming Christmas party, and this was at the top of my list. There’s something so magical about making sugarplums…

pork lo mein {crock pot recipe}

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This is that time of year when the Crock Pot is working almost non stop. I love creating healthy, simple comfort food that simmers away on the counter top while I get my work done. It’s almost as nice as having a personal chef. Here’s a new favorite! I served this delicious, piquant pork lo…

italian wedding soup

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When I woke up this morning, I looked out the window and discovered that the world had been lightly dusted with snow while I was sleeping. It’s so pretty, and snow always makes me want to snuggle in for the day, light candles all over the house, start a fire in the fireplace and make…

five minute brownie bites {no bake}

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Oh my goodness! I’ve been so busy! I swear I meant to post this easy little recipe on Friday and the weekend got away from me. All day Saturday was dedicated to car shopping and, after 6 loooong hours at the dealership, I’m proud to announce that we are the owners of a new car.…

teddy bear toddy cocoa

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Typically a “toddy” is used as an elixir to soothe the symptoms of the common cold. I decided to create an elixir to soothe frazzled nerves after a marathon stint of holiday shopping at the mall, fighting for a parking spot, elbowing your way through crowds of crazy shoppers, putting up with snotty sales clerks,…