Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

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These have got to be one of my very favorite party desserts. They are so cute and so delicious and really wow your friends and family. Making them is a bit of a process, just because you have to allow time for baking, cooling, refrigeration and setting of the chocolate. However, it’s not a difficult […]

Deli Tuna Salad

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This tuna salad is revolutionary. I know that may sound ridiculous, but I am totally not kidding. It is so good I keep going back to the fridge for just one more cracker with that deliciously flavorful salad on top. It changes everything I ever thought about one of my lunch favorites. I have been […]

Macaroni & Cheese Bites

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We had an appetizer and dessert party last week at our house and I went in search of a great new appetizer to make. I then saw these Mac & Cheese bites at Woman with a Whisk and fell in love with the idea. I LOVE macaroni and cheese. I’ve always been a huge fan […]

Roasted Potato Corn Salad

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This is a great side dish and a great way to use up any leftover corn or potatoes. I found this is a recent Rachael Ray Magazine. It calls for onion and jalapenos, but I decided to leave those out. I also added in some honey to balance out the flavors and acidity, providing a […]

Best Ever Banana Bread

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Adam has been working on a project out of state for many months, and it is finally coming to a close! To reward all of his co-workers I wanted to give him something to take that they could eat while they finish things up. I had seen this banana bread on the Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

Homemade Applesauce


I have been cooking some of my old favorite entrees, but have been freshening them up with new side dishes. I had seen Erin’s Food Files’ applesauce in my google reader and knew that it would be a great way to kick off the fall and apple season. This tasted way better than store bought […]

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Sorry for yet again another dessert. The week before the youth retreat we were SO busy that I didn’t cook anything, and last week I had a virus. Tested negative for the flu, but I’m thinking the test may have been wrong because I was couch bound for several days and only got up to […]

S’mores Truffles


I absolutely love anything s’mores. There is just something about that chocolate graham crackery goodness. I found these on my friend Liesl’s blog, Liesl’s Confection Dissection. I can’t begin to tell you how phenomonal these truffles were!! They were so delicate tasting and so full of flavor and sweetness…so decadent. These were EXTREMELY messy to […]

Cookie Dough Truffles

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I wanted something special to make for the youth retreat that Adam & I were privileged to lead this past weekend, so I decided I would make truffles. I made these cookie dough truffles and also some s’mores truffles that you will see later this week. They were the biggest hit! Everyone gobbled them up […]