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Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies - These double chocolate cookies are flavored with mint and rolled in powdered sugar. The result is a chocolate mint dessert that resembles a mountain top of snow.

These double chocolate cookies are flavored with mint and rolled in powdered sugar. The result is a chocolate mint dessert that resembles a mountain top of snow. Christmas Cookies are the best. Snowballs, gingerbread, thumbprints — every family has their favorites. And it is so fun to be able to serve an assortment come holiday […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

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This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967.  My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story […]

Zucchini – The Mother of Invention (Recipe: Chocolate Zuke Cake from a Mix)

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Zucchini is an amazing vegetable. It must be the most efficient vegetable on the planet! It grows so quickly. Overnight pencil size veggies bloom into submarine size zukes. And it you’ve got friends who grow zucchini, prepare yourself for some gifts. (Thanks, Suzanne!) I was very optimistic this morning that I would successfully transform all […]

TGIF: Make Homemade Pizza

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One of the things that our family loves to do is to eat pizza. Personally, my very favorite pizza is served up at the corner of Bouquet and Soledad Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. However, I live in Kansas City, so I’ve had to learn to make do without my hometown pizza. When we’ve got […]

Black Bean and Cheese Pie

Several readers commented on wanting to know about the Black Bean Pie I was making for my OAMC bash. It’s not anything too fancy. The South Beach/Zone people would probably tell me it’s high in carbs. Blah, blah, blah. I think there’s a fair amount of protein, and I don’t see how it’s terribly different […]

Black Bean Lasagna

Jenn@FrugalUpstate is winding up her frugal food series this week, featuring Breads, Potatoes, Pasta, and Rice. I thought I would share our Black Bean Lasagna recipe. These directions are made for freezing. If you’re going to eat it the day you prepare it, skip the steps between the asterisks. Black Bean LasagnaMakes 1 9×13-inch pan […]

What I’m Not Cooking This Week

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If you were tracking with me last week, you know that I spent four mornings cookin’ up a storm chez moi. This week we’re going to reap the rewards of that. I’m not cooking this week! (OK, I have to heat it up and make side dishes. But, that’s just icing on the cake.) Later […]

OAMC: Day Four

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It is finished. And I am so glad. Not only do I have a freezer full of meals freeing me from cooking, but I also don’t have to do a lot of shopping over the next 4-5 weeks. Yeah! Don’t get me wrong. I love to shop. Especially groceries. After all, I am the Grocery […]