BBQ sauce makes life sexier…

There’s so much to be said about BBQ here in North Carolina. Soooooooo very much. The main thing is the East and West battle of the sauces. One is more vinegar based, one is more tomato based. And, you know what? That’s fine and dandy with me. I can appreciate the beauty in both styles….

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Apples for Strawberries

There’s always those moments in life that you don’t want to repeat. Then there are the moments in life that you would repeat over and over again. This past Wednesday was one of those days. As you may have already realized, I went to pick Strawberries this past Wednesday. I don’t ever remember doing this…

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First up: The Cinco de Mayo App

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! As I stated yesterday, the recipes for my Cinco de Mayo meal would be coming out today.  First up, is the Layered Bean Dip Appetizer. The fun thing about layered dips is that you can do whatever in the heck you want to do!  You can put ANYTHING in them. …

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Win for Triscuits and the Home Farming Movement!

I always love my grocery trips.  I also always love picking up a box of Triscuits.  Never have I been so excited as I was today to pick up my box of Triscuits though.  It’s so catchy, it’s brilliant!  “Plant a seed, Grow a movement.” On the front of the box, it has the above catchy…

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The BIG 1-0-0 and Tillamook! Thank you!

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” ~ Jacob A. Riis…

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus…Amazing!

This household has really become addicted to oven-roasting asparagus.  It is so delicious!  When preparing the asparagus, you are supposed to bend them towards the bottom and break the ends off.  You are supposed to trust the asparagus that it knows where to break itself off.  After I have broken all the ends off, I…

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***Nutella Recipe: Nutella Love Cups

I can’t believe I did that!  I forgot the most requested, most yummy recipe from the World Nutella Day party…that’s horrible!  This recipe is what happens when Cream Cheese and Nutella get together and make a baby…These little guys were soooooooooo amazing.  I suggest you make these for your next appetizer party, or if you…

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New Vegetarian Love…

I recently posted that I was going to attempt to have at least two vegetarian meals a day.  I also said that if I didn’t succeed with the challenge, I wasn’t going to lose motivation to try it.  So far…it’s working out pretty well most days.  I start out with either oatmeal, cereal, or scrambled…

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Be like the Croissant!!!

Yes, yes.  I said be like a croissant.  I’m serious.  In thinking about many of our everyday foods, we can relate to most of them.  Today was a day I needed to be like a croissant. Think about it.  A croissant from it’s dough to it’s final product has many characteristics one should aim to…

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***Nutella Party: Non-Nutella Dishes

A little break is always needed with all of the richness that comes along with Nutella dishes.  With all of the abundance of Nutella dishes, I had to have something meaty, something light, something crispy, and something cheesy (of course!).  The items that were non-Nutella were a 7-Layer Salad courtesy of a very loving Maw-Maw,…

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**Nutella Party Recipe: Nutella Fortune Cookies

I can’t begin to tell you how intriguing these little guys were.  From the beginning of reading the recipe from Jessica at MyBakingHeart.com, she informs us that these are not going to be the normal fortune cookie, but rather more of a cake texture.  By the way, check her site out.  Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous site! …

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**Nutella Party Sneak Peak…**

10 hours of baking yesterday, 6 hours of prep this morning, 2 hours of guests and partying, one VERY successful World Nutella Day Party! I believe 85% of the guests had not tried Nutella before.  So, of course I was thrilled to be their first experience.  Every single one of them loved it!  You can…

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