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Praline Apple Crisp

Apples are a staple in our household. We eat them almost daily. They are a quick and easy snack that can be prepared in seconds to quiet the whining of children who are genuinely convinced that they are going to starve to death when 12:05 rolls around and their lunch isn’t yet on the table. But apples are so much more! When baked, they are a delightful comfort food which can invoke fond memories from childhood....

Jalapeno Artichoke Party Dip

This dip has many uses. Most of the time, it is an appetizer, served with tortilla chips. However, it is equally good served with carrot and celery sticks, makes a lovely burger spread, and really jazzes up a wrap sandwich. I’ve even mixed it into plain rice with a handful of leftover chicken tossed in. For this reason, I make BIG batches. Of course, you can scale it down for your needs. But if you make a small...

Super Slaw

My kids love salad. Yes, I know, they are weird. Jeremiah is particularly fond of coleslaw, and this one is a lot like the side dish you find at that fried chicken place. Obviously, cheaper and fresher made at home. It’s also a great way to use up the other half of that head of cabbage if you’ve made shrimp or fish tacos recently. Goes great with barbeque. Delicious on sandwiches in place of lettuce and mayo, even...

The Big Squeeze

When Jason and I were expecting our first baby together, he decided that margaritas were pretty darn tasty. He thought it was great that any time we went out for a meal, he had a designated driver and could indulge in a few drinks if he liked. I was annoyed that I couldn’t have any, but even more annoyed at the price of a $15 top-shelf cocktail! We didn’t dine out frequently, which left us learning how to make...

All Mixed Up

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, especially warm and fresh from the oven. However the best ones require quite a few ingredients, which can be a pain to drag out and measure and put back away. Simple solution: make your own mix! In fact, make 3 or 4 of them to keep in the pantry. Then you can have fresh cookies any time, without all the work. Packaged in decorative box, it also makes a lovely hostess gift or holiday...