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Feeding a family with love and great food!

Sep. 15, 2012 5:06 pm 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 8:56 am
Greetings! I haven't forgotten about AR. In fact, I still visit almost daily for recipes and such :) Unfortunately, I have little time in my life for blogging, but I love to stop by from time to time for a quick update! I've been busy prepping demo goodies for Halloween- and filling in all my… MORE
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Jul. 6, 2012 8:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 13, 2012 3:45 pm
Business is booming!! The cake and cupcake business has been very good to me, and I'm loving it :) It allows me some income, while staying home with my kids...AND, I enjoy it!! Some of my most recent creations (trying some new techniques!): Fondant recreation of "Jake" from "Jake and the… MORE
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Jun. 14, 2012 6:45 pm 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Many of you followed my journey last year when my baby tried to come at 30 weeks, and then was born at 33 weeks. Well, that tiny preemie is now a wild one year old! At birth, he was 3lbs 8 oz and 16 inches- at 12 months he is 16lbs and 27 inches. He is under the 5th percentile on the growth… MORE
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Apr. 27, 2012 7:09 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 8:18 am
I realized tonight just how long it's been since I've blogged! Thought it might be time for a quick update! Here's what I've been up to!A few of my recent cake orders:  A Wizard of Oz cake for a 4th Birthday Party!   Fondant Covered Cake for a 1st Birthday! Rose Cake- so fun to make!And when… MORE
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Feb. 10, 2012 5:18 pm 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2012 4:45 pm
I started a little baking business in my home about a year and a half ago, and it has really taken off! I do lots of holiday orders, with some birthdays and bread in between :) It's a little extra money, and I still get to be with my kids! I thought I'd share some of my Valentine… MORE
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Dec. 15, 2011 6:48 pm 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2011 11:59 pm
Sorry folks! It's been a long time since I've checked in :) I've been very busy filling loads of holiday orders, taming endless piles of laundry, and preparing for a wonderful Christmas with my kids and hubby. We spent two weekends working at my Dad's Christmas Tree Farm, and have spent the… MORE
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Sep. 26, 2011 5:35 pm 
Updated: Dec. 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Yep...life has been busy, and I haven't had time to do much blogging! However, I have been working on perfecting a new recipe- my Toasted Ravioli with Basil Cream Sauce. It's one of my new favorite meals- great with an ear of Sweet Corn. I use Meat Ravioli, but you could easily use another… MORE
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Aug. 7, 2011 6:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2011 8:35 pm
I saw this recipe from Rachael Ray and tucked it away for a day I needed something "fun" to make for Robyn. Today I was struggling with a lunch plan...and then I remembered Pizza Puffs!!Easy enough- I always have everything on hand. I added Garlic Salt and Italian Seasoning to mine.The… MORE
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Aug. 5, 2011 6:22 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2011 7:30 pm
Let's face it...it's been too hot to cook!! My husband and I have been eating lots of salads lately!! However, I was really wanting something a little more exciting, so I used my crock pot to cook up a beef roast. I added dried red chilies, oregano and garlic to the pot as well. The result… MORE
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Jul. 18, 2011 6:59 pm 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2011 7:04 am
I get Rachael Ray's magazine...and although I LOVE reading food magazines, I don't usually follow the recipes. I like to read them for ideas and inspiration! In the latest issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray, they feature a section on things to do with a box of cake mix. One of those… MORE
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About Me
I am a stay-at-home mom with a 3 yr old daughter (She is a GREAT eater!) and a 3 week old Preemie Boy! I am working with a tight budget, but have expensive taste in food! I rarely follow a recipe... don't like to measure! I love to read cookbooks, magazines and food blogs for new inspiration.
My favorite things to cook
Anything Mexican or Italian.. experimenting with more Asian cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
LOVE my mom's Sage Dressing and crab breads- two holiday favorites!
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean Sage Brown Butter sauce for Ravioli, great Pot Stickers and a yummy Kielbasa and Spinach soup!
My cooking tragedies
The year I set the stove on fire the day before Thanksgiving trying to dry out my bread for dressing... had to call the fire dept and spent the next two days cleaning up the residue from the fire extinguisher. On the plus side- my house was insanely clean for the holidays!
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