Perfect Whipped Cream – Works For Me Wednesday

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  Strawberry Shortcake (and slightly over-whipped cream) This week’s works for me wednesday post comes from Mike’s family. Apparently this was a little trick his grandmother used to use, and now the whole family uses it.  I can’t believe I never thought of this,...

Mini Colorful Chocolate Cupcakes

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After I professed my dislike of football in my last post, I came up with the idea of trying to make Steeler’s cupcakes. I wanted to go with the black and gold theme and thought it would be perfect with chocolate cupcakes and gold...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

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  It’s time for a little confession. I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!), but….I don’t like football. I don’t like to watch it, I never liked playing football with my friends, I don’t even like playing catch with...

Soft Pretzel Bites

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I’ve seen some similar soft pretzel recipes in the blog world recently, and for good reason. These soft pretzel bites would make a great snack for the Superbowl!  They taste just like soft pretzels, but in miniature form. They’re chewy and salty and perfect for...

Chocolate Pretzels

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How cute are these? They’re little chocolate cookies shaped like pretzels. And don’t worry, that’s coarse sugar on top, not salt! Mike bit into his first one a little skeptically, thinking it was salt, and was happy to discover sugar instead. These were so...

Me? On TV?

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As you’ve probably heard (because I can’t stop talking about it on facebook and twitter), I was on TV for the very first time this morning! I got the chance to talk about some superbowl food ideas on our local Fox News station (representing Red Gold tomatoes). I’m...

Chipotle Turkey Chili

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I’ve posted this chili once before (and just updated the pictures because oh my gosh were they terrible), but it definitely deserves a re-post. Especially this time of year, when it’s cold and snowy and the superbowl is right around the corner. (What is...

Margarita Mac and Cheese

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I have great memories of macaroni and cheese. As a kid, most of the time my mom served me the Kraft variety (which I still love…shh…), but on special occasions, my mom went all out and made homemade baked macaroni and cheese.  The recipe came from...

Buttermilk Waffles

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I’ve always loved waffles. Every Sunday growing up, our after-church lunch was a weekly rotation of pancakes, waffles or French toast. At least it was supposed to be a rotation. My mom always claimed that French toast and pancakes were easier to make than waffles, so even...

Freezing Buttermilk – Works for me Wednesday

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This is a great little tip I learned a few years ago. I’m sure a lot of you already know this, but as I’ve come across a few people recently who hadn’t heard this before, and because I’ve found it so useful, I figured I’d...