An addiction to Mayonnaise – Purist vs Miracle Whip and alternatives

Some families have football team rivalries, college ball brawls, baseball, basketball and hockey epic showdowns.  In our house it’s over mayonnaise. Mayonnaise – that decadent, off-white, creamy smooth condiment spread that elevates sandwiches, puts the wow in some dips and spreads, is the hidden ingredient in countless dishes and adds moisture to a wicked Devil’s Food chocolate cake.  People either […]

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Chocolate Espresso Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

Yes, you read that correctly. Chocolate espresso and peanut butter cake with chocolate cinnamon, Swiss meringue frosting and peanut butter frosting. My niece, Lavada’s birthday is August 27th. My husband, Bud’s, is August 31st. In our family we always celebrate their birthdays together on the same day.  Last year my niece asked if I could make her a chocolate cake […]

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When good brownies go bad

Last Friday night we had company over and a request was put in for carrot cake.  I created a recipe for carrot cake using whole wheat flour and honey which my husband loves since he’s into health food.  My whole goal around health food is that it should taste good.  Trust me here – I do not enjoy eating food […]

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Creating great meals on a tight budget

It would seem these days it’s nearly impossible to buy good food, create meals and feed your family and still pay the rent or mortgage, keep the lights on and pay the car insurance.   At a time when many people are struggling to make ends meet, those looking to provide their family with decent, healthy meals can find themselves […]

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