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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a peppermint mocha.  And, in my opinion, Starbucks has the best peppermint mochas!  Anyone have other favorite peppermint mochas? I have a really good mocha chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I wanted to add a peppermint twist to it!  To be fair, these don’t taste exactly like a Starbucks peppermint mocha, but it…

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What To Do With All My Leftover Ham??

My mom always makes ham for Christmas dinner. Ham is probably my favorite meat, so I am always a happy camper! But there is always soooo much ham left over. We only have 8 people come to our Christmas meal, so we don’t eat that much…not even my powerlifting brother can finish off all of the ham! I am certain…

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Stuffing Balls

Every year for Christmas and Easter dinner, my mom makes stuffing balls. I only recently began eating them. I am not a huge stuffing fan…I know some people who live for stuffing during holiday meals! When I lived at home with my parents, many times I would help my mom make the stuffing balls. I enjoyed chopping vegetables, so I…

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

I posted this recipe on my first blog site, but when I transferred my posts over to this website, this recipe did not come along.  But it is too good to pass up, so I thought I would write a second post about it! I love the combination of coffee and chocolate.  Mocha drinks are delicious, and so are cookies,…

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Baking Gingerbread Man Cookies

Every year, I do many activities with my first grade students based upon The Gingerbread Man story.  We read many different gingerbread man books, write about decorating a construction paper gingerbread man, and even perform a gingerbread man readers’ theater for the kindergarten class!  But never have I actually made gingerbread cookies with my students (or ever, really)! I thought…

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Garlic Bread Chicken

Last fall, my husband, dad, brother, and uncle traveled to Colorado to go elk hunting.  My mom, aunt, and I all took turns making a meal for the three of us to alleviate some of the pain of only cooking for one person. When it was my aunt’s turn, she made an open-faced sandwich that she had years ago at…

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Fall Medley Tenderloin

A few weeks ago, we took a short vacation with some good friends of ours who have a timeshare at Massanutten, Virginia.  Since we were staying in a house with a full kitchen, we made many of our meals at home, rather than going to restaurants for the entire trip.  The winner of the weekend was definitely this fall medley…

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could not be more excited about the first day of autumn!  And to celebrate this, I thought I would share probably my favorite fall recipe with you.  These pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies are delicious!  They have a spicy fall warmth to them, as well as sweetness from the chocolate chips.  They are fluffy and moist.  They taste amazing…

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Oven Roasted Sausage Filled Acorn Squash

For the last two years, my husband and I have planted acorn squash in our garden.  The first year, I was apprehensive because I never tried it before.  But, after my husband grilled some with butter and brown sugar and convinced me to try it, I enjoyed it!  Fast forward to this year, and we forgot to plant acorn squash. …

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