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Daily Affirmations for 2015

Daily Affirmations for 2015

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is ringing in the New Year with a great start. I may be a little burnt out from the hectic holiday season, but I'm still pushing!  Daily affirmations are great in keeping me going and I figured I would share them with you.  After a long break from work, I was...

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Hello all! Been a while I know, the holiday season can really take a lot out of you. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday (really Thursday) going on, busy isn't a good enough word. Well, I did have some friends over and I wanted to give them a hardy and super southern meal. Enter Chicken and...

Kool-Aid Pie

Kool-Aid Pie

Hello all! I hope your holiday season is going well.  Since it can be a pretty busy time of year, I wanted to put out an easy recipe. You know, just in case there is a time crunch and you need something easy to make and set aside. I know there are lots of recipes for Kool-Aid Pie on the internet....

More NaNoWriMo Tips

More NaNoWriMo Tips

It is now day nine of NaNoWriMo, whoo! I do hope everyone has been meeting goals and slaying their own literary monsters. Over the past week (plus a few days) I have had to employ many tactics to keep the writing going. So, here are ten new tips to compliment the previous set. 1. Diminish the...

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Serve up some traditional taste in a not so traditional way! Last time I used sweet potatoes for a pie, I went a little over board with the filling amount. What can I say, I really like sweet potatoes! So, instead of making more pies, I wanted to make a cake out of it. But what to ice it with?...

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

It’s that time of year! Holiday get-togethers and family fun all around! If you are anything like my family, most of the holidays are spent in the kitchen. Talking up a storm or tasting that delicious! Could even be getting into trouble with the cooks, since you can’t wait to dig in! This...

Buttermilk Maple Bacon Pound Cake

Buttermilk Maple Bacon Pound Cake

Bacon, bacon, bacon! This is probably one of the most involved cakes I have ever decided to make. It was totally worth it due to that wonderful meat candy! This was actually my entry into the Bacon Chase Win Free Bacon for a Year challenge back in March. I didn't win sadly, but it did give me...

NaNoWriMo 2014 Begins Now!

NaNoWriMo 2014 Begins Now!

November is the month to rise to the challenge of writing a novel in a month! That means 50,000 words in 30 days! Don't trip or make excuses, time to make a plan (or fly by the seat of your pants) and write that wonderful story. If you haven’t heard of this insane challenge you should check out...

Bananas & Cream

Bananas & Cream

I am always up for pudding but I always go for this recipe when looking for something simple but impressive.  Not a lick of pudding in there but it makes for a great dessert that will surely have folks talking. Bananas & Cream ½ - 1 (12 oz.) can Lemonade Concentrate 32 oz. Whipped...

7Up Cake

7Up Cake

When I got my lap-band, baking slowed down a bit.  A gastric surgery will do that to you.  Bready, airy, or ‘soft’ foods just take up space in my little pouch and tend to swell very uncomfortably.  But, my family missed the sweets that used to come out of the oven and the fighting that...

SPB & B Cheesecake Smoothie

SPB & B Cheesecake Smoothie

(Re-post) Don't know if you guys know this, but a few years back I went through with the Lap-Band procedure. On my journey of weight loss and keeping it off, I had to come up with some tolerable smoothie recipes to quench my sweet tooth while keeping my calories and carbs in check. Sometimes I do...

Slow Cooked Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Slow Cooked Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Bonus Post! Since I missed Monday due to a bout of illness, here is a little extra for your pleasure. One of my favorite things to do to save time for dinner is throw it all in the slow cooker.  Most of the time I still have to cook up something just a bit before putting it in there but no harm...

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Hello all! Here is a great recipe I make every year for my father's birthday. There are only a few sweets he will deal with and this is one of the two I know of. If he can't have it with coffee he usually doesn't want it. Carrot Pound Cake 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2...

Bread Pudding & Amaretto Sauce

Bread Pudding & Amaretto Sauce

 Here is an old recipe I wanted...no...needed on this new blog. I love just about anything pudding, so whenever I make this there has to be a party going on to make sure I won’t eat it all. Amaretto is also an acquired taste for me. I really don't like it when it stands alone, but when...

Praline Pound Cake

Praline Pound Cake

Just a little late, but I still made it on Monday! Here is a super fun recipe for Praline Pound Cake.  It gets the flavor from that good ol' Praline Pecan liqueur! I ran across it at Total Wine over in Kennesaw, Georgia. They have everything in there, so I recommend everyone to make at lease one...

Sweet Home Kahlua

Sweet Home Kahlua

A little over two years ago I decided to take on a big project of making different kinds of coffee liqueur.  It has been a constant item in my pantry ever since. I love Kahlua and figured that since there were so many recipes out there I should experiment myself.  Out of that experiment I...

Caramel Pound Cake

Caramel Pound Cake

Hello world! This is the first post on my new blog! I'm not new at blogging and all, but it took me a long time to get my mind right. Pulling together and creating one blog dedicated to a small amount of things was actually hard for my scattered mind. Going off into tangents is a talent of mine...