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For as long as I can remember, my family has had the tradition of making Christmas sugar cookies together. We make a HUGE mess, and while the intention was always to pass them out to friends and neighbors, but we’d eat so much dough and cookies that recipe’s output is reduced by at least a…

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Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha is not just my favorite holiday drink, but my favorite coffee drink period. I have been known to order it year-round, but for about the last two years or so, they discontinued the sugar-free peppermint syrup, which really increased the sugar and calorie count. SO, I finally came up with a…

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Recipe: Quiche “Laurrene”

As I’ve mentioned a bunch, I am the worst cook and hate to cook. But baking I can handle. So quiche is quickly becoming my go-to breakfast-for-dinner meal for my family, and it’s actually winning me some points around the house! I generally use this Quiche Lorraine recipe from Pillsbury, with a few modifications. The…

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I was contacted recently by Cotton Patch Cafe to try out their newly renovated restaurant (which reopened August 22) and was treated to a free meal for my family in return for blogging about it. Since Cotton Patch is already my favorite source of guilty-pleasure southern cooking, I couldn’t say no. And I am happy…

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Welp, I’m back on the wagon. (After gaining COUGHFOURCOUGH pounds in the seven days I was in Houston…) AnyWHO, when I have had success in eating better and losing weight, it had a lot to do with planning meals. Meal planning is a simple and effective way to save a lot of money each month,…

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Since I’ve been eating at home so much more, I decided it was high time I share some of my winning recipes. Winning because they are easy, tolerable for someone like me that hates to cook, and downright DELICIOUS. So here’s number one on the list: Steak Salad. Specifically,┬áthis recipe from Kirsten at Mission Delectable┬átruly…

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