Cheddary Chicken Pot Pie

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Disclosure: I am being compensated for this post by the Cans Get You Cooking Campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  I was paid for my time but it did not influence my opinion of cooking with canned foods.  All stories and recipes are my own. Over the years I’ve come to […]

Chocolate Crusted Eggnog Pie

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The holidays are fast approaching here {when did that happen!?} and with that comes more opportunities to gather friends and family.  Thanksgiving in our family is very traditional when it comes to food.  Everyone has their favorites that they request limiting the amount of experimental recipes which only leaves more room for me to have […]

Great Grandma’s Blitz Torte Recipe

Blitz Torte #dessert #cake #vintagerecipe

I have to say we have it pretty easy these days.  Seventy-five years ago when my Great Grandmother made this blitz torte recipe for my Grandpa’s birthday I imagine she used some very different tools in her kitchen.  Around the 1930′s instant pudding and custard mixes were readily available to the public but by that […]

6 Cheery Christmas Printables

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As a mother I often use the threat of a time out to keep my kids in line.  Sometimes it works, while other times it only gives me more work and makes them more irritable.  A true no win situation. Honestly, there are times when they aren’t the ones needing the time out.  Sometimes I’d […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread French Toast

Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread French Toast #breakfast

When we sold our house back in March and suddenly got the thing we’d been praying for it wasn’t all that easy.  You’ve heard the saying, be careful what you wish for?  And if you haven’t heard it before you have now.  We had wonderful neighbors, school, and lived in a friendly city.  Oh, and […]

Peanut Butter Biscuits

Peanut Butter Biscuits #biscuit #recipe

I’m a little sad to admit that this is my first attempt at making biscuits.  Can I just tell you how flippin easy they are to make!?  Seriously.  Easy. I have a feeling you guys are going to start reading a lot about biscuits because I am going to make a gazillion versions of the […]

Pecan Turkey Burgers

Pecan Turkey Burgers #30minutemeal #turkey #recipe

 As my kids get older I’m finding it easier to play around with dinner a bit without experiencing the meltdown of the century when I tell them to eat.  Oh, don’t feel too depressed because it still happens but it’s happening less much to my delight.  The key to picky eaters, I’ve learned, is to […]

Mile High Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel

Mile High Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel #pie #pumpkin #thanksgiving

I make one pumpkin pie a year and I serve it at Thanksgiving.  So far it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and I’ve made two pumpkin pies.  They were both versions of this Mile High Pumpkin Pie. The first pie was okay but I followed the recipe of a certain big name celebrity whose name shall […]

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breasts

Hellmann's Parmesan Crusted Chicken #chicken #dinner #ad

  Like most moms {and dads} when dinner rolls around I’m not always prepared.  Despite running a food blog I’m often at a loss for what to cook for dinner.  On days when I’m whipping up something savory it’s usually whatever that is.  But on days when it’s dessert {which is more often lately} as […]

Pumpkin Biscoff Bars

Biscoff Pumpkin Bars

  I already admitted it on Instagram and Facebook so I might as well fess up again.  I caved in and listened to Christmas music yesterday.  And in my defense {not that I need one} does November really have any music?  We have Thanksgiving but I’ve never heard any Thanksgiving music.  I’ve heard Halloween music. […]

Great Grandma’s Cheese Torte

Great Grandma's Cheese Torte

I’ve been racking my brain ever since I made this cheese torte to write a post worthy of its history and the words just won’t come.  Making it, reminiscing over days of past and having things really stir up old memories has been difficult.  I only wish I could have made this for my Grandpa. […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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It seems as though Halloween was over as quickly as it came.  The leaves that changed an amber gold on our trees have since fallen leaving the yard covered.  The boys have been begging to rake them up all week ever since their last experience. We had been watching a bit too much “Halloween Snoopy” […]

Halloween Pizza Mummy Sliders

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I think I speak for all moms when I say we wanna be the cool mom.  The one that the kids like to have around, that plans fun stuff for every holiday or just because, and stays up with reasonable trends. I am not that mom.  Well, I try to be but one way or […]

30 Minute Chicken Coconut Curry

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  It’s high time I step outside my comfort zone and take on a few new challenges.  I like to think of myself as someone who can roll with the punches, someone who is curious, and not afraid to try new things.  I’m kinda sorta that person but when it comes to cooking I like […]

Halloween Deviled Egg Eyeballs

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As Halloween approaches this week I am reminded of the resolve I made last year to have everything ready by this September for this year.  I have this tradition of doing everything last minute then the night of breathing a sigh of relief that they didn’t trick-or-treating as the boy next door.  At the rate […]

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie

Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie

Today would have been my Auntie L’s birthday.  And in true Laurie fashion I’ve been thinking about worrying about this pie for days.  I wanted it to be perfect.  Not too pudding-y or too dense and rich.  A perfect combination of both. Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie happened to be my Auntie L’s favorite pie. […]

Browned Butter Butternut Squash Soup

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With a grown man in the house and four boys who practically eat as much, if not more, then him it’s a rare occasion when we have leftovers.  And in the off chance that we do they are lucky to last more than a day. One of these rare occurrences happened just last week after […]

Cape Cod Cornbread Recipe

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I’ve got to be honest, I don’t really know what makes this cornbread recipe different from any other recipe out there.  I can tell you that it is the best cornbread I’ve ever made from scratch.  And I have no doubt that if I was actually in Cape Cod eating it that would add to […]

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pie Squares

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As you can imagine things around our household have been anything but business as usual lately.  I have been in California since the middle of September helping with all of our family “business” and aching for the chance to get in the kitchen. It’s amazing how much baking is a release for me.  I completely [...]

How to Fight Like a Girl {My Aunt’s Lasting Legacy}


Every year around this time my aunt and all of her supporters walk. Walk to show support.  Walk to fight.  Walk for the cure. This is the first year that my aunt can’t join us.  She lost is losing her battle with breast cancer and we are left feeling helpless and devastated.  Her smile, her laughter, [...]