My Pinterest Successes

My Pinterest Successes

*** The winners of the Monsters University packages will be announced tomorrow!  Be sure to check in and see if one of them is you! *** I think it has been well documented on this blog that I am a Pinterest addict. I can’t help it, but at least I can admit it. They say that’s the first step. I normally use Pinterest for my meal planning. I sit down on Saturday mornings with my grocery list, coupons, and iPad and I cruise Pinterest until I find good recipes for…

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My Dad’s (Pork) Butt

My Dad’s (Pork) Butt

One of my favorite things to do when I’m missing my dad is to cook something that he used to make. He had a handful of signature dishes. Some of them he never shared the recipes for, and occasionally I’ll spend an afternoon trying to figure out what the heck was in that one specific dish. He used to make this ground beef thing over rice that I loved when I was really little. I have no idea what it had in it. There were no veggies, no tomato sauce,…

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A Stupidly Simple Recipe

A Stupidly Simple Recipe

If you’ve been ’round these parts for any length of time, you know that I am not gifted in the culinary arts. I’m getting better every year, but for the most part, my repertoire is whatever is easy, simple, and cheap, and often that means I make a lot of the same things over and over again. (knock, knock) Who’s there? Oh, is it you, Pinterest? Pinterest makes me think I can do all sorts of things that I don’t normally do. So far, these things have included gardening, changing…

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A Thanksgiving Miracle! Very Pinteresting…

A Thanksgiving Miracle!  Very Pinteresting…

Yesterday I did something miraculous. I baked. Actually, there was no baking required. Technically, I assembled. The second most miraculous thing was that what I assembled was a recipe I found on Pinterest. I’ve never seen something online and then turned around and made it before. Isn’t that weird? The third most miraculous thing I did yesterday was that my cookies ended up looking JUST LIKE this picture from Pinterest. Three Thanksgiving miracles in one day. So, I figured maybe I should share the recipe. This is what you’ll need:…

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Country Crock My World

Country Crock My World

I have a confession. I am a butter lover. I have another confession. I don’t eat enough veggies. I have a final confession. I don’t let Bean eat butter and I make him eat all his veggies. It’s warped, but it’s true. The fact is, I just don’t like vegetables. I’ve tried ‘em steamed, grilled, raw, fried…you name it. I’m not a vegetable person. Which is why one of my all-time favorite comfort dinners to make is a one-casserole dish, oven-baked, chicken and rice number with nary a vegetable to…

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