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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes, Cabbage, and Sheperd’s Pie | Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! It has become a tradition to host our family and friends for some delicious Irish dishes. I am Irish on my Dad’s side, and his mom grew up in a little town in Iowa that featured two buildings in the town center– a […]

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Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies | Recipe

This is the best cookie recipe we’ve ever tried, so I feel the need to pass the love along!  I affectionately call it “the turducken of cookies” and yes, it is every bit as wonderful as it sounds.  The cream from the Oreos kind of melts into the cookie and […]

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Birthday Cake + Chocolate Martinis | Recipe

I realized in looking at my blog statistics that the image of my martini had been pinned from my birthday week post, so I finally decided to make a proper post with ingredients. Rather than post exact measurements, my husband (the bartender), suggested this be written in parts, so you […]

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The Old Fashioned | Recipe & Free Image Download

I was playing around with Adobe Illustrator and made a fun little graphic of one of our favorite cocktails, so I thought I would post it here with our recipe.  (Feel free to snag the image, just link back if you use it!) Our Old Fashioned Recipe You will need:An […]

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The Lemon Drop | Recipe

The photo above is a flashback to my dear friend Morgan helping me plan my wedding back in the summer of 2011.  It was the only lemon drop photo I could find, but it also makes me terribly happy soooooo…. win win! The lemon drop is one of my favorite […]

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Creamy Cheese Bread | Recipe

Warning:  This is super easy to make and highly addictive! Creamy Cheese Bread Ingredients 1/2 cup sour cream* 1/2 cup mayonnaise* 1 cup shredded cheese (We used cheddar, but I think anything that melts fairly easily would work!)  1 package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix 1 loaf French bread, sliced […]

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Cajun Shrimp Alfredo | Recipe

I’m a little late posting this, but I am so proud of myself because I made Valentine’s Day dinner this year!  Charles usually cooks, but one of my goals for 2014 is to try more recipes myself and contribute more.  I did a bunch of meal planning for the week […]

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Hearty Chili | Recipe

Charles and I have been perfecting this chili for years (since my college days in fact), and we lovvvve it even more now.  I think it is a great recipe because you can customize it to what your family likes, just like we have!  Plus, it is super inexpensive to make, but […]

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