Taking the Mountain

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Coffee Cake Recipe

Did I mention we had a garage and bake sale yesterday?


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New Dessert

RJ, er, I mean, the kids, love chocolate chip cookies.

Honestly, I can’t remember which, if any, recipes I’ve posted on here but I bet I have tried 25 different types of chocolate chip cookies.


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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

I’m going to warn you:  this recipe sounds beyond decadent.

But it’s not.

And that’s kind of the point.

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Healthy(ish) Chocolate Cake

Ok, so I’m not sure how “healthy” this chocolate cake is.  But it is delicious anyways!  If you are looking for a rich, borderline fudgy chocolate cake to satisfy that sweet tooth, this recipe will send you over the moon.  With hopefully a little less guilt!

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Greek(ish) Grilled Chicken

Confession:  I have some weight to lose this year.

Confession:  I love to cook.  BIG food.

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Today has been pretty chilly, so we’re making some chili.




This recipe is a combination of several different chili recipes and a snap to throw together!

Image result for chili cartoons

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Fruit Pizza

Last night we made one of our favorite desserts — Deep Dish Fruit Pizza!

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

This is my favorite cheesecake in the world.

I first made it for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago.  I’ll be honest:  everyone says I go a just little bit overboard with holiday desserts.  I usually offer about 5 desserts:  a combination of cookies, bars, pies, cakes, you name it.  What can I say?  I sure don’t want anyone going hungry at my house!

But if you are looking for just one killer dessert for a party or holiday, this is your stop.

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Upside-Down Peach Cake

I love the classic Upside-Down Pineapple Cake.  You know, the one with the canned pineapple rings and maraschino cherries.  Our kids especially love it and enjoy helping spread out the fruit and brown sugar topping in the bottom of the pan!

Here is one we made earlier in the spring.  It lasted one night.

I use Trisha Yearwood’s recipe and it always turns out great!

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Mini Meatball Pasta Bake

I love watching The Pioneer Woman on Food Network.  Maybe it’s because I feel like there’s a secret club that we belong to since we both have 4 children.  It’s like she’s already been there, done that since her kids are a little older than mine.  And she obviously knows how to feed a crowd!

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