Apple Cider Braided Bread

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

These mini-braided breads make perfect gifts or a lovely addition to brunch. I know it's late in the season for an apple cider recipe, but my…

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

I've been working on an article this past week about farm-fresh foods that will run in a magazine in April. It can be hard to think about spring…

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Bacon & Cheese Popovers {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

Well y'all. I simply could not resist a bacon and cheese and bread thing this month! Can you beat that combination? Especially when I heard Saturday…

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Bacon & Egg Pie

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

Here is something small children and high-school boys have in common: if you say the word "quiche," they immediately think "that sounds disgusting."…

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Banana Paleo-Cakes

Posted on Jan 12th, 2015

There are about a million versions of these super simple banana-and-egg pancakes. Yes, the combination sounds super weird, but it works. And these…

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Berry French Toast Bake

Posted on Jun 29th, 2017

Well, hello! It's been approximately eight million years since I posted a recipe. This possibly has to do with the insanity of having four children…

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Blueberry-Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Posted on Jul 26th, 2011

I hate buying something for one recipe and having a lot left over. I recently bought some ricotta cheese to make these turkey burgers, but they only…

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Bread Machine Monkey Bread (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

For a lot of this pregnancy, I didn't want sweet things at all. Ice cream didn't even sound good. I ate fruit. I craved Very Veggie salad and some…

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Brioche Loaf & Brioche French Toast (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Jul 8th, 2013

[pinit] Doesn't that look amazing? It is. My Secret Recipe Club assigned blog this month was Cook Book of Trial and Error. It seems the author…

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Carnation Challenge Part II: Banana Couscous

Posted on Oct 7th, 2009

Remember how last week I made Potluck Potatoes for the Carnation challenge from One2One Network? And I promised I was going to show you my Banana…

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Chai Spiced Scones {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Maybe I should stop making scones for Secret Recipe Club. First there were Cranberry-Chocolate Scones. Then Creamy Lemon ones. Oh, and these…

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Chock Full of Healthy Muffins

Posted on Nov 16th, 2009

DISCLAIMER AND NOTICE TO YOUR NASAL HEALTH: Do NOT give these to your one-year-old. There will be gastrointestinal distress and you WILL be…

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Chocolate Chip Banana Snack Cake {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

[pinit] Say what? Didn't I just do a Secret Recipe Club post last week? Well yes. Yes I did. But there was an "orphan" in my group, so I am making…

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Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2011

When I told you I was taking a monthlong break ... I kind of forgot about a few things I had promised to do. Oops! First, I was lucky enough to…

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Chunky Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Posted on Jul 25th, 2013

[pinit] I'm a little bit obsessed with cherries. I could eat a whole pound of them in a sitting - sweet Bing cherries, slightly tarter Raniers ...…

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Cinnamon Sticky Bun Pancakes

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

[pinit] I always hate when I see Secret Recipe Club "orphans." These are the blogs who have an assignment and do theirs but the person who has…

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Cleaning Disorder & Oat Bran Cranberry Bread

Posted on Jan 1st, 2008

source: Flickr Creative Commons via eyeliam Usually when I try to clean/be housewifely at all, it goes something like it did today. I was…

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Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Scones {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on May 7th, 2012

One kitchen tool I honestly never thought I needed was a food processor. I can do it by hand, I proudly proclaimed! I scoffed at the weaklings - you…

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Cranberry, Nutmeg, and Vanilla Breakfast Cake (or Muffins)

Posted on Nov 20th, 2011

[pinit] Last year during a batch cooking escapade, I made these Cranberry Vanilla Muffins (from last November's Once a Month Mom menu). I liked…

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Creamy Lemon Scones {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Sep 9th, 2013

[pinit] Let me tell you a story. One time I thought to myself, "Self, you are a great cook! You can totally make pumpkin scones just like…

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Crumby Banana Muffins

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

I'm trying to start the morning out right. I've done my Bible study, savoring the last week of A Woman's Heart during this Holy Week. I've thrown a…

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Crunchy Granola Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

These crispy cookies are chock-full of healthy ingredients. A drizzle of white chocolate might help you fool your kids into thinking they're…

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Spice Muffins, and an Ode to My Kitchen Tools

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

In my ripe old age, I've started to upgrade my kitchen tools a little bit. Sure, that cheap muffin tin that came with a set of 14 other bakeware…

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Dried Cherry Biscuits and Vanilla Lemon Curd: Secret Recipe Club

Posted on Nov 5th, 2012

Welcome to another installment of the Secret Recipe Club! My assigned blog for this month was Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I really wish Camilla…

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Easy Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

[pinit] I'm learning to appreciate my bread machine lately. In our old apartment with our giant windows, the kitchen was very warm and it was easy…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Posted on Aug 7th, 2009

  While this is not a recipe passed down through my family, it's a recipe our little family ADORES—as does everyone else who has come into…

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Family Recipe Fridays: Breakfast Casserole

Posted on Sep 4th, 2009

I am not a huge breakfast person. I never ate breakfast regularly from the time it was up to me until I was married at 22. But once I started…

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Giant Brown Butter Granola Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Jun 27th, 2012

Don't you love happy accidents in the kitchen? I put two sticks of butter in a saucepan the other night to melt for Heavenly Homemaker's Giant…

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Gingerbread Muffins with White Chocolate Chips

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013

These muffins are a tasty treat to add to your holiday repertoire! All the goodness of gingerbread without having to cut out little men and decorate…

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Muffins with Coconut Flour

Posted on Jan 5th, 2014

[pinit] While our family doesn't eat gluten-free, I enjoy experimenting in gluten-free cooking, especially because my sister doesn't eat gluten. I…

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cake Donuts {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015

Welcome to this month's installment of the Secret Recipe Club! It's always one of my favorite posts of the month. I love perusing a new blog and…

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Graham Cracker Banana Bread {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 25th, 2013

[pinit] I always get sad when I see someone has been "orphaned" in the Secret Recipe Club. My group's reveal isn't until next Monday, but I saw…

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Green Chile Egg Bake

Posted on Sep 26th, 2012

For a long time, the only egg casserole I ever made was the very standard one I grew up with: white bread, sausage, cheddar cheese, a dozen…

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Irresistible Peanut Butter Muffins

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

  If, like me, you are a great lover of all things peanut butter, these muffins are for you. They are light and fluffy, specked with just…

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Lemon & White Chocolate Mini-Muffins

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013

So, here's the thing. I'm leading a Bible study this fall on The 7 Experiment: Staging Your Own Mutiny Against Excess. I read the book 7 by Jen…

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Low-Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Feb 8th, 2016

Do you ever eat cookies for breakfast? We sure do. One of my kids' favorite breakfasts is Giant Breakfast Cookies. (They also love having Popsicles…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Posted on Jan 14th, 2018

Want to know what it's like to have a large family? (And, BTW, after seeing my cousin with her seven kids last week, mine doesn't seem that…

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Orange-Coconut Sweet Rolls

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013

My mom always made Pillsbury orange rolls as part of holiday breakfasts. I love those little suckers. I could eat a whole pan by myself. They kind of…

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Peach Breakfast Pastry

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

[pinit] I woke up this morning feeling almost normal. After weeks and weeks and weeks of first trimester woes and a whole week of stomach bug…

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Peach Pie Coffee Cake with Maple Buttercream

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

I'm determined to make it through a bunch of the recipes I've Pinned this year. I have a mere 5,400+ Pins ... and most of them are probably recipes.…

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Peachy Granola Muffins

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2010

Tuesday morning I woke up with a yen for muffins. Muffins are not regular guests in our household, although I enjoy them. I don't have great muffin…

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015

  Two smoothie posts in one week? Yes, I know. But I don't think my recipe index reflects my great love for smoothies. This is my very…

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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

I like oatmeal okay. I mean, is plain old oatmeal anyone's favorite food? It IS healthy, though, and if you hand me a bowl cooled with milk and…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

Libbie has been asking for banana bread lately, and since I had a bunch of very brown ones on the counter, my choice for Secret Recipe Club this…

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Pineapple Casserole

Posted on Jun 18th, 2008

I try to remember to keep a can of crushed pineapple around so I can make this yummyness if the mood strikes. The rest of the ingredients I almost…

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Popsicles for Breakfast! My Favorite Fun-Mom Tip

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

My very favorite fun-mom trick is this: make popsicles so healthy that you can give them to your kids for breakfast. They will seriously think you…

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Pumpkin Banana Muffins {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Nov 9th, 2015

I so enjoyed looking through my assignment for the Secret Recipe Club this month. I had Amy's Cooking Adventures; Amy is a mom to three children -…

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Pumpkin-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012

[pinit] Welcome to April's Secret Recipe Club post, the one where I say, "Who care if it's practically summer outside? I want something…

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Sausage Gravy Cheese Grits

Posted on Oct 8th, 2012

[pinit] Grits falls into the category of Things I Never Tried Before We Moved to Tennessee. Also in this category? Sweet tea, real cornbread,…

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Savory Cheesy Waffles

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

I first discovered cornmeal waffles one day last summer when we came home from vacation to bare bones in the kitchen. Determined to make something…

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Special Easter Breakfasts

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014

[pinit] Last month, my friend Sara got me connected with fellow East Tennessee bloggers on Facebook. I love connecting with local bloggers - you…

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Strawberry Cashew Milk Smoothies for #FoodBloggerLove

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016

Hey guys! Today is all about showing LOVE to a fellow blogger. The lovely ladies of The PinterTest Kitchen organized this #FoodBloggerLove event -…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread

Posted on Apr 16th, 2016

What do you do when your strawberries are getting too ripe to eat? Throw them in a baked good, of course! My kids were thrilled to have something…

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Strawberry Muffins & Brown Sugar Oat Muffins

Posted on Jun 30th, 2009

Lately, I've found that muffins make a great make-ahead breakfast. I am always looking for things I can take to work and eat once I get there, and…

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Strawberry-Beet Popsicles (or Smoothies)

Posted on Jan 13th, 2016

I've said it before and I will say it again: my kids will eat basically anything if I puree it and put it in popsicle form. Spinach? Yep. Mango?…

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Sweet Potato and Sausage Hash

Posted on Jan 26th, 2016

Many years ago, I did this thing called Bargain Meals of the Week with 5 Dollar Dinners. I would take the Publix ads and find dirt-cheap deals, and…

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Tasty Oatmeal Pancakes

Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

It's that time again: Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My assigned blog for this month is Make Myself at Home. Catherine is a stay-at-home mom with a…

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Tropical Green Smoothie {Secret Recipe Club}

Posted on Jun 8th, 2015

  My feelings about smoothies have completely changed since my mom bought me a Vitamix. It used to be that I didn't like smoothies very…

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Vanilla Baked Donuts (Secret Recipe Club)

Posted on Mar 10th, 2014

  Don't you LOVE all the Springtime colors there? We've been having some beautiful Spring weather lately. It makes me feel kind of bad when I…

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Vegan Blackberry-Coconut Smoothies

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

[pinit] My sister was here this weekend, and she is not only gluten-intolerant but also eating VEGAN right now. You can imagine that was a bit of…

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread Muffins

Posted on Aug 14th, 2017

I posted this recipe approximately eight million years ago, or in 2011. At the time, I wasn't 100% happy with it, but I didn't know why. Last…

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Whole Wheat Hawaiian Muffins

Posted on May 19th, 2013

[pinit] Saturday morning is my favorite time to be in the kitchen. Usually Mr. V can man the children (or he sleeps and the older ones watch TV or…

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Whole Wheat Orange-Banana Bread

Posted on May 4th, 2011

(source) Three ripe bananas on the counter Black as black can be Falling out of their bags And into the bowl For this citrus delicacy (Libbie…

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Doughnuts with Cinnamon Drizzle

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

[pinit] I've written over on ParentLife about my love for the Weelicious Lunches cookbook by Catherine McCord. While it's full of recipes that my…

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