Sausage Cheese Balls

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Sausage Cheese Balls

This super-easy twist on the classic Sausage Cheese Ball recipe is made using a can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls. They are unbelievably moist, tender, spicy, cheesy, goodness; perfect for holiday entertaining and snacking, you’d better make a double batch – they won’t last long!  Continue reading

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Tennessee Teacakes (Cookies for Kids’ Cancer)

Tennessee Teacakes recipe, Cookies for Kids' Cancer

Tennessee Teacakes

Today’s post is a special one; this Tennessee Teacake recipe is what I sent out to three other food bloggers participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

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English Toffee

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English Toffee

This recipe for English Toffee is scrumptious. It makes the best Christmas gifts, it’s easy to prepare, but does require a candy or digital thermometer.  Continue reading

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Pasta with Kale Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion (Meatless Monday)

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Pasta with Kale Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onion

This recipe for Pasta with Kale, Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onions is ready in about 35 minutes, serves four, and is simple, elegant and delicious; all the perfect combination for a hectic weeknight Meatless Monday meal (or any night).  Continue reading

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Simple Cinnamon Candied Nuts

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Simple Cinnamon Candied Nuts

Cinnamon Candied Nuts make for fabulous holiday entertaining and food gifts, and this recipe could not be easier. With no egg whites; just nuts, sugar, butter and cinnamon, this recipe is ready in about 5 minutes.  Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

This Dark Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the epitome of chocolate decadence. It is a triple-layer of chocolate so rich, so creamy, it’s a chocolate-lover’s dream. It’s not hard to make, but it sure is hard to resist.  Continue reading

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Meatless Monday Pasta Roundup

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Meatless Monday Pasta Roundup

Today’s Meatless Monday is a trio of pasta recipes: Fettuccine with Lemon Mushrooms and Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper and Red Bean “Meatballs”, and Trottole with Spinach Basil Sauce. All three of these recipe are simple and simply delightful.   Continue reading

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Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers (Meatless Monday)

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Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers

This recipe for Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers is just awesome for the holidays! It is simple to prepare, and they have just the right touch of sweet, grainy, nuttiness that will leave you wanting more! I paired mine with a cranberry white cheddar, but they are fabulous by themselves.   Continue reading

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Easy Biscuit Rolls

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Easy Biscuit Rolls

These biscuit-style roll are the simplest things to make. Ever. Plus, I have given you two different ways to make them. Simple and simpler. They make a fabulous homemade bread addition to your holiday table; people will never know they only took minutes to prepare.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans (Crock-Pot Recipe) (Meatless Monday)

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Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Hectic Mondays are a great time for this super-simple, simply delicious Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean recipe. Set it up completely the night before to soak the beans, then the next morning add a bit of water, turn it on low to cook and you will come home to this fragrant, fabulous Meatless Monday dish.  Continue reading

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