shopping spree – favorite finds!

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This week, on Wednesday, I took the day off, and went to Minneapolis/St Paul MN to go shopping with my Mom. The day didn't start so well. My Mom's check engine soon light came on and we made it all the way up to Fergus Falls, MN. Then we turned back and went and got my car back in Fargo. That wasted half of our morning but it's a good thing we went back. I got a few good foodie type things on our little shopping spree. We stopped at the Macys cafeteria and had lunch there. They had one of the ...

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It’s “Chopped” time again

Awhile back, I asked my facebook readers to leave 4 ingredients for me to try and make a new recipe out of.  Kind of like the show Chopped on Food Network where they give you 4 crazy ingredients to make a new dish out of it.  If you want to join in the fun, leave a comment with 4 ingredients below for me to work with,  and I'll try coming up with a new recipe or dish out of all those ingredients.  :) The last time I got some pretty crazy ingredients like duck, which I've never worked with bef ...

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Dump Cake

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Dump cake is a cross between pineapple upside down cake and some kind of berry/apple crisp. It's super easy to make and only requires opening a box or can up and dumping them in the cake pan. This cake didn't last too long in our house. It was gone in less than a day. My friend was over helping with invitations and she loved it. It can be served warm or cold, but I thought it tasted better when I got it straight out of the oven.My favorite part was the cobbler/streusel topping on the ...

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Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Trifle

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Here is the low calorie, 4th of July dessert that I promised from yesterday. Isn't it pretty? Who needs red and blue food coloring for the 4th of July when you have berries to make a cake look patriotic? Not me! This is a trifle with angel food cake, blueberries, raspberries, cool whip, cream cheese and a little bit of sugar to sweeten it up.  They do have fat free cool whip and cream cheese but to me, those have no flavor, so I go for the light. By all means, if you want to use the fat free ...

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Monkey Bread Muffins

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This morning, I woke up and wanted to bake something.  Most monkey bread recipes call for 2 cans of biscuits to fill a bundt pan, but I only had 1 can. One can is the perfect amount for 2 people. They taste like cinnamon rolls but better.  Cinnamon rolls take too long to make waiting for the yeast to rise and then you have to roll out the dough. These probably take  less than 15 minutes to prepare. I had 3 muffins and went for a run. after that. That run, probably only canceled out one of th ...

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Easter Nests

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  I can't believe it's already Easter on Sunday. I've been looking at a lot of Easter recipes online and have seen many different things. Like for instance Peeps S'mores and cake baked inside of eggs. I'm also excited for Ham and cheesy hash brown potatoes. That's usually my families Easter tradition. My job is to make the Strawberry pretzel Salad that I had posted about sometime last month. I also plan on bringing these. It's basically chow mein noodles and peanuts covered in ...

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Blog Roll Link Exchange

I'm looking for people to exchange blog roll links with. The only 2 requirements is that your blog must be related about food and you must add me to your blog roll also. If you would like your blog to be linked on here please leave a comment or email me. Thanks! Recipes coming soon.... Black Bean Soup Ham and Egg Crepes Croque Madames Funfetti Pancakes Turkey Mini Meatball Sandwiches ...

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I love receiving edible gifts for Christmas, and we  got a few this year. A fruit basket, these super awesome truffles, and some  pancake and waffle mix. We made the pancake and waffle mix tonight and the syrup that came with it was amazing. I'm thinking about adding it to some hot chocolate. It's called pumpkin spice latte syrup. You can find it at William's Sonoma, my favorite store to buy cooking supplies. Some other gifts we got were a new oven and some puppies. The oven wasn't as c ...

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