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Momma’s Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

Feb 05, 18 Momma’s Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies

momma's old fashioned whoopies pies on a silver cake plate topped with a birthday candle bottle of vanilla extract and flour sifterMomma’s Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies.

Who remembers Whoopie Pies? These are my Momma’s Old Fashioned Whoopie Pies and I could never resist these soft chocolate sandwich cookies filled with a layer of fluffy white frosting.

My Mom would make these for my sister and I for special occasions like our birthdays, sports events celebrations or because I would beg her to make them until she finally caved. Probably just to get me to zip it. Regardless, my eyes would always get as big as the whoopie pie when I saw them.

I came across her recipe while going through my treasured recipe box. All the memories flooded back. The smell, the way they tasted, her raised eyebrow when I would inevitably try to sneak one. It’s so incredible how food is intertwined with memories. I made a new memory when I made these to celebrate her birthday this year. I piled them up and topped the whole thing off with a candle a la a very nontraditional birthday cake. I cried the whole time, not gonna lie, but I’m glad I made them. They were just as delicious as I remembered.

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How To Make Bourbon Chicken

How to Make Bourbon Chicken over Sticky Rice #chicken #bourbon #bourbonchicken #stickyrice

No need to order take out. We’re going to show you How to Make a tangy sticky bourbon chicken meal at home.

I get obsessed with ordering certain foods when I go out. I’ll keep ordering them each time until I’ve eaten it so much I just can’t do it anymore. I know, quirky, but that’s me. When I like something I REALLY like something. In comes bourbon chicken. A few months ago I ordered bourbon chicken at one of my local pick up places. It was absolutely AMAZING the first time I ordered it.

Went back a second time, and eh not as good as I remembered. Was it them or did I build it up in my head? Who knows.  I ordered a third time and though it was pretty good it still wasn’t as I remembered. I decided I could make it as good as my taste buds remembered. After a half dozen goes around the skillet, I’m pretty tickled with my fake out take out bourbon chicken and I think you’ll be too.

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Instant Pot Turtle Cheesecake

Jan 22, 18 Instant Pot Turtle Cheesecake

Instant Pot Turtle Cheesecake #cheesecake #instantpot #instantpotrecipes #desserts #turtlecheesecake

Instant Pot Turtle Cheesecake. You need this in your life. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need a 7″ spring form pan to make this recipe. I tried 4 stores and couldn’t find that size locally so save yourself some time unless you live in a metropolis of bake ware stores and order it online. Gas is expensive. You’re welcome.

I have to admit, I have had my Instant Pot for over a year. I bought it on Black Friday because it was on a super sale and ERRYONE in the blogosphere was talking it up. I’ll admit, I was hesitant. Did I really NEED another gadget that would take up precious counter space. Would I even use it? Not to mention, the whole idea that pressure cooking kinda scared me.

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Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili

Jan 18, 18 Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili #slowcooker #chicken #chili #chickenchili

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili is a sponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.

 

It’s a new year. What better time to add new flavors to your table? That’s why Best Meals Happen at Home and Publix have created new recipes for 2018. Today we’re sharing one of those recipes – their Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Chili. It’s big on flavor and one we think you’re whole family will love. Packed with corn, black beans, spices, tomatoes and of course tender and delicious chicken.

Did I mention that it will only take you about 5 minutes to prep this recipe? That’s the beauty of a slow cooker recipe. It’s pretty much set it and forget it.

 

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Glazed Bacon and Havarti Puff Pastry Bites

Jan 12, 18 Glazed Bacon and Havarti Puff Pastry Bites

Up your appetizer game with these easy and delicious glazed Bacon & Havarti Puff Pastry Bites #appetizer #puffpastry #bacon #easyappetizers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

 

Are you a football fan? Are you getting excited about The Big Game? It’s just around the corner and will be here before we know it. I’ll admit I like to watch the game in the comfort of my own home, or even better, at a friend’s home that just so happens to have a ginormous television. Homegating. It’s where it’s at.

If you haven’t heard of homegating, I’ll let you in on the not-so-secret. Homegating is just tailgating in the comfort of your own home. Did you know that tailgating is an American pastime, dating back to 1869? Yes, it’s been around for a very, very long time.  If you ask, most people will tell you (unless they have season tickets on the 50 yard line) that they prefer to homegate rather than tailgate while they’re cheering on their favorite team.

 

 

 

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Tomato Tuna Melt

Jan 11, 18 Tomato Tuna Melt

Tomato Tuna Melt #tuna #tunamelt #glutenfree #lowcarb #tomatoesTomato Tuna Melt.

This is a mash up between a tuna melt and a stuffed tomato. Sometimes mash ups work and sometimes not so much, but this one, it’s a keeper. If you love tuna melts and are looking for a way to cut back on your bread consumption (I know I just gasped typing that – I big puffy heart bread, I just need to eat less of it) we’ve got an alternative for you.

These perfectly plump tomatoes on the vine are stuffed with wild albacore tuna, black pearl rice and a whole lot of gloriously melty Gruyere and mozzarella cheese.

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