Fudgy Brownies

I love chocolate.  When I’m out to eat with my husband I always pick the chocolate item for dessert.  There is something to be said about being predictable, right?     😉 So naturally I’m going to be in love with brownies, especially FUDGY brownies!  These chocolate decadent treats are heavenly for so many reasons.  How much time do you have? These brownies have a very thin crunchy top layer, perhaps to hold in all that chewy and fudgy goodness.  Some brownies have a tendency to be dry, but not these.  These are probably the richest and most moist brownies I’ve ever had …

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Decorating with Pillows

I am loving my new decorative pillows!  Originally I had faux sheepskin pillows in my living room but they scream autumn and winter.  While I love my faux sheepskin pillows, it’s time for a seasonal change. Pillows are an inexpensive and easy way to make over a room.  There are so many options to choose from, whether you’re looking for a particular size, style, color, or pattern.   Plus they come in all price ranges to fit within your budget.  You can find them at so many places, like furniture stores, chain stores, home decor stores, and on line. Pillows are awesome …

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Homemade Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter, so I always have a jar of it in the house.  There are some store-bought brands that I adore but they contain artificial ingredients and sugar.  In an effort to eat more all-natural and healthy foods I tried some organic peanut butter brands.  For a lack of better words, they tend to be gross and “blah.”   Yup, that’s a technical term.     😉  I hate how the oil separates from the peanut paste even when it’s stored in the refrigerator.  Plus it’s so thick that it’s not tasty or enjoyable to eat. I never thought of making peanut butter.  Maybe it’s because …

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Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes are so simple to prepare that I almost felt guilty posting about it.  I, like most people I’m sure, know the concept – use potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  However, how much olive oil do I use?  What temperature do I set my oven?  How long do I cook them for?  These were all questions that I had and I thought maybe others did too which is why I decided to post about these delicious potatoes. Ina Garten to my rescue!  She gave me all the answers I needed and I in turn hope I can help you. If you are looking …

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Mini Taco Meatballs

I love it when I find a crowd pleasing appetizer.  You know, when you put something out, you turn away, and the next thing you know they’re gone.  I’ve made these min taco meatballs several times and I never have any leftovers! It’s so weird how delicious food can come across as unappealing in a photograph.  I actually thought about not posting this recipe because I couldn’t get the meatballs to look “pretty.”  But my husband convinced me to go ahead since they really are an awesome dish.  Hopefully you’ll just take my word for it and try them.     🙂  The honest truth is …

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