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chocolate thumbprint cookies

milk & cookies: chocolate thumbprint cookies

these aren’t too sweet & you should know that going in… making them ideal served w/ juicy gossip the basics the recipe Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Makes 5 dozen Total time: 1 hr or so 1 cup softened butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups ap flour 1/2 cup finely ground toasted pecans 1/4 tsp table […]

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how to make deviled eggs

small batch deviled eggs

how to make deviled eggs {what to do w/ 4 lonely hard cooked eggs} mash yolks w/ a fork stir in a few dollops of mayonnaise, a little coarse grain mustard, a few dashes of hot sauce {beat it like crazy to break up the lumps} add a smidgen of kosher salt & freshly ground […]

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simple entertaining: sparkling strawberry-lemonade sangria

Sparkling Strawberry-Lemonade Sangria 2 (16-oz) packages fresh strawberries, hulled and divided 1/4 cup sugar 1 (89-oz) container chilled lemonade 1 (750-ml) bottle Prosecco, chilled 2 lemons thinly sliced 4 cups ice, divided Pulse half of the strawberries with the sugar in a food processor until smooth. Slice remaining strawberries & set aside. Stir together lemonade, […]

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Butter Pecan Shortbread

milk & cookies: wedding cookies

think showers & such… it’s that time the basics the recipe Wedding Cookies Makes 5 dozen Total time: 1 hr or so {pantry staples make these slightly more dangerous than 5-ingredient trouble} 1 cup softened butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 cups ap flour 1/2 cup finely ground toasted pecans 1/4 tsp table salt 2 […]

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it’s my pleasure to introduce you to… Hannah B Slaughter

i couldn’t very well share a recipe for super-moist cornbread w/out offering full access to an expert in cast iron care it’s my pleasure to introduce you to… Hannah B Slaughter I’ll bring the sparkle. Hannah B is a graphic designer for HGTV & DIY of Scripps Networks Interactive who loves taking something old & […]

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football saturday’s: homemade salsa

Tailgate Fan Fare How To Create A Mexican Fiesta… In Your Mouth Fresh tomatoes, onion & garlic liven up the party in an instant. This recipe makes a large batch so plan to dance the night away after the big win. Homemade Salsa makes enough to feed a crowd A handful of cilantro leaves 1 […]

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James T Farmer salad

recipe swap with James T Farmer III: scallop & pear salad

Scallop & Pear Salad from  James T Farmer’s latest cookbook, A Time To Cook {featuring photography by Helen Norman} recipe swap James T Farmer III Scallop & Pear Salad Serves 3 to 4 I have a dear friend, a Montgomery Mama, as she’s known, who is a lovely lady and marvelous cook. Business led me […]

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easy peanut butter cookies

milk & cookies: peanut butter-toffee cookies

my ongoing love affair with Jif is a little nutty… & quite sticky at times Peanut Butter-Toffee Cookies makes 2 dozen 1 cup creamy peanut butter 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1/4 tsp baking soda 20 little baby Heath bars, coarsely chopped {1 cup} one beat the first 4 ingredients w/ an […]

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chocolate chip cookies

milk & cookies: m&m-chocolate chip cookies

the basics the recipe M&M-Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 3 dozen Total time: about 1 hour {by far, my most requested recipe} 3/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups plus 6 Tbsp ap flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp kosher […]

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how to make mashed potatoes

how to make {completely delicious} mashed potatoes

Bring 2 pounds of peeled baking potatoes {cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces} to a boil in a 3 qt saucepan over high heat… once the water comes up to a boil, start your timer. Cook them for about 20 minutes, drain, return to the saucepan, and place back over the heat for just a few […]

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