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Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake

Caramel cake. It’s my new obsession. That and fish tacos. But not together, because ew. I originally made this for “family dinner”, which is when our family and the two neighbors from the old neighborhood indulge in our denial that we no longer live next to each other and we all have lunch after church…. 

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Sausage Bread

Sausage Bread

Guys. We survived. We got FOUR whole inches of snow last week and were subsequently “snowed in” from Friday to Monday. If you’re not from the South, let me explain how this is possible. We have seven snow plows for the entire Nashville area. I’m not kidding. Not even a little. So here’s what happens:… 

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MiniTrifle

Winter Confessions & Mini Bailey’s Cheesecake Trifles

Greetings from Nashville! As un-motivating as the whole 12 degree temperature is outside, I’m singing because the SUN IS SHINING! Ready for confession #1? The SweeterThing’s have recently discovered that my mind packs a bag and says “sayonara suckers!” when daylight savings ends each fall. It’s only taken me three years to identify this as… 

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SugarCookieBars

Sugar Cookie Bars

This is so cheating. On more than one level. For starters, the pictures are ooooold. Remember when I lived in a super crappy apartment and all my pictures were done under fluorescent lighting and my “final shots” were ALL done on the one picnic table I had right outside my apartment? Yep, these are from… 

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Thanksgiving Dishes

My Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

One of my favorite days is almost here. I mean, besides Friday. Thanksgiving is upon us, my elastic pants are washed and packed and ready to go. I’m ready to throw down an embarrassing amount of food. We are headed to see family, many of which I haven’t seen since 2012. Shame on me, I… 

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Breadsticks

So Fast, So Delicious Garlic Breadsticks

Here I am. I have crawled out from under my pile of moving boxes. The last seven days has been…eventful. A little stressful. Only partly humorous. Unfortunately, part of our crazy from last week involved the passing of our little dog, Bunny. We named her before we had kids and realized how confusing that name… 

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Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup

Today has been a rollercoaster of emotions. I’ve maxed out my crazy quota for the month at this point. I’ve literally been ecstatic and uncontrollably sad in the exact same moment. I will wake up with cry face in the morning. I crawled into bed completely exhausted and yet am too wired to sleep. So… 

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PotatoRolls

Amish Potato Rolls

Anyone else just really need a win this week? You know, to do one thing that just goes off without a hitch? That “I nailed it!” feeling? No then? Just me? Alright. Well I did, I needed one thing this week to remind me that I’m capable of excellence. Now before you send flowers, this… 

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Popcorn

Freaking Awesome Popcorn

This post should really be titled “how to screw up lasagna”, because that’s how we landed here folks. Lasagna. It was a no go. I dished it up on plates and proudly served it to my offspring who promptly burst into tears in unison. Then Mr. Sweeter Thing looked at me with the “I’m not… 

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SheetCake

Honoring Mimi {with Sheet Cake!}

In the last week, we have celebrated Ike’s birthday, Anna experienced her first funeral (that she will remember), and our family celebrated the life and legacy of a fierce and witty woman. Mimi (Mr. Sweeter Thing’s grandmother) passed away after 95 years. I’ll say that again, 95 years. She was amazing. She was a prayer… 

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BBQ chicken bread

Our Mediocre Week {& Cheesy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Bread}

It’s a mediocre week here. For lots of reasons to be specific. Our week isn’t great, but it isn’t bad either. Nothing extremely inspiring is happening in the kitchen, for sure. Dinner has been Chick Fil A, hotdogs, and “cheesy rollups”, which is a crappy excuse for dinner. It’s a tortilla with shredded cheese that… 

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