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Classic Mashed Potatoes

I know what you’re thinking…do mashed potatoes really need a recipe? Most of the time I just throw things in the bowl with the mixer running until I’ve reached the desired consistency. While this works for most people, sometimes having specific measurements helps to achieve perfect results, every single time. I’ve found that melting the …

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Baked Lemon Herb Chicken

Sometimes the best dishes are ones that don’t require a lot of fancy ingredients or cooking techniques. Just the basics – herbs, spices and some good olive oil can produce amazing results when the right combination comes together. This lemon herb chicken is a great example. A marinade of lemon juice, olive oil and white …

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Meatball Pepperoni Hoagies

My husband and I only grew up about 90 miles from each other, but sometimes I think we grew up worlds apart. For example, that thing that you use to clean your floors? He calls it a sweeper. I call it a vacuum. When I go grocery shopping, I use a shopping cart, he uses a …

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Grasshopper Mint Brownie Bars

I work a lot of night shifts, and sometimes when I have some down time between patients, I can get a little blogging done. However, in my sleep-deprived zombie state of mind at 3:00am when I was writing this post, I realized I just posted the recipe, and didn’t actually write anything about the recipe. …

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Garlic Herb Swirled Bread

I always love “springing ahead” every spring with daylight savings time. While I don’t always love losing an hour to my day, I love how it gets darker later, and the days start to get longer. That, combined with the 60 degree temperature and the over-abundant sunshine that we had today, it feels like maybe, …

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Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate and carrots aren’t two ingredients that you’d necessarily think would go together, but whip them together into a cake, and you have the most moist, tender chocolate cake that you’ve ever tasted. I never thought a chocolate carrot cake would be good, until a coworker brought it in for one of the doctors that …

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Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Pizza is one of our favorite meals to make on the weekend. If you always have frozen pizza dough on hand like I do, it requires minimal prep work, and can easily be doctored with your favorite toppings to create something different every week. This weekend I wanted to try something different, so I decided …

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Kentucky Butter Cake

January is over. I hope everyone met their health and fitness goals, but… Can we stop talking about kale smoothies and quiona and talk about cake now? Ok, good. Because this cake is darn good! It may looks like a simple pound cake, but it is so much more than that. The kicker to this …

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Low Country Boil

ingredients: 4 quarts cold water 1/4 cup Old Bay or other spicy seasoning 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more, to taste 4 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 yellow onion, diced 1 head garlic, halved 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes 4 ears corn, shucked, each cut into 4 pieces 2 pounds smoked sausage, …

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