Homemade Sugar Cookies

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Homemade Sugar Cookies:

I’d like to begin by sharing with you that I made the cookies  featured above, with the intention of decorating them, so I wanted them to be a flatter cookie. When I want flatter cookies for decorating, I gently flatten the dough balls with the bottom of a small plate (or glass). When I want them fluffier, I leave them rounded on the sheet before baking. This recipe only calls for 5 ingredients, and is really easy to make, it’s a great one for letting the kids help in the kitchen. Continue reading »

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake

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Just after Thanksgiving, we had some friends visit us, and one of them was celebrating their birthday. Well, since they were staying in a hotel, they couldn’t very well bake a cake, and you know we can’t let anyone NOT have a cake on their birthday, it just isn’t right. So, I asked what kind of cake they wanted, and the reply was a Sopapilla Cheesecake. I had never made one of these before (though I’ve made 4 since by special request!), so I had to search for a recipe. I based mine off of the one at Allrecipes, and here is how I did it:  Continue reading »

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Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken

Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken

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Homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken Recipe:

My family loves to eat Sweet & Sour Chicken, but there aren’t any Chinese places close to our house (that I am aware of) and it gets expensive to purchase enough to fill up these growing boys. I went on a mission scouring the internet for recipes, so I could try to re-create this at home. I found one that looked like something I could manage over at Joyful Momma’s Kitchen. It was just very recently published (yay for my good fortune!) as part of her 365 recipes in 365 days journey. I can’t wait to see what else she tries! Continue reading »

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Mississippi Sin Dip

Mississippi Sin Dip in a French Bread Loaf

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I saw several friends over the course of the fall football season discussing their love of Mississippi Sin Dip. Some like it served stuffed inside a french bread loaf with croutons, others bake it in a bowl and serve it with chips, and some use it as a topping for baked potatoes or burgers. I was intrigued, so I scoured the internet to find the recipe for Mississippi Sin Dip in a French Bread Loaf to try it for myself, and found one at Plain Chicken that I modified to meet our preferred taste choices.

We were going to a party early in January, and I bought the ingredients to make this. Due to some allergy complications, I wasn’t able to get the recipe prepared in time, so I made an executive decision to wait and make it for dinner, with some other appetizers, on Sunday while we watched some Football. Continue reading »

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