Butter Popcorn Cookies

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I love popcorn. I love cookies. How about a combo of the two? Yes. Just yes. I am sure you are all familiar with Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s used to make a Kettle Corn Cookie that was my absolute fave. I mean it was such a favorite that I really couldn’t buy them because I [...]

Fluffy Fruit Salad

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It is Thanksgiving week! Time to start thawing the turkey and prepping for the many sides that will grace your family table. Maybe you are feeding your family at your house or heading over the river and through the woods. As for me, I am driving the 10 miles to my parents to celebrate and [...]

Don’t Look Too Close…A Little Makeover

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You will notice that I am working on getting this blog spiffed up. It has been on my mind for a long time and I am taking the plunge. So if you see something strange or something doesn’t work, I am getting there. Shoot me a comment if it is something completely obnoxious. Love.

Halloween According to Maggie

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Seriously, what is this? What is on me? I know I am cute but come on! Hey, did you hear me? Is anyone listening? This is crazy! HELP! Get me out of here!!! No treat is worth this! Happy Halloween to all my bumblebees, ladybugs, duckies and sheriffs out there. Be safe! (Editor’s Note: All [...]

Atlas

Papa's Atlas

Today is my Papa Jim’s birthday. He would have been 93 years old today. I miss him. I miss his quiet, patient way. I miss his smiles. I miss his hugs. I miss his laugh. I miss sharing stories with him and having him try my latest recipe creation. I miss him every day. Papa [...]

Mountain Dew Bundt Cake

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Well, hello there friends, family, strangers, readers…love you all and glad you are here. I am here too. Somewhere behind this computer screen. Realizing that I cannot let months go by. Realizing I need a plan. Realizing that I can’t do it all. Oh well, enough of that. Fall is here! I heart fall. I [...]

Pantry Makeover and a Remember Me?

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Hi! It’s me! Jess! Remember me? Anyone out there? Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? Yeah, yeah it has been a while but let me just say, it has been an amazing summer. Lots of things crossed off my bucket list! But with this past summer came ALOT of work projects and time on that. [...]

Lil Miss Gardener…Ha

I do not have, nor will I ever have, a green thumb. It is not even light green. Plants are not really my friends. I like them plastic. If I forget to water them, no harm done. They won’t complain. However, number 13 on my “36” Bucket List is grow my own herbs.  Starting small…no [...]

Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

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Isn’t it always nice to have something ready in your freezer to thaw for a quick dinner? I especially feel that way about chicken. Here are my two confessions about chicken. I love to eat chicken. I hate hate hate to cook chicken. Between the prepping (gross gross gross) and figuring out if it is [...]

Welcome Home

On Tuesday, I accomplished number 12 on my “36″ Bucket List…I bought a house. This is a house that I have lived in for over 10 years. A house I was renting from my parents and has had it’s fair share of occupants. But now, it is all mine. I am making it a home. [...]