Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken fruit salad are delicious. But when you have them all…

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

I know, enough with the strawberries already. But when you have possibly the best strawberries on the east coast, and some of the best strawberry recipes, what can you do? I’m basically being held in a strawberry dessert prison. And while I’m on that metaphor, this Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake would probably be my last…

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Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch – Celebrate Everything

Pink lemonade Champagne punch is a drink that goes down as easily as it is made. So easily, in fact, that my intern and dad and I made it two days in a row while celebrating nothing more fancy than being together for the first time since Christmas. This punch is so easy to make, it’s actually…

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Easter Bonnet Cookies – Not Simple, But Very Special

Granny’s Easter Bonnet Cookies bring back so many memories for both of us. When we were very little, we often got new dresses for Easter. Or, in Maddy’s case of being an extreme tomboy, a new blazer and matching skort. But by the 80s, it seems the tradition of girls and women getting new Easter…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake – A Cake with no Downside

Adults always thought Granny’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake was a dessert of elegance and taste. But we kids were on the other side of that opinion. A cake with the crispy edges and no creamy frosting just didn’t make sense. We are not even sure we ever tried it. Pineapple juice was okay, but we…

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Crispy Easter Nests – A Whimsical Springtime Treat

These magical little Crispy Easter Nests make me so excited for an Easter table full of kids. Now that I am a mom, Easter is one of my favorite holidays . And this year, we are having a house full of out of town company – my parents-in-law, sister/brother-in-law and their two young boys. I…

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Honey Banana Bread – Turn Trash into Treasure for your Honey

There is more than one reason for me to make Honey Banana Bread. It makes me sick to think of all the food I’ve thrown away recently as I try to get my toddler more excited about food: Half of a piece of toast with crunchy peanut butter, one chicken meatball, a handful of green…

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Chocolate Cherry Valentine’s Cake – Too Good to Share with your Valentine

I made this Chocolate Cherry Valentine’s Cake to share with people that I love. My husband had a piece (he doesn’t have a sweet tooth), a friend had a piece (he was only visiting for a few hours), and my toddler had two mini pieces (he ate all of his dinner two days in a row!).…

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Sour Cream and Chive Rolls – The Scent is Worth a Thousand Words

Sour Cream and Chive Rolls have the ability to make me time travel. Hear me out. Whenever I smell chlorine, I am transported back to swimming lessons at the YMCA. I feel the anxiety that I felt in the locker room on my way to the pool, terrified I might catch a glimpse of one…

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“Depression Cocoa” Will Ironically Make You Smile

Depression Cocoa is a recipe I’ve been very excited to make and write about, and with temperatures dropping into the 20’s here in SC, the timing is right. This is the hot cocoa that our family grew up drinking. One whiff of it on my stove takes me back to being home on a snow…

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