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Tracey Harrelson
Works at The Kitchen is My Playground
Attended University of Vermont
Lives in Lexington, NC
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Seasoned Black Beans
For a quick side dish, whip up a pan of these Seasoned Black Beans ~ loaded with flavor, packing a good dose of heat, and on the table in under 15 minutes! I often get stuck in a rut with my side dishes.  It's easy to do. When life is crazy with work, schoo...
For a quick side dish, whip up a pan of these Seasoned Black Beans ~ loaded with flavor, packing a good dose of heat, and on the table in ...
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dump Cake {& Win a trip to the CMAs!}
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dump Cake makes it so easy to join together the fabulous Fall flavor combination of pumpkin and chocolate.  It's so good, it'll have you singing your favorite country-song-of-love to it's chocolate-y pumpkin deliciousness!  Thank you ...
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Dump Cake makes it so easy to join together the fabulous Fall flavor combination of pumpkin and chocolate. It's so...
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How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting
Follow these tips on how to make Cream Cheese Frosting to whip up a creamy-textured, perfectly not-too-sweet batch!  Then all you need are a tasty carrot cake or some chocolate cupcakes to go underneath it.  Or on second thought, how about just a big ol' sp...
Follow these tips on how to make Cream Cheese Frosting to whip up a creamy-textured, perfectly not-too-sweet batch! Then all you need are...
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars~ super easy & super delicious!
Get the recipe: http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2016/08/chocolate-chip-cookie-cheesecake-bars.html
Pin for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/147422587782814716/
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Sparkling Cosmopolitan
Sparkling Cosmopolitan ~ Perfect for girls' night in, brunch, or a random Tuesday.  Or, with it's beautiful cranberry base and garnish, for Thanksgiving sipping, too! It's no secret I love my wine.  When you take a look at the beverage section of my Recipe ...
Sparkling Cosmopolitan ~ Perfect for girls' night in, brunch, or a random Tuesday. Or, with it's beautiful cranberry base and garnish, fo...
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Sage Pork Chops, Potatoes & Onions Sheet Pan Supper
Sage Pork Chops, Potatoes & Onions Sheet Pan Supper ~ Grab your sheet pan and whip up one easy, low-maintenance, & delicious dinner!  It's the oven-roasted version of the one-pot meal. Ahhhhh, sheet pan suppers ... they're the oven-roasted version of the on...
Sage Pork Chops, Potatoes & Onions Sheet Pan Supper ~ Grab your sheet pan and whip up one easy, low-maintenance, & delicious dinner! It's...
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Ham & Cheese French Bread pizza makes for one REAL® delicious quick-&-easy lunch {or dinner}! #ad
Get the recipe --> http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2016/09/easy-ham-cheese-french-bread-pizza.html

#easyrecipes #lunch #backtoschool
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Baked Spaghetti Squash Gratin ~ Tender spaghetti squash topped with a quick-simmered tomato sauce & creamy, cheesy gratin topping. So full of flavor you'll want to make it again and again!
Get the recipe: http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2012/04/baked-spaghetti-squash-gratin.html
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White Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats ~ so easy to make for any occasion! These were made for a baby shower ... but just change out the color of the drizzle to match whatever you need.
Get the "recipe": http://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2012/03/baby-shower-white-chocolate-dipped-rice.html
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Having fun, one recipe at a time!
Introduction
Wife. Daughter. Teacher. Baker. (I love to bake!) Oh, and Blogger @ The Kitchen is My Playground.  That's me!
Bragging rights
Successfully teach a roomful of 1st graders every day. And love {almost} every minute of it!
Education
  • University of Vermont
    Psychology, 1988 - 1992
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    I/O Psychology, 1992 - 1994
  • Queens University of Charlotte
    Teaching, 2004 - 2006
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Female
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1st Grade Teacher
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  • The Kitchen is My Playground
    Author, present
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Currently
Lexington, NC
Previously
Charlotte, NC - Barre, VT