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Bourbon Truffles
Looking for a last minute treat to bring to your holiday get-togethers? These Bourbon Truffles are ridiculously easy and look like you spent a lot of time and effort. Plus they are so delicious that there won't be any left. So maybe make a double batch? Bou...

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Life is Strange
Have you ever had that feeling that you really didn't know what it was you were supposed to be doing? I have been thinking a lot about just that lately. What am I supposed to be doing here. Four years ago I was elected to our local school board. It was hard...

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Bacon Mushroom Ranch Chicken
Bacon. Mushroom. Ranch. Chicken. Just let that sink in there for a minute. It's an easy school-night dinner. Plus it freezes really well so you can make another school-night down the road even easier. Bacon Mushroom Ranch Chicken 1 1/2 pound boneless skinle...

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Confession Time
Ok. Confession time. I hate fireworks. There, I said it. And I'm not ashamed. Not even a little bit. It's not even officially The Fourth of July and I'm already over them. I find them to be overly loud, messy, and all-in-all unnecessary. Last night my neigh...

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Like a Hair in a Biscuit
That's one of The Old Man's favorite sayings to acknowledge that something or someone has staying power. "Hangin' in there like a hair in a biscuit." He's quite the wordsmith, is The Old Man. But that's kind of how I feel this spring. Hallelujah that the la...

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So. . .We Meet Again?
Hey, Polar Vortex! I thought we had an understanding. After the past couple of winters I thought we had a deal. But I see you've decided to be a jerk about it. OK. Whatever. I get it We've all got our roles to play. You, apparently have to be a frigid bitch...

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Bourbon Balls!
So I was looking back over my recipes and it struck me that I had never posted a Bourbon Ball recipe. I know, right? Also yesterday was Chocolate Covered Anything Day - seriously that's a thing -  so I figured it was the perfect time for a Christmas Classic...

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What Happened?!?!
Not me, but close. Photo from Consumer Affairs . When did The Holidays become so stressful? When did Christmas stop being a magical time of year when everything was possible? When, exactly, did the whole thing become a major operation? Oh, yeah! Now I remem...

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The War on Thanksgiving
OK, people. We need to talk. I really don't give a rat's furry behind if you wish me Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. I don't care if you drink your coffee out of a plain red Starbucks cup or an ugly Dunkin Donuts cup. I don't even give a flying fig if th...

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins
It is after all the Season of the Pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Pumpkin Spice Donuts. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls. Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Greek Yogurt. And, I kid you not, Pumpkin Facials. But, as delicious as all that is, there always seems to be a bit of ...
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