Category Archives: Cooking

The Best Blueberry Muffins Ever.

That is a bold claim, yes. But I think I tried enough recipes over the past month to say it with confidence. I tried recipes from all sorts of places. I used beloved and trusted cookbooks. I looked to internet recipe sites. I got recipes from friends. I even tried two recipes that had “To […]

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Quest for the best

My oldest boy, aka: The Fish, loves blueberry muffins. They are his favorite thing to have for breakfast and he thanks me again and again when I make them. He is just so grateful, which is wonderful. Except a few weeks ago, after consuming the usual blueberry muffin which I made using a Betty Crocker […]

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let’s do lunch.

When I want to get together with a friend to catch up or spend time together, it seems the thing to do is to go to lunch. We pick a tasty spot, order our food and then stay way too long talking and laughing until it’s time to pick the kids up from school, or […]

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Recipe art

I had this idea to create art for my kitchen wall using a family favorite recipe. I polled my little family as to which recipe or food I make that is their favorite, and they all said without hesitation, “Famous”. That’s what they call my chocolate chip cookies. They really aren’t famous. Only, to the […]

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Father’s Day and a good recipe

Father’s Day here included a breakfast fit for a king, visits to our wonderful father’s and dinner at my parents house, with my brother Chad and Melanie and their two cute little girls. There was dinner There were games There was a super cute baby girl There was even potty training! Marley is so cute. […]

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He’s official.

(the house decked out in a patriotic theme) Such fun at Famous Erin’s house! Did you know that I met Erin when she hired me to shoot her wedding some 11 years ago? I can’t believe it’s been that long. I am so happy that we crossed paths because she is a real gem. Tonight […]

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3 BBQ’s in 3 days

We are going to three different get togethers this weekend and each one is going to be a BBQ. I am taking a salad to each one, so I thought it would be the perfect time to find some new recipes and post them. Tonight, we went to Kelly’s brother Chris’ birthday party. They live […]

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Tate’s Baptism

I had it all planned out. Date set, time set, someone scheduled to fill the baptismal font, someone to let us into the church building… all arranged. I thought if I began the food prep early in the week, and froze some things until the day of, I would be stress free and breezy. We […]

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Oh yes I did.

Guys, it’s a big day around here. It’s the big 1st birthday of our dog. Yes, I bought her a gift. (smoked pig ears!) And, oh yes, I baked her a cake. And just in case any of you are as smitten with your dog as I am with mine, I am posting the recipe. […]

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Peach Pie on a late summer Sunday.

I picked a bucket of perfect peaches on Saturday. Perfectly ripe, just about to drop from the tree, mouth-watering, luscious peaches. I ate two immediately, and after mopping up the juice from my chin and hands, I set out to find a peach pie recipe worthy of my perfect peaches. Well. Most recipes I found […]

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Long time no recipe

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe here. I think I have the attention span of a two year old. Or a dog. Because I’ll be so totally into doing something like cooking or gardening and it’s all I think about or spend my free time doing and then it’s like, SQUIRREL! […]

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Sunday Dinner (well, dessert)

Dear chocolate lovers of the world, Please make these cookies. You may regret many things in your lifetime, but making and consuming these cookies will not be one of those things. Thanks not necessary, (unless they are in the form of expensive gifts) Loves, Kelly Chewy Chocolate Cookies 1/3 C. sugar plus 1/2 C. for […]

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good eats

Guess what? I have a new recipe for you! Be excited because it’s so yummy. I know that I haven’t posted any new recipes for my usual Sunday Dinner posts, but it’s because I’ve been on this crazy diet and trust me when I tell you that you DO NOT want to be eating what […]

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Gallery Photography annual Christmas party

Every year I look forward to throwing this party. We love our employees so much and feel so grateful to them for taking such good care of our studio, that we want to do something fun at Christmas to show our appreciation. This year, I decided to keep it somewhat simple and serve soups. We […]

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Sunday Dinner-French Onion Salisbury Steak

Do you ever stare into your freezer and think, “What am I going to do with that ground beef?” Me too! Once, instead of just asking myself that question, I got on the phone to my friend and asked it of her. She shared with me this recipe, and I love it. I think you […]

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