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Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa with Homemade Marshmallows

I remember hearing Martha Stewart tell her viewers more than once that they had to make their own marshmallows. She said they were much better than store bought marshmallows. When I heard her, I would never have believed that I would actually make my own marshmallows. Lately, I started thinking about how much my daughter […]

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Homemade Gifts of Candy: Chocolate Covered Cherries

Spoiler Alert: If you know me, you may be seeing your Christmas gift in this article. Although we don’t really know our neighbors across the road, they came by today and brought us Christmas Candy and a card. It was so nice of them! Ironically, we were just getting ready to make candy to give […]

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Fudgy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

When we would take my maternal grandmother to visit her sister-in-law, my great aunt would always have these cookies and give me one. I loved them. To this day, I am not sure how she was able to make her big version of these cookies considering she was legally blind. However, she made the best […]

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake is a Chocoholic’s Delight

This is my first guest post, sort of, I am actually writing it, but my brother-in-law did all the work. He made this cake for my sister’s birthday.  He spent the entire morning in the kitchen, but I am told it was worth it. Apparently, this cake is beyond delicious.  Both he and my sister […]

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Seven 1970’s Recipes, Recipe 4: Mississippi Mud Cake

Today, I wanted to share one of my sister’s favorite cakes. It was first popular in the late 1970’s at our house. This recipe was one my aunt made. My mom’s did not have any nuts or coconut in it. Normally, I provide you with a picture of the finished product at the least. However, […]

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Hippos Are Edible

I almost did not share this discovery. Edible hippos are hard to find in the United States. I was not sure I wanted to compromise an already endangered supply. Yes, I know that the hippos found in the zoo and the jungle are not edible (to the best of my knowledge), the hippos found in […]

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