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Month: November 2016

Wow. These are really good. . . . . . .!

Wow. These are really good. . . . . . .!

Imagine a blondie – or a toll house bar, because a blondie is really just a chocolate chip cookie in bar form – covered with a layer of cheesecake. The perfect mix of a blondie and a cheesecake –  baked together to make one out-of-this-world treat! Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Blondies 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking…

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Leftover Ham? You should make this!

Leftover Ham? You should make this!

Yes, the Florida State coffee cup is in this picture on purpose.  It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving and that means two things:   The FSU vs UF game is “on” and we have leftover ham.  The latter is of no importance to anyone but me. . . . and the former is a big deal since I live with four ‘Noles.  I should note that Grandad was a ‘Gator. . . . so we have done our share of cheering…

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Be Yourself And Have Fun

Be Yourself And Have Fun

We should really try to be more like our dogs.  They act truly happy to see the ones they love – every time they see them.  They eat when they’re hungry, sleep when they’re tired and hide when they’re bothered.  Our Golden Retriever, Reagan, was the most resilient dog in the world.  She would go along with almost anything we wanted to do.  She just wanted to be included. A funny comedian named Mark Lowry says that he knows his…

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World’s Best Pecan Pie?!? You decide. . .

World’s Best Pecan Pie?!? You decide. . .

No guilt.  I’m not using my mom’s pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving.  In fact, I haven’t used it for a many years.  Why?  Oh, it’s delicious.  But it’s not an easy recipe and I want to use a recipe that is BOTH easy and delicious!  My family loves my pecan pie and of course they really don’t care whose recipe it is. HERE is the recipe: Beat 3 eggs thoroughly with 1/2 cup white sugar, a dash of salt, 1 cup…

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The Must-Have Pie for your Thanksgiving Table

The Must-Have Pie for your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is around the corner and that makes me think of PIES!  I love to bake pies and I love to eat pies!   I made this Coconut Pecan Pie a few years ago and it’s now part of our Thanksgiving.  If a delicious coconut macaroon and a your best pecan pie had a baby, well, this could very well be the result! Coconut Pecan Pie 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 teaspoons lemon…

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Need an easy seafood recipe? Swordfish Bites!

Need an easy seafood recipe? Swordfish Bites!

Do you know a simple way to cook fish?  This questions pops up often.  I have some elaborate seafood recipes to share but sometimes there just isn’t time and energy for that type of meal.  Our seafood is so fresh and delicious that it’s easy to go the simple route and get delicious results.  In fact, it’s so simple it’s hardly a “recipe” but more of just a preparation. One of my favorites is swordfish.  It has a great steak-like texture…

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Boaters Heaven aka Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Boaters Heaven aka Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Boaters Heaven! We went to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this past weekend. We have attended for decades and always look forward to our boat show day. The day was fabulous! Perfect weather (not too hot, refreshing breeze), manageable crowds (the advantage of going on Friday), fun friends to share it with, magnificent boats and great booth displays all played a part. If you add in a surprise stop by the jeweler booth (?!!!) and a delicious dinner afterwards…

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?Banana Fana. . . ?. . . Frosted Banana Bars

?Banana Fana. . . ?. . . Frosted Banana Bars

Remember “The Name Game”. . . . . here is the quick version, using the name “Katie”. . . . . Katie, Katie, bo-batie, Banana-fana fo-fatie Fee-fy-mo-matie Katie! Well, speaking of bananas.  The bars are delicious and you will LOVE the frosting!!!  I seem to have a real issue with throwing away over-ripe bananas and we all know there is like a two-day window where a banana is actually fit to eat.  This is a great way to use those…

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O’ My Gosh O’Henry Bars

O’ My Gosh O’Henry Bars

SO GOOD!!  I have a hard time not eating the mixture out of the bowl before I even get to the “bars” stage!  Okay, I might or might not leave just a little in the bowl to enjoy all to myself. . . . ! This is the easiest most delicious bar you will ever make! I grew up eating these yummy bars.  We always called them O’Henry bars, but I really have no idea if they taste like the candy bar…

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