Monthly Archives: November 2015

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Z Mini Muffins

Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combination and one of my favorites so I am always looking for new ways to combine them. These delicious mini muffins do just that, combine peanut butter and mini chocolate chips into a muffin that perfectly balances the two flavors and has the added hidden boost of zucchini.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

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Cookbook Review & Upside-Down Apple Cinnamon Cake

Cookbooks!! That’s a magic word!! It combines my 2 favorite things (well after my family)- books and food!! I LOVE to read them, the recipes, the antidotes , tips and asides and occasionally I even make something. I have a bookshelf full of them and more scattered all over the house and I’m always looking for a new and different one.

Cookbook Review Rachel Allen

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread

It’s Thursday so I am going to Throw it Way back to a post from 2011. When I first posted these Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies were my go to cookie but shortly after I originally posted I stopped making them. Not really sure why but I honestly don’t remember the last time I made these cookies, I’m guessing last Christmas. With the Holidays fast approaching I want to start making cookies so I’m prepared and these seemed like the perfect ones to start with, not holiday specific and they freeze and thaw well (do you freeze your cookies? It’s a great way to control your cookie intake, when you are making lunch or dinner take out a cookie or 2 for a sweet treat after you eat, they will defrost while you are eating. Plus having cookies in the freezer means you will never be unprepared for an unexpected guest.)Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bar Cookies Continue reading Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Its November … Days are getting shorter & it’s getting dark much too early and even though it’s still warm in Tennessee my thoughts are going to nights by the fire and cookies! I LOVE cookies but I’ve been trying to be good and not make them very often (self protection so I don’t eat the whole batch taste testing them) but it’s November and that means thanksgiving and family and Christmas so of course you have to have cookies! So with my mind heading in that direction I got weak… I mean what could I do, I dreamt about the flavors in these cookies so I HAD to make them!

oatmeal chocolate peanut butter bars

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Meatless Monday Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

This is the recipe that started my family’s conversion to willing vegetable eaters. When there is an abundance of vegetables they ask for it weekly and I don’t mind because it’s a fairly easy meal. I think it’s the caramelized onion, it makes them think they are having some diner food when really it’s all veggies. The bread helps too, use something fancier than your every day sandwich loaf, we like a multigrain from the bakery section of the grocery store.

Meatless Monday Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

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Virginia Creeper Trail

Weekend Adventure: Virginia Creeper Trail

One of the good things about having grown kids (mine are 23 & 21 years old and busy in their own lives finishing college) is that Tom and I have time on the weekends to do what we want. We have decided to spend more time exploring the world around us. We’ve only lived in Tennessee for 2 years and there are LOTS of things to explore!!

Virginia Creeper Trail

Friday was a beautiful fall day- sunny, a light breeze and upper 50s- so perfect to get out & explore! We decided to ride our bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail. It’s just over 30 minutes from us and gives us the option of how much we want to ride.


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