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Double Chocolate Donuts

May 19, 2017
Double Chocolate Donuts

I was so excited to make donuts again.  I was really excited to make them with my daughter but she fell asleep.  I had already melted the butter and it had cooled to room temperature so I had to go forth without her help!  Honestly, I don’t like donuts unless they are chocolate or double chocolate so I was so happy when I found this recipe from Just So Tasty blog.  Trust me, you will want to follow her instructions!…

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BLT Pasta Salad

May 17, 2017
BLT Pasta Salad

I have to say that I didn’t think I would like this salad because I don’t really like Ranch dressing.  I made it anyways because I knew my family would love it and they did.  So did I.  Maybe I like Ranch dressing a little bit. I found this recipe while I was scrolling through Pinterest for something new to make for dinner.  The recipe is from a great blog called Life In The Lofthouse.  Her blog has a lot…

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Uncle Julio’s

May 12, 2017
Uncle Julio's Mexican from Scratch

When I visited Kerry a few months ago we had a fun day planned.  It started with brunch at Uncle Julio’s.  It’s located at Rio Washingtonian Center. The restaurant is beautiful and was very packed for a Sunday morning!  The salsa and chips were very good! Kerry and I swapped some of the items on our plates with one another.  The breakfast potatoes were so good! Another great restaurant in the area is Nando’s!  The shopping area is beautiful so…

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Another Broken Egg Cafe

May 9, 2017
Another Broken Egg Cafe

On our trip to Birmingham a few weeks ago we enjoyed a nice brunch at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Mountain Brook.  We had already visited the Botanical Gardens and the zoo and shopped about town so we were ready to eat! It would be easier to tell you what Rose didn’t order than what she did!  She must be growing because she ate a large amount of food!  We had to keep shuffling our plates around the table to make…

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How to Make Mustard. More Importantly Why I Made Mustard

May 8, 2017
How to Make Mustard

Let’s just address the question that you most likely are asking.  I even asked myself the same question.  Why did I make mustard?  They sell it at the very store that I bought the mustard seeds at.  I have no logical answer.  Here are a few random reasons why I did though: My daughter and I are trying to make every recipe in the Homemade Pantry Cookbook I need a life It’s been on my to-do list since I bought…

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Low Carb Pizza

May 3, 2017
Low Carb Pizza ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

My husband and I have recently started with a low-carb lifestyle. I am doing it for health reasons as my body does much better eating less carbs and he is really doing it to be supportive and lose a few pounds (few ha!) I kept hearing about “fat-head pizza” and wanted to know more about it.  Essentially, fathead pizza uses cheese as the crust.  I was skeptical at best.  When I first tried it, Russell hadn’t yet fully joined me…

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Ted’s Montana Grill

April 21, 2017
Ted's Montana Grill

I had to visit the Apple store at Cumberland Mall this weekend to have my phone replaced.  We decided to eat at Ted’s Montana Grill while we waited.  I have talked about going to Ted’s Montana Grill on so many occasions but we always decide on another restaurant so I was excited to finally try it. The restaurant is very nice.  I love that the bathroom has powdered soap.  They say it is more environmentally friendly.  I don’t know all the…

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Deviled Eggs

March 31, 2017

I had a deviled egg that a coworker made recently, and it was life-changing.  I have always made what I call good deviled eggs, but hers were so much better. Here are her instructions: Immediately after all the eggs have boiled, and I’ve drained all the hot water, I submerge them in VERY, VERY cold ice water. This will help them peel better. I make sure all of the yolks get pulverized into a very fine crumble, and then I…

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The Tasting Room

March 24, 2017
The Tasting Room

Kerry and I had a nice lunch at The Tasting Room in Frederick before heading back to the airport.  The Tasting Room is just down the street from Zoe’s Chocolates that we visited first.  Dessert before lunch seems to be the obvious plan. The restaurant is very nice!  Kerry had eaten here before with Holly and she liked it. I was so impressed with the TR on the butter!  I had to ask the waiter how they did that.  My…

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Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

March 16, 2017
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

Rose and I spent part of the day at the State Capitol last week.  We were finished right at lunch time so we decided to celebrate at the Sun Dial Restaurant in the heart of downtown Altanta.  The restaurant is on the 71st floor of the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel.  The outdoor glass elevator ride up is a treat in itself. The restaurant rotates very slowly as you dine so you will get 360 degree views of the city.  It…

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