Gooey Love

Gooey Love

You know how everyone asks, “What’s your favorite dessert”, or “What’s your favorite food”…something along that line. Well, I have always answered with, “That depends on my mood/the season.” I have rarely been able to pinpoint favorites of ANYTHING. I like to give everything a fair shot, and I always believed that I have….until last
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We are NOT Vampires in this Family

We are NOT Vampires in this Family

We are most definitely NOT vampires in this family. If there were ever to be a vampire epidemic in the world; we would be totally safe. People would come to OUR house for protection. What I’m trying to say is that we love garlic. It is in most of our meals…in massive quantities. We love
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Back to School Lunch Fun

Back to School Lunch Fun

My youngest has moved to 3 different schools since we moved back to Montana. I love Montana. It holds my heart. I know moving from home to home hasn’t been easy on they boys, but luckily they are strong, kind gentlemen who are willing to meet and welcome new friends. Anyways…Jeffy loves his newest school
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What Sweet Imperial Treats…

What Sweet Imperial Treats…

Oh, April for Imperial Sugar was a sweet one. I am SO happy to share these recipes with you! The Chocolate Tiramisu is PERFECT for a springtime treat or dinner party dessert. We DEVOURED it here at our house. The Strawberry Banana Parfaits have a fun twist. Those are banana bread CROUTONS on there! Another
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National Grilled Cheese Month

National Grilled Cheese Month

I was on KPAX Montana this Morning again making all sorts of grilled cheese sandwiches. I haven’t had a chance to remake and photograph them yet, but KEEP AN EYE OUT! Guess what we’re having for dinner tonight. Thanks for coming to see me! Be good sweet readers. Not too good though. That’s boring!

What Sort of Sweetness Do We Have Here?

What Sort of Sweetness Do We Have Here?

Ohhhh yeah. You know you want it. I know I wanted to make about 3 dozen extra just for me to eat…alone, in a closet so no one else would want to “share”.  These Caramel Apple Egg Rolls with Apple Caramel only have 5….yes that’s right FIVE ingredients!! Skinny French Onion Dip is a breeze
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Chocolate Raspberry Jam. Who Needs Anything Else??

Chocolate Raspberry Jam. Who Needs Anything Else??

A while ago, my husband and I were walking through a super store I don’t particularly like…actually if I could afford it, I would NEVER go there. While we were meandering, we spied what looked like cinnamon rolls that were swirled with fake raspberry goo instead of cinnamon. Now, I would NOT buy those, they
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Stonyfield Blends and Blendtec Together Make Awesome

Stonyfield Blends and Blendtec Together Make Awesome

Have you heard of the new Stonyfield Blends yogurt?  DANG it is G.O.O. D!! It has the same protein as Greek yogurt but with less tang. They have amazing variety, blackberry, strawberry banana, french vanilla….I had beautiful plans of taking portraits of the lovely little gems. Unfortunately, my family devoured the majority of the case
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Salt and Pepper Caramel Corn. Celebrating National Popcorn Day

Salt and Pepper Caramel Corn. Celebrating National Popcorn Day

I used to be afraid of making homemade popcorn. It was intimidating to me, you have to have good timing when you’re shaking those little kernels around in the pan. It’s taken me time, but the BEST popcorn is made in a pan on the stove. I might have to put a tutorial on here
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New and Exciting Things for 2013

New and Exciting Things for 2013

Sigh. I have been absent again. It has been a hectic, roller coaster of a holiday. Christmas was peaceful and filled with family and laughter, yet it was sad. My older boys good friend committed suicide just a few days before Christmas. He was a good, strong, caring boy who was struggling for a long
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Another Favorite Taste of Crete, Tapenade

Another Favorite Taste of Crete, Tapenade

When the boys and I went to visit Dan while he was deployed overseas, we went to a great little pizza place just down the road from his apartment. The first night we went there,Jeffy was so tired, he tried to call onto the dining table and sleep there. He was not happy I wouldn’t
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Triple Chocolate Cupcakes filled with Whiskey Caramel White Chocolate

My Jeffy is 8 years old now. Because we are very poor planners and he deserves to have a well thought out party, he gets two….yes, two Birthday parties. This one was with my fabulous sister and her fabulous family. Jeffy WANTED me to make him a complicated Minecraft cake *twice*, but I talked him
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Pretzel PB&J Sliders

Pretzel PB&J Sliders

A while ago, my brother called me. CRAZY right??! No, really not all that out of the ordinary…I am blessed. Anyhoo…he and his completely RAD girlfriend were talking comfort foods. Grilled PB&J’s came up. Those are the ULTIMATE comfort food in the Spradlin clan (my maiden name). So he felt I should run with it
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Cake Batter Black Forest Ice Cream. You May Now Swoon

Cake Batter Black Forest Ice Cream. You May Now Swoon

I love how my sons are constantly thinking up new and creative flavor combinations. They get as excited as I do when they know they’ve thought of a winner. It makes me feel like I’ve done something right. Perhaps I have taught them to think outside of the box. I am hoping they will use
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Balsamic Roasted Summer Bliss, I Mean, Tomatoes

Balsamic Roasted Summer Bliss, I Mean, Tomatoes

I love Summer. I also love Autumn, Winter and Spring. However, Summer has the distinction on outdoors farmer’s markets and gardens (for those lucky enough to have acquired a green thumb…not me). The farmer’s market in Missoula is the best I have seen. It is teeming with fresh, local, organic fruits and veggies. My favorite
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