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Cacao Nib Cookies

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Love, as they say, is in the air. At least that is what candy, greeting card, teddy bear, pajama. and rose producers would like you to believe. It is nearly Valentine’s Day, the greeting card holiday that has convinced most people that the only acceptable way to express their love is through the purchase of […]

Baked Eggs with Homemade Sausage and Grits

Saturday, December 31, 2011

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There is something magic about food. The last few weeks have been somewhat difficult for me.  Nothing too extreme, but I have had a fair amount of work related stress, the stress of Christmas Day, and I am coming up on my first deadline for the next book.  Needless to say, I have been a […]

Chocolate Chip Coconut ‘Awesome’ Bars

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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I was kind of half joking on Twitter when I said that I would call these ‘Awesome Bars’. It turns out they are really quite awesome so I felt no qualms about adding it to the title.  So, what are ‘Awesome Bars,’ you might ask?.  Well, they are a dense, buttery cake bottom with a […]

Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Valentine’s Day is coming. We do not really celebrate Valentine’s Day here at Casa Shenanigans.  No heart shaped boxes of candy, no bunches of wilted grocery store roses, and no adult-sized footie pajamas in the mail.  No, we do not celebrate with silly tokens.  We celebrate with food.  Sometimes we go out, but more often […]

Pecan Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Oh baby, it is COLD outside! The Dallas area, and most areas in the Mid-west, are enduring what I am unofficially calling ‘Ice-pocalypse 2011′. Around the Evil Shenanigans homestead the temperatures hovering around 15 F, while ice and gusty winds have made travel and work nearly impossible.  When I get cooped up indoors during this […]

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and it is time to plan those New Years Eve parties! This year, like every year, I will spend the evening with my family before returning home to ring in the new year with my husband and dogs.  It is our little tradition.  My mom serves the […]

Chorizo Dip

Monday, December 27, 2010

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I find when guests come to visit that a good dip can make the evening. I’m not sure what it is exactly about dip that is so enticing, but I do know that a good dip recipe, or two, can be a life saver.  Perhaps it is the communal aspect of dips, the fact that […]

Butter Drop Cookies

Monday, December 20, 2010

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I always want to look like I put in the extra effort, even when time is tight. Festive decorated cookies are all well and good, but sometimes there is absolutely no time to get fancy.  That makes this recipe an absolute treasure because you get bright, festive cookies that taste light, buttery, and delicious.  Of […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Let’s just get this out of the way.  I need cookies. Something about a cookie just makes me feel, when the stress of the season threatens to be my undoing, that everything will be ok, nothing is that bad, and I can cope.  My flavor of the moment is chocolate and peanut butter.  It is […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cookies

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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The holidays put me in the mood for cookies! Of course, as you may already know, I love and adore cookies.  Since it is the holidays I am in the mood for pretty cookies that taste really good.  Those kind of cookies are not only good for nibbling on as you wrap presents but for […]

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