Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Bars | Home Is Where The Cookies AreIt was cold here this last weekend.

I want to say, “unseasonably” cold, but that’s not true.

It’s winter.

After years of living in this climate though, a humid and windy 52 degrees F can practically freeze your ears off.

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Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs

Thoughts I have had over the last few days:

1. I am never. ever. going on a cruise.

Sorry, family members who have been trying to convince me for the last three years. This latest debacle with Carnival leaves me with even less desire to set foot on a ship.

They had to use bathroom baggies, folks.


No thanks.

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Let’s Pretend You Asked Me. . . .

Pretend you asked me what food I might prepare for my Valentine this Thursday.

Pretend you asked me to make suggestions from recipes I’ve shared here.

This is what I would tell you:

These short ribsBarry White Short Ribs

were amazing.


They simmer for hours in red wine and butter.

We all know there can’t be anything bad about that.


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Asian Pulled Pork Tacos (Slow-Cooker) with Sweet and Spicy “Barbecue” Sauce

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos (Slow-Cooker)

I’m considering giving up sweets.


I know. I know.

Those of you who know me, know me well.

I cannot possibly give up sweets.

I might give up candy though. . . . my Sixth Earthly Love after my husband and children.

But I have no other explanation for this gorgeous muffin top that spills over my jeans every morning. . . except for my lack of exercise and a complete and utter neglect to consume vegetables. Continue reading