Applesauce Walnut Raisin Cake for #BundtBakers

September 18, 2014
Applesauce Walnut Raisin Cake | Magnolia Days

One leaf has to start it all. It turns from green to brown then breaks away from the tree. Soon others join in the annual drop and the ground is covered with them. It signifies the beginning of a new season. Sadly summer is ending and autumn brings its own colors to the landscape. Farmers […]

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Quadruple Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

September 16, 2014
Quadruple Chocolate Shortbread Cookies | Magnolia Days

Chocolate can help in stressful times. It is comforting and evokes happy feelings. It is the one thing I seek out when I’m feeling sad, under pressure, stressed, or majorly concerned about something. Recent events had me in the kitchen seeking it. I looked around and the bag of candy was long gone. Other sweets […]

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Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches for #SundaySupper

September 14, 2014
Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches | Magnolia Days

Whoever invented tailgating was one brilliant person. Or perhaps it was a group of people. Or it simply happened out of circumstance. I can’t think of a better way to combat the boredom of sitting outside a stadium waiting for a game than with food and beverages. Then the tailgating tradition crossed over from the […]

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Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry for #WeekdaySupper

September 11, 2014
Steak and Asparagus Stir-Fry | Magnolia Days

A stir-fry is the answer. The question is what to make when you have little time and need a meal in a hurry. I wish I had realized that answer years ago. I can vividly remember those days of driving across town, working long hours, and coming home hungry. There were always those old reliable […]

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Walnut Wheat Bread for #BreadBakers

September 9, 2014
Walnut Wheat Bread | Magnolia Days

There are a few important tasks to do upon arrival. Every time my mom and I travel to Germany we have a priority of things to do. First is hugging my uncle who picks us up at the airport. We go to his home and unpack. Next order of business is to head out to […]

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Slow-Cooker Island Pulled Pork

September 8, 2014
Slow-Cooker Island Pulled Pork | Magnolia Days

September is Hunger Action Month. There is a national campaign to raise awareness and encourage people to take action and help get food to those in need. I am proud, honored, and thrilled to be a part of a special cookbook of healthy affordable slow cooker meal recipes called Where Slow Food and Whole Food […]

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Zucchini Relish for #SundaySupper

September 7, 2014
Zucchini Relish | Magnolia Days

It is the season of squash. September is an overlap of summer and winter varieties. Zucchini and summer squash are still plentiful in gardens and markets. I do want to get my hands on some pattypan ones before the season end. It won’t be long before one of those giant boxes filled with pumpkins is […]

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Peanut Butter Muffins

September 4, 2014
Peanut Butter Muffins | Magnolia Days

It has been a week of discoveries. One of them being my oven running hotter than what it is should. A sensor must be off a little. It caused some of my cakes and breads to be over-baked. Muffins turned into hockey pucks and that is not a good thing. I finally got an oven […]

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White Bean Salami Pasta Salad

September 2, 2014
White Bean Salami Pasta Salad | Magnolia Days

There it was in the pantry. A half bag of pasta was nestled between rice and beans. Sure dried pasta lasts a while however it seemed to be calling out to me. It was a bag I found at one of those clearance stores. The pretty pattern and shape caught my attention. Then I realized […]

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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers for #SundaySupper

August 31, 2014
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers | Magnolia Days

Summer ends and kicks off party food season. There are tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s gatherings to have. Some weddings, baby showers, and birthdays could get squeezed in between them too. All those events are what brighten up fall and winter. My eyes light up when I walk into a room and see […]

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