Pasta with Spinach and Green Pea Sauce

July 31, 2014
Pasta with Spinach and Green Pea Sauce | Magnolia Days

A schedule change opened up opportunities for different meals and recipes. My husband was put on an evening shift. That meant I would be alone for dinner. It’s okay because he has had various shifts over the years and I am very familiar with cooking for one. It also meant I could cook more pasta […]

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Mom’s Cheesecake

July 30, 2014
Mom's Cheesecake | Magnolia Days

Cheesecakes can be tricky. This is something I know all too well after the last few days. I admit I do not bake them often. The few I’ve baked in the last few years have turned our marvelously. So I can only say I’ve learned a few things working through the disasters. But first, let’s […]

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bars for #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams

July 27, 2014
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bars | Magnolia Days

You know what time it is. You don’t even have to look at the clock. It is when you feel drained and need something to keep you going. For me that time is 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I wake up early and go at full speed until that time. An organic granola bar is […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

July 24, 2014
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins | Magnolia Days

Simple, comfort, home, quiet, calm, and chocolate – these are words I had most on my mind. The past months have been exciting, challenging, complex, and filled with highs and lows. There isn’t a single minute of it I would take back. I only wish there had been more minutes of the day to get […]

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No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Cookies

July 22, 2014
No-Bake Bourbon Pecan Cookies | Magnolia Days

Summer in is in full swing. The combination of heat and humidity is stifling. It’s hard to catch a breath when mowing the lawn. Cooling down after yard work takes hours even in the comfort of air conditioning. The thought of adding heat indoors by turning on the oven is unappealing. This is where the […]

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake for #BundtBakers

July 17, 2014
Cherry Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

The words are just not coming. It is a classic case of writer’s block. My mind is swarming with everything to come in the next week. Distractions happen in an instant. Checking email results in a stream of to-do’s. Nights are filled with dreams of that to-do list. It’s all good though. I’m not complaining, […]

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Crispy Fish Sticks With Roasted Potatoes for #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

July 15, 2014
Crispy Fish Sticks with Roasted Potatoes | Magnolia Days

Deep frying and Southern food go hand in hand. I think you can find just about any food fried here in the South. Not only is it fried, it is also battered and fried. Chicken is the most common and seafood comes in a close second. There are fish frys held to raise money, gather […]

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Asian Pork Lettuce Cups for #SundaySupper

July 13, 2014
Asian Pork Lettuce Cups | Magnolia Days

It was a glorious summer day. I walked outside and felt the sun on my face. Birds were singing and some were quite loud. Glancing over at the grill made me smile thinking about the meal to come. A few prep tasks had to be finished and a bottle of wine opened. One must sip […]

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Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini

July 10, 2014
Grilled Lemon Cherry Drop Martini | Magnolia Days

Fire up the grill because it’s martini time! Are you a little surprised by that statement? Honestly, I would have been too. Grilling is something I never thought would be a part of a cocktail. The adventurous path of cooking took me to a whole new place. Now that I’ve visited it, I know I’ll […]

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Meyer Lemon Fingerling Potato Salad

July 7, 2014
Meyer Lemon Fingerling Potato Salad | Magnolia Days

Coincidence, fate, or sheer luck – how do you know which one is why things fall into place so nicely? Could it be a combination? Perhaps it is certain events were destined to happen. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big event. Even the smallest or things can line up and make your day. […]

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