Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy for #SundaySupper New Year’s Eve Potluck with @Emeril (#glutenfree)

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‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas Eve and the house was all snug. But I still had to feed Hubby, Mom Sam, Mom-in-Law and The Bug.

Spiced Almonds – A #SundaySupper New Year’s Potluck with @Emeril Preview

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Sorry!  I know over the past few months, you may have come to expect new recipes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  But it is the holidays, and I am BEAT!!  Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to share some yumminess with you.  So I thought I would give you a little preview of #SundaySupper… 

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Pot Cheese & Potato Cheese Pierogies for Christmas Eve and #SundaySupper Home for the Holidays

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Sooo excited for #SundaySupper this week because we are celebrating family, heritage, and traditions.  That is exactly what Christmas Eve is all about for me and my family.  And a big part of that heritage and tradition is pierogies!!!

Snowball Cookies for Mom & Sandy Hook | #BloggersforSandyHook

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My very first teacher was my very best teacher.  And I know that besides my sister and I, there are a number of other people out there who would say the same thing about her. So I felt it was only appropriate to pay tribute to her with her favorite cookie as I join with… 

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Classic Snickerdoodles for my Dad

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Here is a classic cookie recipe for you – Snickerdoodles.  I mentioned on my Facebook page that these were in my annual Christmas cookie repertoire when someone asked what they were, and I realized that they aren’t really just a classic cookie, they are a classic American cookie recipe.  And, though this is something I… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday – 12-19-12

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The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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Corn Pudding

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This post is not about pretty photos of a beautiful dish with bright pops of color, and contrasting textures.  In fact, you don’t even get a photo of the interior because, well, two reasons: 1) the interior has the same yellow, sloppy appearance as the exterior, but at least the exterior has a few nice… 

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Mama Mondays 12-17-12 – National Blogging Day of Remembrance #BloggersforSandyHook

I am one of the many craft, cooking, lifestyle and DIY bloggers who had posts to share with you today, but the events of Friday’s shooting in Connecticut have left us heartbroken. Like you, we cried as news reports poured in and wondered out loud about how something so cruel could hurt the most innocent… 

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Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail for #SundaySupper

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I’ve decided, being pregnant and following a bunch of food bloggers on Instagram is really not a good thing.  Either I am stuck in the doctor’s office for, like, hours on end, starving but really in the mood for a substantial meal, not the little pack of nuts or granola bar I have in my… 

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Almond Crescents and @Cookies4Kids Cancer

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Yay!  Bonus Friday recipe!!  I have my reasons.  The first is that these are myyyy favorite cookies to make and eat at Christmas, so I had to share with you.  The second is that I am going to the cookie swap with the moms’ group at my church today, and these are the cookies I… 

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Chai Tea Cut Out Cookies with Chai Royal Icing

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If you noticed my disaster of a kitchen in the background of the photos of The Bug on Monday, I clearly am not the neatest cook, nor the neatest person in the world.  My mom is, like, uber-clean, so I love when she is around in the midst of one of my major kitchen projects… 

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Coconutty Snickerdoodles (aka Coco-Doodles)

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I like to think of myself as a little bit scientist, a little bit artist.  I read, study, observe, and experiment.  But I also throw in a little of this and a little of that, fancy things up a bit.  I do this is pretty much all aspects of my life.  All except baking… When… 

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Mama Mondays 12-10-12 – Sugar Cookie Bars with The Bug

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As I mentioned yesterday, it’s Cookie Week here on Cupcakes & Kale Chips.  So for Mama Mondays, I am bringing you a really fun, easy, cookie to make with even the littlest little kitchen helpers.  And it would make a really sweet little gift from your little one.  You can even wrap it in homemade… 

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Almond Joy Macaroons (#glutenfree) for #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange

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Grab a glass of milk, and settle in for awhile – it’s time for the #SundaySupper Ultimate Cookie Exchange.  Do you love to bake cookies for the holidays?  I go a little nuts at Christmastime.  I always say I am cutting back, and I always end up with at least 8 different kinds.  Usually more…. 

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa

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After the crock pot full of comfort on Sunday and that ridiculous Snickers Pie on Tuesday, clearly it is time to reestablish some balance.  Remember – Cupcakes & Kale Chips, yin & yang, ice cream & salad.  People always seem to say that they are always looking for ways to prepare quinoa, so here is… 

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis for #SundaySupper

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I should have known I’d be a foodie.  Even back in the days when, in my world, fruit = banana, vegetable = corn, lunch = ham sandwich on potato roll, no mayo or mustard, I would go into my grandma’s bedroom, gather all her bottle of perfume, boxes of jewelry, and knick knacks, and… pretend… 

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