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


‘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


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


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!!!

Christmas Eve Cookie Platter 2012

I am so excited to tell you about our traditional/non-traditional Chrsitmas Eve dinner for #SundaySupper tomorrow, but over the past few weeks, I have given you a sneak peek at dessert.  You see, other than this delicious Ukranian Nut Roll that my grandfather buys from a local baker, all that we have for dessert is… 

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Snowball Cookies for Mom & Sandy Hook | #BloggersforSandyHook


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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Friday Fun! 12-21-12

Are we all ready for Christmas?!  As you would probably expect, things will be a bit quiet around here for the next week and a half so that I can enjoy the holidays with my family.  I do have a few things for you, so if you are around, stop by. Last week, the five… 

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Classic Snickerdoodles for my Dad


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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Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail for #SundaySupper


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


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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Coconutty Snickerdoodles (aka Coco-Doodles)


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


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


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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Friday Fun! 12-7-12

Again changing up Friday Fun a bit.  I am in a bit of an experimental stage with the blog.  I have been spending a lot of time on Facebook sharing old recipes, so I thought it would be fun to see what all of you have been interested in. Last week, the five most popular… 

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Butternut Squash & Pomegranate Quinoa


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


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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