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November Meal Plan, 2013

by Edie Wadsworth on November 4, 2013

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I wrote about cooking and meal planning during the 31 Days series and apparently I have passion and feelings about the topic. Large feelings. What can I say? I’m a foodie and I love to feed people. I want you to love it too, so I’m making it a tad bit less daunting.  Because those […]

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October Menu Plan

by Edie Wadsworth on September 30, 2013

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We’re entering into one of my favorite months, beautiful October.  Starting tomorrow, I’ll  be busy doing my 31 Days series on Less and More, so I thought a well planned month of eating all our favorite fall foods would be a great way to start a busy month.  It seemed like the perfect little gift to you, […]

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Fresh Apple Cake {with caramel glaze}

by Edie Wadsworth on September 11, 2013

apple cake with caramel glaze

I start to get panicky when the signs of fall arrive.  There are so many things to see and do and make and read and bake.  I’m all aflutter and can’t decide what to do first.  I’m dreaming of books by the fireplace, pumpkins on the porch, and the fall mantel bedecked with twigs and feathers […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

by Edie Wadsworth on August 30, 2013

pumpkin muffins

I don’t know about y’all, but three weeks of school has got me begging for mercy.  Labor Day couldn’t have come at a better time. Hats off to all you mamas for dealing with this homework issue all these years.  When you homeschool, the deadlines are a little soft, as in, “I’m sleepy, let’s finish […]

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on August 21, 2013

chicken pot pie soup via lifeingrace

So, in case you didn’t know, I call myself the soup whisperer. I even bought the web domain so that someday when I launch my Soup Whisperer book, I’ll already own the web page. That might be what you call putting the cart before the horse. If soup’s not my specialty, then putting the cart […]

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Shrimp Boil {at the Lake}

by Edie Wadsworth on August 16, 2013

how to host a shrimp boil

This has become my favorite meal to serve when we have company.  It’s more than a meal. It’s an event.  And it’s so EASY and delicious.  And it’s the perfect mix of laid-back and gourmet.  And here’s the best part.  You don’t an ocean, you don’t need a fancy cooker, you don’t even need fresh […]

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Love Ya Like a Sis Strawberry Buttercream Cake

by Edie Wadsworth on August 7, 2013

strawberry buttercream cake

 Strawberry Buttercream Cake I’ve been making this cake for several years now and I just don’t tire of it.  I thought I’d give you a slightly different version than the first one I posted a few years ago. I made this last weekend for my sister’s birthday and it rekindled my love—or my sister and […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread {with chocolate chips}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 5, 2013

chocolate banana bread {with chocolate chips}

So, here’s the thing.  I’ve been messing around with this recipe for a couple weeks.  I think it’s pretty perfect now.  It’s a very moist cake bread (who am I kidding?) and tis best to let it cool before you cut it or it’ll be, shall we say…… gooey.  But, once it’s cooled, then I […]

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Raspberry Tart with Pastry Cream

by Edie Wadsworth on May 24, 2013

raspberry tart with pastry cream

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes for summer!  It’s easy to make, absolutely delicious, AND the ingredients tastes so fresh and light—despite the fact that it’s pretty decadent. It’s the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities and you’ll be all french and fancy with your tart making skills. We’ve got dance dress […]

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Homemade Pizza, {how to make the perfect pizza crust}

by Edie Wadsworth on April 23, 2013

how to make perfect homemade pizza crust

I LOVE making homemade pizza. It’s not just a meal, it’s an event. Everyone participates and adds their own flair.  And don’t be afraid of homemade crust.  It’s just a blob of dough.  There’s nothing to fear! I will show you step by step how to make the perfect pizza crust, everytime.  It’s an art, […]

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{Creamy and Tangy} Mushroom Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on March 1, 2013

When Stevie and I met, he said he didn’t like mushrooms.  I set out to the change his mind on that.  It was a successful campaign and now he begs for them.  Or something like that. If you think you don’t like mushrooms, I urge you to give this jewel a try.  I started making […]

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Broccoli Soup {with cheese}

by Edie Wadsworth on February 6, 2013

I ain’t gonna lie, this broccoli soup (with a generous helping of cheese) will knock your socks off and make you take back all the lies you’ve spread about broccoli. 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 T. olive oil 1/2 medium chopped onion 1 stalk celery 1/2 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half cream 4 cups chicken […]

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Meal Planning for Busy Moms, the conclusion

by Edie Wadsworth on January 18, 2013

meal planning for busy moms

This is the conclusion of a 4 part series. Read part 1 (the why), part 2 (the where), part 3 (the how),  first and then come back here to get the full picture of how to integrate this meal planning guide into your normal routine!  If you’re a busy mom in need a meal plan that […]

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Meal Planning for Busy Moms, part 1 {the why}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 14, 2013

meal planning for busy moms

This is part 1 of a 4 part series. Read part 2 (the where), part 3 (the how), and part 4 (the conclusion) to get the full picture of how to integrate this meal planning guide into your normal routine! This month our theme here is time. How can we better use our time to […]

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This is day 20 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Start from the beginning here. 1.  Keep a list of great recipes. The big question is always, “What should I cook?”   Isn’t that the bane of the existence of every mother?  Don’t you get tired of trying to figure out what to cook? […]

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