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“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” ~ Leo Tolstoy Could Tolstoy have been thinking about cake when he made this remark?  Probably not, right.  But, I think Angel Food Cake is an example of greatness found in simplicity and goodness.  I love watching these modest ingredients morph into something so impressive. …

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Hummus

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Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Being cautious by nature, it took a conscious decision to allow myself to be open to new things. Becoming satisfied with what we have always known and had makes risking something new seem superfluous and unnecessary….

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Easy Pita Chips

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“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.” ~ John Madden Are you a football fan? We are at this house. I grew up during a time there was only 3 channels on the television and we (my brothers and sister) were the remote control….

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Chili

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“Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili.” ~ Last words of Kit Carson, American frontiersman (1809-1868) I had a post written to go with my chili recipe, but after looking up chili I just decided to share some interesting facts with you about this American phenomenon. From the International Chili Society comes…

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Beignets

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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder My favorite Christmas memory is the one when my children were 3 and 4 years old.  My husband and I were lying in…

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