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A Little Football & Beer

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I recently created these cookies for a friend’s birthday party (the same one I brought my homemade-caramel-topped cupcakes to).

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Now, these are far from perfect, and I clearly have some practicing to do, but I’m darn proud of these for a couple reasons: 1. These were done completely free-hand, and 2. these were done in about 5 hours…in a row…thanks to the use of a fan Read the rest of this entry

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Homemade Caramel Sauce

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I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making homemade caramel sauce for some time now, but for whatever reason, the idea of it intimidated me a bit.  I finally went for it (the little push thanks to our recent purchase of a couple NuWave Precision Induction Cooktops, which I totally love and use all the time!) and I am more than pleased with the results!

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No Bones About It – Making Chicken Stock Using Boneless Breasts

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So here was the problem: My poor little girls have been sick, and I wanted to make homemade stock with all the added health benefits instead of using my go-to easy-peasy chick base to make homemade chicken soup. HOWEVER…I don’t usually buy anything but boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I searched and searched for a recipe or tips on how to still make a tasty, adequate stock without using bones/carcasses and found NOTHING. Seriously…zip, zilch, nada, nothing. So, I decided it was time to experiment and make up my own…and I am so happy with the results, I think I shall share it with the world! (Or at least whomever comes across my rantings here.)   🙂

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