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A Mother-Daughter Blog's Blue Ribbon Cheesecake

[Editor's Note: I've been saving this post since last Mother's Day, when I spotted it and thought it was a wonderful story about mother-daughter relationships, blogging, AND food. Not only is this cheesecake recipe fantastic, but you're going to love the story of how Apron Strings got its start. It's a terrific way to start off this day that honors the mothers we know and love. --Genie]...more
I love seeing Donna and Anne featured here.  Donna is a good friend in Salt Lake and I'm looking ...more

Filet Mignon Carpaccio with Mini Caesar Salad

[Editor's Note: Though I've had carpaccio, which is raw meat or fish, pounded quite thin, out at restaurants before, but have never made it at home. This rendition from Framed Cooks may inspire me to break that streak, perhaps using grassfed beef from my local butcher. It sounds like a decadent way to celebrate a cut of really, really great beef. --Genie] ...more
@BlogHer I'll take 2 please! ;)more

Quick & Easy Appetizer: Honey Prosciutto Flatbread

[Editor's Note: Sweet, salty, soft and crispy, all with a little bit of a bite? The flavor combination in this appetizer recipe sounds like it hits all the notes that would make my mouth happy. It's an easy dish to throw together, but is certain to wow guests at an upcoming gathering. --Genie]...more
This looks incredible! more

How to Make Crescent Roll Carrots

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a unique dish to serve for Easter—or any spring celebration, for that matter—this will definitely do the trick! These adorable "carrot" sandwiches are made from crescent rolls and stuffed with chicken salad. They're not your ordinary party offering! --Genie]...more
 @LisaMenichelloHuff Thanks for sharing that link -- it looks like she highlighted this ...more

Make Homemade "Shamrock Shakes" for St. Patrick's Day

[Editor's Note: Though I am mostly in the anti-fast food camp, I will admit to having a bit of a weakness, earlier in my life, for the McDonald's Shamrock Shake. There's something compelling about its seasonal greenness, after all. But they don't sell said shake in their German franchises, which led Ann Marie of Household 6 Diva, who lives in Germany with her family, to improvise a homemade version with a little bit of a kick. Don't serve this to the kids, folks, but if you're having an adult craving for a "Shamrock Shake," this ought to do the trick. --Genie]...more
I'll stick with my own version of a Delicious, Natural, RAW & Dairy Free Shamrock Shake Recipe ...more

Celebrate National Potato Chip Day with Homemade Chips

[Editor's Note: Today is National Potato Chip Day, which is as good an excuse as any to snack on some crispy potato goodness. But rather than just reaching for a bag of chips, why not make your own potato chips at home? This recipe is both delicious and a lot healthier than what you'll find in the snack food aisle. --Genie]...more
there is a national everything day... as a homeschool mom I find it kind of fun really.. every ...more

How to Properly Set A Table

[Editor's Note: Do you know where the runcible spoon goes? And does it even look like a spoon in the first place? Learn this table-setting factoid and others in this hilarious post from Fearless Fibro Warrior. Setting the table has never been so much fun! --Genie]...more
Dawn DeMeo now that I've read the post I have The Owl and the Pussycat running through my head. ...more

Fiery Deviled Eggs Garnished With Prosciutto Crisps

[Editor's Note: I'm always on the lookout for great variations on standard deviled eggs, and I love this one, in particular. It has a fun, spicy edge to it that isn't ordinarily found in this comforting appetizer, and the prosciutto crisps on top sound delicious. It's a great appetizer for any kind of party! --Genie] Spicy Deviled Eggs with Prosciutto Crisps ...more
Nice change of pace from the standard yellow filling that I usually make. Looks tasty!more

Chocolate Overload: Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

[Editor's Note: If you're ready for a true chocolate overload, this may be the perfect recipe. From start to finish, this cake takes chocolate and amps it up in spectacular fashion. Serve it up with a big glass of milk, because you're going to need something to take the edge off all that sweet, sweet flavor! --Genie]...more
I am so making this cake - weight watchers be damned, I'll starve myself for a day to eat a ...more

Chocolate Cherry Bark

[Editor's Note: If you're more of a candy maker than a brownie baker, today's installment of 14 Days of Chocolate should be just your style. This easy recipe creates a delicious confection that's easy to gift, or just to indulge those you love at home. --Genie]...more
Hi! I would like to introduce myself. I'm Pauline Hall and also make bark as well as other ...more