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  • Cranberry Rice Pudding Parfait

    Cranberry Rice Pudding Parfait

    Growing up, pudding was always a part of my life. We made it on a regular basis, and it was a treat I always loved. I tried almost every flavor, but there’s one I didn’t try as a kid – and that was rice pudding. Honestly, rice pudding always seemed like “grown up food” to me as a kid. It was something I just never thought to try. It was something my mom and grandma ate, but not for me. Well, I was seriously missing out as a kid. Sometimes I wonder what was wrong with me (that’s just the tip…

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    How Do You Top your Pudding?

    How Do You Top your Pudding?

    It’s safe to say I’m a big fan of dessert. Cake? Vanilla please! Cookies? Nothing beats chocolate chip. Ice cream? So many great flavors that I can’t pick. Honestly, I really like most sweets (to the detriment of my weight loss journey). I tend to steer my sweet tooth with the season we’re in. Since it’s summer and so hot and humid outside, I’ve been sticking with desserts that are served cold lately, and one of my favorites is pudding, especially a classic like tapioca pudding. What better way to celebrate National Tapioca Pudding Day today? So to celebrate, I…

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    My Kitchen: Classic French Toast

    My Kitchen: Classic French Toast

    I was a kid that learned to cook at a very young age. In fact, I can’t even remember a time that I wasn’t helping in the kitchen in one way or another. My parents taught me the basics early on – I could scramble eggs, make a grilled cheese, and boil pasta in elementary school. I firmly believe that kids should be able to feed themselves early on (being safe of course), and some of my earliest memories are in the kitchen. My mom ended up teaching me most things, but there’s one recipe I remember learning from my…

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    My Kitchen: Chocolate Cookie Parfait

    My Kitchen: Chocolate Cookie Parfait

    I love any excuse to eat chocolate. So when I heard that last Friday was Chocolate Pudding Day, well, I had to celebrate that. Who wouldn’t? So, to celebrate, I whipped up this little concoction… and enjoyed every bite. I also made it during naptime so I didn’t have to share. The best part? It was super easy. I started with Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding, of course. I’ve worked with Kozy Shack before, and it’s always been one of my favorites. I put a spoonful in the bottom of a glass, then layered it with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, more…

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    Favorite Cookbooks

    Favorite Cookbooks

    You may or may not know that I have a slight cookbook collection. Okay, maybe it’s more like an obsession. As in, at last count I had over 200 different cookbooks. I know, I have a problem. That said, the most common question people ask me when they find out I have so many is inevitably if I use them all. While I can’t say I’ve tried something from every cookbook, there are many I reach for again and again, and I thought I’d share some of those favorites with you today. This is nowhere near all of them, but…

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