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Sinfully Delicious Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

Nothing tastes better on a cold winter day than a drink that heats you from the inside out. And that’s exactly what this sinfully delicious slow cooker hot cocoa is made for. Decadent to the core, this traditional, easy recipe will fill your home with the sweet, sweet smell of chocolate as it cooks, and …

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Totally Cravable Apricot Kolaches Are A Winter ‘Must Bake’

I never tasted a kolache until I moved to Texas. Before the move, breakfast was all about donuts, or the occasional sausage gravy over biscuits. Both amazing options, don’t get me wrong, but nothing compared to a delicious kolache. See, kolaches make you feel as if you’re both getting a treat, and eating a somewhat …

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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce

Confession: I always thought I’d hate bread pudding. The name itself does not sound appetizing. It sounds like bread that’s been sitting in goop for too long and getting mushy and now you’re trying to convince me to eat it and you’re calling it a ‘classic dessert’. Um…no, thankyousomuch. But a few years ago while …

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My Husband Never Tried A Funnel Cake Before Now…How Is That Even Possible?

I grew up doing rodeo, which meant that carnivals were my playground. Carnie food was my vending machine. There are a number of foods that people associate with the state fair or a traveling carnival that I associate with my childhood. All of it. Some foods you can get just about anywhere. Cornie dogs, cotton …

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Did You Ever Wonder Why We Eat Black-Eyed Peas On New Year’s Day?

Every single year since I was a little girl, my mom has been shoving black-eyed peas down my throat on New Year’s day. They aren’t the tastiest of beans, and they’re definitely a bit on the dry side, so why all the fuss? I’d have asked her, but she’s made it clear in the past …

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Did You Ever Wonder Why We Put Oranges In Christmas Stockings?

Every year from when I was little until even now, I’ve always gotten a stocking for Christmas from my parents. It had candy, of course, and some little toy (or usually a gift card now), and an orange. When I was younger the orange would always roll away (or be nudged with a petulant toe) …

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