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Chocolate Orange Hand Scrub Recipe

Chocolate Orange Hand Scrub Recipe

We had a pamper yourself day at MOPS last week. There were stations set up around the room with massage chairs and nail polish and assorted paraphernalia. One of the areas was a craft station where we made hand scrubs. I’m not a hand scrub kind of person. I think I still have two salt scrubs that I bought for myself in my teen years. Or maybe I purged them in the last great bathroom decluttering. Probably the latter. At any rate, I was pretty excited to make a scrub and give it to my mother, whose skin has been … Read more

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Imagine a layer cake with cherries in the center and rich, chocolate ganache covering the top and pouring down over the sides. Sounds decadent, doesn’t it? Now imagine the layers are made of cheesecake. That’s what this is – an Oreo cookie crust topped with a layer of cheesecake, then a layer of cherries, then another layer of cheesecake, and the whole thing is topped with chocolate ganache. I took this cheesecake to my church’s Thanksgiving service, and there was nary a morsel left to bring home. It was sliced and resliced because everyone wanted a morsel. I said to … Read more

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Knowing I wouldn’t be doing it this year, Joe said he wanted to try baking with Christmas cookies with Grace this year. I raised my eyebrows from the couch, but he didn’t see. It’s probably best that way. After a busy Saturday (visiting Santa at Hershey’s Chocolate World and at Bass Pro Shops, without every actually talking to him), Joe and Grace spent Sunday baking. I, on the other hand, had a blissfully quiet and restful weekend. Around noon on Sunday, I left the couch to take a nap in my bed. Life is all about variety, right? When I … Read more

Sweet Potato Casserole

We celebrated the Epiphany today. When I say we celebrated, I mean we lit a candle for Baby Jesus, cooked a big dinner, cleaned like maniacs, and gave Grace a few presents. Oh, and we talked about the Three Kings and Baby Jesus with Grace. Officially, the Epiphany is this Wednesday, but it was easier for us to celebrate the holiday on a Sunday, when both sides of our family could come to visit. We tried a new dish today. That is so unwise, really, to serve a brand new dish when the whole family is coming over, but it’s … Read more

Baked Pineapple Casserole Recipe

The best baked pineapple casserole recipe - So sweet it can be a side dish or a dessert. Simple and easy. Great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any occasion! Includes eggs.

I never had baked pineapple before my mother-in-law brought this to my house for Easter dinner. It was like eating cake for the main course, very sweet. The final dish is so sweet and wonderful that it could easily be served as a dessert. Add a scoop of ice cream atop a warm chunk of this casserole, and you’d have a blissful bowl of deliciousness.       Print Recipe Baked Pineapple Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter melted20 oz crushed pineapple drained1/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup Splenda1/4 cup cold water2 eggs1 tablespoon vanilla extract Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter melted20 … Read more