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How To Hack A Boxed Cake (Again!) Mix Like Your Favorite Baker

I love a good hack, kitchen or life, it doesn’t matter. ♫ Hit me with your best hack…fire awaaaaaay! ♫ Apologies to Pat Benatar.  Love ya! The original hack involved a boxed cake mix and added ingredients not included in the box instructions. A hack that I’m pretty sure I miswrote on a sticky note …

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract in 5 Easy Steps

Last year, I set about making my own decadent blend of vanilla extract and the results were so delicious, I’ll never buy vanilla from a store again. Yep, it was that good. You would have thought with all my years of baking experience, I would have tried to make vanilla extract at least once, but …

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Have I Lost My Mind?! Jumping Rope After a 40+ Year Break

After this post, about considering jumping rope again after a 40+ year layoff, I asked myself, “Self – why not?” I am officially jumping rope again – in my 50s, y’all! ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the Amazon links on this page, you support the blog …

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You Need to Bake This Streusel-Topped Apple Pie Now

Apple pie – two small words that invoke universal head-nodding and anticipation of a slice. Today, I’m sharing our family’s favorite deep dish apple pie recipe. It’s easy and packed with homemade flavor – even the crust is doable for newbies. Let’s bake! Deep Dish Streusel-Topped Apple Pie Ingredients: Crust: 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 …

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How To: Make an Elegant Easter Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

Once a year, I leave the recipe for my Easter Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze right here, so you don’t have to root around for it. Lawsy. Drooling yet? Why keep posting instead of making something different? To the list! #1) It’s a fan favorite. #2) It inspires me to buy a ham. #3) Buying …

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How To: Open a Bottle Of Champagne Safely

When opening champagne there is no need for anyone to lose an eye. DON’T LOSE AN EYE! I’ve put together a fast and dirty tutorial, complete with videos! Someone get the lights! The professional! The regular gal! #1: Remove foil #2: Find the “key” on the wire cage and twist open, keeping your thumb on …

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The Powerful Addiction Of Christmas Crack Lives On

Four years. That’s how long I’ve been eating Christmas Crack…that’s how long I’ve been addicted. Back in 2012, I wrote a post about how my SIL introduced us to the magical concoction that is Christmas Crack and since then I have eaten more than my share of this tasty addicting snack. The recipe is now …

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A Candy-Free Lego Advent Calendar That Kids Love!

Our Advent calendar was a big tradition when Boy was younger (sweets, Hot Wheels, Legos and coins found their way into the pockets of the calendar) and I love the idea of passing along the fun to Sweet E. ~ A gentle reminder: OMT! uses Amazon referral links. When you do your shopping through the …

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What’s Thanksgiving Without a Drunk (Carrot)?!

Drunk Carrots have been a staple on our Thanksgiving table since the very first time I tasted their delicious drunk orangy goodness and fell into a Hallelujah stupor. The simple recipe includes carrots, butter, brown sugar and whiskey, with the alcohol burning away, leaving behind a rich earthy depth to an otherwise ordinary side dish. …

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