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Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

In Desserts, Gluten-Free by Mandi Flake5 Comments

The sale I’ve had my eye out for all year has finally come around… Buy one, get one free of Talenti gelato… If you haven’t had it before, it’s amazing; just look in your ice cream aisle. I LOVE the Mediterranean Mint, but can’t quite bring myself around to paying their regular price, so I keep an eye out for …

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Giving Thanks in Memphis

In Holidays, Travelling by Mandi Flake0 Comments

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely time last week giving thanks with family, friends, and food. I went to Memphis to visit with my husband’s family and wanted to share with you some of the fun I had along the way. In the airport parking lot all the color was on the ground… Winter is right around the …

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Cheesy Sausage Skillet

In Cheese, Dinner, Mains, Rice, Sausage, Stovetop by Mandi Flake1 Comment

Lately I’ve been on a roll with easy dinners, but that seems to be the stage we’re in… Busy days at work this fall, so I make a huge meal on Sunday to eat leftovers for lunches. Today I wanted to share with you an easy, inexpensive (rice is the cheapest belly-filler found around the globe!) all-in-one skillet meal. I …

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Tuesday Tip: How to Heat Leftovers

In Cooking, Microwave, Tips by Mandi Flake0 Comments

Today I’ve got a fun little Pinterest-esque tip for you: how to heat leftovers so that you don’t end up with cold spots. It’s a simple trick, all you need to do is arrange your leftovers in a circle around the edge of your plate, leaving the center empty. This allows your leftovers to heat evenly, avoiding the gross experience …

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Shepherd’s Pie

In Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Mains, Oven, Potatoes by Mandi Flake3 Comments

Fall is finally settling in here in NC. Early this morning I ran around the house changing the blinds to let in the sun, and switching over to the heater as it was CCCOOOLLLDDD! Even yesterday as I  sat in a light drizzle while enjoying college football with friends, I was particularly mindful of the fast-approaching holiday season. Much like breaking …

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Tuesday Tip: Baking Takes Patience

In Baking, Tips by Mandi Flake2 Comments

THE secret to a yummy, beautiful cake? Patience. As fun as it was can be to bake and decorate a cake with the girls in one afternoon, that simply is not enough time for you to do the whole process correctly. Can you spot the frosting melting on the inside of the cake below like lava inside a volcano? Nothing …