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It’s all about the GREEN! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s all about the GREEN! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. As you probably know, I’m all about the holidays. I like to have a reason, any old reason, to take what could be an ordinary day and turn it into a celebration. In my house, there are no little holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. When my kids were really little I tried making a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage. That did not go … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – St. Patrick’s Day fun!!!

Kate’s Escapades – St. Patrick’s Day fun!!!

There is an old Irish saying that goes something like this… “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.” My husband and kids fall into the Irish category, and I am but a lowly Irish wannabe.  Perhaps that’s why I go a little over the top with my St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.  Maybe I’m trying to prove to them (and myself) that I deserve to celebrate … Read entire article »

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So what if I’m a kook for St. Patrick’s Day?! –
Kate’s Escapades

So what if I’m a kook for St. Patrick’s Day?! – <br /> Kate’s Escapades

I can tell Chicago is my kind of town. St. Patrick’s Day is coming right up and I’m kind of a kook for this holiday. I’m well know ’round these parts for my grossly green St. Patrick’s Day dinners. It’s my own special way of torturing my family and friends, all while under the guise of providing a semi-nutritious, completely green home-cooked meal. You have two days to get ready to freak out your family … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Valentine’s Day
How to personalize fortune cookies

Kate’s Escapades – Valentine’s Day <br /> How to personalize fortune cookies

Valentine’s Day is almost here. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that. You’ve probably been stewing over what to do for days.  If you’re still looking for that perfect idea to make that certain special someone feel loved and appreciated, look no more because I have just the thing for you.  Personalized Fortune Cookies! And let me tell you, someone’s gonna be super impressed with this  fun, unique, and easy Valentine’s Day idea. Personalized … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades: Fun Superbowl Snack Ideas

Kate’s Escapades: Fun Superbowl Snack Ideas

Sunday is the big day, football fans. It’s once again Superbowl time – 49ers v. Ravens. No matter who you are cheering for, these Superbowl snacks are sure to please. m m Football Cheeseball and Crackers 2 pkg. (8 oz. each)  Cream Cheese, softened 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup  Grated Parmesan Cheese 1/2 cup  MIRACLE WHIP Dressing 1/4 tsp. pepper 2   green onions, chopped 1 cup chopped  Pecans 2 Tbsp.  pimiento strips Crackers Directions: BEAT first 5 ingredients with mixer until blended. Stir … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month:
Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month: <br /> Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks

Hooray for Halloween! I love Halloween. Today for you Coffee Break readers, I  have two fun Halloween recipe ideas using refrigerated crescent roll dough  and refrigerated breadstick dough.  Couldn’t be simpler. And oh so cute!  Impress your family with these simple and fun ideas. If you missed last week’s recipe for  Creepy Eyeball Treats, check them out. Witches Hats Yield: Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 package crescent dinner rolls (8 rolls) 32 turkey pepperoni slices cut in half 3 to 4 salami … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month – It’s All About the Pumpkin

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month – It’s All About the Pumpkin

Halloween is just days away. I hope you’ve had some fun with this month’s Halloween Ideas. Halloween Month: Creepy Eyeball Treats & Monster Mash Halloween Month: Witches Hats & Breadstick Broomsticks Halloween Month: Disgusting Deviled Egg Eyeballs & Toads in a Blanket Disgusting Worm Salad How to make Disneyland Gourmet Caramel Apples One of my favorite Halloween traditions is roasting the pumpkin seeds after my family carves their pumpkins. It’s a delicious and healthy treat that everyone will love. How to Roast … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Oh, rats

Liz’s rant: Oh, rats

Before you start thinking that I’ve gotten in the um, spirit of things where Halloween is concerned, let me say, “not really.” It’s just that I seem to be finding a myriad of ways to celebrate this holiday. Following through is another matter entirely. As usual, I’ll be going all out by simply getting the pumpkins carved in time for trick-or-treating. Nevertheless, I’ve come across quite a few spookily-themed foods of late. This one, in my … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month:
Deviled Egg Eyeballs &
Toads in a Blanket

Kate’s Escapades – Halloween Month: <br /> Deviled Egg Eyeballs & <br /> Toads in a Blanket

I think that  hidden deep inside me there is a mean streak just itching to get out.  I say this because I derive ridiculous amounts pleasure from watching the faces of unsuspecting victims as they bite into disgusting looking, but delicious tasting treats like the ones I’m  sharing with you today… Disgusting Deviled Egg Eyeballs Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon mustard Pinch of salt Green and red food coloring Sliced black olives Toothpicks Directions: Peel the cooled hard boiled eggs and … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Recipe of the week – Creepy Tapeworm Sandwiches

Kate’s Recipe of the week – Creepy Tapeworm Sandwiches

Halloween is just days away, so in honor of one of my favorite holidays I’m going to teach you how to make this disgustingly disturbing dish… Creepy Tapeworm Sandwiches Ingredients: Hot Dogs Barbecue Sauce Hot Dog Buns Directions: Cut hot dogs into long strips. I cut each hot dog into thirds, and then cut each third into thirds for a total of 9 hot dog pieces per hot dog. Put hot dogs into frying pan and add barbecue sauce. Heat through, stirring frequently. Put … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Disgusting Worm Salad

Kate’s Escapades – Disgusting Worm Salad

Today’s post is courtesy of my crazy friend, Whitney.   I’ll admit I  come up with some kooky ideas from time to time, but next to her I’m an amateur.  She takes sick and disgusting to a whole new level with this Halloween “treat”.  This one is only for the truly warped and brave… Disgusting Worm Salad by Whitney Hancock These edible worms are a BIG hit for our Halloween Dinner. The first time I served these … Read entire article »

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Liz’s Top Seven ways to use boiled eggs

Liz’s Top Seven ways to use boiled eggs

You know the drill. Easter is over. Chocolate bunnies sit in their baskets devoid of ears, pieces of shiny fake green grass are strewn from one end of the house to the other, and no fewer than two dozen eggs bide their time in the refrigerator, asking themselves but one thing: “Will we be eaten? Or tossed to the curb with all that shiny fake green grass?” Which is where I make a confession. As much as … Read entire article »

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Peep-a-licious! – Kate’s Escapades

Peep-a-licious! – Kate’s Escapades

Since Easter is only days away, I’ve been out stocking up on my Peeps supply. Heaven forbid I leave my Peep shopping to the last minute, and to my horror, find the shelves bare of the ooey, gooey, sugary marshmallow treats. I would be forever disowned as head holiday empress of my kingdom. I love me some Peeps! Do you love Peeps, too? I’ve gathered a few peep-a-liscious ideas in case you’d like to impress your peeps … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – April Fools’ Day Food Prank

Kate’s Escapades –  April Fools’ Day Food Prank

Since April Fools’ Day is coming up in a few days, we decided this post from two years ago is worth a Second Glance... It’s finally here.  The day when I get to release my pent up immaturity…the day when it’s perfectly acceptable for me to feel mischievous and sneaky…the day when I get to be all the things I try to teach my kids not to be. I must confess, when I was writing yesterday’s ridiculous … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Fat Tuesday means pancakes for dinner

Kate’s Escapades – Fat Tuesday means pancakes for dinner

“(Tuesday) is Fat Tuesday, and of course, this being America, it will be followed by Even Fatter Wednesday, Obese Thursday and Fat-A** Friday.” –Jay Leno How much do you love a holiday that has as it’s main objective encouraging you to pig out? I’m talking about Fat Tuesday, of course, which just happens to be today.  Or perhaps in this politically correct day and age, we should call it “big-boned Tuesday” or possibly “full-figured Tuesday”. You … Read entire article »

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