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Easy Broccoli Casserole

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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This super easy recipe has been one of my favorites for years! I got it from a friend of mine (the same friend who gave us the bacon spinach quiche and squash casserole recipes, so you know it’s gonna be good!) and it’s always a hit – at home or at church dinners. I love the fact […]

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The Best Ever Crock Pot Lasagna!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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I LOVE lasagna…and I LOVE my crock pot!  So combining the 2 sounds like a match made in heaven, right?  

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A Great Marinade Builds a Healthy, Filling Fall Meal!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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I just love marinades!  You take a plain-jane cut of meat, add some spices and let them sit, and ~ voila! ~ you have an extra-special meal!  

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Switch-out Your Cole Slaw

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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2 new takes on cole slaw for the summer! Honestly, sometimes I think I’m the only one in my family that eats this stuff, but I DO enjoy a nice crunchy coleslaw next to a hot, juicy hamburger at a family cook out! There’s lots of recipes out there for this dish, including the KFC […]

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7 Layer Salad

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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I’ve tried several different versions of 7 Layer Salad over the years. Apparently, the ingredients that make up those magical 7 layers vary depending on who’s constructing the salad. But my favorite, by far, is the one that my sister makes for special occasions.  It is de-li-cious! When I found out the salad had English […]

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Copycat KFC Coleslaw Recipe

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Zay, my 14 year old man-child, has been asking me for weeks to get the ingredients to make KFC’s coleslaw. I found a few recipes online and they seemed like an awful lot of work compared to my way of making it (dump the slaw mix in a bowl, throw in some mayo and a […]

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Upgraded Sweet ‘tater Fries

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Sweet potatos – dontcha just love ’em?  Baked, twice-baked, mashed, in-a-pie or in-a-pudding.  And when I discovered sweet potato fries in my grocers’ freezer section awhile back…yupper – I was hooked!

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Easy Vegetarian Chili

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Do an internet search for vegetarian chili and you’ll find a ton of recipes. Unfortunately, most of them are super complicated with 47 different ingredients and at least 12 precise steps to perfection. I exaggerate of course, but seriously, why do they have to be so dang difficult?! This is real life. Ain’t nobody got […]

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Potato Nachos

Kelly D'Ambrosio

Kelly D'Ambrosio

Kelly is currently the Host of Good Day, a 4 hour-long weekday morning show at WFXL Fox31 in Albany, GA.She has interviewed nationally-known celebrities and also writes “The Buzz”, a daily entertainment segment which is broadcast on Good Day and local radio.Kelly has also produced several special feature stories: filming, writing and editing the projects. She has experience in commercials, theatre, radio, music and dance as well.As the Video Production leader for her church, she helps create content for church ads, sermon aids, bible studies, and informative videos. She enjoys camping with her wonderful husband, Tony, and their “fur kid”, a Beagle-mix named Charlie. Learn more about Kelly by visiting her blog.
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You are coming down off the Christmas high and you are probably tired, have a ton of cleanup to do and don’t feel like cooking a thing. Here’s a great recipe I created that is a play between a loaded baked potato and nachos! It’s Potato Nachos! This is a quick recipe and you can […]

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Hashbrown Casserole

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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This yummy casserole is great for church pot-lucks or large family gatherings. It’s even earned a permanent spot on our Christmas morning menu. I get everything mixed up and ready to go on Christmas Eve and pop it in the oven the next morning right before we start opening presents. It’s an excellent way to […]

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