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I'm Alex. I'm from a small town in Georgia. I'm currently finishing my undergrad studies in political science and philosophy. I knit, cook, sew, garden, and smile.

I believe in kindness, the healing power of chocolate cake, and the Oxford comma.

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7 notes        Sunday, April 6, 2014

A little Sunday fun.

24 notes Thursday, March 20, 2014

My house has a smell.

My house has a smell. Not of rotten food or mildewed clothes, it’s something different.

I walked into my house today and smelt a feeling…comfort.

Today was the first time I’ve recognized its unique smell. It is unmistakeable and exclusive only to this house.

A smell detective would notice the smell of wood paneling, just washed clothes, and a pie that was baked yesterday.

But I don’t have to be a detective to recognize its smells. This is home.

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Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

What you’ll need:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup melted butter

1 container whipped topping, thawed

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 pack instant chocolate pudding

1 pack instant butterscotch pudding

2 cups milk

What you’ll need to do:

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; press into a pie pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Take out and cool.

Mix half of the whipped cream with the cream cheese and sugar. Pour over the cooled crust.

Mix puddings and milk. Pour over whipped cream layer. 

Top with remaining whipped cream and some chopped pecans (optional).

8 notes        Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mississippi mud pie heaven.

8 notes        Sunday, March 16, 2014

One out of 15 hiked miles.

4 notes        Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paula Deen’s Ooey Gooey Butter Cake in the kitchen.

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Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

What you’ll need

1 whole chicken

1 can Rotel tomatoes

1 can enchilada sauce

1 can black beans

2 cups cheese

12 corn tortillas

black olives, green onions, other toppings 

What you’ll need to do:

Boil chicken until done (about 30 minutes). Shred chicken and place back in pot. Combine with black beans, Rotel, half of the enchilada sauce and half of the cheese. Lay 6 tortillas in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Spoon mixture on top. Place remaining 6 tortillas on top. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese. Add desired toppings. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

22 notes        Monday, March 3, 2014

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

What you’ll need:

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon butter

2 cups half-and-half

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What you’ll need to do:

Combine pecans and butter in a pan on the stove. Toast for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine half-and-half, brown sugar, and eggs. Cook over medium heat until it forms a custard (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and toasted pecans. Make according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.

9 notes        Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pretty spring faces.

6 notes        Friday, February 28, 2014

Finally trying out this ice cream machine for the love of butter pecan.