Flannels & Pearls


BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf. Great band and a perfect, no frills, rib sticking meal. I’m sure most of you already have a favorite meatloaf recipe. I had a solid one from my mom, which is the bones of this recipe. However, one day several years ago, I did not have the traditional tomato sauce/paste the recipe called for, […]

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I realize that the dessert/baked goods category of this blog has more posts than the rest. That’s no mistake. And it’s not because I have a huge sweet tooth, because I really don’t. (I’m all about chips, dips, and appetizers). It’s partly because it might be my best area, but desserts are also the foods

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Oatmeal Pancakes

I’ve been making oatmeal pancakes for my daughter since she was old enough to eat solids. From that time on, she has “helped” make her special oatmeal pancakes for many Saturday morning breakfasts. I originally named these, “Emilie’s Oatmeal Pancakes.” But that doesn’t make for a good SEO title. Sad, right? These quick and hearty

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Reuben Rolls

Who doesn’t love appetizers? With the Super Bowl approaching, along with St. Patty’s Day around the corner, I thought it was a great time to introduce Reuben rolls. Although, one never really needs an excuse to make Reuben rolls. Or any appetizer for that matter. They are absolutely scrumptious!!! I believe in giving credit where

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Gingerbread Men

I love our family tradition of making gingerbread men. There’s something magical and nostalgic about our home around Christmas time. The twinkling lights from the tree, the coziness of a fire crackling in our den, arranging my favorite nativity scene, and the wonderful smell of baking gingerbread permeating the house while my kids wait in

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Sugar Cookie

Although I don’t really have a sweet tooth, I could easily polish off a few of these sugar cookies in one sitting. For breakfast. They are just that divine. I have memories of rolling out, cutting, frosting, and decorating HUGE batches of sugar cookies at Christmas with my mom and my grandma. The entire table

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