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Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken
Soy Balsamic Slow Cooker Chicken

The ingredients must have come to me in my sleep. The more I use my slow cooker, the more I love it.

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

Cedar Planked Salmon with Cayenne Lime Butter

This salmon is so delicious on it's own. I decided to cedar plank the salmon on the grill, and drizzle it with some cayenne lime butter.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

After having a bite of the Chipotle Chicken Tacos my coworker brought for lunch a couple of weeks ago, this was my dinner two days later.

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich
Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you know me you know I am a sucker for avocado and chipotle. I used a rotisserie chicken so it's super easy to make.

Egg, Prosciutto & Tomato Muffins
Sriracha Meatballs

I'm a big fan of savory muffins. These are pretty much mini omelettes in a cup. They are perfect for weekend brunch, and even better to make ahead for the week and then pop them in the microwave.

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Happy Birthday Marge's Lungs!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Cake

Yes, you read that right, we have a lung birthday! I've been really excited for today's post! Today I have my friend, Marge's, inspiring story and a delicious Cookie Cake recipe to go along with it .  Marge is my good friend from Lafayette College who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant and due to this she had a double lung transplant our Senior year, and today is her 7th lung birthday. Confused? Intrigued? Already inspired? Well lucky for you and me Marge is sharing her story on KMW.

First everyone say, Hi Marge!

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Now let me show you the reason I started making the cookie cake myself.

Mrs. Fields Cookie Cake

That was our Mrs. Fields cake from 2007 that read 'Happy Birthday Marge'F Lung'F', I figured I could do this myself, throw in some peanut butter chips, not decorate it as nicely, but spell words correctly (athough I've never actually attempted to write words) and definitely put a little more love into my homemade version.

Now onto the highlight of my post, Marge's write up, followed by the cookie cake recipe. If you aren't already, you'll be an organ donor after reading this inspiring post! 

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As the saying goes, some people eat to live and others live to eat.  I happen to lie squarely in the latter category.  This is why every year, right around the second week in November, I think about little else than the delicious cookie cake my friend Carrie makes me.  She has made it every year, like clockwork, for the last four years to commemorate a very special time in my life. 

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Let me start from the beginning. When I was just three months old, I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (commonly known as CF).  This is a progressive genetic disorder affecting all major organ systems in the body, the main damage being concentrated to the lungs and pancreas.  CF causes an over production of a thick and sticky mucous throughout the body, bacteria thrive in that dark and wet environment and cause chronic lung infections. With each lung infection, permanent and irreversible damage occurs to the lungs, making it more and more difficult each year for a CF patient to breathe. 

My life growing up with CF was filled with coughing attacks, hospital stays for intravenous medications, daily chest physical therapy and a plethora of medications to replenish my body of nutrients that it lost.  Since CF also affected my digestive system, I needed twice as many calories than the average person my age just to maintain my weight and was consequently always tiny compared to my peers.  By the time I was fourteen years old and starting high school, coughing and breathing was burning so many calories that I weighed only 80 pounds. I even required a feeding tube for extra nutrients and to keep a little extra weight on my already frail body.     

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Black Bottom Pecan Pie

Black Bottom Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving is 18 days away! What's your favorite Thanksgiving pie or dessert? My favorites are pecan pie, cherry pie and pumpkin cheesecake.

To help you get ready for Thanksgiving I'm going to share with you a Black Bottom Pecan Pie recipe from my Aunt Dana. Remember when she spoiled me with two glorious pies on my birthday? Well not only did she make a chocolatey version of one of my favorites, but she also made some rum whipped cream to top it off with. You heard me right, I have pecan pie, chocolate and rum whipped cream all in one shot here for you guys. Keep in mind that you can make the pie a day ahead of time, but the rum whipped topping should be made the same day.


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Guest Post: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm excited to have a guest post from my cousin Hayley today. She's graduating in December from Wichita State University, is a fantastic baker, an awesome writer, and just an all around great person. If you haven't noticed, writing and grammer were not my best subjects in school so I'm hoping she'll rub off on me a bit. I've been majorly slacking in the pumpkin department this fall so thank you Hayley for swooping in with these delicious looking cupcakes.

Enjoy (both Hayley's post and the cupcakes)!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients to use during fall. Pumpkin pie, naturally, pumpkin bread, baked pumpkin, and my mother's autumn party staple, pumpkin dip. It has become such a versatile ingredient and has been transformed to be used for so many different recipes! Why, I've even seen a pumpkin lasagna recipe before. But this little quickie that I made takes it back to the basics, Pumpkin Cupcakes. It's a pretty low-stress recipe except for when it comes to the actual icing of the cupcakes, which is not a great skill of mine. The simplicity of the recipe speaks for itself in taste, however, so enjoy!

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Nutella Swirl Blondies


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To thank Kiss My Whisk's first facebook fan, I want to make her a sweet treat. I had trouble deciding what I wanted to make, but when I was at the grocery store last week the Nutella basically jumped off the shelf into my cart. So I decided I wanted the sweet treat to incorporate Nutella, because everyone loves Nutella. I opted to swirl the Nutella on top of my Mom's Blonde Brownies aka Peyton's Brownies in my family. Peyton's my nephew and when he was little my mom would never dare fly out to see him without these blondies in hand. 

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


For my wedding shower last year my bridesmaids requested everyone fill out a recipe card and give me one of their favorite recipes. Appropriate, right? I loved it, it fed my recipe addiction. My maid of honor, Amanda, gave me this recipe for chocolate chip banana bread and it's so tasty and moist, I've made it several times since my shower.

I always seem to have really ripe bananas laying around that usually end up going towards smoothies, banana pancakes, or banana bread. This weekend I had some realllllllly ripe bananas that were way beyond any use in smoothies, which makes them perfect for banana bread. Keep reading for the recipe.

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