Category Archive: Recipes

Dec 05

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

I’m sure you’ve had Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin, I had to look up the name to make sure I called my dish by the correct name.  Were your potatoes from a box or homemade? With the boxed it’s so easy and convenient all you do is add water and cook. The may be easier but …

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Dec 02

Christmas Crunch

I decided to take a break from baking today and make this pretty popcorn, pretzel mix that I’m calling Christmas Crunch. I found this recipe on Pinterest. Love Pinterest! This would make a great homemade gift. It’s also super easy so that the kids can make it with help with the melting part. It tastes yummy! …

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Nov 29

30 of the Best Christmas Recipes to Kick off the Holiday Season!

To start off the holiday season I asked some of my blogging friends to share some of their amazing Christmas recipes. Here are 30 of the best Christmas recipes to get you started. All you have to do is scroll down and click on the ones that interest you. Thanks to all my talented friends for …

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Nov 25

Beef Brisket in the Slow Cooker

Have you ever cooked a beef brisket? It’s a less tender cut of meat so many people shy away from cooking it. You can read more about the specifics as to why it’s tougher here. In summer my husband loves to smoke the brisket for many hours in his Weber Smoker. When I told him I was …

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Nov 22

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

If you’ve ever eaten at Red Lobster you know what Cheddar Bay Biscuits are. They recently had their All You Can Eat Shrimp Fest, so we went out to dinner. I had forgotten how good these biscuits are. The very sweet waitress sent me home with half a dozen of these yummy biscuits. I savored …

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Oct 25

Princess Cupcake Dress

My granddaughter turned 6 years old this month. She likes me to make her cake for her birthday party. Last year I made a Princess cake. This year since she is still wild about Princesses so I decided to make a Princess Cupcake Dress. I figured it would be less mess to have cupcakes at …

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Oct 23

Rendering Bacon Grease For Cooking

I believe in trying to use every bit of everything I can. Not waste a thing, especially with the price of food now a days. Every little bit helps. Bacon fat has been used for years in cooking. My mom always saved her bacon grease. We don’t have bacon very often, even thought my husband would …

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Oct 18

Pumpkin Butter

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Pumpkins and more pumpkins! I love pumpkins! My first attempt this year to grow my own pumpkins turned out great. My one plant produced 13 beautiful orange pumpkins of various sizes. All but 2 are still waiting on my sun porch for their time in the oven. I am in pumpkin heaven! Today I want …

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Oct 16

Monster Mashing Chocolate Banana Smoothie with TruMoo

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My grandson loves chocolate milk. It’s all he wants to drink. I try to give my family the best and when I found out TruMoo is hormone free I had to get it for my grandson. …

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Oct 12

Apple Crumble Pie

It’s apple season! I love this time of year because I love apple pie, apple cider, apple crisp, any kind of apple concoctions you can make I love! When I was a child my mom would have us gathering apples from a local tree. If they were free we were gathering them. lol. My mom …

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Sep 26

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

It’s pumpkin time around my house and now is my favorite time to bake. I decided to make some pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing. A request made by my friend Debbie who has been staying with us this past week. She is a childhood friend. We have spent so much time talking about the …

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Sep 14

Make the Switch to Whole Grains with #Roman_Meal Bread

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” September is Whole Grains month. Today I am going to help you Make the Switch to Whole Grains with Roman Meal Bread. Plus …

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Aug 26

Give Your Recipes Some Added Flavor with #Texas Pete! #ad

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I like to add a little zing in the  foods I make and  Texas Pete Hot Sauces help me do just that. It’s perfect for that added spice you are looking to add to your …

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Aug 25

Easy Made from Scratch Cooking Recipes #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you are a regular follower of my blog then you know I’m all about made from scratch cooking. Sometimes it can be time consuming and I work more than one job. Even though I like to make most of …

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Aug 24

Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken with Bacon

Found a recipe here and tweaked it a bit. You’ll need: 3 boneless chicken breasts pieces 3/4 cup honey I used some beautiful light colored local honey 1/2 cup mustard I used a spicy brown mustard 3 slices of bacon 1/2  cup shredded mozzarella cheese In a small bowl mix together the honey and mustard. Place your …

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Aug 19

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

  First, let me start by saying, my husband is in heaven with all the bacon recipes I am sharing this month. As bacon month continues today I’m going to share a recipe guaranteed to make those brussel sprouts extra delicious. I really I really adore brussel sprouts, grew up eating them all the time. …

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Aug 09

Roasted Potato Salad with Bacon

Summer is still going strong and I am loving it. I really enjoy cooking out . Today I am sharing a nice variation to the usual potato salad recipe. In this recipe you roast your potatoes instead of boiling them. It made a big difference in the taste. It was a nice change. Here is …

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Jul 23

Chicken Tacos in the Slow Cooker

I have had my family visiting from out of town these past few weeks. We like to eat out once or twice but it gets expensive and tiring eating out. I decided to make a big batch of chicken taco meat and feed the whole gang. It’s easy to do. Plus it’s a self serve …

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Jul 17

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bread

I am still baking with blueberries! They are so perfect to toss in a pie, bread or cookie. I love these little guys! So here is another recipe using these little gems. I paired them with oatmeal and some overripe bananas, yum! I found a recipe here. You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup …

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Jul 08

Simple Summer Sauce for Spaghetti

The best part of summer by far is the ability to walk into my own backyard, pick a couple different vegetables, bring them into my home, and make dinner. That is something that makes me happy. Today I want to share a Simple Summer Sauce for Spaghetti. I make it all the time in the …

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Jul 01

Mini Blueberry Pies

I recently got a great deal on fresh blueberries so I decided to make a few different recipes using the blueberries. After all blueberries are a super fruit. They are full of antioxidants, which we need to get rid of all those free radicals we take in which damage our cellular structure and DNA. Yikes! …

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Jun 29

Come See How #P&Geveryday Will Make Your Life Easier!

Looking for a one stop destination for food, home and garden, family life, health and wellbeing, beauty and money saving coupons? Well look no further P& has everything you’re looking for. I am always looking for ways to incorporate healthy foods into my family’s diet. It’s not always easy especially with  the grandkids, they want sweets, …

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Jun 21

Rhubarb Recipes

I have plenty of Rhubarb growing in my garden. I have never made anything with my rhubarb, afraid of it I guess. The name alone is weird, rhubarb? That doesn’t sound delicious to me. But I believe in going out of your comfort zone and trying new things. So I found these recipes shared at …

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Jun 13

Tuna Salad Sandwich

In the summer we like to eat light. We will have lots of salads. I like making a batch of Tuna Salad, you can either make a sandwich or put it on top of a bed of lettuce. Either way it’s so yummy. Sometimes I’ll eat it with crackers or chips like Scoops. It’s simple …

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May 29

Crunchy Noodle Coleslaw

  I’m sure most of you have tried ramen Noodles?  I used to be addicted to them, lol. Not anymore thank goodness. I still purchase them occasionally when I want to make this delicious summer salad. It’s so simple to make. When I take it to BBQ’s everyone always asks for the recipe so be prepared. …

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May 24

Raspberry Lemon Muffins

It’s close to our fresh raspberry season so I thought I would share a recipe using fresh raspberries. I found a recipe here and of course changed it up using freshly milled whole wheat flour, sucanat and expeller pressed coconut oil. The raspberries with lemon made a delicious combination. You’ll need: 6 ounces yogurt 3 tablespoons …

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