Category Archive: Recipes

Apr 10

Glazed Lemon Bread

I really enjoy the flavor of lemon. The smell and taste is wonderful. I did a little searching and found a recipe for a nice lemon bread. I changed it to make it a little healthier using whole milled  grains and applesauce instead of the oil. The recipe I chose said it is a variation …

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Mar 28

Strawberry Banana Bread

Spring is here, finally and around here it means that strawberries will be one sale. Plus before you know it, it’ll be time to pick your own. I can’t wait! Both my grand kids are old enough to help pick them this year. I have been experimenting putting strawberries in different baked goods like cookies, …

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Mar 20

Chicken & Mushroom Soup

Today is the first day of spring!!! Finally It’s been so cold this winter and I am still making soup at least once a week. This week I got a great deal on bella mushrooms so I thought I would make a big pot of Chicken & Mushroom soup. It’s very easy to make. I …

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Mar 13

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Spring is coming soon, believe it or not. It’s been a very long winter. With the coming of spring we will be having lots of strawberries at great prices. This week they were priced $1.00 a quart. That is an awesome price. I made these delicious Oatmeal Strawberry cookies. I hope you enjoy them as …

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Mar 06

Spinach and Mushrooms

Spinach and mushrooms, two of my favorite foods to eat, especially when they are together. This recipe calls for frozen spinach but fresh would be even better. You’ll need: 2 packages frozen spinach 8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms. I used mini bella mushrooms. My favorite. a few green onions 2 – 3 cloves fresh …

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Feb 26

Rainbow Cupcakes Made With Jello

Today is grand kids day, and my granddaughter wanted to make cupcakes so we did an internet search and found this recipe. My granddaughter thought the cupcakes matched her bear perfectly. Plus pink icing because that’s her favorite color. You’ll need: 1  recipe of homemade vanilla cake or a boxed white cake mix 1 small …

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Feb 22

Old Fashioned Iced Banana Cookies

Today I want to share a tasty little cookie recipe. I try to eat at least one banana a day, I love the flavor and texture of bananas. I encourage the grand kids to eat them but Ty starts to eat one and if it breaks he won’t eat anymore. He thinks it’s broken and …

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Feb 15

Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters

My daughter shared this recipe with me (never thought I’d say that, but dreams do come true my daughter can actually cook), she said she found it on Pinterest. It’s always nice to find a different way to cook a vegeatble. Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbohydrates, but high in dietary fiber, water, vitamin …

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Feb 08

Sirloin Steak & Mushroom Chili

Today I want to share with you my Platinum chili recipe. I make this when I want to be a little fancy… Ha ha. Honestly the leaner the cut of meat you put in your chili only makes it a healthier dish. I like using Sirloin Steak because it has an awesome flavor and is …

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Feb 02

Applesauce Bread with Pecans

Today I am going to share a nice bread that you can bake for breakfast Found a recipe here. I changed it up a little bit by using whole wheat flour, sucanat, and expeller pressed coconut oil. (Coconut oil without the coconut taste :)) I rarely use white flour, white sugar or any vegetable or …

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Jan 29

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Today I want to share a super easy appetizer  you can make for your next party or gathering. Maybe this Sunday you are having or going to a Super Bowl party? This dip is so easy and tastes really good. It takes less then 30 minutes to make from start to finish. You can use …

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Jan 24

Cheribundi Organic Smoothie Pack Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I was asked to review cheribundi 100% organic smoothie packs. The” Cherry People” as they commonly known as. These cherries are packed with phytonutrients.Tart cherries are an excellent source of antioxidants­— particularly anthocyanins, which block the enzymes that cause muscle inflammation. This makes tart cherries great …

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Jan 24

Tortellini and Kale Soup

In the winter I make soup all the time. I crave it. I like to make up different soups by adding ingredients I have on hand and seeing how it turns out. Today I wanted a soup using some tortellini I had in the freezer. I love tortellini in soup, it give it a lot …

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Jan 16

Peanut Butter and Pecan No Bake Cookies

Today I am sharing a Peanut Butter and Pecan No Bake Cookie. I bought this huge bag of pecans at Sam’s for my Christmas baking and I thought they would be great mixed in with oatmeal and peanut butter for a cookie. I shared the Chocolate No-Bake cookie with you awhile back. This cookie doesn’t …

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Jan 09

Creamy Bacon, Avocado, and Tomato Pasta Salad

My husband loves anything with bacon. I don’t make it very often, but when I do I try to make it as healthy as I can. So I found this tasty recipe that includes avocados along with the bacon. Avocados are an excellent source of  good fat. Nice to know some fat is good! You’ll …

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Jan 03

Pigs in a Blanket…My Mom’s Version

Have you ever heard of Pigs in a Blanket? While growing up this dish topped my list of favorite foods. I love the combination of the flavors all wrapped and cooked together. My Mom called it Pigs in a Blanket. I know many of you are thinking that’s different than most recipes for Pigs in …

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Dec 22

Cut-out Holiday Butter Cookies

Disclosure Policy When I started making these cookies last night with my daughter and grand kids, I hadn’t planned on sharing the recipe. But…I decided to because of these cute little spring cookie cutters. It was the first time I used them and I’m in love with them. I thought they were to small at …

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Dec 19

Organic Matcha – Green Tea Powder Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. I’ve heard so much about the benefits of green tea  so when I was given the opportunity to try this Organic Matcha – Green Tea Powder I was excited. I’m not a tea drinker but with this powder in can be used in smoothies, lattes …

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Dec 19

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Only 6 days until Christmas, have you started your holiday treat making? We haven’t made our cut out cookies yet. We will spend a day this weekend baking and decorating them. I have already made this delicious candy twice. This is by far my favorite homemade candy. They are easy to make and freeze well, …

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Dec 13

Cinnamon Ornaments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I want to share this fun and super easy craft you can make with, or without the kiddos. Today I’m making mine without the grand kids, but I’m going to make them again, with the grand kids …

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Dec 06

Creamy Chicken with Tortellini, Spinach & Mushrooms

 Right now everyone is busy with holiday shopping and parties. So today I am going to share with you a simple stove top one skillet dish. It tastes wonderful and it’s great when you don’t have much time to cook. It looks amazing and I love all the fresh ingredients.  You’ll need:  2 boneless chicken …

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Nov 24

Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in 4 days. We are experiencing frigid temperatures this morning, so I decided to do some baking to warm up the house. I found a recipe for Pumpkin cookies here. I of course made my own little changes. These cookies also make it smell wonderful. I have my little helper …

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Nov 18

Cooking Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Barbecued Ribs with Netflix

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Netflix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. With the holidays approching I will barely have time to keep up with my favorite shows. That’s why I love Netflix. Netflix lets me watch my favorite shows while I am making my favorite recipes in the …

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Nov 15

Simple White Icing

Disclosure Policy I am more of a cook then I am a baker. But…I have been trying to do more baking, especially with Katie because she loves to bake and decorate the goodies. She loves eating the icing, obviously she’s my grand daughter I received these cute cake forms from WholePort, they have some fantastic stuff! …

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Oct 11

Pumpkin Pie Bars

This is my favorite time of the year. The fall colors, the cool crisp air, the rustle of the leaves when you walk are some of the reasons I love it so much. Pumpkins are another. I love the way they look and taste. I bought several small cooking pumpkins from a local farm. I …

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Oct 09

Chili in the Slow Cooker Quick & Easy

When I put together a recipe I am not big on measuring things. I just eyeball a tablespoon or teaspoon. After you have been cooking for so many years you can get very good at it. Since I have been trying to share my recipes on this blog I have to make sure I can …

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