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Simple Seasoned Green Beans

When I cook and eat vegetables I don’t particularly like them covered in cheese or smothered with butter. I enjoy tasting the actual vegetable’s flavor. On Thanksgiving, I wanted to prepare fresh greens bean but not the traditional “green bean casserole”. I ended up making a

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10 of the Best Thanksgiving Desserts

I am still trying to decide what I’m going to make this Thanksgiving. One thing I’m sure about is the turkey… so I put together 10 of the best Thanksgiving desserts, for a little inspiration if you need it… like I do. Pumpkin Caramel Poke

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Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Peanut Butter Buckeyes are by far my favorite homemade candy. They are easy to make and freeze well, so you can make them ahead of time. Be careful, though…they can be addicting. 🙂 Today I have my little helpers…   You’ll need: 1 cups butter

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10 of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes!

I am extra excited this Thanksgiving, it is extra special to my family this year. Our son is in the military and has been overseas for several months, we are expecting him home by Thanksgiving. We’ll all sleep and breathe better when the plane lands

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Super Moist & Chunky Apple Cake

I had several apples that needed to be used in something before they spoiled so I decided to make a super moist and chunky apple cake. It’s a nice sweet dense cake with chunks of tart apples all through it. No icing for this cake,

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Simple Healthy Lentil Soup

The weather in Ohio has finally started to get a little cooler. Cool weather makes me crave a nice bowl of homemade soup. I love having it cooking on the stove for a couple hours. It makes the house smell wonderful. I decided to make

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The Best Apple Crisp made in the Slow Cooker

Fall has officially arrived so that means it’s time to break out the slow cooker and make the best apple crisp recipe. I’m excited that it’s fall because we are expecting out of town company next week, plus we are going on a couple adventures

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Homemade Applesauce

(Updated) I love this time of year. Apples are falling from the trees, bees are buzzing trying to taste the sweet or tartness of the apples. You can get so many homegrown varieties of apples right now. They may not always look as pretty as

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Blueberry Pound Cake

I make my blueberry pound cake using half soft white wheat and half white flour. It makes a deliciously dense cake. Summer is winding down, darn it! I love the fall season but hate to let go of that wonderful warm/hot weather of summer. I have been

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Summer Chili Over Tortellini

Chili is a favorite at my house. I decided to put a twist on my recipe and make a summer chili over tortellini. One thing that’s great about making chili is that it can be made in a relatively short amount of time. If I

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Glazed Pumpkin Cookies

(Updated post) Happy September! Lately, I have been going through some of my old posts and updating them, like my Glazed Pumpkin Cookie recipe. Eventually, I will replace the old pictures, until then I am reposting some of my favorites. My family loves these cookies!

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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

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Freezing Fresh Basil ~ Whole Leaf

(Updated post) My garden is overflowing with fresh basil. I love freezing the excess so we can enjoy our homegrown herbs in the cold months too. It’s easy to do. Today I am sharing 1 way to preserve your fresh basil in your freezer. For

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cookie

Doesn’t the title of this is post sound like a dream come true? Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cookie is exactly what the name says, candy and cookie all in one. Here’s how this came to be, I was making cookies for shipping to my son

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Slow Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Do you have cherry tomato plants in your garden this year? I plant at least one or two cherry tomato plants every year. Right now I get a large bowlful every  day. We really enjoy eating them.  When I’m out working in the garden I eat them as a

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Blueberry Topped Cheesecake Cupcakes

When we were at Disney World this year my granddaughter became very about adventurous about which foods she would try. We had coupon vouchers for our meals, each voucher entitled you to a full meal from drink to dessert.The kids loved that they could have

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Kale Salad with a Pineapple Vinaigrette Dressing

Kale is all the rage right now and for good reason. I have grown to love this hardy member of the cabbage family, because it’s good for you, it’s easy to grow and it can be frozen. Not sure if you’ll like kale? This Kale

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Cheesy Summer Vegetable Bake

It’s that time of year where we are getting home grown vegetables. I published this post a couple years ago. I think it’s worth a second time around. I brought home a variety of different vegetables from the farmer’s market a few days ago and I

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Pork Chops Stuffed with Corn Salsa Stuffing

Have you ever stuffed pork chops? I have always stuffed mine with a simple bread stuffing. I made corn salsa for a gathering and thought I would use the leftover to make pork chops stuffed with corn salsa stuffing. My corn salsa was made a

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Simple Roasted Corn Salsa

This recipe is so simple to make and full of fresh summer vegetables. Roasted corn salsa is extra sweet because the corn is roasted which makes the corn taste sweeter. You’ll need: 3 ears roasted corn on the cob or 2 1/2 cups corn (cut

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Pig in a Blanket… My Mom’s Version

Have you ever heard of Pig 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 them Pigs in a Blanket. I know many of you

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Cherry Tomatoes, Vinegar & Basil Salad

Pretty soon I will have cherry tomatoes coming out of my ears. Not literally of course. 🙂 One plant produces so many of these delicious little juicy nuggets. I can’t wait to make this Cherry tomato, vinegar and basil salad. This is a super simple

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The Best Round Steak with Mushrooms & Gravy Recipe

This has to be the best round steak with mushrooms and gravy recipe I have ever made. The round steak was fork tender and full of flavor. When my oldest grand daughter Chrissy was old enough to walk, she used to go into the refrigerator and grab

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Simple Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Simple Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob tastes amazing! You have to try it to believe how sweet it makes the corn taste. I am always looking for new ways to cook foods and oven roasting is my new favorite way to cook vegetables. It

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