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Whole Wheat Chocolate Crackers

My grand daughter Katie loves her chocolate crackers from Meijers. I’m not crazy about her eating those processed foods so I looked for a recipe for chocolate crackers and found one here. I made mine with whole wheat flour and sucanat. I am going to

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Chuck Roast with Vegetables in the Slow Cooker

I had my little helpers with me for the day so I decided to put together a chuck roast in the slow cooker. This way  I can spend the rest of the day with the grandkids. This little lady likes to help me cook. She’s a

Chocolate Bark with Coconut Oil

I’ve been experimenting with the coconut oil I received from Tropical Traditions. I found a really simple recipe for chocolate bark.  Yummy cocoa flavor, the oil gives it a mild coconut taste. I used sucanat. You can use any type sugar. It took 20 minutes tops to

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

The grand kids really wore themselves out, we came in from playing in the yard and out they went. I must admit I was tired. It was a beautiful sunny day, they played in the dirt for hours. A favorite past time for all the

Ham and Green Beans in the Slow Cooker

Ham and Green Beans in the Slow Cooker It’s Friday the 13th! Been pretty busy this morning with my mom and 2 of the grandkids. I said in an earlier post, I am doing all things ham this week. Gotta get rid of the leftovers. Plus this time

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Bean and Ham Soup

I took my doggies to get a summer haircut. They look so cute. Meet Lily and Emma. I finished simmering the bean soup. It smelled so good in the house today. It was chilly outside and a perfect day for soup. Here is my recipe

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Sugar Snap Peas with Fresh Parmesan

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. I usually have to remind myself to slow down… I wanted to post this recipe for sugar snap peas before I left for work today. We had them

Potato Salad with Fingerling Potatoes

Hope everyone is having a great  week. Many are on vacation right now. Not me I am doing some prep work for Easter dinner. Next I’m heading out to the garden to plant some onions and garlic. First I wanted to share a recipe with

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Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs

I use my slow cooker year round. It’s a little chilly today so instead of cooking the boneless short ribs on the grill I am cooking them in the slow cooker. This is so simple. You can use a bottled sauce or make your own.

Cabbage Rolls

It’s my week for Mom to be at my house so that makes it a good time to make a batch of cabbage rolls. Mom taught me how to make them when I was a young girl. I’ve been making them ever since. They do take

Whole Wheat Brownies

Happy Sunday! I came across this verse from the bible this morning. It is one that reminds me to not be so controlling and worry about everything…who me??? It brings me great comfort and I hope it does the same for you.  “Trust in the

Deviled Eggs

  Easter is just around the corner so I am starting to plan my dinner. I like to have a buffet style dinner. That gives me more time to be with my family. I try to pick things that I can prepare ahead. I am sharing

Simple Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day I decided to post a recipe using cabbage. Not sure how cabbage got to be a favorite at St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe because of the corned beef and cabbage you hear so much about.  Coleslaw is a summertime favorite

Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

Cabbage has been on sale this week ( $.15 lb ). I decided to look up recipes using cabbage. It also is one of my favorite vegetables. It is high in vitamin K and C. There are several different ways of cooking cabbage. I found

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars                                              I’ve been outside today enjoying the 70-degree weather. Starting to clear out all the beds and pull the weeds that are already growing! Even the weeds have flowers. Kind of pretty until they take over the place. I came

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Oven Baked Chicken Breast

I am a big fan out fried chicken. Picking up a bucket of chicken on a Sunday afternoon when you didn’t feel like cooking. Yum! Since I have changed my eating habits, not so much take out chicken. That’s alright because I make this oven baked

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Cooking Whole Grain Brown Rice

I started buying my whole grain brown rice in bulk last year. It saves me money and it’s easy to prepare once you learn how. I confess I was used to making Minute Rice. The cost was so high compared to bulk rice. So I decided I

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Homemade Playdough

I have tried to make playdough at home before with no success. It was a terrible failure and the grand kids were so disappointed. That recipe did not have me heating the ingredients. I decided to look around and came across several different variations. I found

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Making Vegetable Stock

Pustynny nie odczuwać nie~ Waste not want not…one of my mother’s favorite sayings. “pustynny nie odczuwać nie” (think I have my translation right) is how she would say it in polish. I can still hear her many polish sayings running through my head from time to

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Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Homemade coffee cake is a great way to warm up a chilly winter morning. When my children were young we would make this recipe for coffee cake. They would have so much fun helping me make it. And the best part is they didn’t have to

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker A Sirloin Tip Roast is a cut of meat that is perfect for the slow cooker. It is a lean cut of meat. It can lack flavor and moisture because it has a low-fat content. That is what makes

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Red Beans and Rice

The other day I came across a recipe for red beans and rice on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage blog. I love beans of any kind, and they are so good for you. I have never seriously attempted making red beans and rice from scratch. I have

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This is a family favorite! Every summer I usually have a surplus of peppers so I make stuffed peppers. They are a meal in themselves and not too difficult to make. This past week Meijers had a sale on peppers red and green. $.68 each. That

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Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker

This time of year you can usually get some pretty good deal on boneless pork loin. I buy a large piece and cut it up into meal size portions and freeze. The piece I have today will be enough for two meals. I cut the

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Chocolate Cake “My First”

I have always enjoyed cooking, but baking, not so much. My idea of homemade was opening a box adding eggs oil and water and bake. I always thought they tasted pretty good. I guess you don’t know what your missing until you have the real thing.

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London Broil

The price of steak this time of the year is usually high. In the summer you can get some great deals. We love to cook them outside on our good old Weber kettle grill. But since it’s February and I won’t be cooking anything outside

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