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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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Round Steak with Mushrooms & Gravy Recipe

This has to be the best round steak with mushrooms and gravy recipe I’ve ever made. The round steak was fork tender and full of flavor. Round steak can be a little chewy but not with this recipe. The Best Round Steak with Mushrooms & Gravy

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

Simple Oven Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Making this roasted broccoli and cauliflower is so simple and such a time saver. The oven roasting deepens and sweetens the flavors, caramelizing the vegetables into a tantalizing dish even the kids will eat. They’ll be asking for more. Sometimes the simple way is best. You’ll

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

My family loves ice cream cakes. They can be pretty expensive so I thought I would try to make my own. First, let me warn you mine will not be as pretty as the store bought kind. I don’t have the time or the patience

Crunchy Noodle Coleslaw

Today I am reviving an old post of a favorite recipe of mine. Crunchy Noodle Cole Slaw. I am going through all of the older ones to see if I want to update them in any way. This one looked pretty good and since it’s

Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sandwich for Grown-ups

My grand kids love grilled cheese and insist I make them one every time they come over which is often. Every once in awhile, I will make one for myself and my husband. One day he had an idea, a great idea, he has them every

Sliced Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Vinaigrette

We were raised eating lots of brussels sprouts, Mom would fry bacon and toss in steamed brussels sprouts. Today I want to share a recipe for sliced brussels sprouts with bacon vinaigrette. I found a recipe using brussels sprouts and bacon in a Taste of

Mustard Parmesan Oven Roasted Head of Cauliflower

My tag-line is keeping life simple and that is just what this recipe is, simple ingredients that are simple to prepare. I am sharing a recipe for a Mustard Parmesan Oven Roasted Head of Cauliflower, I know the name is long, but I wanted to

Italian-Inspired Meals ~ Baked Ziti with Seasonal Inspired Vegetables

Viva Bertolli®! Finally, a marinara sauce that offers an authentic Tuscan taste. Spring is in the air which means more fresh seasonal vegetables to incorporate in my sauces. Some evenings I work late and don’t want to fix a sauce. I found a solution, Bertolli®

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