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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.

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Liebster Award

Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to

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Growing my Easter Center Piece

  We usually have the family over to our house on the holidays. I like to look to the outdoors for things to decorate the table. Pine cones, flowers, twigs, things like that. This year I came across a post on growing Easter grass from regular grass seed. So I

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

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Planting Vegetables in Patio Pots

Yesterday I spent most of the day puttering around in the yard. Enjoying the sounds and smells of spring. The day started with a nice chill, it stayed over cast much of the day. Perfect for being in the garden. My brother Jim sent me

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

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When Will We Have Our Last Freeze/Frost?

We are having another summer like day here in Ohio. I have certainly been enjoying every bit of it. Being able to take the grand kids outside to play has been wonderful. Tyler who’s 10 months has been absorbing all the new sights and sounds of

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Recyclebank

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Freezer Friendly Foods – Frugal Tips

Freezer Friendly Foods – Frugal Tips I found a great article in Whole Living magazine this month on freezer-friendly foods. I think this list can be helpful in deciding what things we can buy in bulk and freeze. Anything with little or no water will

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

Identifying Different Cuts of Beef and Pork

Identifying Different Cuts of Beef and Pork                           Over the years I have altered what I eat many times. One day you should eat this, then the next day you find out they were wrong and you should not be eating that. Confusing sometimes. For 15

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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Thought To Share

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future.  I live now.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Seems lately I am often reminded of how fragile our lives are. How we spend so much time planning and hurrying about, we don’t stop often enough

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Milling Your Own Grains

I love bread, especially white bread. I know it isn’t the greatest thing to eat, but it is so darn good. As I’ve gotten older things kind of stick with you more then they used to ( if know what I mean ). So as