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Snicker Doodle Cookies

Katie and Tyler spent Sunday with us. Mommy and Daddy went to a football game, so we decided to make some cookies. Katie doesn’t like any cookie with chocolate chips in them. How weird is that? Can we still be related? Anyway I love snicker doodle

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Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

 It’s a recipe for Pumpkin Fudge. Yes I said pumpkin fudge! I know it sounds crazy but read on you’ll see… You’ll need: 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cups sucanat/sugar 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 cup white chocolate chips 8 ounces marshmallow creme 3/4 cup pumpkin puree

Chicken and Dumplings

This past month one of my goals has been to use most of the food in the freezer I have in my basement. We are getting part of a fresh steer in early November so I needed to make some room. It’s a good way

Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker

Preparing chicken soup in a slow cooker brings out the rich flavor of the chicken. I have been making chicken soup for as long as I can remember. It was something my mom taught me early on. She always made it for us when we

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Good grief, I am so tired this morning. I was up half the night with a sore throat and a head cold. Blah! I happened to have the day off already…lucky me. Here is the list of the big plans I have/had for this day. I want

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Pumpkin Seeds Roasted

I grew up in a household where we didn’t waste anything. On Halloween after we carved the pumpkin mom would roast the seeds. The smell of them roasting sure brings back some good memories. Last fall I tried different ways of cooking the pumpkin seeds, but nothing

No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

I love the traditional chocolate no-bake cookies, I could eat a dozen at a time, that’s why I don’t make them very often. I was doing some recipe searching on Swagbucks and found this recipe for No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies. I had to try them. I

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Mexican Rice

Good Morning all! It’s going to be a beautiful Sunday. A little chilly starting out. I’m bundled up in a nice warm sweater this morning. Today I plan on canning up some corn salsa. I ‘m still getting lots of tomatoes and have to find

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Since the weather has cooled down and I have all that frozen pumpkin puree. I thought I would try my hand at creating a pumpkin cheesecake. I love pumpkin and I love cheesecake so it seemed like the perfect choice. I have never made cheesecake other

Macaroni and Cheese

My sweet mother in law who recently turned 90 always made the macaroni and cheese for the family gatherings. You know how it is, everyone has a specialty that they bring each time, something they are famous for. Several years ago we found out it

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Pumpkin Muffins

I am spending my day with my sweet little grandson and my mom. Mom loves sweets so I like to bake something that is sweet but healthified up a bit…not sure if healthified is a word but you know what I mean. My little baking

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Marinated Chicken

Today I spent some of the days with the grandkids. Tyler had a little cold. He was a bit cranky. The poor little guy he’s always so cheerful. My daughter came home early to take Tyler to see the doctor. I decided tonight we will

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Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries

On Labor Day we had a 90th birthday party for my mother in law. Katie wanted to make something special for her great grandma’s birthday. We decided to make her some stuffed strawberries. We fell in love with this recipe when we first had them

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Spent the day playing outside with the grand kids. The weather was beautiful. Katie was doing some work in the garden. Tyler… well he likes to play with his trucks.   It’s nice to be able to work out in the garden with the kids. Katie

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Chicken Fried Rice

A simple affordable option for take-out Chicken Fried Rice. I’m a big fan of chicken fried rice. I order it when we get Chinese take out. Some time ago I started making my own because it’s easy and so much more economical. I have to

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Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam

Today I was able to get a good deal on some strawberries, so thought I would make up some freezer jam. Doesn’t that sound good? It’s super easy. No messy canning equipment. I freeze it in small jars. This way I have less waste. You can use

Zucchini Bread

Whenever I make zucchini bread I think of my sister in law Sherri. Every time we would visit her house she would make zucchini bread using zucchini from her garden. I’m embarrassed to say I would never try it. Zucchini and bread didn’t seem like

Cowboy Caviar

During a recent gathering at my house a friend brought over a bean type dip. He called it Cowboy Caviar. I had never heard of it but it was delicious. I decided to do a little research and find out if anyone else had heard

Blueberry Cobbler

It’s so great this time of year when all the berries are ripening. I especially like blueberries. They are so tasty and good for you. I eat them with yogurt and freeze them to make smoothies. I had never made cobbler with them so I

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Summer Salad

I was so excited when I came home from vacation to see my cucumbers and tomatoes ripening. One of the first things I did was to pick them to make a cold summer salad. That evening I sliced and diced the vegetables and whisked up

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Fresh Corn on the Grill

Spent some time with the grand kids this week. It was still pretty hot so they spent  most of the time playing with water. They play so hard they wear themselves out. Me too.     It’s mid July and we are grilling like crazy.

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Kale Braised

I grew kale for the first time this year. It’s doing great. It must love hot, dry weather. I am still pretty new to eating and preparing kale. I have been looking for different ways to use the kale in my cooking. I made kale

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Fresh Take Chicken

Have you heard of the new product called Fresh Take? It’s a product made by Kraft that combines cheese, bread crumbs and spices together to make a coating or a ground meat mix in. They are really pretty good. When they first came out I

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Kettle Corn

I have always been a big fan of homemade popcorn cooked on the stove top. I switched to microwave for a long time for the convenience. But nothing beats the taste of stove top popcorn. Even when I was little in my family I was

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Spicy Meatloaf

My back is slowly recovering. I still am not allowed to sit. But I can stand and walk, so I’m good. At work, I put my computer up higher and I get the best chiropractic care in town right there on the job. The doctor