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Simply Perfect Quinoa and Pineapple Side Dish

  Quinoa, it’s all the rage and rightly so. It nutritious and it tastes scrumptious, pair quinoa with pineapple and you have a simply perfect quinoa and pineapple side dish. My husband agreed to join me this year in eating a cleaner diet. I have always leaned

Canning Jar Cakes for Gift Giving

Canning jars are so versatile, you can use them for canning, pickling, storage, and now for canning jar cakes for gift giving. I have wanted for the longest time to try this, it seemed more difficult than it turned out to be. I’ve had this

Simple Waffle Recipe with Mickey Mouse!

Disclosure Policy My grandkids ask me to make them waffles all the time, so when I came across this Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker I had to buy it for my myself the grandkids. 😬 When we went to Walt Disney World in June, the grandkids

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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