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Home Sweet Home

As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz “There’s no place like home”  I am back from our  Tennessee vacation with my daughter and her family. They had record setting temperatures here while we were gone. Glad to have missed that. It was hot where we were, but

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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

Homemade Laundry Detergent

  Have you ever considered making your own laundry soap? If you haven’t you should. I have been making my own for over four years. I’ve always been able to get a pretty good deal on laundry soap. But this homemade laundry detergent recipe makes 2

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Grilled Zucchini & Squash

We have been grilling a few times a week since the weather has gotten warm. We use our old Weber kettle charcoal grill. I love the charcoal grill flavor. I have been trying more vegetables and boy does it make them taste great.. It’s so easy. All

Taco Seasoning

Making Taco Seasoning at home is easy, economical, and it tastes delicious. Many years ago I managed the food service program at a local catholic high school. I really enjoyed working with the high school students. Those boys sure could eat! I also worked with some amazing women.We

Sloppy Joes

Over the holiday weekend we smoked  3 pork shoulders, 2 slabs of ribs, and a beef brisket in our smoker. We actually made it into an all night party with some friends. They guys stayed up all night tending the smoker and the ladies sat

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Bacon Meatballs

Awww…my precious little kitchen helper. She enjoys helping me make everything especially these delicious Bacon Meatballs. Who doesn’t love a good meatball? Add bacon…wow! I found this recipe in  (Cuisine for less). It’s a great recipe to make in bulk, the meatballs freeze well. I made

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Grilled Pineapple

Summertime grilling is one of my favorite things to do. I like to cook as many things as I can on the grill. It’s amazing how grilling will enhance the flavors of fruits and vegetables. I want to share with you a simple recipe /idea to add to your back

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Spinach Salad with Lingonberry Dressing

Lingonberries? Have you heard of them? I had never heard of them until I caught an episode of Dr Oz a while back. He was introducing a new super-fruit called the Lingonberry. It’s also known as a cow-berry. It’s related to the cranberry, bilberry and

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Cooking Dry Garbanzo Beans

Yesterday I spent a fun filled day with those two cuties. We worked in the garden a bit until we got rained out. Since I started my journey of eliminating processed foods I have been buying beans in bulk. I  cook a large batch and

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Update on the Sour Dough Starters

It was a busy weekend for me. I didn’t get a chance to post anything because I was gone most of the time. I went to a beautiful wedding shower on Sunday. The doctor I work for is getting married late June. Today I thought

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Sour Dough Starter

Happy Friday! Katie and I have been busy today. We made sour dough starters. We did 3 different types. Whole wheat flour, white flour, and half whole wheat and half white flour. We are doing a test to see of they act or taste any different.

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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

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