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Cabbage Rolls

    It’s my week for my mom to be staying at my house, which makes it a good time to make a big batch of cabbage rolls. I used to love watching my mom make the neat little rolls. I’ve been making them ever

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 my

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 vitamins 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

Homemade Play Dough I have tried to make playdough at home before with no success. It was a terrible failure and the grandkids were so disappointed. That recipe did not have me heating the ingredients. I decided to look around and came across several different

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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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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

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Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Homemade coffee cake is a great way to warm up a chilly winter morning. When my children were young we would make this recipe for coffee cake. They would have so much fun helping me make it. And the best part is they didn’t have

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Red Beans and Rice

The other day I came across a recipe for red beans and rice on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage blog. I love beans of any kind, and they are so good for you. I have never seriously attempted making red beans and rice from scratch. I have

Stuffed Green Peppers

Green peppers stuffed with a delicious mixture of ground beef, brown rice, topped with melted cheese. These stuffed green peppers are a family favorite! Every summer I usually have a surplus of peppers from my garden so I make stuffed peppers. They are a meal

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Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker

This time of year you can usually get some pretty good deal on boneless pork loin. I buy a large piece and cut it up into meal size portions and freeze. The piece I have today will be enough for two meals. I cut the

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Chocolate Cake “My First”

I have always enjoyed cooking, but baking, not so much. My idea of homemade was opening a box adding eggs oil and water and bake. I always thought they tasted pretty good. I guess you don’t know what your missing until you have the real thing.

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips

Storing Tomatoes – Kitchen Tips Something that drives me crazy is when I see people storing tomatoes in the refrigerator. Have you ever eaten a tomato that has been stored this way? Yuck! Tomatoes get mushy and mealy when kept at a cooler temperature like

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Homemade Foaming Dish Soap

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big coupon user. I can’t imagine paying full price for any personal care items or household cleaners. I have always been able to get really great deals on those items. I have found that Dawn dish

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London Broil

The price of steak this time of the year is usually high. In the summer you can get some great deals. We love to cook them outside on our good old Weber kettle grill. But since it’s February and I won’t be cooking anything outside

Fresh Guacamole Dip

Making Fresh Guacamole Dip at home tastes so much better than store-bought, and it’s simpler to make than you think. Avocados have been a great buy lately so I decided to make Guacamole Dip with my avocados. It turned out great. PrintFresh Guacamole Dip Ingredients2

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Applesauce Bread

I love going to other people’s blogs and see what kinds of things they are cooking and crafting. The ideas are endless. It’s an amazing how many talented women there are out there. It’s so much fun being able to hook up with like-minded people