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Feb 15

February 15, 2017

No Bakes

No Bake Cookies

No-Bake Cookies These are my hubby’s all time, every time, one of a kind, favorite cookies!  He always wants them for his birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day and he’d love them just as much the other 362 days of the year as well!!  His mama used to make them for him when he was a little boy.  When we got married he said we needed to get the recipe.  I have a wrinkled, splashed on, and stained recipe card that…

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Jan 30

January 30, 2017

Loaded Potato Soup!

Who needs comfort food to get through these last few weeks of winter?!  I know I do!!  This Loaded Potato Soup should do the trick.  It’s simple and easy to make.  My family loves it and your family will too! Here’s What You’ll Need: 8 lbs of Russett Potatoes 2-3 Cups of Milk 2-3 Cups of Water 2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper 1 tsp Onion Salt Toppings: Sour Cream Grated Colby Jack Cheese Bacon Bits Chives Here’s What You’ll…

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Jan 12

January 12, 2017

A Sweet Valentine Treat – Strawberry Divinity!

This stuff is Devine!  It is a Christmas tradition at our house, but works equally well as a Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day! Here’s What You’ll Need: 3 Cups of Granulated Sugar 3/4 Cups of Water 3/4 Cup of Light Corn Syrup 2 Egg Whites 1/2 of 3 oz. pkg of Strawberry Gelatin 1/2 Cup of Chopped Walnuts (Optional – I never add nuts.  I think it’s much better without them) Here’s What to Do: Mix together the sugar, water…

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Dec 20

December 20, 2016

Kringle Cookies

My hubby and I both have December birthdays. A few years ago our grown kids had the idea to have a combined birthday and Christmas cookie party! It’s been a fun family tradition ever since. This year our cookies were very colorful and we had lots of fun! These cookies are cake-like and slightly sweet. Their sugary sweetness comes from the frosting. You and your family can make some Kringle Cookies and have your own Christmas cookie party! Here’s What…

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Dec 16

December 16, 2016

Holiday Pumpkin Roll

This Holiday Pumpkin Roll is a yummy treat that makes a perfect addition to all your festivities! Here’s What You’ll Need: For the Cake ¾ Cups of All-purpose Flour ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 3 Large Eggs 2/3 Cups of Pumpkin Puree ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Cinnamon ½ tsp Ground Cloves ¼ tsp Salt For the Filling 1 – 8 oz Package of Cream Cheese 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 6 Tbsp…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

Jo’s Caramel Corn

This is one of my extended family’s all time favorite treats.  It’s called “Jo’s Caramen Corn” because my sister Jo makes it every year for our 4th of July get together.  It’s also a good treat in the Fall, at Christmas time, and well…at any time!  These popcorn balls are soft, sweet and delicious!  You definately want to try them!! Here’s What You’ll Need: 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 lb of Brown Sugar 1 Stick of Butter 1…

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Nov 5

November 5, 2016

Big, Soft, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies! I recently bought a bag of chocolate chips and followed the recipe on the package to make cookies.  When I pulled them out of the oven they were flat and limp with crunchy over-cooked edges and soggy middles. So I went to work experimenting with the ingredient amounts andI came up with the perfect combination to produce Chocolate Chip Cookies that are BIG, SOFT, CHEWY and DELICIOUS!! – You’ve gotta try these! Cookies Here’s What You’ll Need: ¾ Cups Granulated…

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Nov 2

November 2, 2016

Snicker Doodle Sundae

If you love Snicker Doodle Cookies and ice cream, you are going to love, love, LOVE the Snicker Doodle Sundae.  It’s so simple to make too! Snicker Doodle Sundae Here’s What You’ll Need: Snicker Doodle Cookies (I got mine at the Supermarket Bakery) Vanilla Ice Cream (I used Vanilla Bean) Granulated Sugar Ground Cinnamon Here’s What You’ll Need to Do: Place a Snicker Doodle cookie in the bottom a serving bowl. (Optional – pop it in the microwave for 15…

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Oct 12

October 12, 2016

Chicken & Biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits, a perfect warm comfort meal for a cool fall day! Here’s What You’ll Need: 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 4 Chicken Bullion Cubes 2 Envelopes of Chicken Gravy 6 Cups of Water 1 Can of Corn 1 1/2 Cups of Sliced Carrots 1/4 tsp of Thyme 1 tsp of Basil 2 Bay Leaves Salt & Pepper  1 Can of Ready Made Biscuits Here’s What to Do: Heat 4 cups of water to boiling and dissolve the 4…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2016

Comic Con Birthday Cake!

My oldest grandson just turned six!  For his birthday he wanted me to make him a cake with a combined super heros and Star Wars theme.  So I took to Pinterest to fine some ideas.  To my surprise I was only able to find one example that combined the two themes, although of course I was able to find a whole bunch of cakes that had either a super hero theme or a Star Wars theme.  So I got the wheels…

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Sep 22

September 22, 2016

Fall Leaf Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season! Cookies – What You Need: 3 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted) 1 Large Egg tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: Mix together flour and baking powder. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a…

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Aug 26

August 26, 2016

Back to School Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season! Cookies – What You Need: 3 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted) 1 Large Egg tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: Mix together flour and baking powder. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a…

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Jul 19

July 19, 2016

Flavored Lemonade!

Nothing says “Summer” like lemonade and fresh fruit!  These turned out so pretty and they were absolutely dee-lish!!  Whip some up to refresh your family on a hot summer day. I simply used Minute Maid frozen concentrate to make my lmonade, but if you want to make your lemonade from scratch I’ve posted a recipe below. Here’s What You’ll Need: 4 Cups of Water 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Lemon Juice (about 8-12 lemons if you’ll be juicing…

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May 31

May 31, 2016

Fresh Garden Salsa

Mmmmmm!  This fresh garden salsa is DELICIOUS! Here’s What You’ll Need: 5 lbs (approximately 6 cups) of Ripe Tomatoes (We like to use a variety of types of tomatoes to give the salsa an extra rich flavor). 1/2 lb (approximately 1 cup) of mini sweet peppers (yellow, orange & red) 2-3 Serrano Peppers 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers 1 Bunch of Cilantro Salt Garlic Salt Here’s What You Need to Do:  Using a food processor, chop tomatoes to desired consistency and pour…

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May 3

May 3, 2016

Rice Krispie Treats that look like ice cream cones!

“Ice Cream Cone” Rice Krispie Treats!

Here’s a super fun treat the kids will LOVE!!  Rice Krispie Treats shaped like Ice Cream Cones!  They make a fun treat for Birthday Parties, Valentine’s Day, April Fools Day, and Every Day! Here’s What You’ll Need: 6 Cups of Rice Cereal 5 1/2 Cups of Miniature Marshmallows 4 Tbsp Butter Red Food Coloring 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder Ice Cream Cones Sprinkles Large Red Gumballs Here’s What to Do:  In a large mixing bowl combine half of the marshmallows and…

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