Category Archives: desserts

Traveling and Visiting

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans! On our driving trip to Alabama, we drove from Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas on day 1. On our drive we stopped at a rest stop just inside of Arkansas and were surprised to see a girl my daughter went to elementary school with. Crazy. We …

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Let there be pink!!

Summer means…… Pink Hair for the almost 13 year old. Don’t worry, it will wash out before school starts. Summer means…. Fresh from the garden watermelon. Summer means….. Homemade Ice Cream Lightly Adapted from a recipe in my ice cream maker’s owners manual. 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. (I used blackberries) 1/2 cup …

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How to succeed at pie making without really trying

Take one semi-lazy baker. One text conversation about desserts. And 1 hour. What do you get? Mixed Fruit Pie. This recipe will make 2 pies. 5 cups of random frozen fruit from said baker’s freezer 1 cup all-purpose flour (or preferred flour) 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pie) …

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Cra-mazing dipped pretzels

Cra-mazing: (adj.) something both crazy and amazing. also known as Freak-tacular I bought these super duper long pretzels. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to buy them intended to dip them in melting chocolate A few days later, while picking up some yarn from Michael’s, I found candy cane flavored …

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Gifts in a hurry

Sometimes you have time to make a special homemade gift for your friends or coworkers or teachers, sometimes you don’t. Today, I want to talk about options for gifts that are microwavable. Yes, I said microwavable. Using your microwave to help you shave time off of making homemade gifts is a wonderful option for those …

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Odds and Ends

Today’s post is an odds and ends sort of post. I’m making peppermint vodka. It’s still “cooking”. 6 ounces of vodka, 4 peppermint candies=a little bit of peppermint flavor. I’m adding more peppermints (5 more) and we’ll see if I get a more powerful peppermint kick. I’ll keep you posted. My sweet girl loves her …

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The Holidays, through my pinterest board.

Have you been on pinterest? I’m fairly addicted to pinterest.  Lots of lovely ideas and blog posts to look through. Michelle, of So, I married a Mennonite is hosting a Pinterest Party! Specifically, this month, Holiday related pins. For me, Holiday means Christmas. Here is a link to all my Christmas pins. Here are a …

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Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page. Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy. Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what to do….. Cake mix…make your own …

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Frugally yours, for the Holidays.

I read a great post on Things I Can’t Say yesterday. I love reading what Shell writes, I like to think that we’d be coffee or wine friends if we lived in the same state. I think that about more than a few people, but I’m way friendly and super social in my imagination. Anyhooo…. …

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Good Morning Pie

Of course, I made pumpkin pie with one of the Halloween pumpkins I’m not a robot. Okay, I dressed up as a robot wife for Halloween, but I’m fairly sure I am not a Stepford wife. I guess I’d be the last one to know though huh? Yes, it’s true, I’m eating pie for breakfast. …

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