Category Archives: Cooking

Slow Cooker Apple-Pear Butter

Apple-Pear Butter Slow Cookers are wonders when it comes to cooking beans, chili, roasts, soups and stews. Slow Cookers are also wonderful for making apple sauces, cranberry sauce and apple-pear butter. I hope you’ll join Allie and me for this week’s slow cooker link-up. Apple-Pear Butter, slightly adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe Wash, seed …

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Boozy fruit bread

Hello my dears!  Happy New Year’s eve, or Happy New Year (depending on your location) I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days. I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season, I wish for you a harmonious, love filled new year! We’re planning to attend a party this evening 🙂 I thought I would …

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Baking, outside of my comfort zone

This morning we’re off to A Tuba Christmas in downtown Dallas. Our son is participating this year. Anyhoo, back to my baking issue. I’ve got family members with food allergies. I’m sure I am not alone. On Christmas Eve, we will be having brunch with my Sister-in-Love and her family. Michelle and her family have …

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Boozy Fruity Goodness

My bloggy friend Tanya over at Chica Andaluza posted about a wine based Boozy Christmas Fruit about a week ago. I’ve mulled the idea over and decided to give something similar a go. I’m not a fan of fruit cake. Is it wrong to admit that? I’ve tried many versions and none of them entice …

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I *heart* other bloggers

I’ve blogged before about the awesomesauce people I’ve “met” via blogging. People like Allie. I got a package in the mail on Monday.  From the wonderfully talented Mr. &  Mrs. of Rufus’ Food and Spirits guide. Here’s what I got….. Two cookbooks, a lovely card, peppers from their garden, blueberry jam and a reindeer made …

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Slow cookin’ Monday

We had a super-duper busy weekend. Two full days of family and friends. So, I’m exhausted and I’m sorry, this post isn’t my best. I’ve only got two pictures and they are not great, but the meatballs I made for our party Saturday night were amazing. I love parties! We hosted a party with a …

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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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Spiced Tea Mix

I love spiced tea. It’s one of my favorite holiday drinks. It is warming and spicy goodness in a happy little cup. Making spiced tea is fairly easy. Here’s what you need to make your very own spiced tea. This recipe will fill about 2 pint-sized canning jars, with a bit left over…you know, for …

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