Tag Archives: Sugar

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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Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

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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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Chicken Taco Salad

Taco Salad, remade.   When I was young,  my mother made taco salad all the time.    Ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pinto beans, Catalina dressing and Doritos.   We had this version of taco salad almost weekly. When I married and became the “cook” I began making the salad too. It’s very kid friendly, it’s …

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Breakfast Casserole

This French toast like breakfast casserole is a favorite in my home. I make a large batch so it can be munched on for a few days. I used whole wheat bread, but you could use French bread or any other type of bread. 9 pieces of whole wheat bread 1/2 cup of brown sugar …

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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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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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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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Giftable Hot Cocoa mix…

Is there anything more comforting on a cold winter day than Hot Chocolate? I’m going to go ahead and say NO. Gifting a lovely jar of homemade cocoa mix is always usually a hit. Who loves it? Kids, especially with whipped cream on it Teens, gah…they just like it…’kay Adults, because you can add liquor …

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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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