Tag Archives: Tablespoon

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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Slow Cookin’ Monday

One of the fun things about cooking is experimenting. The more comfortable you get in your kitchen, and with your kitchen tools, the more likely you are to get really creative. I’m fairly comfortable with my slow cooker.  So, I mess about sometimes. On December 1st I cooked another turkey.  We’re “tentatively” calling it December …

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Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Some gifts are about food. About filling a tummy with gooey goodness. Other gifts are about pampering someone you care about in a non-foodie way. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub is one a great way to pamper the crafter, gardener, baker, person who likes pampering in your life. Making your own sugar scrub is so easy. …

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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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Bitchin’ Shepherd’s Pie

I was once again inspired by Bitchin’ Kitchen. We had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, filled with lots of family, lots of together time and (for me) lots of cooking. We had dinner out on Wednesday night, I was thrilled and fortunate to meet a new friend. My husband’s childhood friend. We had dinner with Melissa …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all my wonderful friends have a great Thanksgiving! I am thankful for every one of you. Thank you for being you! I’m off celebrating the holiday with my family. If you’ve made a turkey, don’t forget to make turkey stock with it after you remove all the meat from the bird. Place the …

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Turkey and Gnocchi Soup

One of the great things about Thanksgiving, besides the family time is left-overs….turkey to be specific. What do you do with all that left-over turkey once you’ve eaten a few of the pre-requisite turkey and stuffing sandwiches? I love using the left-over turkey to create new twists on recipes. Olive Garden has this amazing soup. …

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Slow Cookin’ Monday…….

I’m going to talk about beans this week.  I think that beans are one of the items that I almost exclusively cook in my slow cooker.  It’s the easiest way I know to cook a big ‘ole pot of beans. The rest of my posts this week will be Thanksgiving related.  I’m not going to …

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Chicken Pot Pie

What could be more comforting or more fall – winter-ey than chicken pot pie? That question was totally rhetorical. In my opinion, no store-bought pot pie will ever come close to the taste of a home-made pot pie. I’ll be totally honest, home-made takes a little more time to make, but it is totally worth …

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Banana Pumpkin Muffins

My continuing saga to use up my pie pumpkins……. I made pumpkin banana muffins on Saturday night. We had some lovely friends over for dinner and I always like to send them home with some baked goodie for breakfast the next morning. Since I had just baked pumpkin number 3 of 6, I figured pumpkin …

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