Yearly Archives: 2014

The sun is shining today, and I should be outside washing my very dirty windows! Instead, I find myself attaching camera to desktop to share Strawberry Blueberry Cheesecake pictures with you. This no bake cheesecake is perfect, because it’s not too sweet. The crust isn’t your typical graham cracker crust, and the cheesecake mixture isn’t your typical cool whip center.

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Our dinner was scrumptious tonight, so I thought I’d share. It was also super easy. The grill . . . is summers best friend. This honey, ginger, garlic marinated, glazed flank steak is tender & fall apart awesome. Grilled corn or asparagus – one of my favorites, is the perfect side. Homemade potato chips pushes it over the top!

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Strawberries are starting to pop up in glorious abundance, and it seems that my mind always turns to pie. Sometimes the most delicious desserts, are the easiest to prepare. Strawberry Cream Pie is a family favorite in this house, but it’s always fun to shake things up a bit. Key Lime Cream puts this dessert over the top!

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I believe . . .

“A hand-written recipe, covered with splatters is like a warm hug from the past.”

Some recipes are made so often, that the actual recipe is really not even needed. You place it’s dirty face on the work surface , so you can see the mixing, stirring & hear the voices & laughter from the past. This recipe is one of those treasures. It’s still the most requested cookie in my house!

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Winter does give us a few perks. I believe that we don’t need to stress out quite as much, when it comes to our wardrobe.

1. We can just throw on a nice winter coat & a stylish pair of boots and we are set.

2. Toes don’t need to look perfect . . . nobody sees them.

3. Legs aren’t shaved quite as often, and we don’t seem to care.

Lastly . . . for me . . . the best perk of winter . . . a husband who is home earlier in the evening. Summer seems to kidnap him and forces him to work 16 hours a day. I have to be careful not to let myself sing the summer b-l-u-e-s. If you are or have been a farmers wife, then you can also relate to this feeling.

Dancing with a little pre- summer b-l-u-e-s . . . what should you do?

Make Orange rolls or Orange Coconut Pull-Apart Bread!

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I love a good Peanut Butter Cookie. It has to be crisp around the edges, but have that melt in your mouth consistency. As I was thumbing through a Taste of Home Cookies cookbook, I spotted a Peanut Butter oatmeal cookie recipe. There wasn’t a pretty picture that swayed me to try this recipe, but rather a caption. The caption beside the recipe captured me!

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Maybe you’ve noticed a little tweaking here and there. Sneak Peeks & Infinite scrolling are my favs. Perhaps one of my best childhood memories, was preparing a box of Betty Crocker Date Bars with my Mom. For years and years, it was my families favorite box dessert. As the date bars were baking, the smell was glorious and we could hardly wait until it came from the oven.

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Lately, my mouth has been on the sore side.  I’ve spent more time in the dentist chair than in the kitchen. If you’ve ever had an implant, then you know what I’m talking about. Soon, it’s coming to an end, and I’m very happy about that. Oh the price of trying to look pretty. Trust […]

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The other day, I was standing in line at the grocery store, patiently waiting my turn. Rows & rows of magazines are perfectly put under our noses to tempt us. I’m often pulled in by those with covers showing beautiful berry desserts, or warm cinnamon rolls dripping with icing. What happened to catch my eye, was found at the very top of the cover page. It said: WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE INSIDE.

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