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Super Simple Fudge

November 14, 2016

The time is coming friends.  It happens every year.  You remember as you are getting ready to leave your house for a party or holiday get together, that you were supposed to bring some sort of a dish with you and that tiny minor detail just happened to pop into your head as you were walking out the door.  Yikes!  What do you do?  Stop at the store?  No, you can’t do that for a holiday party – especially when  you promised something homemade.  I have a great idea for you!

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Campfire Chunks

October 31, 2016

It might be fall but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a little piece of summer – right from your own kitchen.  Every fall I feel a little bummed that I have to give up the burgers and smores so this year I decided to try and stretch one of these summer delights out a bit further.  Hence, Campfire Chunks became a reality in my kitchen.  Now, they have a few other ingredients besides the basic Marshmallo, chocolate bar and Graham Crackers but you will get the gist.

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Homemade Chicken Soup

October 24, 2016

Now that the temperatures are cooling I can’t get enough soup.  Are you experiencing this feeling too?  Normally soup just doesn’t do it for me because it doesn’t seem to fill me up.  On a cold fall or winter evening though, there isn’t anything better than a delicious bowl of homemade soup to warm your tummy and your toes.  The chunkier the better.

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Hamburger Soup

October 17, 2016

Okay, folks.  It is fall and that means soup time.  Do you have a lot of soup during the cold weather months at your house like we do?  I love soup so much but I worry that sometimes eating too much of it will add a few extra pounds that I really don’t need at this point in my life.  One bowl is never enough!  To satisfy my love for soup but keep the pounds at bay, I make a big pot of Hamburger Soup a few times a month.  If you haven’t tried this fool-proof recipe, you really need to.

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Potato Soup

October 10, 2016

Everybody has a favorite dish that they not only enjoy making but they also love to eat.  It is a dish that you can make a few times a month and never get tired of.  You have one, right?  You can make it any time of the year and it always has the same affect on you.  You take a bite, close your eyes and slowly chew and swallow the contents – enjoying how wonderful it tastes going down.  Mine is Potato Soup.

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Buttermilk Biscuit Perfection

October 5, 2016

Did you know that National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is May 14th?  I for one am excited about this special day but since today is October 5th and I am ready for some biscuits now, I am not waiting to celebrate.  I don’t think that I have ever heard of anyone saying that they don’t love Buttermilk Biscuits but I suppose there might be one person on the planet who doesn’t.  If there is, it’s probably someone that I could not be friends with.  Buttery, flaky and hearty all at the same time, Buttermilk Biscuits are part of any old fashioned or southern home cooked family meal.

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Pumpkin Cake

September 26, 2016

I would eat Pumpkin all year long if I didn’t feel like I was doing something seriously wrong. Why is there a tabu about certain foods that we are told we should only eat certain times of the year?  Like stuffing, people don’t typically eat Pumpkin any other time of the year and heaven forbid if you use it in a recipe any time before the 3rd week  of November or after December 26th.  It’s just not right.

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Grandma’s Lemon Pound Cake

September 19, 2016

Gwama, G G,  Nana, Me Me, Gaga, MeMaw or Grandma.  Whatever the kids call her, one of the things they probably love most about Grandma  is all that great food she cooks.  Grandmas have this thing about feeding people and making them feel comfortable – it’s just what they do.  On top of that, pretty much everything she makes tastes delicious.  Many people have wonderful memories of standing in their Grannie’s kitchen helping her mix up a batch of cookies or watch as she quickly and easily peels and slices potatoes for dinner.   And her desserts really are divine  –  like this Grandma’s Lemon Pound Cake.

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AD – Cobb Salad, Your Way

August 29, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReimagineYourRoutine #CollectiveBias

I am guessing that the hot weather here in Pennsylvania where I live is probably going to continue on for at least the next six weeks or so. I love summer so that doesn’t bother me but what does become difficult as August turns into September is the ability to prepare food without heating up the house. A hot house in the Summer, I cannot stand. One way to keep the heat to a minimum is to prepare meals that I can make larger batches of and then just tweak the ingredients so that I have a few different ways to serve them. Storing each recipe in a different container for the week also helps. Let me show ya how with my Cobb Salad!

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Smooth and Rocky Road Yogurt

August 16, 2016

You are going to be so glad that I wrote this post for Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser.  All opinions here are mine alone.  #SpreadTheHeat #CollectiveBias

There are two times during the year when after a long season or two of eating everything that is placed in front of me that I feel like I need to eat more wholesome, high fiber foods that don’t have any preservatives in them and that are low in calories.  On top of all that, I want my food to taste good and have a little crunch to it.  That isn’t too much to ask, is it?

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Caprese Bites

June 29, 2016
I am super happy to share this shop about Prego® Farmers’ Market sauces right here on my old blog and I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  Every delicious word is a reflection of my opinion alone!   #PickedAtPeak #CollectiveBias

This is the time of year where I can’t get enough fresh fruits and vegetables and my mind often floats off into thinking about all the delicious things that can be created with the best that my local farmers market has to offer.  My Caprese Bites are delicious with fresh flavors that hit the spot for any occasion but I wanted to kick it up a notch and add something new to this recipe that would give it a real kick!

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Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken

June 20, 2016
I have enjoyed writing this post for Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser about a product that I love and can’t wait to share with you!  All the opinions in this post are mine alone.  #ScrubCloth #CollectiveBias

Well, I have been at it again.  I recently had the opportunity to play around in the kitchen and I decided to pump up my baked chicken recipe because we eat a lot of chicken around our house so it can get a little on the boring side.

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