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Holiday Fun

This afternoon we had a fun little Christmas activity at our house with Logan and some of his very best friends. We had a potluck lunch, the kids decorated Christmas cookies, and we had a gift exchange. It was a great, fun time for the kids! Every year we use Eric’s recipe (which I believe …

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Best Ever Homemade Waffles

Best Ever Homemade Waffles

These classic homemade waffles will be a hit with your family for weekend breakfasts! You can also freeze and reheat them throughout the week! Click HERE to save this recipe for Homemade Waffles! Homemade Waffle Recipe Around here, it is a Saturday tradition to make waffles for breakfast. This classic waffle recipe is SO GOOD that …

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Thanksgiving 2008

Turkey Brine and Roasting Instructions From Angela Goodman 1 turkey 4 c kosher salt 2 c brown sugar 2 T whole black peppercorns 5 whole cloves, optional 4 bay leaves 4 cloves garlic 1 1/2 T thyme 2 t sage 1 gallon boiling water 8 pounds ice cubes Remove giblets. Make brine: Stir the salt, …

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cranberry orange scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

We will be enjoying these yummy treats for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Eric can hardly wait; he had to “sample” two of them to make sure the turned out just right. I’ve never before made the glaze because he usually can’t wait to dig into them. I think for Christmas I will make the glaze …

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Disappearing Zucchini Orzo

Grating zucchini into small cut pasta means it practically disappears! Your kids will gobble this Disappearing Zucchini Orzo up and gain all the nutrients. Today I hosted our monthly book club meeting. We always have a themed potluck of dishes that somehow relate to the book we read. This month’s book was the very inspiring …

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Thanksgiving is just about a week and a half away. I get to cook for a crowd again (smaller than last year though) and I’m super excited. My dad, brother, and sister are coming out. I’ve got my menu plan ready and I purchased everything that isn’t perishable. Brined, Herb Roasted Turkey (fresh, free range, …

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Caramel Apple Crunch

I had bought a bunch of granny smith apples at Costco because Logan now likes apples. There were so many that I decided to do a little experiment with them. I also bought several bags of the caramel bits at Wal-Mart because I liked them so much in the cookies we made and I didn’t …

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split pea soup with bacon

Soup Weather

We have had on and off cold and beautiful weather. I think fall is trying to come to an end here and I’m not ready for that. This weekend was gorgeous on Saturday and cold again by Sunday. Cold weather makes me want to make a big hearty meal and so that is what we …

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Breakfast for Dinner

We had breakfast for dinner tonight. I was in a bind because I needed to do two errands today, Target and grocery shopping, but I only had time for one. I picked Target because that one is usually more fun for the kids. Luckily, I ended up having what I needed for an impromptu breakfast …

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Chicken Tetrazzini

My mom always made Chicken Tetrazzini (or with turkey after Thanksgiving) and I always loved it. It was the first dish I ever cooked for Eric when we were dating. He liked it too and thought I was such a good cook. I have since changed the recipe slightly – adding mushrooms, making the sauce …

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Halloween Chili

My mom used to always make Chili for dinner on Halloween. Now that I’m a mom I’m realizing that she probably did that because Chili is easy. And can be made ahead. And kids usually like it. So, I’ve been making Chili for dinner on Halloween for the past few years too. I think I …

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fall cookies

Logan and I experimented in the kitchen this afternoon while Madeline was napping. My mission was to create a caramel apple cookie. I thought the idea would be perfect for fall and something different. You can probably use any cookie base for the dough recipe. I picked this one because I like chewy cookies rather …

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Tropical Birthday Party

Madeline’s Birthday Food

I’ve been wanting to get together all the recipes I used for Madeline’s Tropical Birthday Party. I was so pleased with how all the food turned out and the guests were too! Tropical Fruit Salad 20 ounces fresh pineapple 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 6 medium oranges, …

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Canning Salsa

Adventures in Canning

A few weeks back Sunflower Farmers Market had on the vine tomatoes on sale for $0.67/lb. On the vine tomatoes are usually at least $1.50/lb., even at Costco they are about $2.20/lb. I figured if I was ever going to experiment with making and canning fresh salsa, this was my chance. The recipe made about …

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coconut chicken curry soup

Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

This recipe for Coconut Chicken Curry Soup is a fast and easy soup recipe that is full of flavor. It is a great recipe if you are short on time, but still want to enjoy a delicious dinner. Go ahead and use up that leftover rice, too! There won’t be any disappointments here! If you …

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Raspberry Rhubarb Buckle

Raspberry Goodness

This is what we made with our fresh picked raspberries! I wanted to make Raspberry Rhubarb jam from a recipe I found, but we didn’t have enough raspberries because we ate so many before. Instead I came up with a recipe for Raspberry Rhubarb Buckle. It was delicious! (The rest of the berries we gobbled …

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