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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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