The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

Today I was given a beautiful gift. The gift of time.  For many of us our daily calendars fill up with running from place to place. From task to task.  UP and out of the house early, in and out of the car, home again and then off to a meeting or the grocery store! So...

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to all of my readers who have sent emails, left comments, and have taken the time to share words of encouragement for my nephew, Richard.  In case you missed it you might want to read "You Really Aren't Going To Believe This". I decided it is time I get back...

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Christmas Giveaway Winner and Winning Holiday Recipes

Christmas Giveaway Winner and Winning Holiday Recipes

It is with pleasure that I announce Alisha L. has won the $25 Amazon gift card sponsored by Free Shipping Code! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog this past month and entered the contest! Alisha's entry drawn by random selection. Looking back over December...

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My Nephew’s Family-Favorite Pepperoni Bread

My Nephew’s Family-Favorite Pepperoni Bread

After a full-on Thanksgiving week of turkey, baked sliced ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, and a zillion side dishes I am usually "over-it." Toss in a couple of holiday parties featuring turkey or ham and when Christmas dinner rolls around I am designing a menu based...

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Holiday Sweet Potato Pie

Holiday Sweet Potato Pie

We buy a 40-pound box of sweet potatoes from a local farmer every fall. I cannot tell you the exact science behind why sweet potatoes direct from the farm tastes so much better than sweet potatoes from the grocery store ... but trust me, they do! We dine on sweet...

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Alice’s Apple Goodie Dessert

Alice’s Apple Goodie Dessert

A couple of weeks ago my sous-chef dish-washing mom announced that she will be making  a new dessert for us each week!  Whaaat?  This is exciting stuff! It turns out that mom has "discovered" Pinterest some time ago and is drooling over pictures and recipes.  I am so...

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Caramel Apple Dumplings

Caramel Apple Dumplings

We've got apples! Do you?  I've got caramel apple dumplings, want some? My super Chief apple-picking  husband recently helped friends pick apples from their ample apple orchard.  Twice he went to their orchard and helped them pick clean the hundreds of apples ready...

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Savory Monkey Bread

Savory Monkey Bread

If you have followed my blog very long you will know that I love making recipes that are fast and easy and look like a million bucks! This is just such a recipe. I saw a Taste of Home recipe for pull-apart garlic bread. The cook sharing the recipe is Carol Shields,...

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Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Pizookie

Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Pizookie

When some of our California kids were here this summer the dinner conversation turned to Pizookies.  At first when my step-son Bryan said Pizookie I wasn't sure what I heard him say.  I said, "will you spell that for me?"  He did one better and Googled it for me....

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