Apples Brats and Onions – An Easy Fall Favorite!

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Apples Brats and Onions

  Apples Brats and Onions for an Autumn Meal Fresh apples and onions are hitting the stores and farmer’s markets.  Autumn is finally here, and with it, beautiful produce.  I love fresh brats in the summer, but in the fall, they are fantastic in so many ways.  A while ago, I started simmering my brats with apples and onions, taking them from my backyard cookout to a fall favorite.  Now my family can’t wait for the first apples of the {Read More}

36 Enticing Pasta Recipes Round Up

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  Pasta is a staple food for many families.  It’s a great inexpensive way to feed a crowd, but pouring a jar of plain old pasta sauce over the top gets boring after a while.  So, I’ve rounded up 36 recipes that will take your pasta from everyday to fit for company!  As I’m looking over all of the recipes, I have a list of them in the order I’m going to make them in.  Check them out.  I’ve put {Read More}

25 Amazing Household Tips

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25 Amazing Household Tips

25 Amazing Household Tips Sometimes you happen upon something that makes your life so much easier.  When it’s around the house, it’s a small miracle.  I’ve scoured the internet, looking for things I can use around my home that make cleaning and organizing easier to take care of.  Here are the 25 ways I found that actually worked for me and I have incorporated into my toolbox of tricks.   Storage Household Tips 1.  Use empty toilet paper rolls to {Read More}

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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Start off Right with Spring Cleaning Spring Cleaning has always been a time in my family of airing out the house, deep cleaning every room, and bringing in the beauty and freshness of spring.  It’s hard work, no doubt, but it doesn’t have to be boring or tedious.  Take a weekend, use some of these simple tips and tricks, and clear your space of tired, stale air and lingering grime. General Spring Cleaning 1.  Gather all your supplies before starting. {Read More}

Easy Oven Fried Chicken

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Oven Fried Chicken

  Easy Oven Fried Chicken Oven Fried Chicken is a great way to have a favorite dish yet avoid not only all the mess, but a lot of calories too!  By using boneless chicken, you cut the time it takes to make this favorite in half at least, making it perfect for weeknights or a quick weekend dinner when you’re busy.  I keep the ingredients for Oven Fried Chicken handy for nights that I need something fast that my family {Read More}

Perfectly Timing Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving 2013

  Stress Free Thanksgiving One of the most stressful parts of Thanksgiving is cooking the meal and having it all come out at the same time, hot (or cold) and ready to eat.  I’ve known people that make everything the day before then heat it up, one plate at a time, for Thanksgiving dinner.  I also remember women in my family that didn’t get to enjoy the day at all because it was spent in the kitchen.  All day.  That’s {Read More}

14 Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes All Rounded Up!

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Roasted Turkey

I am so excited about Thanksgiving this year!!!!  I will be taking the day off to relax and recharge.  I  will be spending the day with my mom, husband and kiddos.  What could be better?  I don’t know…maybe the fact that I am getting a TURKEY this year!  My mom is making the turkey.  Which means, we will have LOTS of leftovers.  I am not sure what I am more excited about, the Turkey or the leftovers. Well, here is {Read More}

Planning the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving 2013

  A Stress Free Thanksgiving Just Takes a Little Planning A lot of the stress at Thanksgiving is avoided by planning the day ahead of time.  It’s amazing how 10 minutes of planning will make the whole day go by so much nicer than if you wing it.  The best place to start is with how many and who you will invite.  This sets the tone for the rest of your planning.  Grab a piece of paper and write down {Read More}

Instant Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

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Instant Mini Cheesecakes

Versatile and Delicious, Instant Mini Cheesecakes are Amazing! Quick, adorable desserts are wonderful to have in your recipe box.  Especially ones that are easy to change up so you aren’t serving the same dessert every time.  Instant Mini Cheesecakes are just that type of recipe that you can change up a hundred ways to make it amazing every time!  A few ingredients, many of them you already keep on hand, are all you need for a fabulously delicious dessert.  Cream {Read More}

Easy Kitchen Substitutions

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Easy Kitchen Substitutions

  Creating Kitchen Substitutions on the Fly Every once in a while, I think I have an ingredient, and when I go to get it out, realize that someone has used up the last of it.  Drat!  Now what?  Well, I head for my handy dandy list of kitchen substitutions!  There’s a lot you can do to make up for missing ingredients.  Check out these simple kitchen substitutions for the most common ingredients. Dairy Substitutions 1 C buttermilk = 1 T lemon {Read More}

Butterscotch Baked French Toast

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Butterscotch Baked French Toast

  Butterscotch Baked French Toast for A Sweet Beginning Sweet beginnings are perfect for a wonderful Spring weekend morning.  Especially when you want to motivate the family for a day of activity.  Butterscotch Baked French Toast has a flavor to satisfy any sweet tooth and fill any hungry belly and put smiles on faces.  It’s an easy way to start the day too!  I love getting up, making up a batch of Butterscotch Baked French Toast and popping it in {Read More}

Easy Taco Eggs

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Taco Eggs

Taco Eggs for Breakfast Appetizers It’s a new category in food: Breakfast Appetizers.  You’ve had appetizers for lunch and dinner, but why don’t we munch on something while we wait for breakfast?  Brilliant, right?  Taco Eggs are an easy way to have something to nibble on while you make a more complex breakfast, keeping the masses at bay while you get things around.  Taco Eggs are an easy appetizer that will have your family smiling in minutes and without a {Read More}

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween

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Witches Hats Recipe - Perfect for your Halloween Party!

Witches Hats – Perfect for Halloween YUM, I love me some Witches Hats!  These cookies make a great presentation at any Halloween gathering.  I even like to put one in my girls’ lunch, for a little fun.  These Witches Hats are easy to make and require NO cooking or baking. Here is all you need: 1 Package Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies 1 Can of Orange Icing 1 Bag Hershey’s Kisses You can pick up either the Regular Shortbread Keebler Fudge {Read More}

Superfoods: Chia Seed Cookies

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Chia Seed Cookies

  Chia Seed Cookies… What? Chia seeds are one of those superfoods I talked about in a post a few days ago.  They are an odd little seed.  When you soak them in water, they turn into a gelatinous goo that has some pretty awesome nutritional properties.  High in fiber, chia seeds fill you up without adding a lot of calories to your diet. Chia seeds are commonly added to smoothies to add bulk, nutrition, and protein.  And yes, they {Read More}

Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

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Chorizo Breakfast Crisps

  Quick and Easy Chorizo Breakfast Crisps Quick breakfasts are a thing of my present.  I don’t want to skip the meal, but I want something fast and delicious that I can change up so it doesn’t get boring.  Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps fit the bill to a T.  Delicate, warm corn tortillas form the base, cradling the homemade chorizo.  Toppings for Chorizo Breakfasts Crisps can vary, from the simple cheese and an egg to guacamole, sour cream, salsa, or really {Read More}

A Beautiful Bread Bowl for Soups and Stews

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Bread Bowl

  Beautiful Bread Bowl for Your Favorite Soup There are a lot of great soups out there, and almost all of them pair well with a beautiful Bread Bowl.  Crunchy and chewy on the outside, hearty and delicious on the inside, this gorgeous loaf of bread is a treat for everyone.  It’s a great way to serve your favorite soups and stews and gives a great, impressive presentation on your table.  Simply cut the top out of the loaf of {Read More}

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