Category Archives: Wednesday

“With The Works” Chili Dog Chili

I can make a case for the Chili Dog on any occasion, so I am making it for the upcoming Super Bowl parties. But, instead of the usual messy chili dog that can be hard to eat if you do not have a table and plate right in front of you and under your chin, this Chili Dog Chili delivers […]

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Contest Winner Cranberry Orange Shortbread Bars

On a snowy morning the first week of December, I woke early, as I have been doing (or at least trying to do), to my alarm. This once a “night owl gal” has become an early morning person because lately there is nothing left of me by the time I finally get all of my wee ones snuggled into bed. It’s […]

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Enjoy Today’s Crazy Moments

This morning as I was washing last night’s dinner dishes in preparation for the cooking that I have to do today (which will mean more dishes), because I just didn’t feel like it last night and went to bed early, I took a pause to enjoy the moment. My wee ones are all home with me and it shows. I […]

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When Do You Turn It On?

Every fall, I played a game. How long could I go before I turned on the heat? It was a silly little competition that I enjoyed, until the year that I made it to the second week in November. I have never done it since. I was living in Upstate NY at that moment in my life, but currently living […]

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“Goodnight Moon”

Last night I was organized enough to remember that there would be a Super Moon and an eclipse that would produce a “Blood Red Moon”. I was also lucky enough to be able to catch it before I went to bed. The last Blood Red Moon, which happened this past spring-ish I believe, was in the pre-dawn hours. Before bed, […]

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Chocolate Cherry Chip Brownies

I am still enjoying the chocolate & cherry flavor combination so I created these brownies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make them for any day that you are craving this combo (it’s one of my favorites). I used a box mix for the brownie base because, well, don’t tell anyone but I love the taste of some box brownie […]

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And Another Birthday…

Happy Birthday Wee One! This time we  celebrated my daughter’s birthday and she is all things pink, purple, sweets and treats. I made a Giant Sugar Cookie using Wilton’s recipe because we have already “been there, done that” with birthday cake this month. Then I topped it with my Butter Frosting and some store-bought decorations, which are a family favorite – […]

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Homemade Old-Time Doughnuts

When I was a kid, my mom would make homemade doughnuts for the first snowfall. They were delicious! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside with just a hint of a taste that has only come close in a Cider Doughnut.   They are easy to make but they do take some time since you are cooking them […]

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Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

One of my favorite cookies as a child from the holidays was my mom’s Hershey Kiss cookies. Not the ones with the Hershey Kiss on the outside of the dough, but the ones where the Hershey Kiss is completely covered by cookie dough. Oh, yum! On a recent grocery trip I saw that Hershey had Pumpkin Spice Kisses available so […]

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Halloween Goodies!

I have mixed feelings about Halloween. Happy Halloween by the way! (or almost, if you are reading this on the eve when I actually posted it). It is a fun holiday. I love silly spooky and I get a kick out of the old time black and white movies as well as the kid shows. But I also have to […]

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Brown Sugar Fudge

I saw a recipe a few years ago for New Orleans Praline Brownies from Betty Crocker that topped brownies with a praline frosting. The recipe was not for me because the frosting and brownie together were wayyyy too sweet. The frosting did not “adhere” to the brownie so it fell off as I ate the brownie (I recognize that this […]

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Zucchini Squash Bread

I love zucchini bread and I like to keep the accompanying flavors to a minimum since zucchini is mild-flavored. Recently, I posted about a zucchini bread that I made and shared the recipe link from Allrecipes. I made a few adaptations but pretty much kept to the recipe. It was good, but it wasn’t the zucchini bread taste that I […]

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Sweet Summer Salsa

  Our “end-of-summer” has been hotter than our summer was and I am totally enjoying it. Steamy, humid and not at all like fall is coming. I love fall and enjoy every moment of it but I can wait a little longer for it! This would make a refreshing treat to take along to your end of summer festivities or […]

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