Monthly Archives: May 2011

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies


Five Reasons  to be happy about terrible spring weather and SNOW over Memorial Day Weekend. 1. My tulips have lasted 500 times longer than usual. Hallelujia. 2. I haven’t had to purchase any shorts for my  kids to wear to school. 3. I haven’t had to turn on the central air. That’s money in the […]

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The Land of the Free


Sometimes I forget. Just how blessed and lucky I am. So immensely blessed, to be American.To live freely.To choose how to worship.To choose how to work, play and where to raise my family. I am able to choose freely who to marry, for goodness sake! We live in a land full of choice! So many wonderful choices are ours that […]

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LumberJack Baked Beans


Post disclaimer: I haven’t had enough sleep. Read at your own risk. Well Howdee there partner. Brought me a nice little recipe to share with the lot a ya today. A little old birdie whispered in my ear that some of ya’ll might be firing up the old grill this weekend. It’s true, then!? You? […]

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Memorial Day Recipe Roundup


The winners of the Deals To Meals Giveaway are Mandy (mandykirk@gmail) and Jenn(beebefox@hotmail) Congratulations! I will be contacting you with your membership information. Well wouldn’t you know it  but we are about to have another holiday! The kind that is “supposed” to welcome the summer. Bring on the end of the school year… Give us […]

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Oreo Turtle Bars


HO. LEE. Cow.  These babies are good. In a rich, chocolaty, gooey, slightly salted, crunchy, sweet,  toasted marshmallow, heavenly bliss kind of way.  That. Is a lot of ways to be good, isn’t it. Don’t you wish someone would say that many nice things about you, and how you are so good, baby?  There sure […]

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Deals to Meals Giveaway!


 This giveaway is now closed So here is the thing.  Groceries are getting expensive.  Milk, butter, eggs, meat, produce….it seems that the prices go up every time I go to the store. Don’t they know I’ve got a barrel full of people to feed? Sheesh. Get serious. I’m a girl on a budget for heavens […]

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Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake


Hello there! Nice to see you again. Thanks so much for taking time  out of your day to hang out here with  me and this CHOCOLATE HOT FUDGE CAKE. It’s a simple recipe, really. You most likely have all of the ingredients to make this in your pantry.    Hot dog! or  Hot fudge, actually. […]

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The Grilled Turkey and Swiss you don’t want to miss


So, my friends.  I have been getting a lot of requests lately.  Requests for “easy” dinner recipes.  Recipes that can be put together in a flash… That taste pretty darn flashy as well. And so I’m always thinking…. and pondering… and wondering… What should we make? That is fast and flashy…   Then, it just […]

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What a Wonderful World


I have mentioned before, that having twin boys who are 4 years old is pretty wonderful. Just today I had a little flashback, if you will. A memory of sorts….. My twin boys had recently mastered the art of walking. It was early in the morning and I had just gotten my older kids off to school. The phone rang. The […]

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Fresh Strawberry Pie


Nothing says spring like fresh strawberries, does it? Ok..maybe tulips, and asparagus and the Easter bunny.  But fresh strawberries certainly have their place, now don’t they. And Fresh Strawberry Pie…. oh heavenly dessert of wonder and bliss! It is.  Just that.  Heavenly Bliss.  (If you hate strawberries…shame on you…..please disregard this post.) I have made […]

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