Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween


 Today. Is the day, for spooks and goblins and witches and bats! I thought you might like to see my Halloween costume this year.  You can tell from the picture above that I’m a handcart pulling green faced warty witch. It only took me 5 years to sew this pioneer dress, paint my face green, […]

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Halloween Dinner Ideas


Hello to you, one and all.  The weekend is upon us and a mighty beautiful one it is, at that. I thought you might be in need of a few dinner ideas for a  certain up and coming holiday that involves darling children ringing doorbells, chocolate candy bars flowing freely and excitement streaming from every corner. Chilly Halloween nights call […]

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Crunchy Candy Bar Caramel Corn


 Do you   love   using a candy thermometer to make… fudge caramel toffee pioneer taffy and homemade suckers…? You do! Well, bless your beautiful hide. You are truly amazing.  I hope you won’t be too disappointed…but this recipe DOES NOT CALL FOR A CANDY THERMOMETER.  I hope you’re not too crushed or anything.  I […]

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Soft Bread Bowls


I have a wonderful little recipe for you today, my friends.  Soft Bread Bowls… simply perfect for serving tasty soup in. Tasty soups is what we like to eat this time of year, isn’t it? Go ahead and nod your head.  I know we agree… Soup season is upon us.  Happy days are here again. […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup


You are never going to believe this… but Halloween is just one week away.  Just plain crazy, isn’t it! October has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Utah.  Gorgeous and golden, with all the beautiful changing colors and lasting warm weather. We have been spoiled with the beauty of the season, and my family and I […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Topping


The two winners of the  Ronco 25 Piece Six Star Knife Set  are  Robyn and                           Steph Thomas  Thanks so much for entering everyone. I have loved reading your sweet comments and truly appreciate all of the feedback!To finish off Pumpkin Recipe week,  I have the grand old big daddy of pumpkin recipes  […]

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Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake


If you love Pumpkin Pie, but don’t want to worry about shaping and making and baking a pie crust…this is the perfect dessert for you. The crust is a combination of cake mix, butter and an egg. No shaping required! Just press it into a jelly roll pan, mix up your filling, pour it on […]

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$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway and GE Cafe Appliance Progressive Meal


                             THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED  Happy Fall, everyone! Or , should I say, Happy Baking Season. Which is, of course, my favorite season of all.(Say a special prayer for my hips, would ya?) I’m happy to be sharing this recipe with you today as part of the  GE Café™  Appliance Progressive Meal Campaign.  GE Café™ […]

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Pumpkin Candy Cookies


Sometimes I dream about food.  Why I would admit to this, is a mystery to you and me both. But there it is, regardless of how weird and crazy.  Food in my dreams.  Just billowing in and out of my subconscious.  Cookies, cake, pie….winner winner chicken dinner.  Anyhow, I had a little dream  about these […]

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins


Don’t look now…but this recipe is made with  Whole Wheat Flour.  I am not even joking here.  These muffins are moist, flavorful, packed with raisins and pecans and can be made in just about 30 minutes from start to finish.  They would be perfect to make for a weekend breakfast,  or even as quick bread […]

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