Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mandarin Orange Cake


    Good Monday to you! And to you. And to you there, with the garden dirt still fresh on your knees.  Isn’t the Spring time weather fabulous. It seems to have come to Utah early this year, and after a very mild winter at that! Wonderful and fabulous, honkity-honk, please don’t ruin things with […]

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Pan Fried Shrimp with Wasabi Dip


    If you are interested in entering to win a Thirty One Gifts Bag, click here to do so. For those of you who have already entered, I’ve so enjoyed reading your entry comments about Spring activities! To a girl home bound and recovering from surgery…they are beautiful words indeed. Looking forward to getting […]

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Thirty One Gifts Giveaway/Review


 THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Today I’m happy to introduce you lovely readers to a wonderful company.  Thirty One Gifts This fine company sells bags. And not just any kind of bags. Darling bags, and chic looking purses, cute totes, fashionable storage containers, pretty wallets, cutsie bags for your picnic, organizers for you wall, containers […]

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Fluffy Strawberry Salad


    Today, I’m as pleased as a great big bowl of pretty pink punch to be participating in a virtual baby shower for Melanie from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. Several food bloggers and I will be sharing a recipe today that would be perfect to serve at a pink baby shower. We wanted to honor […]

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Teacher Appreciation Printables


    You may or may not know, but Teacher Appreciation Week is right here on the horizon, my friends. The schools in our area are honoring teachers this very week. And, as some of you may remember from my previous post…I’ve had a lot of time to sit around lately and fiddle around on […]

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If I Were Grillin’ and Eatin’


  Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops and Grilled Veggies This past Monday I checked myself into the hospital and had a little surgery. It’s true. Nothing life threatening or anything like that. Just taking care of a few things that don’t work any more (out with the old…if you will.) And I had it all together […]

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Cheesy Sausage and Tomato Shells


  I have a simple dinner recipe for you today, ladies and gentlemen.  Because dinner time sure does come around a lot, don’t you think? Like, daily even.  And I happen to have it on good authority that making a fabulous tasting meal for your family in a short amount of time, puts a Big […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Dessert


  A couple of weeks ago my sweet daughter Emily turned the ripe old age of 10. Wow, double digits and everything. Time sure does fly by in a fast hurry, doesn’t it? Emily and my lovely sister Jen. For Emily’s family birthday dinner we had Homemade Won Tons with Dipping Sauce (her ultimate…ULTIMATE, never […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup


   Last weekend my dear Grandma Barbara passed away. She was one of those ladies a girl feels lucky to have in her life. Not because she was a brilliant scientist, won the Nobel Peace Prize, or invented electricity…or anything like that. 🙂 But because she was so wonderful to visit with, and chat with […]

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Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes)


  Have you ever heard of Funeral Potatoes? If you’ve been to a funeral luncheon at a Mormon Church, chances are you’ve been served Funeral Potatoes. Shredded potatoes, mixed with cheese, sour cream, butter, cream of chicken soup and topped with crispy corn flakes. Sounds pretty yummy, doesn’t it?  They are a standard for funeral […]

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