Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries


Looking for something fun to make for your Fourth Of July celebration? These cute Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries might be just the thing. Especially with a nice blueberry on top. Kind of fits with a red, white and blue theme, wouldn’t you say? If you are looking for some great main course dishes, sides or […]

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Creamy Ranch, Bacon and Tomato Pasta Salad


This past Friday I posted a list of 10 Fabulous Summer Reads, along with a little giveaway. The winner, by the way, of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Wendy, email address Congratulations to you.  Anyhow, I always worry a little bit when I post something that is non food related. Will it be […]

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Easy Buffalo Chicken Tacos


One of the things I love most about summer is the opportunity I have to spend  time with my extended family members. My husband and I both come from big families, lots of brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews a plenty.  Some of us get to spend a lot of time together hanging out at […]

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{Giveaway} and 10 Fabulous Summer Reads


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED Several weeks ago my two daughters and I were having a “girls night” of sorts. All of the boys in our family were away at a Fathers and Sons camp out, and so we girls did fun things like eat chocolate and watch movies while we lay in my bed.  […]

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Skillet Pork Chops and Gravy with Fried Potatoes


Oh, my.  This is one delicious meal. Pork chops are seared and then left to simmer away in a flavorful broth in an effort to make them tender and juicy. No body likes a rough and tough pork chop, right? This is sometimes tricky to achieve, indeed. Letting them simmer away on low heat really […]

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Almond Butter Sheet Cake (Patriotic Style)


Several weeks ago, I attended my daughters end of the year 5th grade program. They have been studying American History, as most 5th graders do and so the program consisted of many fabulous, all-American, patriotic, country loving songs. The Star Spangled Banner, Your A Grand Old Flag and The Armed Forces Medley were among the musical […]

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15 Fun Recipes For Kids


M and M Sugar Cookies, Rainbow Cookies, Sugar Crunch Popcorn, Rainbow Cupcakes It’s summer time, and there are children lurking around every corner of my life searching for something fun to do. Is it like that at your house, too? I’m going to wager…yes. If you have kids, they are looking for something fun to […]

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Baked Potatoes (Crock Pot) with Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sauce


  Boy, do I have an easy, summer friendly, keep your house cool, kid friendly kind of recipe for you today. Because I happen to know you like that kind of thing, don’t you. Me too. You and I have a lot in common.  How nice.  Did you know, that Baked Potatoes can be made […]

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Berry Blast Smoothie


It’s The Good Old Summer Time, you know.  And when summer shines itself about, I set myself to making a smoothie or two. There is just something so refreshing about a fruit smoothie, would you agree? They come together so quickly and are so good for you.  My kids call them “Special Drink”.  “Hey Mom, […]

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Glazed Banana Bars


  Do find yourself housing brown spotted bananas on a regular basis. I sure do. Seems like there are always a couple that turn super ripe on me before we can get the whole bunch consumed.  And so, I’m always on the look out for new ways to use up a super ripe banana or […]

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