Monthly Archives: October 2012

{GIVEAWAY} Three years down, many more to go.


Three years ago, this week,  I started stock piling recipes on this little blog of mine. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing! My earliest photos are enough to make you want to grab a gag bucket and run for cover. Truly. They are exceedingly scary. I’ve learned a few things since that time, and hope to […]

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Cinnamon Pull-A-Part Bread


Hey there ladies and gentlemen! Halloween is upon us, just two days to go now. If you are looking for something yummy to serve to your crew on Halloween night, click here to see Fridays post which was all about hearty, filling food for your trick or treaters.  If you are in the mood to make something festive for the […]

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15 Halloween Dinner Recipes


I have a fun little recipe roundup for you all today. Halloween is right around the corner and you just might need a few ideas for a good, hearty, warm meal you can feed your family before they brave the cold weather and fill themselves full of sugary bliss. I also included some fabulous fall desserts for […]

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Ziplist, finally! Thanks for your patience. :)


Many months ago, I started getting emails from some of you asking when in the wide world I was going to hook up with Ziplist and add a Recipe Box and the Save Recipe button to my posts. I could only respond with one thing, which was “What is Ziplist?”. I am sure they were really impressed with my vast knowledge […]

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


I have been on a real Pumpkin and Oatmeal kick lately. The combination just feels so wholesome and fall-ish, am I right?  If you haven’t tried the Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I posted last week…oh, my. Give them a go, won’t you. I suppose since they are cookies and all, you couldn’t really call them “wholesome” unless you were […]

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake


Today I’m sharing a very simple, easy to prepare, dinner recipe that is sure to put a smile on many (if not all) of the faces at your dinner table. Penne pasta and roasted chicken pieces are covered in homemade alfredo sauce and then sprinkled with mozzarella cheese and panko bread crumbs. Pop it into the oven letting the […]

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A Heaping Cup Of Beautiful


This fall my family and I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time together at beautiful Bear Lake. The weather has been unusually warm considering it’s the end of October! The leaves have all changed color here in our neck of the woods and most of them have fallen to the ground laying in […]

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How To Make Homemade Jam From Frozen Raspberries, Blueberries and Marionberries


Homemade jam has to be one of my all time favorite things to make. I love the way my house smells when I make it. I love the beautiful bright color of the jam. I love stacking jars and jars of it in my pantry. And most of all…baby. I love the taste. There really […]

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


To say that these Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are good, would be the understatement of the grand universe. They are soft, moist, loaded with oats, chocolate and fall time pumpkin flavor. My dear friend Julie sent me the recipe last week, and I have to admit to making them twice in the past few days. They are simple […]

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Lasagna Soup


Several months ago, my dear friend Heather called me on the phone. She informed my that while on vacation she’d visited a cute little shop that served the most amazing soup. It was Italian in flavor, hearty in texture, and had big fat Lasagna noodles in it. She loved it, knew I would love it, and […]

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