Author Archives: Jamie

Homemade Play Dough


Homemade Play Dough? Seriously!? Oh. Yes.  I am totally serious. You can make  homemade play dough with just a few basic ingredients. This is not a joke. I know that play dough is pretty darn cheap at the store. However, sometimes I need a little activity to keep little hands busy without running myself to the store. Time with […]

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Frozen Banana Pops


Need a fun little project to keep a fun little bunch of kid-lets busy? Why not try these yummy frozen banana pops. They are easy to put together. You know it IS hot weather!  They are cool on the palate. Pretty easy on the wallet. (Help Me Rhonda…I am definitely rhyming impaired.) Give them a try […]

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Tin Foil Dinners for Scout Camp


I have a simple and tasty recipe for you today, the second day of my “Kid Friendly Recipe Week”. This is the standard tin foil dinner I make for my son Mark each and every month when he heads off to camp with his scout troop. It is a hearty, simple meal made up of […]

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Pioneer Taffy!


Good Monday morning everyone! How is your summer shaping up so far!? We can’t seem to get out of these crazy rain storms here in Utah. (Does it seem to you like the Global is Warming? Each June just keeps getting colder than the last around these parts…. but that is another subject for another […]

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Easy Blueberry Cobbler


Oh my goodness. Oh her goodness. Oh his goodness. Oh every one you know is going to love this goodness.  A buttery rich crumbly cobbler is baked over the top of a delectable blueberry filling. When this Blueberry Cobbler comes out of the oven top it with a scoop of ice cream and like I said…. […]

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Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Onions


Here you have a fabulous, EASY!!! meal for summer, or fall, or winter  or spring. Pretty versatile, eh? I found this great dish at Mels Kitchen Cafe. She’s got a great collection over there and I find myself browsing her site regularly. These fabulous Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Apples are a wonderful find. […]

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Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic


Now don’t worry. I know it looks a little bit like I put all of that wonderful roasted garlic into some vanilla ice cream…but do not let your eyes deceive you. Here you have a flavorful scoop of Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic. Simple and wonderful! These beauties go fabulously with many kinds of meals. […]

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How to roast garlic, a tutorial.


Good morning sunshine! Even if it’s stormy outside, and your PlantsInTheGround have been snowed on 2 weeks ago… and hailed on last night….. let’s just show a toothy grin  and try not to cry over the money we keep throwing away at our local nursery. A forced toothy grin can sometimes turn into a beautiful […]

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Grandmas Chocolate Chip Cookies


  I have had a lot of folks ask me lately if I have a good Chocolate Chip recipe. The truth is….I have about 5! They are all great for different reasons. This is the recipe I use the most.   I love the buttery and rich flavor of the cookie. They also turn out super soft on […]

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Fabulous Pizza Crust with Homemade Red Sauce


I have been on a little adventure. Just me, myself and I. Just trying a bunch of pizza crust recipes. Trying to find one that is wonderful. Crispy on the outside with a fluffy, chewy goodness on the inside. I have been trying these recipes out on my family for a good number of years now, […]

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