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Mini Turkey Loaves with Sweet and Savory Red Sauce

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED We all know the joyful holiday season can be a little bit stressful. Getting quick, delicious meals on the table regularly can be a challenge!  Well, never fear. Hellmann’s® has helped put together a fun little program called the Hellmann’s® Turkey Challenge to help moms like us re-think main dish […]

Holiday Bake Sale 2011

Every year my dear friend Cindi hosts a fantastic bake sale. She and I, and many of our neighbors bake up a storm and then sell our stash of goodies in front of Cindi’s house the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have had increasing success as the years have gone by and were able to earn […]

Easy Grilled Garlic Bread

Did you know  there are a lot of  different kinds of  EASY.    There’s the kind of slow and easy that’s nice to listen to.  There are days that are easy breezy, where you get to sit under a tree, eat a picnic lunch and watch your kids run in the sun. There’s cheap and […]

Hearty Spaghetti Sauce

Ah, the beauty of a simple Spaghetti Dinner. This meal can really put a smile on my face.  A smile, because it just tastes so darn good.  A grin, because every person living under this roof loves it. And when children enjoy the dinner handed to them… the almighty dinner hour seems to run a […]

Chocolate Toffee Trifle

  When I got married some 17 odd years ago, I was given this lovely trifle dish as a gift. Inside it were several recipes for trifle and a little note from the giver of the gift. Would you like to know what it said? I thought you might.  You are just so nice and […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

Interested in winning $100 Visa Gift Card? Click here to read about the GE Cafe Appliance Progressive Meal and enter.    I’ve got a wonderful, simple side dish for you today.  Yams, potatoes, carrots and onions are chopped, coated with olive oil, some simple seasoning and then roasted in the oven.  The end result is […]

Balsamic Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Roast

 If you have read this blog for a while now, you know that sometimes I throw in a little family story or two. Not because I want to bore you with talk of piano recitals, parent teacher conference and bear lake trips!  Heavens no. I just like to write about funny things, and cute things, […]

November Menu Plan 2011

Creamy Pumpkin Pie  Well hello there you Halloween lovin’, candy bar sneaking readers! Did you know that if you eat chocolate candy bars on Halloween…they don’t have any calories. This is not a joke. Would I lie to you? Not a chance.  Just thought you’d like to be let in on that little secret.I bet you wish […]

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, […]

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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