Category Archives: Good Recipes

a tea kick :)

For as long as I can remember, my husband and I have enjoyed a pot, or a cuppa, hot tea in the evenings. We don’t claim to be tea leaf experts, but we both know what we like. I am … Continue reading

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Homemade lemon cream cheese blueberry layer cake

Today is the annual Baking Treats With Our Girlfriends Day, so I thought it would put everyone in the holiday mood to see some of the treats we will be making today.  If you are out and about, stop by for … Continue reading

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Homemade white chocolate bark

White chocolate bark with walnuts, pecans, dried apricots and cranberries. Doesn’t that sound absolutely divine!! This is a recipe I watched Ina Garten make on the Barefoot Contessa cooking show one year and I have to tell you that it’s … Continue reading

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my jalapeno poppers! HOT STUFF!!

Jalapeno peppers are so easy to grow and one plant can produce peppers all summer long. I always freeze them when I have an abundance. You just take an empty plastic Ziploc bag and throw them in whenever you pick … Continue reading

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Homemade Sugar Cubes

Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of cold water with sugar and then pat down tight in a pan lined with wax paper or parchment. You have to score the wet sugar so it will break into cubes easier. These won’t be … Continue reading

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let’s Pack a Lunch!

I just did one of my other favorite things to do in the mornings. I packed a lunch for my husband. I love doing this every morning during the week and I strive to pack good lunches that are healthy, … Continue reading

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Hot Pork Tamales!! Right here!

Since we moved away from Texas I have jones’ed for fresh tamales. Unfortunately, there isn’t a restaurant for miles around that makes them and the little Mexican guy that would drive his van through our neighborhood on Saturdays didn’t move … Continue reading

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Using your Cookbooks!

I thought I would start this post out by sharing one of my favorite recipes. I call it Chris’s Favorite Pasta. Here is what you will need to make it: Sundried tomatoes – I like the ones packed in oil. … Continue reading

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How to love Pavlova

by Madeline Laughs   I was making a couple of chocolate pavlovas the other day and thinking about being thankful  for the good things and people in my life. I needed 12 egg whites. I crack them one at a … Continue reading

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How to make Artisan Bread

by Madeline Laughs   Artisan breads are pretty, edible versions of just plain old bread. They look amazing. People will swear you slaved all day, but they are not as hard, or labor intensive, as you might think. Years ago … Continue reading

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