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Watergate Salad Recipe

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Watergate Salad (also known as Pistachio Fluff Salad) is a refreshing dessert salad – made with pistachio pudding, marshmallows, and crushed pineapple.  I always like to serve it in glass or crystal dishware because it is just as beautiful as it is delicious!  With it’s creamy and soft-green texture, it also is a nice addition to… Read more

Minestrone Soup Recipe

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This Minestrone Soup Recipe is the best I’ve ever tasted.  At our house, we make it often – fulfilling numerous requests from family and friends alike.  There have been many a time when I needed to make a pot of this comforting soup for people that were either sick, or grieving.  It is full of wonderful nourishment, and… Read more

Homemade House Seasoning Recipe

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I like to make my own seasonings whenever possible – even though several still have to be bought at the grocery store.  There are a special few that I make on a regular basis – such as this all-purpose House Seasoning. It is wonderful on most types of meats, and could also be used on a variety of vegetables as well… Read more

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Recipes, Winter Season

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate – the only way I make it is in a slow cooker these days. This was not always the case, as I used to make it on the stove-top.  Without a doubt, the slow cooker version produces the most creamy and delicious hot chocolate I have ever tested – hands down.  I… Read more

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

– Posted in: Fall Season, Recipes

In this wondrous season of beauty, blessings and food, I wanted to celebrate with you by sharing this moist Pumpkin Bread recipe.  It is so very delicious, and I feel confident your guests will be “wowing” over it for days to come.  By far, it is the best Pumpkin Bread I have ever tasted.  It is just that good. Do you… Read more

Apple Pie Recipe

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During the fall season, there are a lot of apples to choose from.  A firm and tasty one is needed for an Apple Pie.  I use delicious Braeburn apples in my recipe because they hold their shape so well when cooked.  Our local grocery store sells them so they are readily available.  While you can use whatever… Read more

Homemade Seasoned Salt Recipe

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I love making my own Seasoned Salt; mainly because it is easy, economical, and tastes better than the store-bought variety.   With only five ingredients (mainly those you already have in your pantry) this is an easy recipe to mix up in mere minutes. These ingredients are crisp and coarse, making it a great mixture for… Read more

Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles

– Posted in: Recipes, Summer Season
Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles

If you are wanting a cool and refreshing summer dessert for your next family gathering, I highly recommend these Cherry Hibiscus Tea Popsicles!  Not only are they easy to make, but they are pretty healthy too.  I adapted this recipe from the one I saw on www.BettyCrocker.com.  I followed their recipe exactly, except instead of measuring out… Read more

Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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I just love this recipe!  These Chocolate Chip Cupcakes are “mini” sized, which makes them perfect for those times when people want something a little sweet, but don’t want to eat a big piece of cake or a full-sized cupcake.  That old familiar saying … “a little piece will do ya” certainly applies here.  After a big meal… Read more

Hello Dolly Bars

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My husband had never heard of “Hello Dolly Bars”, and so I found myself making them to satisfy his curiosity.  Needless to say, he ate most of the entire batch within a week.  He particularly liked them with coffee, which surprised me.  They were so easy to make, and are an excellent choice for a pot… Read more