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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

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

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

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

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I made this recipe the other day and just had to share.  They came out wonderful, and the aroma from the oven was divine.  Even the crust was perfect – a light, golden brown.  My husband especially loves them in the morning, with a hot cup of coffee.  They even tasted good the next day, after… Read more

Breakfast Pie

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Recipe | Breakfast Pie | Prepare it the night before! Great when having overnight guests, and tastes devine.

Whether serving Breakfast Pie in the early morning hours, or at brunch, this recipe is just about perfect when you are having overnight guests.  If you are lucky enough to have any left-overs, it keeps very well in the refrigerator – and individual servings can be microwaved for just one minute with excellent results. I like… Read more

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Soup

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The only audible sound at the table was the spoon hitting the bowl, and an occasional “oh my goodness!”  This soup is that good. It is melt in your mouth good, and so easy to prepare. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, this would be a fun way to add some Irish color to… Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape

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St. Patrick's Day Tablescape

Saint Patrick’s Day is a holiday that I feel is under-valued by most.  My hubby and I went shopping for some Irish decor over the weekend and were amazed over the lack of it.  Most stores (and we went to plenty) had few decorations … if any.  We both looked at each other and exclaimed… Read more

Food Gifts – Toffee-Peanut Cookie Mix

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Food GIfts - Mason Jar Cookie Mix

Food Gifts – I love to make them during the holidays.  One of my favorite container packages is the infamous Mason Jar.  They are such a classic.  Glass makes everything sparkle, and when you add colorful food items in the mix – it makes for a bright and cheerful gift. This year I made up some… Read more