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Category Archives: Recipes

M&M Cookies

On Christmas Eve/Christmas Morning last year, I made M&M cookies using my Grandma P’s recipe, which I’ll share with you today. One of the things on my 101 in 1001 list, is to “try 100 new recipes” and, while I might have made these before at some point, I can’t Read more →

Cappuccino Rice Crispy Treats

Last time in my 11 facts, I told you that I can’t eat or make regular rice cripsy treats ever since I started putting cappuccino powder in the mix. I promised to share the recipe, so here it is. I first came across this recipe in George Duran’s cookbook Take Read more →

Slow Cooker Turkey & Cranberry Sauce With a Twist

I’ve used my slow cooker a lot lately and decided to find a way to make turkey in it for Thanksgiving. I came across an interesting idea at Kiki & Company: crock pot turkey made with a BBQ-cranberry sauce. Did the thought of BBQ sauce and cranberry together make you Read more →

Peanut Butter Blossoms (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today Toni at One Chocolate Box wants to know about favorite Christmas treats.  One of mine is buckeyes, but I’ve already shown you how to make those, so today I thought I would tell you how to make another of my favorite peanut buttery Christmas treats: peanut butter blossoms. These Read more →

Live & Learn Thursday: Making Green Bean Casserole (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the 4th day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box. The suggested prompt is plans for the holiday, but I honestly don’t know what I’m going to be doing. Probably hanging out at home and making some of the same food I Read more →

Buckeyes (the Candies/Cookies not the Nuts) for Totally Tasty Tuesdays

If you like chocolate and you like peanut butter, then you will probably love these candies/cookies I grew up with called buckeyes. (I don’t think there’s a consensus on which they qualify as, so it’s up to you what to call them. I’m going to go with candies for this Read more →

Cake in a Jar for Care Packages

With the holidays approaching, you may want to send baked goods to a deployed service member. But what will keep? Years ago, when looking for something I could send for a coworker’s brother who was deployed in Iraq, I found the answer: cake in a jar. It was a hit Read more →

Our First Christmas in Germany and Making My First Turkey (Includes the Recipe)

Since we had just gotten our household goods a few days before Christmas, I was not sure how much of a holiday we would have or what we would do. We bought a little turkey, just under 4 pounds, a couple of days before Christmas. I searched for recipes online Read more →

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