All posts in Food

Nov
16
Thanksgiving Meal
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Last week we were thinking about going out of town for Thanksgiving. We wouldn't have family around and we thought that instead of being home by ourselves we'd enjoy a little vacation. I felt sorry for myself. However, a tiny part of me enjoyed that I wouldn't have to cook Thanksgiving. I love doing it, but not doing it meant I wasn't worried about what to serve, what new dishes ...
Nov
13
Pop Tarts
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About the time I made my homemade Nutri-Grain bars I also found a recipe for homemade PopTarts. Actually, I also found a recipe on allrecipes.com that I used as well. The first recipe I found used a homemade crust. I decided to use the pie crust dough from the grocery store, like the second recipe uses. Dough tends to be my enemy. My man always has to come in and ...
Oct
29
Homemade Nutri-Grain bars
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I've been buying snacks for Baby Girl to take to preschool. Usually it's crackers and fruit or cheese and fruit snacks. She really likes Nutri-Grain bars. I started thinking about what exactly was inside of them and decided to see if I could make my own. I found a recipe that looked easy and delicious. Baby Girl doesn't like the store-bought strawberry bars, but I decided to try those first. I ...
Oct
18
Pumpkin Cake
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This fall I have definitely overcompensated for the warm weather by baking! I've made lots of pumpkin goodies, including my man's favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I saw an easy recipe for pumpkin cake on Pinterest the other day. Sunday evening we had some new friends over for supper. I knew I had an excuse to bake! First, I had all of the ingredients, which makes it a winner in my ...
Oct
09
A Sweet Surprise
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You all know that I've been homesick, especially during the fall season. I've missed the smells, the sights, the temperatures, the food! My man has done all he can to give me fall, even though the highs are still in the 80s. He really outdid himself last week, though! The doorbell rang Wednesday afternoon, signaling a delivered package. I assumed it was a Christmas gift I had order (which still ...
Aug
22
Pinterest Fail, Sort of
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Several months ago I found a recipe on Pinterest for Melted Ice Cream Cake. I love ice cream and cake, so this sounded good. It also sounded so easy! The recipe calls for 1 pint of ice cream (any flavor), 1 box of cake mix (any flavor), and three eggs. This I could handle! I planned to make it for company Saturday night but as I read the recipe again I ...
Aug
16
Dinner Tradition
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I started a new tradition. We had ice cream for dinner. And boy, it was good! My man had to work late, so the kids and I went to Baskin' Robbins. Yummy! I feel that I should mention (in case I can't believe it in a few years), Buddy sat completely still without a booster seat or highchair all through dinner! He never tried to climb out, never tried to jump ...
Jun
10
Buddy’s 1st Birthday Party
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When we left Vermont, I decided that I wanted to throw a party for Buddy when we were in Connecticut. It will be awhile before we have close friends in Texas, and we won't have any family there. So, I wanted to celebrate with our close friends and family before we left. I planned the theme months ago...Noah's Ark. I mean, what other theme could you have for a little ...
Mar
29
A Healthy Cake!
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You heard me. Healthy! I was extremely leery of making this cake, but I had most of the ingredients, so I gave it a shot. However, the problem of who to make it for came up. I can't try out a new recipe on company (not a recipe like this anyway). If I make it just for us, we'll eat the whole cake, and even if it's healthy, that's not ...
Mar
13
Special Dinner
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A few weeks ago when Baby Girl and my man went skiing, Buddy and I stayed home. (More on this story later, but I can't get the video to upload. So I need my in-house IT genius to help me.) I planned to enjoy the quiet while Buddy napped. Instead, I decided to make corn chowder. It sounded perfect for my two skiers. At that point, I hadn't really done ...