Author Archives: simply0637

Tomato Basil Pesto Soup

The snow is falling and who knows how much snow we will end up with.  The forecast calls for anywhere between 10 to 16 inches!  We have been very fortunate this winter and most storms have missed us, but not … Continue reading

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I Love Me Some Corn Bread!

Corn meal was used thousands of years ago by the Native Americans. When the European settlers arrived in the New World they were taught by the Indians the many uses of corn in meal preparation.  The European settlers created recipes for … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Ranch Dressing

Stella just LOVES ranch dressing and when she was on her salad making fix we were out of ranch dressing – but no fear!  My aunt has shared this recipe around the family and many make it and we all … Continue reading

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Kids Can Cook: Soft Pretzels

I had been doing some baking and Stella said she had really been wanting to bake – well I had just the recipe for her.  As I was going though cookbooks and on-line recipes looking for a particular recipe that … Continue reading

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A Really Good Mayonnaise

I recently posted a recipe for mayonnaise and I had been using that recipe for years, but I just started using a new recipe which I think is even better!  This mayonnaise recipe is just as easy and delicious, but it … Continue reading

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Knitted Headband

I was looking for a fun, quick knit and in my searching for patterns I came across this headband.  I liked that it looked braided, but was really just cabled.  I changed the pattern just a bit, first because I … Continue reading

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Oatmeal To Go!

Breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day and I could eat it anytime of the day!  Some mornings we are a bit rushed and I like to have items on hand that I can “make” without standing over … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs

I already make my own dishwasher detergent, but when I saw this I wanted to give it a try.  With my dishwasher detergent I also use a citric acid liquid to help get the glasses to sparkle – this recipe … Continue reading

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Snowing? Make Snow Ice Cream!

This was originally posted on February 14, 2014, as part of our Food Stamp Challenge month. With so many getting snow this week and us having snow forecasted for the weekend, thought I needed to re-post and share this again! … Continue reading

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A Soup For Mushroom Lovers!

I have mentioned before that I so want Stella to like soups and eat them more, well I found one that she just loves!  Me not so much.  Stella had this soup over at a friends house and just raved … Continue reading

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