Spicy Pumpkin Pancakes

Now that we’re feeling the love from pumpkins, I decided to keep that lovin’ feeling going and make some warm and spicy pumpkin pancakes for breakfast.  In searching the internet, I came across this recipe from Betty Crocker, using Bisquick mix, which I always have on-hand.  Once again, easy is my favorite part of this […]

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Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

My daughter made this cake yesterday entirely from scratch.  This is a lot of work, but it is so worth it!  This cake is moist and delicious and tastes just like fall.  When it’s baking, your house will smell so good. Here’s what you’ll need:  2 sticks salted butter plus 1-2 tsp 1 cup packed […]

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Apple Nachos

I found this recipe on Pinterest.  I’m always on the hunt for simple, healthy recipes that are good for entertaining.  This fully fits the bill.  And talk about versatile.  You can top the Apple Nachos with whatever you like. Here’s what you’ll need for this version: 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (I used Jazz […]

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Pineapple Orange Sorbet

With the extreme heat we’ve been having lately, nothing seemed more refreshing than a homemade citrus sorbet.  I’m all about quick and easy, but lighter fair is at the top of my priorities lately.  This recipe ticked all my boxes and I was able to use some of our fresh fruit from the backyard and […]

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Hard Boiled Egg Tip

Add 1 tsp baking soda to the water when you’re  going to make hard-boiled eggs and they will peel easier.  I wasn’t sure I believed this tip that I read on Pinterest, so I tried it myself.  I was pleasantly surprised, it actually helped.  It was not perfect, but I believe the shells came off […]

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Beefsteak Tomatoes

My friend grew these amazing tomatoes in her garden this year and when she brought me a bag of them, I couldn’t wait to eat them.  I found this recipe of Pinterest.  It’s so easy, no step-by-step needed.  Just halved them, topped them with Parmesan cheese, fresh oregano, salt and pepper and put them in […]

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Rainbow Cakes in a Jar for the 4th

If you are on Pinterest at all for any length of time, you will see the “Rainbow Cakes in a Jar” everywhere.  Yet another use for my cute little mason jars.  My spin was to pick the colors that represent the 4th of July. These might look like they are time-consuming or complicated, but nothing could […]

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The Black Keys El Camino

I was introduced to The Black Keys by my son (who has excellent taste in music) about six years ago.  He and some friends used to have band practice in my garage and they were playing some great songs I hadn’t heard before.  Turns out it was The Black Keys. The Black Keys have been […]

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a really sweet movie.  With a great cast of characters at its core, you will travel with them as they venture into India to live out their golden years. Most of the seniors in this movie hadn’t properly planned for their retirement, either through their own fault or the […]

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Caprese Delight…

The best appetizers to serve are the ones that don’t require a plate.  Also, I read a good rule of thumb is that appetizers should be able to be eaten in two to three bites. Caprese salad is one of my favorite salads in the whole world and it’s so light and refreshing.  Feels like […]

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