Category Archives: Food & Home

What’s Cookin’ – Honey Lavender Ice Cream

I recently became the proud owner of an electric ice cream maker.  My kids and their friends have suffered through being my official taste testers as I learn how to make homemade ice cream. I bought this little beauty, used, from a … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’- Dilly Casserole Bread

Here’s another handwritten recipe that I have had in my recipe box since at least the early 1980s.  The difference is that this one is handwritten on an actual recipe card versus a scrap of paper.  The card is yellowed, and I … Continue reading

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Product Review – Michelob ULTRA Light Cider

The Summer heat came early this year and so did our hunt for some light refreshing Summertime beverages to enjoy with family and friends. Being a native of St. Louis, Missouri, we have access to some great beers made by … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I make a lot of mashed potatoes for my family.  It is the one vegetable that everyone eats.  I make real mashed potatoes.  It has never even occurred to me to buy boxed or frozen mashed potatoes.  They are so … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Citrus White Wine Spritzer

Two drinks, popular in the 1980s, are making a comeback – sangrias and wine spritzers. I used to drink both of these beverages in the Summer – back in the day.  I ran across a few articles and recipes lately for some new … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Blackberries (Seasonal Foods)

Even before the local and sustainable food movement became popular, I have tried to incorporate foods into my menu based on whether or not they were in season and available locally. As we raised our kids, one of the ways … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – A Chafing Dish of Swedish Meatballs

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What’s Cookin’ – No Bake Chicken Divan

When planning my meals, I always look to see what I have on hand and then try to find something to make to use up these ingredients. As it turns out, I had some fresh broccoli leftover from last week’s … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Cookin’

This past weekend was a busy one in our home!  We had extra kids staying with us all weekend and lots of activities going on.  I spent most of the weekend cooking. Fortunately, I had lots of help washing dishes.  … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Brownies With Mocha Icing

If you are a fan of The Pioneer Woman and own her first cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl, her recipe for Mocha Brownies is truly decadent and delicious. My favorite part about this recipe … Continue reading

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