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Friday night pizza night

Every Friday night we have pizza. Sometimes it’s homemade pizza at home, and sometimes it’s leftover pizza from my inlaw’s school. My favorite is the homemade. It’s funny how things change. For years I hated homemade pizza. Now I love it. I think it’s the crust. Over the years we’ve tried several crust recipes, from whole wheat to low carb to just basic white. Even though we prefer whole wheat baked goods for almost everything else, this recipe using all […]

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Chicken and artichoke casserole

Jo asked if I would post the recipe for chicken and artichoke casserole. Since it’s from a cookbook and the recipe is posted online, I figured I’d post the link to it. Chicken and artichoke casserole I usually use the whole container of mushrooms (a small container), and a good 3+ cloves of garlic. Yummy!

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Pumpkin Cookies

A friend of mine on Facebook sent me a recipe for Pumpkin Cookies. I thought they sounded good, but made a few changes when I made them. Here’s the recipe the way I made it: Print Pumpkin Cookies Servings: 36 Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup pumpkin 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice Instructions […]

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Iced coffee recipe

The other day, Mommyof8blessings asked if I’d share the recipe for my iced coffee. Unfortunately, I usually just dump things into the glass and eyeball it. Here’s what I use though: 1-2 packets sweetener (I prefer Splenda) generous splash of liquid French vanilla coffee creamer equal parts coffee and milk to fill the glass handful of ice cubes to chill it Any flavored creamer would work, but I prefer the vanilla. Vanilla isn’t my favorite for hot coffee, but it […]

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Cheddar Parmesan Herb Bread

Cheddar Parmesan Herb Bread

Cheddar Parmesan Herb bread 9 oz warm water2 Tbs oil2 Tbs sugar1 tsp salt3 cups all-purpose flour1 Tbs yeast (or 1 packet – I use bulk) 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 Tbs dipping spices Put first six ingredients in your bread machine in the order listed. Allow machine to run through the dough cycle only. Remove dough from machine and place on oiled countertop. Roll dough into a large rectangle. Sprinkle cheeses and spices evenly […]

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Dill pickle recipe

A few people have asked if I’d share my dill pickle recipe. This is the recipe my grandmother used for years, and she recently told me it’s the recipe her grandmother always used to use. She said she liked it because the ingredients are per jar – making it really easy to make pickles as your cucumbers are ready, instead of having to wait until you have a lot at once. These pickles also have to age for a while. […]

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Chocolate milkshake with a twist

Today’s afternoon snack was unbelievably delicious – it was a chocolate milkshake with a twist. One of Wendy’s toffee coffee twisted frostys sounded nice, but I had no plans to make the 30-minute drive to go get one. I wasn’t sure what to do to imitate the flavor since there’s no toffee-flavored anything in the house right now. I finally settled on a chocolate milkshake with coffee flavoring. I only added a tiny bit of instant coffee powder, but the […]

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Yogurt

We are absolutely loving yogurt around here lately. Well, we always love it, but it’s been a long time since I’ve made any. With the diet changes we started implementing this week, I decided that having plain yogurt in the house was a good idea again. The recipe I followed is at A Year of Slow Cooking. I’ve made it before, using a heating pad, but thought I’d try the crockpot method this time. What a difference – it is […]

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Bread machine wheat bread

Today I needed bread for tonight’s French toast, so I threw the ingredients into the bread machine to mix. I baked it in the oven instead of the bread machine, but was thrilled with the results. It was so light and fluffy – not something I’m used to with this much wheat flour in it. I’ve only tried this combination of ingredients once, but I’ll be playing with it more, that’s for sure. Bread machine wheat bread 9 oz warm […]

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