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Reorganizing the Baking Cabinet

  The small cabinet I had allocated for mostly baking supplies, had taken a turn for the worst. I was not using the space efficiently in any shape or form. Bags and jars were haphazardly piled on top of each other, and unrelated items had also found themselves in the same cramped location. It was … Read More »»

Smokey Bacon Jam {#PorkBucketList}

  BACON JAM!! Can you hear me, I just yelled that. Have you ever tried bacon jam? I’m sorry if you haven’t, because it’s amazing. And once you do get to taste it, you will have a hard time having breakfast without it. My mouth waters every time I think of it. There are many … Read More »»

Kicked Up Broccoli-Cheese Soup

  Having a kid in high school is kicking my butt. It seems like the “busy factor” in our lives has increased ten-fold ever since 9th grade began. On the other hand, I encouraged him wholeheartedly to get involved in as many things as possible. Amazingly, he listened and now I am his personal chauffeur. … Read More »»

Bites of Life (#20)

  Hey everyone, it’s been awhile since I wrote one these “Bites of Life” posts. The last one was about eight weeks ago when I returned from our last summer vacation in Hawaii. It seems so long ago and so much has been happening since then. This time of year definitely has me running in … Read More »»

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

  A bit of a cold spell finally hit the Pacific Northwest this past week. The rain was so nice, except it rained while we were harvesting our vineyard, not cool mother nature, not cool. We have had such an unusually hot summer so the rain was a nice change for the most part.  During … Read More »»

Favorites From The Past


Mexican Bowtie Pasta Bake

I seem to have a pantry full of bowtie pasta. It seems to have accumulated and multiplied beyond a reasonable amount. It has been time to use it up and move on. My kids don’t like bowtie pasta with red sauce, which is mostly how pasta is served around here. It’s just not their favorite, … Read More »»

Reduced Calorie Pumpkin Bread

Who thought reduced calorie pumpkin bread could be so good?  Well, I’m hear to tell you it is.  Aren’t you lucky?  Anyway, my bestie’s mama, Sharon (Hi Sharon!) tweaked up a recipe and came up with this little gem (I tweaked it a tad bit more as well).  Anyway, it’s moist, it’s pumpkin-ee and a … Read More »»

Cherry-Pineapple Cinnamon Crunch Cake

So what was I saying?  Oh yeah, my obsession.  Well, other than my obsession with using up all the accumulated boxes of cake mix in my house, I am also obsessed with the taste of canned cherry pie filling.  I love it.  I don’t know what it is, but I do.   Now, do I enjoy home … Read More »»

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