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(Giveaway) Hamilton Beach Set n’ Forget Slow Cooker

  It’s Slow Cooker season, I’m sure many of you are as giddy with excitement as I am. However, even though cooler weather seems to scream for slow cooked meals, how many of you are like me and use the slow cooker all year long? I personally love using the slow cooker in the summertime … Read More »»

Slow Cooker Red Chili

  Hey friends, glad to be back, it’s been a while since we’ve talked. I have been busy traveling around and let’s not forget its been harvest season here in Oregon (harvest = very busy). And in case you’re wondering, the grapes came in beautifully and early, after a very warm summer. Oh, and how … Read More »»

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 »»

Favorites From The Past

Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Style Beef

  So wow, it has been quiet around here! In my defense, I have been insanely busy. As in insanely-crazy busy. That happens when you leave everything until the last minute and then it piles up on you. Yeah, that’s me, and it’s a habit I want to break. How do you break a procrastination … Read More »»


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 »»

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