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Campfire Lasagna

Campfire Lasagna

We spent the weekend camping with family at a State Park near my parents’ house and what a blast! The kids had so much fun playing outdoors, fishing, and exploring nature and the adults were able to have some relaxation time too. Time spent outdoors […]

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Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

As fall transitions into colder weather (I won’t say the “W” word), I find myself digging out my baking supplies and cranking up the oven. There is just something about this time of year that really says “baking weather”. It’s a huge bonus that my […]

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Garden Update

Garden Update

Our garden has really been thriving this year and as usual, I’m wondering “what do I do?” with all these fresh veggies. In our home, I’m the biggest veggie-eater (as well as vegetarian) so it’s up to me to eat all the fresh produce, but […]

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New Year, Another Day

New Year, Another Day

I’ve been trying to think of a way to start my next post for some time…unable to come up with anything.  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and for that, I am sorry. I could use an excuse like “the holidays are always so […]

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Thanksgiving Week Favorites

Thanksgiving Week Favorites

The Thanksgiving week festivities have begun and we are definitely enjoying all the delicious treats that go hand-in-hand with the holidays.  So far, I’ve tried it 2 new recipes and they were huge hits… the first was a maple nut scone and the second was […]

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Caramel Apple Crock-Pot Dessert

Caramel Apple Crock-Pot Dessert

Hello! Everyone is settling into a beautiful fall and guess what that means…? The crock-pots are coming out!  What better way to warm up from the inside, while the temperatures are cooling down outside than with a slow-cooker meal.  Some favorite slow-cooked meals around our […]

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Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie

Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach Pie

This is by far the BEST peach pie I have ever had.  Ok, let me start by saying that even if, say, for some CRAZY reason, you lose your mind and forget to follow any of the instructions…this dessert will still turn out amazing! So, […]

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Smoky Chipotle Salsa for Canning

Smoky Chipotle Salsa for Canning

Yesterday was a big day for our house, I successfully canned my first batch of salsa and it was only the second time I’ve ever canned anything (the first time in 12-15 years!).  Phew! {Deep Breath} It was slightly stressful, messy, and took a long […]

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Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars

Pear Cobbler Cheesecake Bars

Let me start off by saying that we have the BEST neighbors.  We have been incredibly blessed and I can’t begin to tell you how amazing they are…but I will start by saying that for our wedding gift, they gave us 3 fruit trees.  What […]

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Fresh Salsa Day

Fresh Salsa Day

I don’t know what it is about fresh, homemade salsa (or pico de gallo) but it screams…Summer! Well, today is the day, the day I wait for all year round when the tomatoes are juicy and sweet, the jalapenos are spicy, and the onions (or […]

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