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Last Minute Thanksgiving Prep

by Marie on November 21, 2007

Did you just realized today that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and you are having 30 people over and your turkey is still frozen solid at the bottom of the freezer? Then here are some great last minute tips and tricks to make your Thanksgiving look like you slaved for days. Dressing up store-bought products – whip […]

Living the Sweet Life

by Marie on November 18, 2007

How well do you know your Sweets? Are you a chocolate lover, pastry lover, or “I’ll eat anything with sugar” lover? Do you have the ultimate sweet tooth? Take this great quiz from and test your dessert knowledge. I got 8 out of 10 correct, but I guessed on almost all of them. I […]

Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

by Marie on November 6, 2007

I love a good pie crust. I have this great recipe for a graham cracker crust that is easy to make and yummy to eat. Once you have this recipe, it can be used with lots of delicious desserts. Homemade Graham Cracker Crust Recipe: 1 ½ c. graham crackers – 1 package of 9-10 crackers […]

I worked at Tony Roma’s when this song came out and we all sang it in the back kitchen. I don’t think the managers liked that. This job is where I learned to loooooove pork ribs. The cook would give me the extra little bits that they couldn’t serve to the guests, so ate them […]

Caramel Dipped Apples

by Marie on October 29, 2007

It’s that time of year when apple trees are full and ready for picking. When you’re looking for fun ways to dress your apples, when you’ve made all the pie you can eat, then it’s time to dip them in caramel. These make for yummy treats and are perfect for gifts. Supplies for Caramel Candy […]

Making Spooky Haunted Houses

by Marie on October 23, 2007

We love to make these fun Candy Halloween Houses, thanks to my sister Steph for introducing this fun idea. These turned out to be the best we’ve made yet. My son really gets into it. At first glance you may not know what he’s got going on, but there’s a story behind every piece of […]

Pumpkin Soup’s On

by Marie on October 22, 2007

Serve your soup in fun Pumpkin Soup Bowls this holiday season. I bought 6 Tiger Striped pumpkins. I liked their size, kinda in between, no one can eat a large pumpkin size soup serving, well maybe someone can. Then, carve out the top and scoop out the insides. You are going to want to scrap […]

I will often get stumped on what to make for dinner. I posted earlier about making a Weekly Meal List. But there are times when I get bored of those meals that we eat again and again. So I have searched for help from my friends in the blogging world for great blogs dedicated to […]


by Marie on October 17, 2007

What is TasteSpotting you ask? It is a fun website that features fabulous looking food. The pictures are to die for, I want to eat all of it. The fun part is that they only keep it up if you help to submit the food. You can submit something of your own, or someone else’s […]

I make Taco Soup at least once a month. It is easy on the paycheck and quick in the kitchen. I first got this recipe from my darling friend, Becca. Of all the recipes I use, she has given me almost all of them. Thank you, Becca! Taco Soup: 1 lb. ground beef, cooked 1 […]

I love the Everyday Food Magazine. It has PICTURES of everything in there, and delicious recipes. For some reason I haven’t subscribed to receive it in the mail yet. I end up paying full price for it at the check out stand. I recently got an email offer that I couldn’t refuse: 10 issues of […]

A Tasty Pumpkin Snack

by Marie on October 8, 2007

I live for the day when the grocery store begins to sell Pumpkins. I buy one and cut it open right away, just to make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. That poor pumpkin never makes it to Halloween, as I cut it open too early, but I love the seeds too much to care. Cut open the […]

No Soup For You!

by Marie on October 4, 2007

I have learned to eat my tomato soup. I never liked it when I was a kid. But now I love it when a few extra things are added to it. This is a simple recipe that gives plain tomato soup some pizazz! The Soup Nazi would be proud. Creamy Tomato Soup 1 can tomato […]

I have posted before about my Recipe Club, and I am excited to share what happened this month. My friends and I recently had recipe club at my house. The theme I chose for this month was Pumpkin. They were to make and bring a food item that had Pumpkin as the main ingredient and […]

Homemade Applesauce

by Marie on September 25, 2007

I’m continuing my week of apples with homemade applesauce. My parents have a lot of apple trees and I’m fortunate enough to use them for my applesauce. Last year, we made it with a big fancy machine that squeezes the insides out and catches the skin and core. But it’s a tad bit messy and […]

Recipe Websites

by Marie on September 19, 2007

I would not be able to make it through the week with out turning to the Internet. I’ll have an ingredient that I want to use. I type that ingredient into one of my favorite recipe websites, and TaDa! I will get a plethora of recipes to make for that item. Here are some of […]

Chewy Granola Bars

by Marie on September 13, 2007

These are a yummy treat for me! and my kids. I got this recipe from my good friend, Sherie. They are chewy and homemade, a perfect after-school treat. Chewy Granola Bars Recipe: 2 1/2 c. Oats – quick rolled oats 1/2 c. Rice Krispies 1/4 c. coconut 1/2 c. M&M minis 1/2 c. brown sugar […]

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

by Marie on September 5, 2007

Yet another recipe made from a cake mix. I am all about the ease of things and I totally go for the recipes with the fewest ingredients. Here is a great recipe for the cookie: Snickerdoodle. They are rolled in sugar and cinnamon for extra sparkle. Look how they crackle when they’re cooked! Snicker Doodles […]

Dinner for the Week

by Marie on August 27, 2007

I have always struggled with what to make for dinner, but who doesn’t. I open the fridge and it’s a big blur. If I don’t already have in mind what to make, then it is the first thing that I can grab, like eggs, hot dogs, mac n cheese, grilled cheeses, tuna, and cereal. Those […]

Homemade Filet-O-Fish

by Marie on August 17, 2007

I am a total sucker for McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. And I have been going more lately per the kiddie’s request. Okay, twist my arm… I guess I could order a Filet-O-Fish… make that a combo meal… and Super Size it… please. I love it so much that I wanted to have it all the time. So […]

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