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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 […]

The Perfect Pies

by Marie on August 3, 2007

In the last year, I have loved making pies. There is something about a homemade pie that just makes you feel good. If I only had a large window sill to cool my fresh warm pie on, I would be complete. I love to make a Chicken Pot pie from scratch that is delicious, (thanks […]

Chocolate Strawberries

by Marie on July 30, 2007

Chocolate strawberries – the fine art of dessert making, a delicacy, or what I like to call, “Fancy Smancy”. They look like a dessert that should only be fit for a King. They are always the sweet treat that is ordered at an expensive hotel. But I will let you in on a little secret: you can make them yourself, and […]

Here Come the Zucchini

by Marie on July 17, 2007

When I planted my garden, I didn’t think it was a big deal to plant 3 zucchini plants. I love zucchini and I thought the more the better. Well, they grew big right away and I ended up pulling one of them to make room. The zucchini started to come slowly and I thought having […]

Apricot Leather

by Marie on July 7, 2007

At first, this title may sound like I am describing an orange pair of leather shoes. But I am definately not. Apricot Leather is a large fruit roll up. It’s made of yummy apricots, honey, and lemon juice. Then it gets dried in the sun. My mother has an apricot tree in her back yard […]

Ice Cream in a Baggie

by Marie on June 28, 2007

With summer here and the kiddies needing a cool treat, we made ice cream in a baggie. It is fun for all and a yummy snack. But wear gloves or your fingers will freeze. Ice Cream in a Baggie: 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup half and half 1 Tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 […]

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