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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting

“Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting” is sort of a family tradition.  It was usually the cake of choice when our son Robert was asked what kind he wanted. Mom’s was always a cake mix, but I am a failure with cake mixes. This recipe however always works for me. Growing up it wasn’t Sunday dinner […]

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Baked Chicken Fingers

Chicken is a mainstay in our diet. The continual question is “What shall we do with it tonight?”. This recipe is one of those that can be tweaked a little and be different every time you make it.     We don’t like to fry food, but liked the baked crispiness of this recipe. We have […]

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Chicken Juarez

When we celebrate birthdays in our family the birthday person gets to choose the main dish for their special dinner. Mary Catherine just celebrated her birthday  and her favorite is “Chicken Juarez”. I think she chooses this every year.  It is a recipe we adapted from an old Junior League Cookbook years ago.

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Hot Milk Sponge Cake

  My husband loves cake. If it has fruit on it all the better. For years I would make angel food cake and serve it topped with berries and ice cream or whipped cream.  Then we found this great “Hot Milk Sponge Cake” recipe in a 1973 printing of Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book. […]

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Favorite Recipes

Choc Choc chip

Everyone has a food that is hard to resist. Mine is cookies. It doesn’t really matter what kind I love them. The problem is that I can’t usually stop with just one, and this “Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe is no different. It has two of my favorite ingredients, CHOCOLATE and NUTS. Oh,ya!! They have cake […]

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When I was growing up my mother made a recipe called “Crumb Pudding” and I always thought it was the same as “Bread Pudding”.  I was way wrong!  Totally different.  Don’t get me wrong Crumb Pudding is wonderful and I will have to post it another time.  I wanted to make Bread Pudding and see […]

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Something we love but don’t make very often is “Quiche”. Sometimes we make it for dinner but our favorite meal to eat it is for breakfast, thus “Breakfast Quiche”.

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Valentine’s Day

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What’s New at Etsy and Craftsy

We have added a beautiful new pattern in our Etsy and Craftsy stores. “Sweets Hearts Table Runner” Just in time for Valentine’s or any day. Simple to make and the perfect weekend project. Visit our shops to see this and other quilted projects.


Hanging Valentine

I wanted to make a fun, easy Valentine to hold goodies . I thought it would be fun to have it be a hanging Valentine. That way after the goodies are eaten it can be used for decoration. I had some felt left over from a Christmas project so I didn’t even have to go […]


Show and Tell Saturday {Valentine’s Day Quilt}

Valentine’s Day Heart Quilt I love to quilt! And I have a goal to have at least one wall hanging for every holiday. I don’t think my goal is going to accomplished anytime soon, because I’m very easily distracted with lots of other fun, creative projects. Oh ya, and my kids think they need mommy […]

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