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Guacamole Layer Dip

Every week my husband and I feed our two bachelor sons Sunday dinner.  I feel that it is important that they have at least one healthy meal a week and it gives us the opportunity to keep up with what’s going on in their lives. The challenge in this weekly endeavor however, is having a variety of […]

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Ninja Turtle Birthday Cake

 I found myself wanting to ask you, “Do you remember Ninja Turtles?” Then I laughed because Turtles are back… they’re here…they never left – I’m not sure.  My kids just discovered them and think they are sooo cool. I remember watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons with my brothers. I loved those crazy pizza loving […]


Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

  I have not enjoyed cooking this summer. I’ve lost all motivation to be in my kitchen. I’m blaming the heat. I’m hoping, and I’m sure my husband is hoping too, that my desire to cook returns. In the mean time we’re eating a lot of sandwiches.  BBQ Pulled Pork is a family favorite. Good […]


Easy French Bread

We love French bread. You can do so many things with it, you can use it as pizza crust, french toast, toasted with PB & J, cheese sandwich or any sandwich for that matter, garlic bread, cheesy garlic toast and our favorite hot from the oven with butter.    This recipe is great to start […]

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40th Prehistoric but Not Extinct Birthday Party

Prehistoric 40th Birthday Party

I had fun planning my husbands 40th Birthday Party. I didn’t want an “Over the Hill” birthday party with black balloons and “RIP” cupcakes. I wanted it to be fun – not mean. So when I found the phrase, “Prehistoric but not extinct” I new we were going to have Dinosaurs at our party. The […]

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Wheat Cloverleaf Rolls

  For I think, generations, a hot roll for Sunday dinner has always been on the menu. It is sill the case at our house. This recipe isn’t much different from other rolls but it is a fun way to bake them.

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Oatmeal Cake

“Oatmeal Cake” is a treat from my childhood. It is one of those old recipes of my mothers that came from who knows where. It really isn’t the most beautiful cake to look at but the taste makes up for it.  It is moist with a light crust that tops an almost caramel layer. It […]

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Favorite Recipes

OC sandwiches 2

I am a cookie monster, no question. I don’t make a lot of  sandwich cookies for the simple reason that I know  I shouldn’t eat as many. Two at a time? This recipe is fun, tasty and full of healthy ingredients.

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  We love Pizza and Baked Zitti so imagine how yummy this combination recipe must taste. That’s right, it tastes delicious!

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I was in one of those use up the ingredients in the refrigerator moods and found sour cream. I thought cupcakes sounded good so I went to my “White Cupcakes” recipe and found out I had remembered wrong, it called for buttermilk. I had my mind set on cupcakes so this recipe is the result. […]

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4th of July


I’m Bored Jar

  “Mom, I’m bored.”  Has anyone  heard this yet this week? I’ve been hearing it for two weeks now, thus was born the I’m Bored Jar  We are not just on Thanksgiving break at my house. We go to year round school, which means we have most of November off. I really do love this […]


Spice Rubbed Pulled Pork

Sometime I want a great meat sandwich without having to go to a restaurant. You just can’t beat a good pulled pork. So here is another pulled pork recipe. “Spice Rubbed Pulled Pork” Spice Mix 1 tbsp onion salt 2 tbsp paprika 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1/2 […]


Lemon Basil Chicken

Lemon plus spice is by far our favorite chicken marinade. This time it was Basil but right up there equal to Basil is Rosemary and Thyme. Ingredients 1/2 cup EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)1/4 cup lemon juice1 tsp lemon zest (optional)1-2 tbsp fresh chopped basil, rosemary or thyme1 tsp salt 4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts […]

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