Christmas Pretzels

Christmas Pretzels

These pretzels have become a tradition to make in our home. I warn you ahead of time they are addicting. Making them will take some time, but they aren’t difficult at all. The little ones can even help by placing the M&M’s on each pretzel. T has been our M&M placer every year we have made them. Over the years … Continue Reading →
Oh My Darling Clementines

Oh My Darling Clementines

Well what do you know; I just found a new fruit that I like. Clementines! For some reason I thought they were a bit on the sour side before even though I had never tasted them. Must have been some other small citrus fruit I tried in the past. At the grocery store yesterday I picked up a small crate … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Thanksgiving Cooking – Part 1 Done & Recipes

Today was Part 1 of Thanksgiving cooking and I’m done – whew! The cranberry muffins are made per my son’s request. The cranberry sauce is made, per hubby’s request. I’ve also finished the cherry cheesecake (for those who don’t want pumpkin pie) and the twice baked potatoes have been baked once, mixed and stuffed and are ready to bake the … Continue Reading →
Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells Recipe

Last night, I mentioned on Twitter that I was making stuffed shells for dinner. Lots of folks asked for the recipe. There are tons of variations of this dish around, but this is my interpretation. Enjoy! Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells 1 box of jumbo pasta shells (you will have extra) 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 medium onion (yellow or white), … Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving Favorites

A few of my favorite Thanksgiving related items. Some I have, some I just wish I had. We usually go to a buffet on Thanksgiving with a big group of friends and family, but I just found out our normal restaurant has closed. So either I find someplace new, or I may just even cook this year for Turkey Day! … Continue Reading →
Caramel Chocolate Cupcake!

Caramel Chocolate Cupcake!

Are you drooling or what? This is a cupcake from babycakes1011 over on etsy. I haven’t ordered from her (yet), but I just had to share with you all. She has a bunch of other yummy looking cupcakes too! Continue Reading →
Sweet Surprise

Sweet Surprise

Out I go to the mailbox this afternoon and open it up to find the mailman has crammed it full. While I don’t mind getting a lot of mail, I don’t like the mailman wedging it in there so much that it’s hard to get out. My old mailman just brought the mail to me at the door if there … Continue Reading →
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie

My free cookie sample arrived today from Kashi (see previous post to learn how to get yours). Nice size sample cookie. It looks pretty tasty, smells pretty tasty although you know right away it’s dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. My personal preference is always milk chocolate, but I can deal with dark chocolate on some things. Taste is good. … Continue Reading →
Free Cookie!

Free Cookie!

Kashi is giving away free cookies – yum! The flavor – Oatmeal Dark Chocolate – yum, yum, yum!The offer is for USA only, 1 cookie per family, and only until October 15 or while supplies last. Quick, get your cookie. Continue Reading →
Thrifty Thursday – More Restaurant Deals

Thrifty Thursday – More Restaurant Deals

Since my last Thrifty Thursday tip seemed to be popular, I’m guessing that there are lots of you who enjoy dining out as much as my family does. This week I thought I would do another tip on saving money while your out. I’m sure you have seen the signs at various restaurants saying “kids eat free each Tuesday” or … Continue Reading →