Category:  Holidays

Pancakes in a Jar

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12
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Who doesn’t love to start a weekend morning with a tall stack of pancakes? In our rush to get out the door for Saturday morning sports practices or… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11
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Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 22/11
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If I counted the number of times I’ve made this recipe for “testing” purposes, you may start to wonder.  Was it really that hard to successfully substitute maple… Read More »

Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms and Kale…and a Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop

In Casseroles, Chicken, Holidays, Pasta, Turkey
by Ann on 12/11
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If you have leftover Thanksgiving turkey, tetrazzini is a perfect way to enjoy it in a whole new way.  If there are no leftovers to speak of, it’s… Read More »

Spooky Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

In Easy Meals, Holidays, Pasta, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/10
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It’s dinnertime. You have leftover spaghetti but not enough to feed the family. What to do? In mid-October, “spooky” spaghetti stuffed peppers are sure to delight. I saw… Read More »

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 14/06
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My kids and I are wishing my husband an early Happy Father’s Day so we can share this fun recipe in time for others to whip up a… Read More »

Baked Pineapple Casserole

In Breads & Muffins, Casseroles, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Side Dishes
by Ann on 14/04
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Can Easter really be less than a week away?  After a weekend of delightful weather–so welcome after the long, cold, snowy winter–it’s actually starting to feel a bit… Read More »

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

In Cookies & Candy, Desserts, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 12/04
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When I think of my grandmother, many things come to mind.  She was full of life, funny and frugal, yet so very generous. This was a woman who… Read More »

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

In Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, Pasta, Slow Cooker, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 04/04
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Note:  I am bringing this much-loved sauce to the top of the page for a couple of reasons. First, I have some complimentary recipes coming soon!  Additionally, I… Read More »

April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Holidays
by Ann on 31/03
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We don’t often have lots of juice or soda on hand, so when I offered tall glasses of fruit punch last April Fool’s Day, my kids were rather… Read More »