Favorite Chili

                When the weather gets cool, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chili to warm you up! It’s great for a crowd too. So easy–just throw it in a pan and heat.…

Instant Pot Beef Stew

                I have been craving beef stew and am trying to learn how to “instant pot”. That’s a verb, right? Anyway, the two teamed up for me as I searched Pinterest to find…

4 Jar Gift Ideas

                          Jar gifts are easy to make and give. They are also wonderful to receive. Here are 4 ideas I found to help with last minute gift-giving for…

Snowman Hot Chocolate Tower and Mom’s Hot Chocolate Mix

What’s better than hot chocolate on a cold day? I love it! Now wrap it up with some mix ins for a fun gift to warm up someone’s day. The snowman hot chocolate tower will do the trick. Give to…

Pumpkin Spice Lasagna

First, there was chocolate lasagna¬† (see this post). Then the fall pumpkin craze hit and the idea for pumpkin spice lasagna was born in the aisles of the grocery store. Layers yummy, spicy creaminess with a little crunch at the…

Chocolate Lasagna

                  It’s the perfect weather for chocolate lasagna. Ok…I’ve never heard anyone say that. And really any time of year is good for making chocolate lasagna. My daughter told my granddaughter they…

How to Dry Garden Basil

Now is the time, my friends, to dry your basil so you can enjoy it all winter long. You’ve been plucking fresh basil to use in your recipes all summer, but before we know it summer will be gone and…

Russian/Friendship Tea Mix

Here’s a blast from the past that’s sure to make you smile–Russian tea, sometimes called friendship tea. I have had this in my recipe box for decades. Even after tweaking the ingredients, the taste still brings me back and is…

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

                    I can’t say enough good things about these yummy cupcakes! They are packed with real bananas yet light and fluffy. Paired with smooth cream cheese icing, you have a winner…

Truck Cake

I’ll show you the details of how to make this truck cake. It’s easier than you think and a large part can be done ahead of time to make the party day a little easier! It was definitely a big…

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