Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Perfect Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe If you're looking for the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe, look no further.  My husband loves a thick, yet soft and chewy cookie - so I was on a mission to find and perfect the peanut butter cookie early in our marriage. I tweaked a recipe early on and it has … [Read more...]

Disney Frozen Birthday Party – Homemade Marshmallows

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We had Meghan's 5th birthday party. She wanted a Disney Frozen Birthday themed party. I have to say this was the most fun to plan and to decorate of all the parties I've planned!  I made homemade marshmallows (so delicious) to set out on the table and to go with the hot chocolate (I'll do another … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Noodles

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How to Make Homemade Noodles Recipe My husband says I’m a Thanksgiving snob…and he might have a point.  It’s not that I’m stuck up about Thanksgiving food, but I have a couple of Thanksgiving side dishes that I’ve adapted the recipes for over the years to the point that I like them the way I make … [Read more...]

How to Blanch Tomatoes

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How to Blanch Tomatoes  Before canning or making sauces or salsa, you may want to blanch tomatoes first.  Blanching is really simple. Have a large pot of boiling water, a colander scoop, and a large bowl or clean sink filled with iced water.  You'll also need a container to throw your tomato cores … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage

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Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage are a favorite in our house. Especially, a no-fuss slow-cooker meal! The beauty of this recipe is you can pick the green beans straight from your garden, snag green beans super-cheap at a Farmer's Market or … [Read more...]

Ranch Zucchini Chips Recipe – Garden Veggies Series

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Ranch Zucchini Chips Recipe   With as many zucchini as I'm getting out of the garden this year, you would think it would be easy to tire of zucchini.  Not this gal. I love how versatile zucchini are!  Zesty Ranch Zucchini Chips are another great example of creating a tasty side without … [Read more...]

Garlic Dill Pickles Canning Recipe

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  Garlic Dill Pickles Canning Recipe Homemade dill garlic pickles are easy to make and much tastier than store-bought.  With this year's bumper cucumber crop, it's nice to put back a few jars of pickles for that summer-crisp flavor during the dreary and LONG winter months.  Garlic Dill Pickles are … [Read more...]

Cooking with Garden Vegetables Spinach

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There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food in the garden and providing for your family. It's another simple way of "loving" my family.  I've joined forces again this year with a few other of my favorite peeps in the blog world to bring you a Garden Veggies series all about using … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Salad Recipe

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Cauliflower Salad Recipe Ahh, I can almost taste summer! The time when the windows are open, school is out, and family get-togethers are aplenty. I think we can all agree that there isn’t much not to love about summer. This cauliflower salad is the perfect accompaniment for any picnic, church … [Read more...]

Yellow Squash Biscuit Recipe – Garden Veggies Series

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Yellow Squash Biscuit Recipe One good thing about ALL of the rain, here in Ohio, is that yellow squash and zucchini are plentiful! They double in size overnight. I typically take the easy route by just grilling the squash (so good - love the caramelization).  However, squash is a pretty diverse … [Read more...]