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Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

Want something easy to toss together that you can add to you cookie basket.  Insert pretzel turtles.  My friend Ginger had these at her Christmas party and I couldn’t stop eating them.  I had no idea how simple they were, they taste so good.   

Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

I found this recipe many years ago when I was tasked with finding a good gluten free dessert that I could bring to book club.  Having a candy thermometer takes a lot of pressure out of this recipe so that you can monitor what is 

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Choose Your Fruit Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is something that is very versatile. Can be served as a dessert, or as a breakfast treat.  I have tried many recipes over the past few months and have not been happy with any of them.  I broke out my old cookbooks and 

Not Your Chicken Salad

Not Your Chicken Salad

This is great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  It is my go to when I have chicken from chicken soup that I need to use. A combination of crunchy and sweet ingredients that is like a party for your tastebuds.  Super easy 

Apple Pie for Beginners

Apple Pie for Beginners

This is a super easy to put together apple pie that is great for beginners.  How do I know?  My 8 yr old daughter was able to put the whole pie together by herself.  Mom helped put in and out of the oven.     

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This is a great recipe to use up some of that produce from your summer garden. Want to sneak in some yellow squash or zucchini, done.  Realize that your cilantro bolted so you sub out parsley, done (that may or may not have happened, I 

Quinoa – Stovetop vs. Instant Pot

Quinoa – Stovetop vs. Instant Pot

Quinoa is a versatile pseudo grain (It is actually a seed, but most people eat it like a grain).  Quinoa is high in protein and one of the few plant sources that contains all 9 essential amino acids (the precursors to proteins that humans need 

Bubbie’s Chicken soup

Bubbie’s Chicken soup

This is a staple in my house anytime anyone is feeling sick, or it is cold outside, and a favorite when teeth are sore from an orthodontist visit.  The broth freezes well so you can have homemade chicken soup any time.   Onion tip – 

Candy Apples

Candy Apples

I remember seeing those shiny bright red apples in the grocery store and thinking I should make those.  Also, my oldest daughter is not a fan of caramel (gasp), so these are a great alternative and treat that she can enjoy.  These do require a 

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

This is a family favorite. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  I will often make extra chicken so I can make this later in the week.  It is super flexible and works well with adding a variety of different 

Roll Out Butter Cookies

Roll Out Butter Cookies

These cookies are a kid favorite for decorating.  For one of my kids’ birthday parties, I gave the kids different colors of frosting and let them “paint” their own cookie.   You can use cookies, or biscuit cutters or even a pizza wheel to make 

Savory Beef Stew

Savory Beef Stew

This version of Beef Stew originally started as a crockpot recipe. Through the years it has evolved into a recipe that I cook in many different ways. It was first converted to the stovetop when I forgot to set up the slow cooker one morning.