Archive for October, 2013

  Have you ever been in the spot where you need a ‘homemade’ dessert and have none? Friends are coming and there is no way to dress up an Oreo so it doesn’t look like an Oreo. Or maybe you feel like you deserve a dessert, just for you! Give   Read More ...

Oh my!  These lyrics are heart tugging as well-known words of The Christmas Song. The lyrics and music were written way back in 1946. Finally! Something that was around before me! Nat King Cole put the words in sync with his melodic voice and a traditional Christmas ballad was born.   Read More ...

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Thanksgiving dinner is a favorite feast for so many people. The table is usually laden with food, each dish more flavorful than the next. Don’t forget the aroma that fills the house with the rich smell of roasting turkey. Then there are the leftovers. For many leftover food from Thanksgiving   Read More ...

Every fall pumpkins appear just about everywhere, and people start making their pumpkin breads, pumpkin bars, and pumpkin cookies, among other things of course. Since all of these things are so good, I have to wonder why do we limit ourselves to one, 3-month period to enjoy them?  Pumpkin is   Read More ...

Oriental Chicken is a great change of pace for your poultry. If you enjoy Chinese food, more than likely you will love this! The marinade coats the chicken with a tangy-sweet glaze.  The marinated meat holds so much moist flavor to make every bite delicious. Each time I have this   Read More ...

Nothing is more frustrating than getting ready to bake something and reaching into the refrigerator to find the egg basket empty! How did that happen! You always have eggs. Not today! I must admit I have even gotten to the point of having all the dry ingredients in my bowl   Read More ...

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It is mid-October and I am still bringing in bundles of kale and chard from my garden!  I keep fixing it because I know it is so good for me, it is delicious, and because it won’t stop growing!  We love it and enjoy it in just about every shape   Read More ...

Bittersweet ‘n Berries is one of the cutest little shops around! Filled with antiques and collectibles the shop has something for everyone. It is located in the country in very eastern Boone County, Iowa at 2055 140th Street, Boone, Iowa.  The owners restored and refurbished an old chicken coop to   Read More ...

Categories: Fall Favorites

Don’t you just love flakey piecrusts? How about fruit crisps covered in a buttery crumble.  Best of all for me are scones that melt in my mouth.  There is a common denominator in all of these. I bet you are thinking butter. Well you are partially correct. It is grated   Read More ...

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Every fall I begin to think of comfort food. All too often comfort foods mean a lot of carbohydrates from mashed potatoes, thick stews, macaroni, or rich gravies.  This dish has many fewer carbohydrates than most comfort foods. Yet it is delicious and satisfying. The unique thing about this recipe   Read More ...

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