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Easy Veggies

I hope the New Year has started well for you! Did you make any resolutions or goals for 2021? I read recently that 71% of resolutions are about weight loss and fitness and 80% of resolutions fail by the second week in February. Stunning! I am no exception. I started a weight loss journey on …

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Daddy’s Bean Recipe

Dad was a master at making beans, but long before Dad took over the bean pot, I remember the smell of “red” beans (as Mom would call them) cooking on the stove. That smell is associated with company dinners because that’s when Mom would cook them, but Dad made beans regularly, and kind-of became famous …

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Quarantine Cocktails: “It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere” + Tutti Fruti

Even before the Alan Jackson song,  I was familiar with this saying, having grown up in a family that enjoyed drinking. That’s a bawdy admission, but it’s true. I married into a community that enjoys drinking- a hardworking, German farming community, where beer is referred to as “German sody-water”. So, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. …

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Easter Story Cookies

This recipe story is not original to me, but I love the hands-on way it helps children understand the Easter story. As a mother  of three, I aniticapted the turn taking that would be necesary for all the children to feel involved, so I wrote the recipe and the scriptures in steps. Each scripture matches …

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3 Tips for Better Baking + Banana Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Three Tips for Better Baking   1. Practice Mise en Place– gather & measure/prepare all ingredients before starting to cook. 2. Use correct measuring equipment and measurement techniques. 3. Have butter and eggs at room temperature- it’s okay to leave them out on the counter all day or overnight.   Here is the recipe for …

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