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Thanksgiving Goodies for Everyone!

I “borrowed” this one from a great web site that a friend of mine found for me.  (Thank you, Wendy!  But I found this web site to be more than just this great idea for the holiday.  I think you should dig a bit deeper than this great holiday recipe:



The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

(This recipe came from my sister-in-law Dawn Manyen.  Thank You!!  The variations and tips  are my own, but the picture is Dawn’s.)

Hey, people!  Let’s get real.  There isn’t anyone that wouldn’t do a simple recipe that is quick and easy, especially if it gives you that touch of “homemade” that has been missing in your kitchen.  You can even get the kids to help with this one.  That’s how easy it really is!  If you only have three ingredients, there couldn’t be much to go wrong with the kids involved.  So here is your 1-2-3 recipe: (more…)

Crockpot Cinnamon Almonds

Image courtesty via her site.I have to tell you that this recipe is great!  Have you ever been to a ball park or a carnival and smelled the scent of the almonds roasting?  That is one of the best smells I remember throughout my life.  But they are expensive when you buy them there.  However, you can’t argue with the great treat that they have.  What if you could have them at home?  Now you can.  I got this recipe from, and the picture is hers as well.  So here it is.  (Thanks for sharing this great recipe!) (more…)

Frozen Butterfinger Pie

Summer isn’t over yet, my friends!  There is still a lot of grilling parties, family or class reunions, and other great events where you can show off some of your culinary skills.  This recipe is one that you can do the day before the event.  Believe me, it will be much in demand no matter where you take it.  (Thank you to my friend Darcy for sending it to me!) (more…)

Labor Day for Kids

Image courtesy of Mike Baird via Flikr.It’s true that Labor Day is meant as a holiday to honor the hard-working Americans that keep this country strong.  They are the ones that built this country and sustain it.  But it’s also a fact that a lot of those hard-working people have children to entertain during their Labor Day celebrations. (more…)

Mint Tea Punch

Image courtesy of isn’t a barbeque that is complete without a good beverage.  This recipe provides some great cooling refreshment for your summer celebrations and parties.  It is a beverage that you can do ahead of time or make rather quickly if you run out before you want to.  (I give many thanks to MCBartko via for this great recipe!) (more…)

Bellyful of Barbequed Bananas

Image courtesy of Allrecipes.comHere is a dessert recipe that can be done quickly for grilling, making your party time even more pleasurable than just the meal itself.  Both adults and children love the flavor it provides and there is portion of the recipe that you can do ahead of time.  The recipe is simple and really hits the spot for that sweet-tooth that comes after a great meal.  Enjoy!  (This recipe is courtesy of Charlie on (more…)