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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…)

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…)

Labor Day Grilling Menu

Image courtesy of Anathea  Utley via Flikr.Labor Day is considered the “end of summer” and a lot of people like the season to go out with a bang.  The holiday weekend is the time for firing up the grill and sharing your grilling talents with friends and family.  There are a lot of recipes for the grill that can be done quickly and easily while providing a new twist on the standard hamburger-and-hot dog experience.  The key to great grilling is in planning ahead so you have the time to enjoy the party.  Your guests will love these recipes and you will be the hero of the party! (more…)

Independence Day Menu

Image courtesy of Watson Media via Flikr.There are a lot of people that celebrate this holiday in several countries. In the U.S., we celebrate it on July 4th. For this country, it is summertime. So normally we have barbeques and parties where we share food, fireworks and some good times. This particular article is about the food. What does one serve for such an occasion without having to work for hours during the party? Well, the answer is here. (more…)

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Summer means meals that you can eat when the heat pours in. Mother Nature can be relentless in the heat that she gives. But you still have to eat. Those are the times when the stove or oven is not an option. But you can still get a bellyful of something. Veggies are usually the answer. But this recipe can also be prepared ahead for a party or barbeque. (more…)