Apple-Raisin Pudding

Happy Friday ya’ all! I know I’ve been posting a lot of apple recipes lately. But, here in our neck of the woods-September is all about apples.  If you’ve been following along, you might even remember me posting this time last year, about a celebration of apples-called Apple fest!  Yes, we take our apples pretty…

Cinnamon-Apple Cake

September has arrived, and although  temps have reached record highs (90 degrees) here in our neck of the woods, I’m not letting that stop me from enjoyingone of my FAVORITE seasons!Yes, that’ right folks!  Mother natures might not be ready to releaseher hold on summer-but as far as I’m concerned-summer is OVER-andit’s time to get ready…

Blueberry-Streusel Cake with Lemon Glaze

I’ve collected a LOT of cookbooks over the years, and I use them ona daily basis.Oh I know that with today’s technology, it might seem silly to flip through the pages of a book (or three)-to find a recipe-when it would be far easier to type in a food words and find one in seconds.…

Peach Pie with Streusel Topping!

  Happy Friday!!!! If you’ve been following along on the blog for awhile, you might remember when I posted the recipe for my mom in law’s peach pie!   Well, today I’m going to share another peach pie recipe, only this time I changed Mom L’s recipe up by adding a streusel topping!    …

Strawberry-Lemon Sweet Rolls!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!Yesterday, I celebrated my 49th birthday! Yippee!  I’m one step closer to the big 50! Okay-so I’m not exactly over the moon happy about THAT fact-but I am truly blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends and family-who truly made my birthday-a VERY special day! Today it’s back to work-and what better…

Italian Pasta Salad!

Who wants to use their oven when it’s super hot outside? Anyone?  NO? Okay, Good. We are on the same page! Summertime is grillin’ time at our house. And there is no better salad in my book to pair with burgers, chicken or even steak than this light, fresh and super versatile Italian Pasta Salad!…

Best Ever Brats!

Summer and brats go hand in hand here in our neck of the woods! Around here-these juicy sausages can be found at practically every local festival-county fair, or backyard barbecue and everyone has their own ‘special’ recipe for making them. And more importantly-everyone has their own special way of eating them! Some like to top their bratwurst…

Strawberry-Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Happy Friday!!!  Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is finally here? It’s definitely going to be a jam packed weekend for hubby and I! Besides Memorial Day-we have two VERY special events planned. The first event happens tonight, when my daughter, Mel, receives her law degree diploma!!  You can bet this mama is going to…

Turkey Lasagna!

 A few weeks ago, I was sorting through my spring and summer clothes, trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of. As I tried a few things on, it suddenly occurred to me that they were all just a wee bit tighter than they had been last year. There was no denying it…

Cranberry-Chicken Salad

The weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS, here in our neck of the woods!  Yesterday  the temps were at a record high of 80 degrees!!!  Now, of course, this isn’t going to last (50’s next week)-so I decided to take full advantage of the glorious weather in the afternoon  and get caught up on some outdoor…

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