OLD SCHOOL appetizers

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Every get together when I was growing up included these two appetizers. I actually forgot about the pickle variety until this Thanksgiving when my sweet Seestor revived them for our pre-dinner snack fest. We’ve never had a name for them. I think we just called them “onion thingys”, or “pickle and ham thingy’s”, cause we […]

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Appetizer FLATBREADS

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Pizza, who doesn’t like pizza? Oh oops I mean flatbreads. Flatbread sounds hipper, saying flatsbread instead of pizza is nouveau. I like to think I’m with it. (“Like to think” is the key phrase there.) Anyway what could be better than serving every ones favorite as an appetizer. And you can adjust the type of […]

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BRUSCHETTA stuffed MUSHROOMS- an appAteaser

I love stuffed mushrooms of any sort, and I love bruschetta. So what better than a mushroom stuffed with bruschetta! You can whip these babies up at a moments notice. Literally! I prefer the smaller white button mushrooms. Feel free to use the larger variety. I just like to be able to pop them in […]

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Hors d’oeuvres = Appetizers Meatballs

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In our home we say appetizer, what we mean by that is snacks…small plates..informal type pre-dinner food. We also have many juvenile sayings that we use. App-a-teasers, whores-De-vores, ors-DA-voo-vray’s (Someone, whom I cannot mention said it this way once, and we laugh about it to this day…because they were as serious as a heat attack […]

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Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

Oh Golly some of your comments brought tears to my eyes and left a large lump in my throat. Life is so hard at times. We gotta keep on keepin’ on. Looking for the opportunity to give glory to God for what he is going to do with each day, bitter or sweet. If you […]

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Bittersweet- GIVEAWAY and book review

Author and foodie Shauna Niequist has graciously given me a signed copy of her new book Bittersweet to giveaway to one of my readers! I just don’t know where to start. Bittersweet is Shauna’s second book….I loved her first book Cold Tangerines, and was anxiously awaiting this book. Bittersweet really struck a cord in me, […]

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Mango Curry Chicken

I love a good cookbook. I am an avid cookbook reader. I also love non-cooking books that talk about food. One of my favorite authors is Shauna Niequist. I actually heard her speak before I read her books. When she speaks and also in her books she always includes the details about what was being […]

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CHICAGO- One of a Kind Show

Just a quick note in case you missed it Julie you won the Pampered Chef gift Certificate!! Click HERE if you are Julie. OK now back to our regularly scheduled program. I’m hitting the road with Big D this weekend. Last year we went to the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart […]

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HOMEmade gifts- Mocha Cappuccino Mix

Who wouldn’t love a warm frothy cup of Mocha Cappuccino? I keep a container of this mix on hand at all times. Even my friends who are not coffee lovers love this Cappuccino Mix. Yes, it’s true I do keep company with non-coffee drinkers. Once you give this as a gift be prepared to keep […]

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NO-bake COOKies

What to do on a dreary day…..make cookies of course! Chocolate No Bake Drop cookies are quick and so easy my ten year old son can make them! The fact that oatmeal is on the ingredient list makes me feel like these are “healthy” cookies therefore I can partake of many. Unfortunately, because of my […]

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