Expert Interview with Cilantro The Cooks Shop

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From the moment I came across Cilantro The Cooks Shop I was fascinated with their items in the shop (several are now in my cart) but then it became sort of an obsession stalking their website.  Food demos in their video collection, recipes, and an entire online store of everything you need for a Continue Reading

Happiness is Homemade Link Party!

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Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! We're so glad you are joining us.  I don't know when the school year starts where you are in the world, but for our county it is starting THIS Friday! It's insane, I tell you!  Mind you, my girls are both all grown up so I Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

I've mentioned before on the blog that we celebrate birthdays with the birthday person choosing their meals for the day.  Typically, when the girls were younger, breakfast and dinner were made at home and lunch was out at their favorite restaurant.  These days, it varies as they are both adults but Continue Reading

Oven-Baked Fajita Chicken

oven-baked fajita chicken

As I sit here this morning writing this post, with my cup of coffee, I am realizing there are 10 other things that should be taking priority.  Updating my resume, looking for that dream job, mopping the floors, sorting out the coupons, and finishing the shelf makeover for the kitchen wall - just to Continue Reading

Making Homemade Bread: A Lost Art

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Today I've got a treat for you! My wonderful friend, Debbie from Life of a Georgia Artist, is giving us a reminder that baking bread from scratch is easy and fun! On with the recipe... Making homemade bread is a lost art. With the world revolving quickly and all of us becoming instant Continue Reading

Easy Baked Beans

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When I was first married my husband and I had to pinch our pennies as the salary of an airman didn't go far.  I learned to "doctor" up the store brands of various foods to give them flavor.  We shopped at a grocery store that was called Price Chopper in Arkansas and their store brand came in white Continue Reading

Meatless Monday – Veggie Pasta Bake

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Did you miss me? I took a break from posting last week as we were on vacation in the country - as in visiting family in Wisconsin.  It was a wonderful break from the heat and humidity of Middle Georgia and I loved it.  Temperatures were in the mid 80's all week, hardly any humidity, and a refreshing Continue Reading

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #129

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Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!! If you were looking for last week's HIH on Blogghetti, I am sorry that I didn't have it posted.  I was out of town on vacation in farm country enjoying a break from the computer.  I do hope you were able to post and visit on Continue Reading

Red, White, and Blue Cookie Cake

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Family handed down recipes are the best but so are the recipes you get from great friends.  Recipes like this jumbo cookie cake.  It's the easiest and quickest cookie cake I've ever baked and you can decorate it for any holiday or occasion.  In fact, my girls have requested this cookie cake in place Continue Reading