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My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

Today I’d like to share My 5 Favorite Thanksgiving Pies that I’ve made on Plenty Sweet Life. It’s just that time of year when we make pies – comfort food pies. You know, the ones that make us feel oh so good and warm inside, bringing memories of Thanksgivings past and making new ones. Here they are – I hope you’ll check them out and find one that’s just right for your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Cranberry Pineapple Pie

No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

Apple Pie with Old-Fashioned Pie Crust

Pumpkin Pie – the Chiffon Kind









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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and grandpas out there!

I’ve shared these photos before, but I’m thinking of my dad and my grandpas today!

My dad and me in an inner tube on the lake!

Me and my Gramp!

Bugging Grandpa while he was trying to take his noon nap at the farm!

I love them all and miss them so much!

Thanks, guys!


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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing mothers and grandmothers out there!

I just had to share this photo of my mom with me and my sister, and we’re all wearing the matching and very festive bright green polka dot mother/daughter dresses that mom made for us! This was about 1970, and it looks like it!!!

Enjoy your special day, all you moms and grandmoms, and thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate each and every one of you and all of your support!

Thank you!






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Lemons, Lemons, and More Lemons

My daughter recently traveled to California to visit her college roommate in San Francisco and brought home a whole suitcase full of lemons. Just look at these gorgeous little beauties!!


They picked the lemons off of the lemon tree growing in her friend’s backyard. My daughter loves lemons and she gave them to me with the instructions that I should make some lemon specific recipes for the blog. Can do! Grandma and her sisters were great lemon lovers, and there is no shortage of lemon recipes. We’re experiencing a bit of the winter blahs here in Minnesota (which usually happens this time of the year), so for the next few weeks, I’m going to make some uplifting and refreshing lemon recipes to perk up the winter and bring in a little sunshine. But first, just for today, I’ll share some favorite lemon past post recipes. So since it’s citrus season, and my countertop is full of Lemons, Lemons, and More Lemons, let’s get going and let the sun shine in!


Lemon Love Notes


Lemon Meringue Pie


Lemon Chicken with Croutons




Lemon Nut Bread







Happy New Year, 2017!

Happy New Year!


Thanks so much for reading Plenty Sweet Life!

I appreciate you more than you know!

I wish you all the best in the upcoming 2017!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving Day, there are so many things to be grateful for.

I’m very grateful for all of you readers who stop by and check out Plenty Sweet Life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I’m so grateful for you all!


Happy Thanksgiving!


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Reminder – 12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas Coming December 1-12


Hi all you Plenty Sweet Life readers!

This is just a reminder to be back here on December 1 for Day 1 of the 12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas!

I hope you’ll come on back and check it out!




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12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas – Coming December 1st!!

Hey, Plenty Sweet Life readers! I’m trying something new and exciting!


We’re going to celebrate the 12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas! There will be Scandinavian holiday posts with something to see every day from December 1-12. Check back here to see what’s happening for the holidays on Plenty Sweet Life! Some things will be from past posts, but there will also be some new things to draw inspiration from. I hope you’ll share this info with everyone you know and check back in to see what’s new!


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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there!

Here’s a photo of my dad the year he became my dad. He’s a Matt Damon/Glen Campbell look-alike!! Only he’s much more handsome than either of those guys!! I think this was when he first enlisted in the army. Nobody ever looked better in a crew cut!



He had to leave us at age 49 after battling a brain tumor. I miss him every day.

Love you, Dad!


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Summertime Essentials

With the official start of summer happening this coming weekend, I thought I’d share some recipes from past posts that are essential for summertime. There are only so many weekends in the summer, and those of us who live in Minnesota and other northern climates need to take full advantage. We had a mild winter here and had a few warm days in early spring, but then the rest of spring was pretty cool. Now we’ve had a glorious week of beautiful weather and we know that FINALLY summer is upon us!! These Summertime Essentials would be good for any picnic, going to the cabin, taking with you on vacation, or for bringing to any summertime holiday celebration.


Cabbage Slaw


BBQ Sauce


Baked Beans


Chicken Salad


Frozen Salad or Dessert


Homemade Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats

There are many more summertime recipes to search for on Plenty Sweet Life, so feel free to explore and find some new ones or, who knows, you might find an oldie but goodie that you remember from years ago! Bring on summer – here we go! Happy Summer, everyone!!




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