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12 Delicious Appetizers and Snacks for New Year’s Eve

Today I’m sharing 12 Delicious Appetizers and Snacks for New Year’s Eve – just in time for your New Year’s Eve party! Ring in the New Year with these tasty tidbits and have fun! Enjoy!

Dry Beef Dip


Spicy Ritz Crackers


Marinated Chicken Wings


Party Mix


Poppy Seed Buns


Oyster Cracker Snacks


Chicken Salad for Crackers


Tiny Meatballs


Monster Mix


Cheese Ball


Buffalo Chicken Dip


Cajun Chex Mix


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4 Delicious Kinds of Ice Cream to Beat the Heat!

It’s summertime, it’s hot, I love ice cream, and today I’m sharing some past posts of 4 Delicious Kinds of Ice Cream to Beat the Heat. If you can’t eat ice cream in the middle of the hot, hot, summertime, I don’t know when you WOULD eat it. There’s something for everyone here! Pick one – or all – of these delicious recipes and make a nice, cool, ice cream treat for your and your family!

Lemon Sherbet


Homemade Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats


2 Ingredient Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream


Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream




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10 Icy Cold Treats for a Hot Summer Weekend!

Today I’m sharing 10 Icy Cold Treats for a Hot Summer Weekend! It’s hot, folks, and we need some icy cold treats to keep us cool. I hope you can find one or two or ten that appeal to your tastes! Enjoy and stay cool!

Creamy Lemon Popsicles with Blueberries


10 Minute German Sweet Chocolate Cream Pie


Dessert #2


Dessert #4


3 Ingredient Watermelon Lime Popsicles


Dessert #6


Peach Smoothie


Homemade Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats


Pineapple Lemonade


Dessert #5


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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday celebrating with family and friends! When me and my sister were growing up, we spent every 4th of July in the boat. We had so much fun skiing, swimming, canoeing, eating, blowing up firecrackers (which were NOT legal), and spending time with a lot of the people who meant the most to us. I have such amazing memories of those days.

Enjoy the day and make it a memory-making one!


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10 Easy Treats for 4th of July!

Today I’m sharing some past posts for 10 Easy Treats for 4th of July! These recipes are all easy to do, they’re very festive, and they’re all amazingly delicious! Enjoy!

4th of July Soda Cracker Bars


Angel Food Cake


Patriotic Snack Mix


Independence Day Bundt Cake


Sugar Cookies #4 and Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches


Popcorn Cake


Homemade Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats


Fairy Cookies


Blueberry Pie


Ost Kaka – the Easy Kind


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Happy Father’s Day!

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

You guys mean a lot to us.

This guy meant a lot to me, and I miss him.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!



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10 Delicious Desserts for Dad!

Today we’re talking about 10 Delicious Desserts for Dad. Sunday is Father’s Day, and what better way to show dad how much you love him than to make him a delicious dessert? I shared 10 Delicious Treats to Make for Mom, so we have to give dad equal time! Go ahead and show dad some love on his special day! Make him one of these delicious desserts!

Chocolate Cake with Coffee Butter Cream Frosting


Blueberry Pie


Dessert #4


Cherry Chocolate Cake


Churro Cupcakes


Rhubarb Pie #2


Miracle Whip Cake with Chocolate Chip Glaze


Strawberry Pie


Baked Alaska


Cherry Pie with Pie Pastry



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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and grandmothers out there!

Today is dedicated to all the mothers and grandmothers who came before us. Oh how we miss them and love them! There are so many questions we wished we’d asked, so many things we wish we could share, so many times we remember their sweet smiles and hugs and love. They are not forgotten – they helped make us who we are today, and for that gift, we are so very grateful.

Enjoy the day and enjoy your mothers and grandmothers while you can. Show them the gratitude they deserve and shower them with love. They’d do the same for you!

Happy Mother’s Day!


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10 Delicious Treats to Make for Mom!

Today I’m sharing 10 Delicious Treats to Make for Mom – just in time for Mother’s Day. You know that above all, what mom wants most on her special day are these 3 things: time alone, someone to clean the house, and someone to make her treats to enjoy. She’s always the one having to do those things for everyone in the family, and of course, she never has enough time alone to reboot and re-energize. Here are some easy and delicious ideas to make mom’s day!

Pineapple Lemonade


Rhubarb Crumble


Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream


Curried Fruit Compote


Strawberry Pie #3


Chocolate Pudding


Raspberry Whipped Cream Cake


Spiced Tea


Lemon Dessert #2


Food for the Angels


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Happy Earth Day 2019!

Happy Earth Day! Grandma and Grandpa were married just after the Great Depression, and without even knowing it, they were being good to the earth by how they lived on the farm.

Here’s how they did it:

They didn’t buy anything they didn’t need, and when they did buy something, they bought the very best so they wouldn’t have to spend money on buying another one for a very long time.

They recycled everything they could by reusing it in some way –

  • they would reuse underwear, undershirts, socks, or old shirts by using them for rags for cleaning the house, etc., and then they would re-wash and reuse them over and over again until there was nothing left of them. I don’t remember them using a lot of paper towels.
  • they never threw away paper bags, cardboard boxes, or glass containers because they may need them for storing things or using them for bringing something to someone or packaging a gift.
  • they would keep old parts of anything (machinery, furniture, lighting, anything around the farm) because you might be able to use it in some way at another time and not have to spend money to get a new part or waste gas by driving into town to get a new part.

They grew their own food in the garden and preserved it for future use by freezing or canning.

They composted food waste by feeding it to the pigs they grew for both their own food and for making money.

This is a small list, but I think we could all benefit from being more like Grandma and Grandpa in how we think about the items we buy, use, and throw away. Let’s be good to the earth – it’s the only one we have!




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