Sunshine Smoothie

I named my morning smoothie “Sunshine Smoothie” because it was so bright and beautiful. A peach, an orange, a banana and an apple made it fresh and frutie, and some fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt, a little vanilla unsweetened almond milk, and it filled me up […]

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Chocolate Smoothie

I found the original recipe HERE, but I changed it up a bit.  I used unsweetened almond milk with vanilla flavor, decreased the chia seeds, left out the almond butter, decreased the oats, left out the extracts, added stevia, and added ice cubes. I also […]

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Yummy Turkey Onion Meatballs

Baked-better than Fried! Turkey-better for you than Beef! Meatballs-perfect for any occasion! Start with some really good, lean ground turkey like this… Follow itsyummi.com’s recipe (posted below) and look how wonderful these look, photo & recipe courtesy of itsyummi . I love that the recipe contains my good […]

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The Green Monster

I swore I’d never in my life drink a green smoothie, but this one changed my mind. First of all, if I ate all the green veggies I’m supposed to eat for fiber, minerals and nutrients that I need on a daily basis, I’d be […]

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Milestone Birthday

Normally, September 11th would conjure up tragic memories for United States citizens like me. Over the years, I’ve learned to learn to incorporate my birthday into this memorable day because, after all, it was my birthday before terrorists made it a half-flag sort of day. […]

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Ancient Asian Secret

(Written during the Winter of 2016 while living in Seattle) …Here we are right in the middle of flue season. After feeling a little puny recently, starting to get a sore throat and losing whatever energy I had left, I was eating some soup at […]

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Miss-Iss-Ippi

Her name is Robin Chapman. It happened about 15 years ago. It started with a chuck roast. Chapman says she shares credit for the recipe’s fame with her friend Karen Farese, who helped launch the recipe to stardom by putting it in her church’s cookbook. […]

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Soapapilla Cheescake Squares

These are a hit for breakfast, dessert or a snack. They’re easy to make, and they make a big baking dish full.  Not an original recipe by any means, I still want to share it just in case you’ve missed out. Crescent rolls and cream […]

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Inside Out LC Eggroll

This dish has many names, from “keto crack” to “eggroll in a bowl” to “coleslaw crack.” I call mine inside out eggroll because that’s what it tastes like-the inside of a good, crunchy high carb eggroll fried to perfection but without all the carbs. For […]

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Fair Scones

If you’ve been to the Puyallup Fair in WA State, you are familiar with Fisher Scones, and this is my recipe for them. Tender and flaky, served with melted butter and raspberry preserves.  By the way, in the UK ’tis pronounced “skon” and rhymes with “gone.” […]

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LC Breakfast Cups

If you’re on the Low Carb Train like I am, you’ll really love these to make ahead and either refrigerate or freeze. Pop them in the microwave until warm, and they’ll fill you up for hours.  Use any kind of meat, cheese, veggies you have […]

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Summertime Peaches

It’s Peach Season I grew up in North Texas, and when June rolled around I knew we would enjoy homemade peach ice cream and peach cobbler unlike no other time during the year. My favorite was and always will be warm peach cobbler seasoned with cinnamon […]

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Fried Pickles

  It all started in 1960’s, and they were called “French Fried Pickles.” The original recipe used sweet (not dill) pickles and pancake batter for the outside. They’ve come a long way, baby! May 19-20 is officially Picklefest held in downtown Atkins, Arkansas.  You can now […]

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Mom’s Always Right!

  A day set aside especially for those who raised us. It doesn’t necessarily mean they were the ones who gave us life, but they were the ones that made sure we were fed and warm at night. Funny how life is.  I know one […]

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It’s a Texas Thang

  “Husband and wife team Weldon and Mildred Price perfected their pimiento cheese spread recipe in the 1950s. It was a time of potluck barbeques and card parties, when guests were greeted with cold drinks and sandwiches, and hospitality reigned supreme. Over the decades, the […]

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Bakery Cookies

This recipe was my first blue ribbon  Bakery Cookies that are found in the best bakery in town. Not an original recipe but a knockoff of a bakery recipe, scaled down to a reasonable recipe size. Makes 24 cookies. Levain Bakery EST. 1994NEW YORK CITY It […]

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Jewish Penicillin

Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken soup may help you to clear nasal congestion and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms. Chicken noodle soup makes a great fallback for the cold winter days because of all its […]

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Crock Pot Cornbread Dressing

Make it and leave it alone. Now, go about your business making holiday cookies, side dishes and appetizers while this dressing cooks and crosses one thing off your list of holiday cooking.  If you aren’t from the south and would rather have bread stuffing in […]

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Microwave Magic

  Candy-making takes time, uses a candy thermometer and can’t be made on certain rainy and humid days lest it fails. This candy takes so little time and is made in the microwave-no lie. All you need is a medium to large microwave-safe glass bowl, […]

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2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

I’ve been told this tastes just like Buc-ee’s fudge. All I know is that it’s absolutely THE easiest thing I’ve ever made, and it’s 100% FOOLPROOF!  You won’t even believe the 2 ingredients in this fudge if I told you right now, so here’s the […]

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Softly and Tenderly

  Are you the kind of person who can take one bite of a stack of pancakes and tell whether they’re homemade or not?  Softly and tenderly, that’s how I make these pancakes. Made the good, old fashioned way with buttermilk. I created this recipe […]

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Boozy Bird

A turkey rubbed with herbs, filled with fruit and veggies for ultimate flavor, and made moist by adding an entire bottle of champagne and chicken stock. After making this Boozy Bird, all others seem dry. Moist and flavorful, I got it from a lady whose […]

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Creamy Coleslaw

This is the kind of coleslaw you find at a good deli. It’s creamy (not the vinegar type that I can’t stand), and you start with a bag of coleslaw mix from the produce section of your grocery store.  Be sure and carefully measure the […]

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Foolproof Rib Roast

  I was looking for a rib roast recipe that ended up like the ones in restaurants. This one is the one. Serve it with a creamy mild Horseradish Sauce. Here’s the simple recipe: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup prepared horseradish 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard […]

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Cowgirl Stew

What an easy stew to make with ground beef, a can of chili beans and veggies. I named it Cowgirl Stew because I’m a girl, and I lived in Texas when I started making it. Seemed to make sense at the time. It only takes […]

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Honey Chicken

This recipe sort of tastes like Panda Express Orange Chicken but without the orange. A quick stirfry to crispen the chicken, then baked with a sauce that makes it sweet and tasty-great with fried or steamed rice. It’s easy to make without a lot of steps, […]

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Soft Holiday Cookies

I always make a few batches to put in cookie trays for Christmas, but you can also make this recipe with chocolate chips or pastel m&ms for Easter or any holiday. They’re soft and easy to make, and I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love […]

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Easy Antipasti

an·ti·pas·to,ˌ antēˈpastō,ˌäntēˈpästō/noun   plural noun: antipasti  (in Italian cooking) an appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meat.   This is as easy as it gets! Serve this appetizer with toothpicks, and let everyone spoon up their own onto a small plate. It makes […]

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3 Ing Cranberry Sauce

I grew up on the canned cranberry sauce that came out shaped like a can. Cut into thick slices and served at Thanksgiving, it was the best thing I had ever known.  When I started cooking my own Thanksgiving dinner, I tried making my own. […]

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Angel Cookies

There are two reasons I never liked making sugar cookies.  I never found a recipe I liked and they turned out hard and tasteless. The recipe called for chilling the dough 2-3 hours; no total instant gratification there. Then I found this recipe somewhere on […]

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The Drunken Pig

Pork and Beer-what can be better? My way of making pulled pork is a Slow Cooker, 1 can of beer, a 5-6 pound pork butt, seasonings and a bottle of barbecue sauce. My beer choice-Shiner Bock. My seasoning choice-salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders. My barbecue […]

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PB & Banana Cupcakes

I’d describe these cupcakes as “Moist & Light Buttermilk Banana Cupcakes with Fluffy Peanut Butter & Cream Cheese Frosting Topped to Perfection with Crushed Butterfinger® Candy.”  Candy Crush Peanut Butter & Banana Cupcakes, A.K.A. “The Elvis Special” The King used to smear some peanut butter onto […]

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Voted Most Popular

Pinched almost 5,000 times on the Just A Pinch recipe site and shared thousands of times on Pinterest, this easy to make recipe has been voted most popular.  In 2010 I was in a Kraft contest along with thousands of other home cooks and was going to whip […]

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