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Joy McKinnon
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Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints
Our son was married a few weeks ago!   We held an Open House at our home in their honor and had a great time figuring out what all we would serve for refreshments.  There was no doubt that we would serve these lovely little Cream Cheese Mints.   My Mother-i...

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Getting Ready for April Fools Day!

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Fun April Fools Ideas
It's almost time again for April Fools Day!  I'm not a big believer in mean or hurtful pranks, but in our household a few little surprises or twists here and there are a lot of fun!!!   Generally I don't allow things that make a mess or hurt feelings.  Here...

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Soft and Chewy Pretzels and Pretzel Bites
My daughter Audra has been making delicious, chewy pretzels for her family for a while.  They were getting rave reviews from her hubby and kids.... so of course I had to try them!  We decided to try them as pretzel bites rather than a full sized pretzel.  I...

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A Healthy Breakfast Scramble
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Yet, that's often one of the most difficult times to take a few minutes to nourish yourself!  This breakfast scramble can be cooked in under 10 minutes and is quick to eat.  Ingredients can b...

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Warm Oatmeal Crispies and a cold glass of milk.... hard to beat!

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Oatmeal Crispies
This was the first cookie I learned to bake. I think I was about 11 years old, maybe 12.  What warm memories of using my Mom's old mixer.  By the time I was adding the last cup of oatmeal I had to have help to stir it in by hand.  I remember eating about as...

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Warm and inviting on these cold, windy nights! Healthy to boot!

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Hearty Chicken and Lentil Stew
These cold, windy days make a soup or stew so inviting!  Hubby and I are trying to make some healthy changes to our diet and this hearty stew is perfect for filling up without filling out! I love the earthy, peppery, flavor of lentils.  My mother fixed them...
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