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Active grandma who enjoys hiking, music, baking, and playing with my grandchildren.
Active grandma who enjoys hiking, music, baking, and playing with my grandchildren.

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Ahhhh... Cream Puffs!
Cream puffs, eclairs, or profiteroles... all use the same kind of choux pastry dough. Cream puffs are round, eclairs a little longer in shape, and profiteroles are basically cream puffs with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate or fudge sauce... yum! Cream...

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Tired of traditional cake? Try a brownie cake!
One of the fun things about being a cake decorator and a grandma is being able to design birthday cakes for my grandchildren... at least the ones that are local. Occasionally, I will be visiting my out of state grandchildren on or near their birthdays, so I...

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What to do with little chicken eggs? Make omelettes of course!
As you have probably guessed, we go through a lot of eggs here at our house, so that's why we have our own chickens. Back in April, we acquired 6 more chickens, since our older chickens were not laying as often, so were not keeping up with the demand. After...

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Ripe bananas? How about cookies?
Do you ever have bananas that look like these, and wonder what to do with them besides making quick breads or smoothies? Well, look no further. I have found a yummy cookie recipe that uses ripe bananas - the riper the better -  and it's a keeper.  These coo...

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Bûche de Noël – Yule Log
It's that time of year again... the Christmas season! Not only do I love this time of year because we get to celebrate the birth of our Savior, but we find this season the perfect time to share love and gifts with others.  We live on this wonderful little s...

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It's Christmas time and what better thing to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies with than snowflakes. Also popular in the last few years have been "Frozen" and "Elsa" cakes. Snowflakes are the perfect way to finish these off or to add a quick pretty topp...

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The best thing about "Black" Friday ... Thanksgiving leftovers!
So it's Black Friday... forget about shopping ... it's time for Thanksgiving leftovers! I never have to worry about gaining weight on the pies. My hubby Bruce downs any of the leftover pie by midday on the day after Thanksgiving.  The thing I love eating th...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles... do they ever get old?
Is it my imagination, or are the Turtles making a huge comeback? And how old are they anyway? I remember decorating TMNT cakes when my kids were young... like about 30 years ago. I did a little research a few days ago and found out that the Turtles first ma...

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Molting Chickens = No Eggs
Our chickens are molting, and if you know anything about chickens, you know that when they are molting (losing their feathers), they don't lay because all of their energy goes to growing new feathers. So, for the first time in quite sometime, I had to buy e...

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Pretty in Pink
Today was all about pink at Carefree Curves, where I go to work out 3 times a week. My friend Amy, owner of the Curves franchise, ordered 11 dozen pink sugar cookies for today's Pretty in Pink Party- a celebration of women. Since she needed to pick those up...
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