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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  I’ve learned in the past year or so that I am Sugar Addict. Not something I’m proud of. I tried once before to give up sugar and failed, but one of my goals this year was to try again. I want to at least cut down the amount of sugar ingested, because let’s face it  ...

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Homemade Twix bars

  Remember the old adage “What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonade!”  Well, that happened this last week.  I started my annual Christmas homemade caramels baking only to have them come out super-soft.  So soft that they were sticking to the parchment paper  ...

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Winter has arrived

Officially winter doesn’t start until December 21, but it sure feels and looks like winter around here! Sunday morning we woke to a pile of snow on the ground. I’m not sure what the official measurements were, but it was at least 6″, maybe 9″. December snowfalls are so  ...

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Christmas Crickets

There probably is a story about Christmas and Crickets (update: The Cricket on the Hearth), but the crickets I’m referring to here are related to the fact that this site has been silent the last couple of weeks.     We celebrated an extended Thanksgiving weekend with family,  ...

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

It’s not unusual for our area to see first flurries in the beginning of October.  Certainly by the end of October we’ve had at least one snowfall.  We had been blessed with unseasonably warm weather throughout the last couple of months.  Finley has loved our weather because he likes  ...

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