Sheryl’s Baked Oatmeal

We wrap all of these in plastic wrap, cover them with foil and label them before we place them into the freezer.

I’m sharing our favorite baked oatmeal recipe. It was given to us by a very good friend. There are those friends who have just been there forever. They may not be part of your life every single day but they are in your heart. Such is life with my friend, Sheryl. More than 20 years ago, she was part of…

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Pinterest- Homemade Personal Products

Tracy / November 29, 2012

I think most of us have some concerns about the chemicals we use in daily personal care. I’ve been reading up on a few of the most commonly used hygiene products and the list of chemicals will make you a little sick to your stomach! When I came across this recipe for toothpaste, and this recipe for deodorant, I couldn’t…

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This Week on Pinterest- Room Deodorizers

Tracy / October 30, 2012

I’ve very much enjoyed making our own cleaning and personal products. Following last week’s post on deodorant and toothpaste, we decided to try this recipe for homemade room deodorizers. I happened to have the heart shaped silicon molds. Target almost always has these for a dollar or two in their dollar section at the front of the store. I know…

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Freezer Meals- Baked Fajitas

Tracy / August 15, 2012

Freezer cooking is definitely working for our family. This baked fajita recipe from Six Sisters is a “keeper”! We made enough this morning for lunch and the freezer. Everything is chopped, seasoned and thrown into the ziplock. All we have to do is pour it into a casserole (or two, for our family) and bake for a quick dinner meal.…

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Recipe- Play Dough

Tracy / February 28, 2011

Who doesn’t like a good play dough recipe?? Basic Play Dough 1c flour 1/2c salt 1c water 1T oil 2 cream of tartar Food coloring of your choice Mix ingredients together. Add a few drops of food coloring. Heat with medium heat. Stir until play dough comes away from sides of pan. Let cool.

Recipe- Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Tracy / February 21, 2011

Courtney, is our resident cookie baker these days. She searches to find the best cookie recipes! This is a family favorite: Chocolate Sugar Cookies (from the Martha Stewart COOKIES book) 1 1/2c all purpose flour 1/2c unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder 1t baking powder 1/2t salt 1/2c unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2c sugar 1/2 vegetable shortening ( or 1/2c…

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Recipe- Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Tracy / February 14, 2011

Cookies with no flour? You bet!! These are perhaps the best peanut butter cookies we’ve ever tried. Without the flour, the peanut butter flavor really shines! 1 egg 1c peanut butter 1c sugar 1t vanilla Mix together and bake at 350^ for 8 minutes. They will NOT look like they are cooked until they cool for a few minutes. Yum!!

Recipe- Poppy Seed Chicken

Tracy / February 7, 2011

This is a favorite in our home. The recipe came from a church cookbook we have. This church was rather large, and this recipe was one of the most requested from the ladies. We normally serve it with rice or noodles…or if you prefer to make it into a one dish casserole, you can just add noodles to the chicken.…

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Tracy / December 27, 2010

New Year’s Eve, there is always something fun happening in our home. Our tradition for the last fifteen or so years, has included brownie ala’ mode with all the toppings! Brownies 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 4 eggs 1 (16 ounce) can chocolate syrup 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons milk 1 1/4 cups white…

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Turkey Sausage Balls

Tracy / December 20, 2010

When Courtney found out I was posting some of our favorite recipes, she reminded me of this simple recipe! It is delicious and can be adapted for those who like sausage balls spicy or not so much. We make these for the freezer in big batches in the fall. Our first sausage balls are cooked just for Christmas morning. It’s…

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Cake Mix Extender

Tracy / December 13, 2010

We love homemade cakes, but sometimes, time gets the better of us and we need something quick. I *love* this recipe from the MOMYS cookbook. It takes a standard cake mix and makes it “big family” size. Birthday Cake Extender 1 c all purpose flour 1/4c sugar 1t baking powder 1/2c vegetable oil 2/3c water 1 box cake mix, your…

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Spiced Pecans

Tracy / December 6, 2010

This is one of my holiday favorites! Spiced Pecans 1/4c butter 4c pecans 1 1/2c sugar 1T cinnamon 1T ground cloves 1T nutmeg Melt butter and add pecans. Cook and stir 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Mix remaining ingredients in plastic container. Add warm pecans and shake to coat. Spread on a baking sheet to cool completely. Store in…

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