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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January 25, 2011

Tracy / January 25, 2011

Working on our “secret” project! My Mom came out to visit this weekend. I can’t wait to show you what she made for one of the girls, but it will have to wait until a little later this week. This weekend, she came to help with our annual chili day. Normally, we make enough to have several meals in the…

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Menu Plan 1/24- 1/30

Tracy / January 24, 2011

I’m back again…three weeks straight– aren’t you proud?? These are our menu plans for the week: Monday- Leftovers Tuesday- Broccoli & Cheese Soup Wednesday- Homemade Pizza Thursday- Scalloped Potatoes, Peas Friday- 15 Bean Soup, Cornbread Saturday- Beef Stew, Rolls Sunday- Chicken Tortilla Soup For more great menu ideas, visit Laura at!!

Wilton Class

Tracy / January 20, 2011

Pictures from this week’s cake class… We made the rosebud, primrose, apple blossom, and rose base:

Menu Plan Monday 1/10-1/16

Tracy / January 10, 2011

It’s been a long time since I participated in Menu Plan Monday. I’ve already missed the cut off for linking this week, but I’ll catch it next Monday. For now, here is what my family will be eating this week: Menu Plan Monday 1/10-1/16 Monday- Homemade Pizza Tuesday- Barbecue Chicken Wednesday- Mac and Cheese, Hamburger Steaks, Salad Thursday- 15 Bean…

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Cake Classes…

Tracy / January 10, 2011

I mentioned in an earlier post that Courtney and I have been taking some classes together. Don’t laugh….remember these are our first “Wilton method” cakes…. 😀 This is the poinsettia cake we made for our church fellowship in December. The flowers are completely edible! O.K., not a “Wilton” cake- this is another cake we made for our church fellowship. I’ve…

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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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Tracy / December 17, 2010

A friend shared this recipe with me years ago and it has become a holiday favorite in our home. The smell of the simmering wassail is enough to create a sweet holiday memory all by itself! Holiday Wassail 1 1/2c white sugar 8 whole cloves 3c water 3 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2c orange juice 1c lemon juice 1 gallon apple…

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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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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Tracy / November 29, 2010

I’ve been posting some of our favorite cookie recipes in preparation for holiday parties. These cookies always disappear when we take them to a gathering. They are a substantial, delicious cookie! Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Adapted from Whole Foods for the Whole Family) 1/2c packed, brown sugar 1 egg 1/4c water 1t vanilla 1c wheat flour 1/2c dry milk powder 1/4t…

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