Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Tracy / November 22, 2010

Like most families, our littles *love* to help momma in the kitchen. This recipe is a favorite for our littles in the kitchen and so easy, our beginning cooks can handle it with ease. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 1 c Peanut Butter 1c Sugar 1 Egg 1t Vanilla Preheat oven to 350^. Mix all ingredients well. Spray baking sheet with…

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Broccoli Casserole

Tracy / November 15, 2010

This recipe came from the church where Paul and I were married. I never use Cheese Whiz in anything, but this recipe has become a holiday tradition in our home. Broccoli Casserole 1 8oz jar, cheese whiz 1/4c butter, divided 2 10 pkg frozen, chopped broccoli 1c crushed Ritz crackers, divided Combine cheese and 2T butter until smooth. Add broccoli…

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Pumpkin Pie

Tracy / November 8, 2010

Most of my family knows what my absolute favorite food in the world is… my Great-Grandmother used to make the BEST pumpkin pie. She always kept them wrapped in the freezer for me and would pop them out at various times of the year. It made me feel so special — I know she did this for other family members…

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Tracy / November 1, 2010

There are probably almost as many sweet potato casserole recipes as people…everyone has their favorite! At our home, we prefer sweet potato casserole with a pecan topping rather than coconut or marshmallows (my Grandmother’s favorite!). This is a simple recipe, and just in time for Thanksgiving preparation! Sweet Potato Casserole 3c Mashed sweet potatoes 1c sugar 1t vanilla 1/2c milk…

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Hot Cocoa

Tracy / October 25, 2010

Courtney comes to me at least once a week and asks if I would like her to make me a little “somethin’ somethin”. I’m not a coffee drinker, so a cup of hot cocoa in the mornings once or twice a week is quite a treat! When I was a little girl, I would spend many summer days with my…

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Tracy / October 18, 2010

Something about wild rice makes me think “fall”. This is one of our favorite fall dishes. Our church fellowship meets for lunch each week. This is a recipe that always receives good reviews! (We make this recipe x4.) Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole 1 chopped, cooked chicken breasts 4T butter 1c wild rice 1/2c slivered almonds 2T browned onions 1…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Tracy / October 11, 2010

Feeling under the weather? Perhaps you just need some good, old-fashioned rest and a comforting bowl of warm soup! My Great-Grandmother always had the best remedies for illness. My Mom often mentions the warm drink she would make when she realized you might be catching a cold. I can’t remember what exactly was in it, but it was warm and…

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Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Tracy / October 4, 2010

Growing up, I guess I always took for granted that my Mom always made mashed potatoes from real (whole!) potatoes. They were so yummy…I always looked forward to them when they were being served. Once, I took a meal to a family at church and the husband pulled me aside later and asked “did you make those from real potatoes?”.…

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Citrus Mint Tea

Tracy / September 27, 2010

We haven’t always been big tea drinkers. Five or so years back, I took my girls to a tea house and I have been hooked ever since! I thought I might share a quick recipe, especially good for someone feeling a bit sickly right now (those germs love fall, don’t they?!). Citrus Mint Tea (From Celebrate the Seasons) 3 regular-size…

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1-2-3-4 Birthday Cake/ Mama’s Quicker Frosting

Tracy / September 20, 2010

“Birthday season” is upon us. This is my absolute favorite birthday cake recipe! It’s pretty generic and can be adapted by adding nuts, or changing the flavoring just a bit. I love Paula Deen’s recipes anyway, but this is one of her best! 1-2-3-4 Birthday Cake 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 3…

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The Recipe Box

Tracy / September 13, 2010

I don’t generally like recipes that call for a cake mix…something about making a homemade recipe with a box mix just seems wrong, LOL. These were really good, and *very* easy! They would be great as a “holiday” cookie. Gooey Butter Cookies (From Keeping Good Company) 1/2c butter 1/4t vanilla 1 egg 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese 1 (1 lb.…

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Tears Over French Onion Soup

Tracy / August 26, 2010

OOOOhhhhh, my dear onions, how I do love thee…. my family, not so much. It’s not the taste that drives my littles nutty, it’s those sliced onions. Today, we made French Onion Soup for lunch. A few onions (well, more than a few for our home), some beef broth, some Parmesan cheese, a few spices and a nice slice of…

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