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Cream Wafer Cookies

Cream wafer cookies are Hub's absolute favorite Christmas cookies in the world. The are simple to make, but a bit messy and time-consuming so I always make a double (or even triple!) batch of the recipe below and freeze them. To freeze for later simply omit the filling, freezing only the wafer portion. Cream Wafer Cookies Ingredients: Wafers 1 … [Read More...]

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Bread Bowls

Hubs declared this his favorite potato soup EVER so I'll definitely be making it again. Wow your family or guests with deliciousness this fall with my Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe! Soup Ingredients (serves 4)  1/2 pound bacon, chopped  1/2 onion, chopped  1 clove garlic, minced  4 potatoes, peeled and cubed  2 cups chicken … [Read More...]

Spicy Cheese Canapés

Use pepper jack cheese and garnish with jalapenos for a festive look that is perfect for holiday parties. Use cheddar for a milder version. The fantastic thing about these canapés is that they can be made ahead and frozen allowing you to get some of the holiday work out of the way a little early. Now you have no excuse for using cheez whiz … [Read More...]

Cream Cheese Broccoli Soup

There's nothing like soup as comfort food in cool weather. Hubs refuses to eat it during the summer months so as soon as the weather turns crisp, I serve soup in abundance. Cream Cheese Broccoli Soup Ingredients: 1 large broccoli head or 1lb frozen broccoli 1T butter or oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup white rice 3 1/4 cups water 1 bay … [Read More...]

Teething: When will it end?

Sweet T is a late teether and never had problems with any of her teeth until now. Enter the molars. She's had a fever and been in pain for four days and has even lost some weight. She who has slept all night long by herself in her own room since she was five months old can only sleep if someone is holding her. Hubs is passed out on the couch as I'm … [Read More...]

A Guide to Halloween Candy

What are you dishing out to trick-or-treaters this year? … [Read More...]

The Freight House Restaurant: Hartselle, AL

The Freight House is located adjacent to the railroad track in our tiny town's historical district. The building was once the hub of Hartselle back in the railroad days, but now serves as a trendy restaurant and event hosting venue enjoyed by locals. The Freight House is on the National Historic Resister and dining there really does feel like … [Read More...]

More Inspirational Quotes about Happiness

Happiness is such a universal theme that I keep finding more and more beautiful quotes about it. This very first one is my favorite. … [Read More...]

Proactiv: Before and After

If my 17 year-old self had known that my 29 year-old self would still struggle with acne breakouts, she would have been pretty depressed. Cyclic monthly breakouts are something I've been living with for about 15 years with no end in sight short of menopause. While acne is thought of as a pubescent ailment, it's more common in adults that most of us … [Read More...]

Down on the Farm 2011

Last Saturday we spent the day at Gullion Farms for "Down on the Farm" 2011. Gullion Farms is located in Somerville, Alabama and opens it's "doors" to the public each year on Saturdays during the month of October. There are enough activities, food, and fun to keep the kids entertained all day long...if you can convince them to get out of the … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Roll Monkey Bread Recipe

Pumpkin roll, meet monkey bread. If you love both treats, there's no need to enjoy them separately anymore. Ingredients: Dough: 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 2 Tbsp melted butter 1/2 cup warm milk 1/4 cup warm water 2/3 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup sugar 2 1/4 tsp active dry … [Read More...]

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Gratitude Quotes – Inspirational Thank You Quotes for Your Day

Fall is here and we tend to count our blessings a little more often as Thanksgiving approaches, but an attitude of gratitude should always be in season!  Gratitude, appreciation, or simply saying thank you can shed positive light on our day and encourage feelings of contentment and happiness. And who couldn't use a little more of those things, … [Read More...]

Pa’s Pickled Pepper Recipe

I always thought home canning was time-consuming process that required special equipment, time, and patience in spades. This is case for many foods, but not for jalapenos. I had no idea it was this easy to pickle peppers until my dad enlightened me with this pickled pepper recipe. This is the way he cans jalapeno peppers, the way his dad (aka "Pa" … [Read More...]

Zombie Survival

Our family's survival chances for a  zombie apocalypse are high thanks to Hub's ingenuity. I'm the "book smart" one in the relationship but he's always coming up with such common sense solutions for things that it blows my mind. Perhaps because I have very little common sense myself. Maintaining a 4.0 grade average? Not a problem. Figuring out the … [Read More...]