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Sliders~Hawaiian Style

Sliders are so much fun to make and eat.  Anything little is cute but these little sliders are packed with flavor. Ground white meat turkey is almost completely fat free so adding Read more…


Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Love ice-cream so it’s natural that I would make some pumpkin ice-cream in the Fall.  This recipe is similar to my blackberry cheesecake ice cream but this time I didn’t  use cream cheese in the recipe, instead Read more…

Mexican Inspired Stuffed Bell Peppers

I saw these beautiful bell peppers and they were begging me to buy them and stuff them so I did.   Yellow, orange and red peppers have a much more mild flavor than the green bell peppers, their flesh is more plump and soft too. Mexican flavors were my inspiration for these peppers and Read more…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Need a quick bread for your pumpkin cravings, then look not further this is the one.  Moist, delicious pumpkin-y bread you can feel confident sharing with friends and family.  I found this recipe in Read more…

10 Min. Mum Planter for Indoors

I love fresh flowers especially inside.  In the Fall I can’t resist buying a fresh plant or 2 of mums but instead of planting outside I wanted to keep it indoors but look good too.  I didn’t want to replant it into something else so I got an idea, Read more…

Cooking with Kids

Friday nights in the Fall are all about high school football so normally we aren’t home, but the game was far away and we decided not to go.  That left the night open for my son and I to have a date night at home.  I sort of had to convince him it was going to be fun because he really wanted to go over to his friend’s house and play.  When I picked him up from school Read more…

Potato Cheese Soup

Soup sometimes seems the best answer to a long day, so when the temperatures dip this Fall cozy up with a loved one and share a hot bowl of potato cheese soup.  This recipe is easy and fast but taste as though you’ve been slaving away for hours.


3 cups peeled and dice potatoes

1/2 cup carrots chopped

1/2 cup  chopped celery

1/4 cup of chopped onions

1 tsp. dried parsley or fresh

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 chicken bouillon

1 cup water

2T. flour

1  1/2 cup milk

1/2 lb. of processed cheese cubed (I use Velveeta brand)

4 slices of thick bacon cooked and crumbled

sliced green onions


Cook first 9 ingredients in a  large pot until vegetables are soft (about 10 min.)

Blend together milk and flour in small bowl.  Add milk mixture to the vegetables stirring constantly until soup thickens.

When soup is thickened add the cheese.  Stir until cheese is melted.

Serve soup with a garnish of crumbled bacon and green onions.

Serves 4-6


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Things you might have missed and a Blog Award!

I  post pretty regularly on the website The Mother Huddle and I thought you might want to see a few of the things I’ve been doing over there.  Just click the picture and it will take you to the post.

One of my favorite & easiest desserts

Simple Banana Fosters

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yaa whooo it’s pumpkin time!  Time to decorate, craft, and cook with pumpkins.  Fall is my favorite time of the year but it just doesn’t last long enough.  Hopefully some of you like pumpkin recipes because I will be sharing a few of my favorites. This cookie recipe is from my SIL (sister-in-law) but I tweaked it a bit. They are on the healthy side with the oats added and less sugar, plus only one egg. But if you make them a meal it really doesn’t matter how healthy they may be (oops). Make these Autumn inspired cookies and bask in the season.

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California Club Ciabatta

What’s for lunch? Surprise the ones you make brown bag lunches for with something delicious.

Whole grain ciabatta bread with roast chicken, bacon, spinach,tomato and avocado basically a BLT + chicken and avocado.  I love how just a few simple ingredients used on Italian ciabatta bread makes you feel as if you went out to a cafe or specialty sandwich shop. Read more…