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Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Gift

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Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

A Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans

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Do your future self a favor and fill the freezer with a few extra meals to please the family and buy you some time. This Month of Freezer-Friendly Meal Plans will set you up right. Over 20 years ago I was listening to a radio program — remember radio? — and I heard about this thing […]

Freezer Meal Gifts How-to

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Freezer meal gifts are some of the best you could give! Not only are you telling someone you love them by feeding them, you’re also buying them free time. Food is my love language. Take me out to eat, buy me some fun groceries, bring me dinner: you’ve got my love and devotion. It should […]

A Cheat Sheet for Freezing Baked Goods

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Ready to get baking for the holidays? Here’s a cheat sheet for freezing your holiday baked goods. Make them now and enjoy them later. Ever pull something out of the freezer and find that it’s covered in a thin crust of ice? Ever thaw a loaf of banana bread to find that it’s gone mushy and weird? […]

Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie – A Must-Make

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This recipe is a family heirloom; my mom has been making Toffee Dream since 1967. It’s the dessert worth fighting for. My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on […]

Pretzel Berry Dessert

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A favorite on our holiday table is this Pretzel Berry Dessert. Luscious berries and berry-flavored gelatin top a layer of cream cheese nestled over a pretzel crust. Pretzel Berry Dessert is a traditional holiday treat that you’ve probably seen at potlucks and get-togethers. In some parts it’s called Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s called a salad […]

Meal Planning: Easy Meals for Busy Nights

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Well into the school year, it’s time to simplify dinnertime, if you haven’t already. Prepare easy meals for busy nights so you can save money and eat well. Although I am the quintessential food snob fairly particular about my food, my home has become fuller and busier over the years, and thus, my cooking habits have […]

Time to Pop Some Corn (Recipe: Junk Food Popcorn)

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Popcorn is a great snack to enjoy with your family. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to make, and tastes great. Consider all the ways you can dress up your popcorn, including this recipe for Junk Food Popcorn. Popcorn has long been one of my favorite snacks to feed the kids. With a reliable air popper at my side, it’s […]