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Yummy Rice Krispie Treats

Last week was Valentine’s Day. Stores were filled with a lot of candy and chocolate for the event. Call me cheap, but I never fall for the Valentine’s Day trap. It has nothing to do with money but more about the junk being sold. I don’t buy any of that stuff for my kids during the year and Valentine’s Day will not be an exception. Plus, I am teaching my kids that they don’t need to be given chocolate or gifts on  day to feel loved. T h e y   a r e   l o v e d   a l l   o f   t h e   t i m e. Read More →

Apple Pie

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Thanksgiving week, my oldest son had to attend a “Friendsgiving” dinner and had to bring apple pie for dessert. Everybody else in the house was also asking for apple pie. Just the thought of the freshly baked apple pie made me thinking that I could make one. I had plenty of apples and everything else to make one. But I never made pie other than chocolate oreo pie which doesn’t require the making of a pie crust. I was a bit scared but decided to search for a good recipe. There are so many out there but came across one from addapinch.com that caught my attention. Read More →

All Butter Pie Crust

This ties in to the apple pie I made during Thanksgiving week. It was my first time making apple pie or making a pie from scratch, including the pie crust. I didn’t have vegetable shortening. In fact, I haven’t bought it in over 15 years. I know there is an organic version of it but I really didn’t want to go to the store so I looked up a recipe that only used butter and came across a fabulous recipe by crazyforcrust. Of course, butter doesn’t render the flakiness that you would find in a crust made with shortening but it tasted delicious. We like the taste of butter anyway so it worked out just fine.  Read More →

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

I just completely forgot about this post. I sometimes start writing about a subject and it just sits there as I completely forgot about it. So the week of Thanksgiving, my oldest son had a Friendsgiving to attend and he needed to bring an apple pie. We hadn’t had an apple in a very long time. I had never made one. Well, I had never made a pie…from scratch. One of the ingredient the apple pie recipe required was apple pie spice which I didn’t have. However, I had all ingredients to make it at home. Read More →

Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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I was invited to a cookie exchange party today. I had to make my favorite…MOLASSES COOKIES. Since my middle son cannot have wheat or gluten, I tried a flourless recipe. Well, they didn’t turn out great. Thankfully I tried the recipe in the middle of the week so it gave me plenty of time to try the recipe again or to make another one. But since my gluten intolerant child loves chocolate, I decided to make my usual molasses cookies and find him a recipe that is all about chocolate. Read More →

Molasses cookies

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I am not a baker and our family doesn’t consumer baked goods very often other than birthdays and family gathering. Why? I don’t have a sweet tooth. I love salt. And since I am in charge of food buying and cooking, I just don’t go for the baked goods. If we want something sweet to eat, there is always plenty of fruit available for grab.

However, IT IS the Holiday Season and the kids have been begging or homemade cookies. Plus, I have been invited to a cookie exchange party. While living in Florida, for just about 16 years, I had never been invited to a cookie exchange party. I actually had never heard of a cookie exchange party. Not that my Florida friends didn’t like cookies and mingling with friends, but I don’t think it is was a thing to do when I lived there. Maybe it has changed in the past three years. My friendly neighborhood in NC had an annual cookie exchange party and now, it has found me again in CO. Read More →