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Reader Recipe – Cinnamon Swirl Loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Loaf   Print Ingredients 1½ cups warm milk 1 cup warm water 3 eggs, beaten ½ cup white sugar 1 rounded teaspoon salt ½ cup butter or margarine, softened 8 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons instant yeast 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 cup raisins (optional) Directions Mix milk, water, sugar, salt and butter. Add the beaten eggs. Combine four cups flour …Read More

Reader Recipe – Stuffed Pepper Soup

Thank you to Tina Myers for submitting this fall-inspired Stuffed Pepper Soup.  We can’t wait to try it out! Reader Recipe – Stuffed Pepper Soup   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 30 mins   Ingredients 1lb LEAN ground beef 1 lg onion, diced 1cup uncooked, 2 cups cooked rice 1 can Hunts flavored diced tomatoes (Red pepper and fennel, roasted garlic, sweet …Read More

What I’m Reading This Month

With back to school, snow days (yes, you read that) and spending time with my mom – it’s surprising that I’m getting a lot of books read…plus adding a lot of books thanks to Amazon’s 1-Click buy. LOL Here’s what I’ve bought or what I’m reading this month. Some are on sale too…plus, I have a special giveaway at the bottom….you should enter Giveaway! This month I am giving away …Read More

Slow Cooker Picante Chicken

This week we are featuring our reader-submitted recipe, “Slow Cooker Picante Chicken” given to us by reader Penny Gajan!  We hope you give this unique recipe a whirl, and if you do please post about it Slow Cooker Picante Chicken   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 5 hours Total time 5 hours 15 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients Package of boneless skinless chicken breasts 16 oz jar of …Read More

Getting Lost in Jasper #travelholics

I love to travel. I love to see new sites, experience new things and just ‘live’. KWIM? I’ve often thought about buying a world map and marking all the places I’ve been too, and perhaps one day I will…but in all the years that I’ve wanted to do it, I never did. Why? Because looking at a blank map reminded me that I gave up on a passion that I’ve …Read More

Steak Marinade Recipe

Wednesday, we put a call-out on the SSS Facebook page for STEAK recipe’s.  Some of us were strong enough to admit that cooking steak is not our strong-suit.  Personally, I’m afraid of the barbecue.  However, we did receive this yummy sounding steak marinade recipe from Julia Scott Gibson.  Thanks Julia!!! Steak Marinade   Print Author: Melissa Strutt Ingredients 1 green onion sliced ¼ cup soy sauce 3 Tbs. honey 2 Tbs. vinegar …Read More

What’s Your Favorite Summer Berry Recipe?

Even though it’s the end of summer, it doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the sweet fruit summer brings us. Over in my Secret Society FB Group, we’ve started something new – Recipe Wednesday. Once a week, we’re sharing our favorite recipes that will eventually make it’s way into a cookbook. Why not come join us…and share with us your favorite summer berry recipe! I’ve been trying to think of …Read More

Living in the Moment Before It All Ends

On Facebook and Twitter, I’m seeing countless posts from parents welcoming the end of summer and the start of the school year. For some, school has already started and you’re well into your way of establishing routines, but for others, we’re getting ready for the sound of school bells to ring. Normally, you’d catch me being happy for summer to end. With three kids – I’m one of those parents …Read More

This is what happens when family gets together…

Laughter. Laughter is what happens when a family my size finally gets together again after too many years apart. Growing up, I remember yearly family bbqs where over one hundred members of my very large family came, pitched their tents, brought their food, played some baseball and sat around a firepit until the wee hours of the morning. As a child, I couldn’t wait for everyone to drive up. I …Read More