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Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs   Print Author: Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens cookbook Ingredients 1 beaten egg ¼ cup find dry bread crumbs 1 Tbsp snipped fresh parsley or cilantro 2 cloves of garlic, minced ¼ tsp salt ⅛ tsp ground red pepper 1 Lb lean ground beef ¼ finely chopped peanuts 1 fresh pineapple, peeled then cut into bite-size chunks, or 20oz can pineapple chunks (juice pack), drained 1¼ Cups …Read More

A Thank You Gift from Me to You

To start off the new year, I wanted to say THANK YOU to you, my amazing readers and what better way than to give you deals on some of my favorite books and give you the opportunity to win some sweet treats! return to halfway I’m excited to announce that the latest in the Halfway Series is now available! Rediscover Halfway and be ready to fall in love all over …Read More

Cardamom Shortbread, dipped in Chocolate

Here’s a delightful sweet recipe that makes a perfect gift too! Cardamom Shortbread, dipped in Chocolate   Print Author: adapted from Sweat Peas and Saffron Ingredients •1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature •½ cup granulated sugar •1 tsp vanilla extract •¾ tsp ground cardamom •2 cups all purpose flour {250g} •1 cup chocolate chips (white or milk is chocolate preferred, but semi-sweet can work as well) •½ tsp shortening •⅓ cup …Read More

January is Soup Month! 10-Minute White Bean Soup

The entire month of January is SOUP MONTH! 10-Minute White Bean Soup   Print Author: adapted from The Food Network Ingredients ½ cup dry white wine 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, about 6 inches long each 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2½ cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth Two 15-ounce cans of cannellini or other white beans, strained and rinsed 1 small shallot, peeled, trimmed and halved 1 small garlic clove, peeled, …Read More

Tips for Cruising with Sick Kids #travelholic

In all our planning for our recent Disney cruise, I never once thought about what happens if someone got sick. Maybe I should have…I certainly came prepared for headaches, blisters, cuts, sun burns and everything else – other than the stomach flu. Hours before our excursion on Nassau, my youngest ran to the bathroom and wasn’t able to leave for hours. While my husband and our two other daughters went …Read More

Sweet Swap – Featured Recipe Day 8

Homemade Mounds   Print Ingredients 2 bags coconut 1 can sweetened condensed milk ½ stick butter melted 1½ cups of powdered sugar Chocolate Bark Gulf wax Directions Mix coconut, butter, sweetened condensed milk, and powdered sugar. Roll into balls. Melt chocolate and ⅓ bar of wax together. Dip mounds in chocolate. 3.2.2708 This yummy recipe was submitted by Dusty Summerford over at the Sweet Swap!!

It’s all about the Christmas stories!

There’s nothing better than cozying up in front of a fireplace, warm blanket on your legs and a mug of hot cocoa while reading a new holiday story from your favorite author – is there? It’s one of my favorite ways to end the day. I thought I would share some of either my ‘favorite’ holiday reads that I recently added to my kindle…let me know if you’re read any …Read More

2014 Christmas Card Sign-Up

The countdown in my house has begun for Christmas. Now that halloween is over, we have letters to santa to write, Christmas wish lists to create and tons of cookies to bake…not to mention a house to decorate! Yes, I know it’s early, but we love Christmas in this house (who doesn’t, right?) I’m doing my annual Christmas Card Sign Up again! I loved sending so many cards last year …Read More

Reader Recipe – Veal Piccata “Sting”

VEAL PICCATA “STING”   Print Recipe type: Main Dish Ingredients ½ C flour salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 8 to 10 slices (about 1 ¼ lbs) turkey breast cutlets or chicken breasts 2 T butter ¼ C olive oil 6 T fresh lemon juice I large lemon cut into very thin slices Finely chopped fresh parsley about 3 T Directions Mix the flour with the salt and …Read More