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Everyday Tips

December 30, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

One of the best tips I can offer is to buy yourself a Crock Pot.Get one that has both High and Low settings & a removable, dishwasher safe crock, You will wonder how you’ve ever lived without one. It is great for popping a meal in and returning to your home filled with the aroma […]

Pantry Basics

December 29, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

* Flour * Sugar * Brown sugar * Baking powder * Baking soda * Yeast * Spices (in powder form, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika) * Vanilla * Kosher salt * Fresh pepper * Canned crushed tomatoes * Jar of olive oil * Jar of canola oil * Cans of (red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, […]

Italian Meatball Cookies

December 15, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

* 1 ¼ Cup Crisco * 1 ½ Cups Sugar * 3 Eggs * 1 Cup Milk * 1 tsp vanilla * 5 Cups Flour * 5 tsp baking powder 1 TBS each of * Cinnamon * Cloves * Allspice * Nutmeg * ¾ Cup Hershey cocoa * 1 cup chopped walnuts * 1 cup […]

Sugar Cookies

December 15, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

Ingredients: 1 Cup Margarine 1 Cup Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp. water 3 Cup flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add in the egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and blend into the cream mixture. Divide dough in […]

Hungarian Thumbprint

December 15, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

1/2 c. butter 1/4 c. sugar 1 egg yolk 1 c. sifted all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg white, unbeaten 1/4 c. finely chopped nuts Jam of your own choice Cream butter; add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and beat well. Sift in flour and salt; mixing […]

The Christmas Spirit!

December 13, 2018
Filed under Darla's Blog

I love Christmas. I love decorating my house. I love cooking. I love giving people gifts I know they will enjoy. The deeper spirit of Christmas, I am concerned, is not being engrained into my children’s hearts. I know they enjoy giving presents. I know they appreciate the birthday of Jesus. But, maybe because they […]

Christmas Crème Brulee

December 7, 2018
Filed under Recipe of the Day

Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup white sugar 3 pinches salt 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 15 egg yolks 3/4 cup white sugar   Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place about 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips into each of four 6 ounce ramekins. Place […]

Party Ready in 20 Minutes

December 7, 2018
Filed under Beauty & Fashion, Uncategorized

  Q: During the holiday season, my husband frequently calls me on short notice for us to have drinks with co-workers or to visit friends. While I love going out, often I find myself unable to get ready in a short amount of time, and with this being the holiday season, we have parties lined up! […]

Holiday Energy Boosters

December 3, 2018
Filed under Tip of the Day

Holiday stress can really take its toll on our bodies. We run ourselves into the ground getting all the trimmings for our holiday dinners, baked goodies, presents for loved ones, and making sure we have the perfect holiday. However, by the end of the day you may want to just lie down and sleep through […]

Sugar Cookie Tips

November 29, 2018
Filed under Recipes & Cooking

Make the most of your dough this year! Check out the following tips to ease you into the Christmas baking spirit! Rolling and Cutting Cookie dough is much easier to work with after it’s been refrigerated for at least half an hour–and the cut-outs will hold their shape better if the dough is cold. Keep […]

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