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Spiced Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipe

Holiday Spiced Sugar Cookie Recipe If there's anything in this world that I love cooking the most, you'd probably find cookies at the top of the list. But I don't think it would be top of the list because I like cooking, but more so eating. I am literally the Cookie Monster in human form....

Hard Boiling Eggs

Good Ideas Since many of us will be hard boiling eggs today for our Easter Egg Hunt, I thought I would make sure we do it right. So, why not get advice from the guys who KNOW EGGS! Hickman’s Family Farms shares these great tips with us… *Place eggs in saucepan in a single layer *Add cold ...

Bird Nest Easter Treats

Bird Nest Treats My super dooper, sweet neighbor delivered these cute, little, bird nest treats to our house the other day, and I just fell in love with them.In fact, it was the first time I had ever seen them, and I seriously thought they were adorable! On Amazing-Kids.Org, I found an actual recipe to share with you, ...

No More Hard Brown Sugar

Good Ideas Our Reader, Somi Chuhon, just shared this little trick with us! "When brown sugar gets dry and hard to separate, put it in a air tight jar or container and put a piece of bread inside. I usually use the heel of the bread loaf since no one likes it. The brown sugar should be loosened to its original state......

Stained Glass Valentine’s Cookies

Good Ideas This yummy dessert idea came to us from Lisa Davala at Spangler Candy. Her article demonstrates how to make Stained Glass Valentine’s Day Cookies. The recipe is fun and turns out a great cookie. Also, kids love them for the cookie and candy all in one aspect, and adults think they look neat with a ...

Cravings and What They Mean

Good Ideas This is such good info to know and it comes to us from “freeformfitness.ca/blog“...

Super Bowl Food

Good Ideas I found a few more ideas for Super Bowl Food. They are so cute! First up, is these little Football Eggs. The complete recipe for these Spicy Sweet Deviled Eggs is on “My Recipes.com“ Then, use my No-Bake Cookie Recipe and make these cute little footballs.This picture was found on “examiner.com“ And then there are ...

Football Food for Game Day

Good Ideas Over at “20 Going on 80″ I found this great post about Game Day Treats that feature a football theme. Perfect, and just in time for the Super Bowl!! You can see the pictures of the yummy food below, but to get the recipes, visit our girly over at “20 Going on 80” and she ...

Avocados Avocados Avocados

Avocados Avocados from Mexico. You got it, We love them. We use avocados a lot, and they are only $0.50 a piece right now. Basically, 2 for $1.00! Guacamole is a favorite at our house and if you missed it, here is the recipe we use....

Ultimate Link Party GUIDE

Ultimate Link Party Are you a CRAFTER??? If you are, I have compiled a list of Link Parties, in no particular order, where you can SHOW OFF your mad skills! **upload your project pictures and tutorials, and just link back to these sites and thousands of people will see what you’ve created!** This is the ULTIMATE LINK PARTY ...

Cooking Tip by Jen

Good Ideas We have a great tip that just came in by one Jen, one of our readers. She said, ” Use a potato masher when browning ground meat. It breaks it up easier than using a spoon or spatula.”  My sister-in-law has the Mix N’ Chop by Pampered Chef, and I used it for this exact ...

Win an iPad 2 for Making Guacamole!

Guacamole Recipe Contest This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s a contest by Avocados from Mexico! If you love one of three things: Guacamole, an iPad 2, or gift cards, then this is your chance to participate and win… or just participate by sharing, entering ...

How Much Food To Cook For Big Groups

Good Ideas This is a Food Quantity Chart for 25, 50,  and 100 Servings. (With Thanksgiving Just 10 days away, I thought this would be helpful for those who will be cooking for a Group!) FOOD    25 Servings  50 Servings  100 Servings  Rolls  4 doz.   8 doz.  16 doz.  Bread  50 Slices  100 Slices  200 Slices ...

Helpful Pie Dough Tips

Good Ideas With Thanksgiving around the corner and all the yummy pies, I thought I would share a few pie making tips…since Thanksgiving is def. a pie season!*When preparing several batches of pie dough, roll dough out between sheets of plastic wrap. Stack the discs in a pizza box, and keep the box in the freezer.  Pull ...

Halloween Treats

Healthy Halloween Treat This week most of us are thinking of a treat we can share for Halloween. Especially, if we have little ones in school or coming to our homes. There is always the traditional bag of candy, but what about some really cute and unique Halloween Treats for our special kids!! The first one is these ...

Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown

Good Ideas Jessica from “Utah County Mom” shared this super great tip with us… ** when you make guacamole, if you keep the avacado pit in the bowl it doesn’t go brown nearly as fast.Wow, Thanks Jessica for that idea. In our family we eat guacamole a lot, and this is the perfect remedy!...

How to Clean Teflon

Good Ideas I really needed this one today!! Before Church, I put 4 chicken breast in my pot, on the stove, to boil. My plan was to make, my father-in-laws, delicious “tortilla soup” recipe! However, I left for church forgetting that the stove was on. And guess what happened, you probably don’t even have to. My husband ...

Homemade Window Cleaner

Good Ideas Have you ever ran out of window cleaner and really didn’t want to run to the store? You can always pull out one of your kiddos and have them do this number on your windows…haha…..or you can try out this great homemade recipe for window cleaner!2 T. Ammonia 2 T. Dishwasher Detergent 1 pt. Rubbing ...

Draining Fried Food

Good Ideas Did I mention, that we have the greatest readers??!!! Well, we do! And Fran Walker is one of them. Here is her super clever idea that she has shared with us. Good Ideas “This is something I developed to keep potato pancakes, or anything you’re frying, from getting too greasy after you’re done frying the stuff....

DIY Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Good Ideas I found these delicious looking doughnuts on SouthernPlate.com and I am going to make them today. I know my girlies will love them as an after-school snack!Visit Southern Plate and get the tutorial so you can have some of your own deliciousness!!...

Super Easy Way to Peel Potatoes

Potato I just received this awesome video that teaches a super easy way to peel potatoes! I am amazed and will definitely be using this technique in the near future!! __...

Fruit Salad Gift

Good Ideas I love the idea of a summer gift from or to a neighbor or friend. I especially love cookies, but sometimes when it’s so hot outside, a warm cookie doesn’t sound so great. One of my favorite summer treats is fruit salad.  It’s cool and refreshing on a hot day!What I did, was purchased disposable ...

Strawberry Crepes

Good Ideas Do you ever want to have delicious IHOP or Restaurant style crepes? Well, if you are interested, I have the recipe and the know how to share with you, and believe me, they are so delicious!!This recipe comes to us courtesy of my Betty Crocker Cookbook!1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. Sugar 1/2 teaspoon ...

One Hour Bread Rolls

Good Ideas One hour dinner rolls: (Amber Hawman’s Recipe) 2 packages yeast 1t salt 1/4 c warm water 3T sugar 4T butter 1 1/4 c milk 3 c flour (more if needed) *Dissolve yeast in the warm water.  Heat milk, but do not boil!  Add butter (I put it in cold so it cools milk down), salt ...

Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Good Ideas As a young girl, I can remember my mom making sugar cookies for all the special occasions and for this Easter Season, we used my mom’s recipe and made these fun eggs to take to all our neighbors. My Mom’s Sugar Cookies 2 c. butter 4 c. sugar 4 eggs 1 c. milk 2 tsp. ...