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Recipes I Love

Copycat Recipe: Tastes Just Like Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Chai

Copycat Recipe: Tastes Just Like Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Chai

So, I’m so excited about today’s post! Because I’ve finally figured out how to make Vanilla Chai tea that tastes JUST like Dunkin’ Donuts! I have 2 DD’s within 2 miles of my house, and I’m a frequent there for iced coffee. But my friend […]

Perfect Apple Pie {using an oil crust pastry}

Perfect Apple Pie {using an oil crust pastry}

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite apple pie recipes. I love this old recipe because it uses an oil crust which is simple to make. I’ve spoken to several old timers who told me that using an oil crust was a Depression […]

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

I wanted to share a recipe that is perfect for casual entertaining: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake. I’ve made various versions of this recipe over the years because it’s easy and delicious, but recently a long distance friend sent me this recipe. It’s much richer than […]

Lemon White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Lemon White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

To overstate the deliciousness of these cookies would not be easy! I first bought one at a Whole Foods and knew I had to make them at home. These cookies are special and a little more expensive because the nuts are a bit pricey, but […]

Key Lime Cheese Ball {Just like Tastefully Simple’s}

Key Lime Cheese Ball {Just like Tastefully Simple’s}

My sister brought a delicious Tastefully Simple Key Lime Cheeseball to my house for our Mother’s Day celebration. It was so delish. Did I mention that already? Okay then. Of course, we really don’t want to have to buy the mix if you can do […]

DIY Dry Shampoo

DIY Dry Shampoo

Do you wash your hair every day? I don’t. I have to admit that I use dry shampoo and love it.  I have extremely thick hair and it takes me so long to dry.  So, washing my hair every other day saves me a lot […]

Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

My sister Hannah had a Superbowl party last night which we won’t even talk about. (sniffle) But, you all know that I went to talk, visit with the girls, and eat. I didn’t even realize that NE had lost until my friend Janelle and I, […]

Easy Bakery Style Fruit Tart

Easy Bakery Style Fruit Tart

Wanted to share one of my favorite, easy holiday recipes. This delicious fruit tart! My brother-in-law’s wife, Robin, shared this recipe with me after she made it for a family anniversary party and I believe she said it originated from Taste of Home magazine. Anyway, it […]

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Molasses Sugar Cookies

You have to try these cookies. They are so delicious! My first recollection of ever having tasted these cookies was when Peter and I were first married and we went away to a bed and breakfast somewhere with his sister, Nancy and her husband, Fred. […]

In Celebration of Fall {Pumpkin Lattes}

In Celebration of Fall {Pumpkin Lattes}

Today it feels like fall {or winter…it was down to 40 degrees last night.} And what could be better than a steaming hot latte? My childhood friend, Janelle, shared this recipe with my readers on our facebook page, and I wanted to post it on the […]