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Butter-Free Breakfast Buckle

by heather
Recently I saw my friend Lisa make some blueberry buckle with beans instead of butter and I had to give it a try. Except I used strawberries because I prefer them. I found the recipe on Recipezaar, but made a few changes. As I was putting it in the oven the first time I had a great idea that I could use orange juice concentrate in the topping instead of butter. It seemed appropriate for breakfast. My family loved this. I had extended family visiting and they loved it too, and no one could tell that Read more [...]

Book Review: 101 Things to Do With Chicken

by heather
Recently when I was looking for a gift for my dad I came across several of the "101Things" books at 60% off. I have a few of them and have been pleased thus far, so I bought four more. This weekend I read through all of them and I'm so excited to try several of the recipes. 101 Things to Do With Chicken by Donna Kelly and Stephanie Ashcraft had several recipes that look really great, but there were also some that made me think "You don't really need a recipe for that. There are also a few that are Read more [...]

Giveaway: 101 Things To Do With A Slowcooker

by heather
 Years ago I attended a class on crockpots given by my neighbor, Janet Eyring. (She's not my neighbor anymore since I have moved.) She is the one who opened my eyes to what an amazing appliance the crockpot is. I heart my crockpot. (The only difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker is that crockpot is a trademarked name of the Rival brand product.) Recently I realized that May's almost over and I haven't done a giveaway yet. Let's fix that. I'm going to giveaway a copy of 101 Things To Read more [...]

Recipe Blog Hop

by heather

Today I came across a great idea started by Trying Our Best: a recipe blog hop. Go check out the great recipes that people are sharing by clicking on the link above.  So much happiness and yumminess. Plus there is a giveaway involved.


Strawberry Cablams

by heather
A few nights ago there was a neighbourhood dessert potluck/goodbye party for a family that's moving. (Great idea, btw. Simple, low-key and effective.) I made these because I had everything for them and going to the grocery store was not on the agenda for the day. They're fast, easy, soft, and as my neighbour says "the cutest cookies ever". All the little girls loved them. I got this recipe from my sister-in-law.Strawberry Cablams1 box Duncan Hines strawberry cake mix*2 eggs1/3 cup canola oil1 cup Read more [...]

Buffalo Chicken Calzones Inspired by Erin’s Food Files

by heather
I've been following Erin's Food Files for several months now. She makes a lot of things that look delicious, but until last week I hadn't actually made any of her recipes. (Sorry, Erin some of your recipes just seem a little more involved than I generally have time/patience for. Like the Red Velvet Cheesecake. Looks amazing, but not something I'll likely try soon.) I tried four with some successes, and I'm certain that I'll try a few more. I love that she uses whole wheat flour in so many of Read more [...]

Tropical Sweet Potato Casserole

by heather
Ok, here's something strange and random about Heather: When I was six years old I started making a set of cookbooks. I had ambitions of being a famous chef. They are four binders that are falling apart, full notebook pages pasted with various clippings. For the most part I cut recipes off of package labels and out of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. There are also a few family recipes I transcribed in there. (My husband likes to poke fun of my misspellings and the sometimes questionable Read more [...]

Book Review: Grilled Cheese & More

by heather
Once in awhile the man that I love decides to cook dinner. This usually involves one of two things, grilled meat or grilled cheese sandwiches of some kind, which is why I purchase Grilled Cheese & More for him. His go-to sandwich is the Grilled Cheese, Ham & Onion Melt. It's not exactly healthy, but it is very delicious. (However, he did cut the cheese by 75% from the original because it was a bit too much. He also traded turkey for ham and increased the grilled onion ratio.) If you like Read more [...]

Meatless Mondays

by heather
When perusing Skinny Bovine Kitchen I came across a link to Meatless Monday. Their goal is to get people to reduce meat consumption to improve personal health and the health of our planet. Hoorays! I can't go full vegetarian, but I can go meatless once a week. Here's a great quote from their site."Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious Read more [...]

Book Review: The Essential Mormon Cookbook

by heather
I received The Essential Mormon Cookbook: Green Jell-O, Funeral Potatoes, and Other Secret Combinations by Julie Badger Jensen as a wedding gift and in the years since then it has served me well. I find it amusing that so many times I have found a "new" great recipe in a cooking magazine, at a church function or from a neighbor and as it turns out the same or nearly identical recipe  to what was in this book all along. It's like this woman has been to every LDS ward function everywhere and taken Read more [...]

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