Chemo Round 6: Day 1: Final Round!
We celebrated our Thanksgiving yesterday as Shyanne is scheduled to be admitted tomorrow for Round 6 of chemo. This should be her final round and we are praying she gets through it smoothly and that we can hopefully be home before Christmas! Yay!Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving… just a little early”
Hey y’all, I know I’ve been a bit MIA and I apologize. It’s been really crazy around here and I’ve been in the hospital more than out with Shyanne as she goes through chemo. She is currently on Day 13 of Round 5 with one more round to go! You can read her latest update here.Continue reading “Shyanne’s 1st Heartiversary”
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I love mushrooms of every kind and I am always trying to add them to so many dishes because of their amazing health benefits. This is one of my favorite mushroom recipes.
I don’t like that you don’t use all of the mushrooms and a whole pepper but those can be frozen and used later.
Continue reading “Stuffed Mushrooms with Dipping Sauce”
A friend of mine surprised one day by making these… I didn’t know he could cook and these were so good! He gave me the recipe and they are so easy to make!
The kids can pretty much make this recipe by themselves with a little help when it comes to the oven! I’ll try to remember to snap a picture of these the next time we make them.
I just have to give in to my sweet tooth every now and then, especially around the holidays. I try to save the rich calorie-laden treats for when we have parties and get-togethers so I don’t end up eating them all by myself! These are always a winner! Continue reading “Caramel Pecan Candies”
I don’t know if Santa will be visiting your house anytime soon but I think he just might stop here for a handful of cookies. My kiddos love the tradition of leaving cookies for Santa although I suspect that it may be because they get to help sample the cookies.
This year I was determined to have a little bit less stress around the holidays but sometimes life seems to just happen around you. Our new house has been one thing after another and I really wasn’t sure just what else might happen before Christmas so I really tried to get things prepped ahead of time.
One thing I did was to make a TON of freezer meals, 35+ Freezer Meals In One Day!, and I also worked on adding printable recipes to all of my existing recipes on the blog as well as to the new recipes I’ve been posting. I’ve also gotten all of my recipes from my recipe box scheduled to post and I will continue to work on some of the others I have scattered around and packed up just as soon as I can.
This is so much easier than trying to keep your screen open in the kitchen… I apologize that I didn’t do this earlier! I also went ahead and made a bunch of Freezer Cookies! (Working on that post too!)
I’m not completely against using store-bought cookie dough but I feel that homemade is ALWAYS better if you can. With these recipes, you CAN! I normally like to roll most of my cookie dough into small balls and flash freeze to make it easier to only pull out what I need. You may want to experiment with these recipes or divide them into smaller batches before freezing. Check out this article HERE for more information about freezing different kinds of cookie dough!
These are so easy to make and I know people have been making them for ages but I found the recipe in my binder and thought I’d share it. These also work well for making different shapes and for using when making fancy cake decorations! There are a million things you can add into these to make them a little extra special so let your imagination go… the kids love helping with these too! Continue reading “Rice Krispie Treats”
This is the cheese ball recipe that I’ve been looking for… thankfully my Holiday Binder was still in the house and not packed away in the shed. My Holiday Binder has folders for every major holiday and party that we have celebrated and the recipes that we use for those events… such a timesaver! Kids can help with this too!
This can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer for up to a month. Just wrap the cheese ball tightly in plastic, before covering with nuts, and place in the freezer. Allow it to thaw completely in the fridge before covering with nuts and serving.