Peanut Butter Cookies

These are great cookies to let the kids help with as they love to make the criss-cross pattern with the fork!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I believe these are the cookies my little brothers had nicknamed ‘Cowboy Cookies’ but I’m not sure. I do know that they are really good and these can be made into gifts by layering the dry ingredients in a jar and attaching a copy of the recipe to the jar with a little bit of ribbon.

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Watergate Salad

I don’t know why it’s called ‘salad’ but I’m not gonna argue with anyone because I really love this dessert so much but I do and I love that it is so easy to make!

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad printable recipe


  • 1 pkg instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 12-oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 9-oz frozen whipped topping
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 c. chopped nuts


Mix everything together and chill 4-5 hours.

No-Bake Cheesecake with Flavor Variations

I love cheesecake and so does my second eldest son… so much that he insists on having cheesecake for his birthday and any other special occasion. I do have a recipe for a traditional cheesecake but I can’t seem to find it at the moment as it may be packed away.

This recipe is simple and tastes great! You can play with the ingredients to make your own flavors as well as trying different variations on the crust until you find your ‘perfect’ combination.

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Roasted Turkey w/ Giblet Gravy

This is probably one of the most searched for recipes around the holidays! This is one that I’ve had forever and it has saved me quite a few times before I had my friend Google.

Making your first turkey dinner can be quite intimidating but you can follow these simple directions for a perfect roasted turkey. Stuffed turkeys generally need to cook at 325 for about 20 minutes/pound while unstuffed turkeys are about 15 minutes/pound but always check the temperature with a meat thermometer! Continue reading “Roasted Turkey w/ Giblet Gravy”

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

This is probably one of the most made cookie recipes in our home as both of my older girls learned how to make these when they were young and they quickly became experts!

These also go by other names such as Preacher Cookies, Beaver Dams, Haystacks, Mud Pies, and Cocoa Quickies but no matter what you call them they are delicious!

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Whipped Honey Butter and Cinnamon Butter

I couldn’t decide whether to make this two separate recipes or one but decided on two as we always make them together and it would just be that much simpler to have them on the same page… right?

Anyway, I’ve had to type these up from memory as my recipe binder is packed up in the shed as I really thought we’d be in our new house by now… I’ll update this if I need to once I get to my binder which won’t be any time soon:


We really love this on fresh yeast rolls and my favorite recipe is in that same binder but the 30 minute Rolls are really good with these kinds of butter as well.

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Homemade Pedialyte and the BRAT/BOAT Diet

I hate it when my kids get sick and I really hate it when they can’t keep anything down. When the nasty stomach bugs hit our home we try to have a supply of ginger ale and foods for the BRAT/BOAT diet on hand. Sometimes though I find myself unprepared and I need to whip up a batch of this Homemade Pedialyte for the kiddos.

They also like to sip on some homemade bone broth when I have some ready. (aff link)





Toast (crackers count as well)

This helps a lot when I have kids who have been throwing up and/or may have diarrhea.

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Favorite Sweet Potato Casserole

This is probably my most requested recipe at holiday meals. I don’t know where I got the recipe but it has been around our home for quite some time now. If you don’t care for the topping you can always leave it off or substitute some marshmallows in its place.

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Mama’s Southern Pecan Pie

Pecan pie doesn’t have to be hard to be delicious… give this easy recipe a try. Just make sure to get all the shells out of the pecans if you hand shell them… it’s probably a good idea to check your store-bought ones too!

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Super Simple Graham Cracker Crust

When you see just how easy this is you may never buy a store-bought crust again! I recently saw a similar crust made with gingersnaps and a touch of cinnamon… I know what I’ll be trying out soon!

You can try this with just about any cookie… gingersnaps, vanilla wafers, chocolate wafers, etc. You can even substitute brown sugar for the sugar. The possibilities are endless!

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Homemade Bread Stuffing

I can remember getting out the biggest bowls we could find to make this when I was a kid. This was always the best part of Thanksgiving for me.

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