Denise’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toffee Chips

by Denise on November 14, 2013

My friend Janet makes this fabulous pumpkin cheesecake topped with toffee chips and it is so delicious that I asked her permission to share the recipe with you guys. I’m planning on making a big one for the family for Thanksgiving dinner but Janet used small 4″ spring form pans for hers to make individual […]

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This tomato and feta salad is so simple to make and so pretty to look at that it’s become that special potluck dish we take to every party and family event. People rave over it and everyone wants the recipe, I can even get most of the kids to eat it – I still have […]

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Denise’s Cinnamon Pecans

by Denise on September 12, 2013

We have a pecan tree in the back yard that is producing like crazy this year, unfortunately the squirrels are enjoying more of them than we are but it still put me in the mood to make some pecan yummies even though I actually had a to buy a bag of nuts at the store. […]

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Denise’s Easy Ziploc Bag Ice Cream Recipe

by Denise on August 8, 2013

My kids have been seeing television commercials for an ice cream maker that shows kids making their own ice cream in 15 minutes and it does look fun (and tasty!) but they’re $10 each and of course I’d have to get one for each of the five kids. Instead we figured out how to make […]

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Denise’s Bacon Ranch Potatoes

by Denise on July 11, 2013

We absolutely love to grill out, really any time of the year, but we do seem to cook on the grill much more often in the summer months and these potatoes are one of our favorite dishes to make. I’d been planning to make them all week long but the weather hasn’t cooperated since we’ve […]

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My five kiddos love all types of fresh fruit and that makes me very happy, but sometimes we get a little bored and want to spice it up a little. This method of “baking” apples in the microwave is super fast and easy, it only takes a few ingredients and you can make as much […]

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Denise’s Simple Fudgsicle Recipe

by Denise on May 9, 2013

Now that the weather has finally been warming up the kids are already asking for frozen treats so I whipped up a batch of fudgsicles for them. They are super easy to make, only take a few ingredients, and they even taste much better than the store bought variety in my opinion. Let me know […]

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Denise’s Pita Pizza Pockets Recipe

by Denise on April 11, 2013

While my kids really love pizza, they’re all very picky about their toppings and it seems like they each want something different. That’s why I love these pita pizza pockets – they’re super easy to make, the kids enjoy helping to make their own, and everybody gets exactly what they want in them. I cut […]

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Grocery Store Shortcuts for Homemade Meals

by Denise on March 14, 2013

I really prefer to feed my family home cooked meals, but some days that just isn’t as easy as others. For example, I like to prepare pizza dough ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for future meals, however there are days that the family wants pizza but I completely forget to take […]

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Denise’s Salt Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

by Denise on February 14, 2013

We’re all big meat and potatoes fans at our house so I’m always trying to mix it up a little and present these things in new and exciting ways. One of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes is to salt roast them and the kids really enjoy the smaller fingerling potatoes because they’re fun to […]

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