Valarie Russell on September 26th, 2017

This is the perfect season for fixing this quick, easy and delicious salad. Perfect for any dinner or family gathering. Hope you like this as much as we do. Enjoy!   1 head broccoli 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped red onion 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks […]

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Valarie Russell on September 12th, 2017

This is a favorite of mine, great side dish with any meal. We especially like it with chicken and turkey at Thanksgiving. It’s so good it could be dessert!   2 small acorn squash whole 3/4 cup cranberries ½  tsp orange zest ¼ cup  water 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 tbsp brown […]

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Valarie Russell on October 13th, 2015

Homemade apple muffins recipe with walnuts is a welcome addition to your morning, everybody loves homemade goodies, and these muffins are no exception! 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1  large apple, peeled, cored, and […]

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Valarie Russell on July 21st, 2015

One of my favorite summertime beverage is sweet ice tea, but adding fresh peaches makes it amazing. The fresh lemon makes the peaches pop with flavor. This is so delicious especially on those hot summer days; garnished with some fresh cut mint from the garden… heaven in a glass.   5 individual tea bags or 3 family […]

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Valarie Russell on July 7th, 2015

Old-fashioned, delicious and easy to make describes this yummy dessert. It’s wonderful served with ice cream. 6 cups sliced peeled ripe peaches 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon TOPPING: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking […]

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Valarie Russell on April 14th, 2015

Aah yes, I have a salad to share with you today. It’s fresh, healthy and full of color! A much needed departure from all the cooked foods we have been devouring lately. If you’re anything like us, we tend to eat more cooked foods in the winter. It seems to be somewhat instinctual but a good […]

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Valarie Russell on September 16th, 2014

Try this and delicious apple bread, it’s so easy you can make it most anytime for a quick and tasty dessert. So yummy right from the oven… even without the glaze. 1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla […]

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Valarie Russell on July 29th, 2014

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me a week or so ago, sounded delicious so I made some for Kenny this week.  We think this is a keeper recipe, can’t wait to make these for the grandson’s next visit.   4 ounces BAKER’S unsweetened chocolate ¾ cup butter 2 cups sugar 3 eggs slightly […]

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Valarie Russell on July 28th, 2014

A surprising and FABULOUS cake full of fresh squash! No one would ever know… especially the kiddos!   3 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups finely chopped yellow squash (do not peel) 4 eggs 1½ […]

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Valarie Russell on October 22nd, 2013

“When your favorite apple is in season, pick up a bunch and make this luscious pie filling that freezes beautifully. Sliced apples are partially cooked on top of the stove with water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then you can ladled into containers and freeze. Then you can use them anytime for a delicious easy dessert. […]

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