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Waffles of Insane Greatness

Aretha Franklin’s Waffles of Insane Greatness Let’s hear a little R E S P E C T for Aretha Franklin. This 18-time Grammy award winning legend who was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis Tennessee is the “Queen of Soul” and the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her recipe Click here to continue reading…

Mushroom and Sausage Lasagna

A big sexy dish with layers of pasta, a rich mushroom and cheese filling and a creamy sauce – so delicious! I took this along with a salad with creamy lemon champagne vinaigrette and a pound cake to a friend and her family tonight as they are preparing to bury her sweet daddy who slipped Click here to continue reading…

How to Grow Strawberries

I’m so excited for the half-days of sunshine we have had the last two days! After a spring of almost daily rain and clouds, any glimmer of sun is a celebration and I have to tell you my plants are LOVING it! In just those two days of light, my tomato and cucumber plants have Click here to continue reading…

How to Clean an Oven the Easy Way

Cleaning my oven is one of those jobs that often gets pushed aside, simply because I am so frequently USING it and don’t want to set aside the 4 hours to use the self-cleaning feature. Once I have a cheesy casserole or sugary, fruit cobbler bubble over into the bottom, though, there is nothing to Click here to continue reading…

How To Easily Remove Label Glue From Glass Jars

I use glass jars and bottles to store so many things. They come in all sizes and shapes and they’re fantastic for holding DIY seasoning blends or homemade salad dressings and sauces. They’re great for sorting old buttons, too. (You save all those, before you throw out a shirt, right?) I often use glass jars when making gifts, too. You Click here to continue reading…

Dreamsicle Salad

Ingredients: 1 box instant vanilla pudding, sugar-free 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1 container fat-free Cool Whip, 8 oz l box sugar free Orange Jello Directions: Dissolve jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add 3 ice cubes to a cup and fill with cold water. Stir until dissolved and set aside for 5 minutes to Click here to continue reading…

Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe has been in my family for many years, passed down from my great grandparents. It has been served at Thanksgiving dinners, as well as many other occasions. It is definitely a favorite of the family and no family meal is complete without it. Ingredients 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (canned or baked) 2 Click here to continue reading…