baked beans

Baked Beans in a Presidential Skillet

As simple a dish as it is, everyone seems to have a different baked bean recipe.  I’m going to enter my Cast Iron Skillet Baked Beans into the mix as not only a pretty side dish, but a tasty one, too.  My Cast Iron Skillet Baked Beans recipe is somewhat basic so if you absolutely […]

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Way Out of Shape Wednesday

Way Out of Shape Wednesday

Davis keeps telling me I need to have each day of the week as a specified day for my blog.  He’s young and has some good insight to this social media stuff.  I thought it was a great idea.  Some of the ones I’ve seen already in use  are Meatless Monday and Throwback Thursday.  I […]

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Hot Dog Bar

Hot Dog Bar

Saturday night UGA football is a good night to make a Hot Dog Bar.  It was nostalgic and tasty.   I’m typing this post quickly so I can upload before the game starts.  I might have to finish on commercials like I did my Halloween decorations. I was excited to find nitrite-free, by-product free, gluten-free, […]

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Halloween Decorations

Halloween Decorations 2017

I had already decided I wasn’t going to decorate for Halloween when Olivia came home this past weekend.  Neither child (although they are not children anymore) was going to be home on Halloween and I didn’t want to get out all the boxes of decorations just to decorate for myself.  Then, Olivia decided she wanted […]

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Praline French Toast Bake

Praline French Toast Bake

I have enjoyed a busy weekend at Mountain Day at Berry College and getting to spend time with both Olivia and Davis.  Davis attends Berry and Olivia is an alumna.  We had a delicious picnic lunch at Berry yesterday and I continued our fabulous eats with Praline French Toast Bake this morning. The afternoon events […]

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Punch Needle Fail

Punch Needle Fail

I have been trying to learn a new craft for the last few days but I have ended in punch needle fail.  I carefully took pictures of my steps because I was sure I would be posting a zippy little story about my adorable punch needle creations.  This will not be the case as I […]

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Fabric Lunch Bags

Fabric Lunch Bags for On the Go

As a teacher of five different grade levels, I take at least six field trips each school year with students and I have to take a sack lunch every time.  With all the recycling nowadays and everyone going green, there is a lot of pressure to have a trash-free lunch. (I thoroughly enjoy having eight-year-olds […]

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Apple Butter Cake

Apple Butter Cake

Now I know everyone rushed out and made Apple Butter after last week’s post so I thought I would give you something to make with your Apple Butter in this recipe for Apple Butter Cake.  I mentioned that my grandma loved her apple butter.  She lived to be 94 years old but today would have […]

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Harvest Brussels sprouts

Harvest Brussels Sprouts

Some of you may have already stopped reading when you saw the name Harvest Brussels Sprouts.  Keep reading! This recipe will change your perception of these tiny cabbages.  Show them some love.  In a 2008 poll in the United States voted Brussels sprouts as the least favorite vegetable of all. But I think I can […]

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Apple Butter

Not My Grandma’s Apple Butter

My grandma ate lots and lots of apple butter.  Brown and thick, she would spread it over toast, on crackers and honestly with just about anything.  She loved her apple butter.  She offered to share her prized jar of apple butter but I would politely turn it down and reach for the grape jelly.  As […]

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