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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes #recipe

It is national pancake week and the pancakes I share with you today are perfect for St. Pats breakfast as well. 

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chip

  • chocolate sprinkles

  • green food coloring

In mixer combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Whisk together milk, water, eggs, oil and peppermint extract in small bowl.   Add milk mixture to flour and on low speed mix well.  Mix in green food coloring, adding drops till you have reached your desired shade of green. Stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.  Cook on griddle or in non stick pan till bubbles form and break. Then flip and cook for 2 minutes more or until brown. ENJOY with your favorite maple syrup!

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Remember TO Care for the Birds

 God our heavenly father created every creature here on earth. God provides for you and me each and every day. We can testify to that God also takes care of every little creature like the birds. God also created mankind to care about others. We can help take care of the birds this winter here is  an easy way to ensure they have food

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups cornmeal

Combine all ingredients until well-mixed. I used my hands. Feel free to add some sunflower seeds, nuts, dried fruits, anything your birds might like!
There are many ways to serve this treat! We have a board attached to a pole, but you can also smear it right onto the tops of your bird feeders, or even onto the branches of a tree or bush. Or, add chunks of it to a tray feeder. The options are endless

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Cherry Pie Muffins #recipe

 My dad loved his sweets. I can recall him at family reunions. He would get a large plate of food and and an equally large plate of sweets. If any thing in particular stood out I would say it would be cherry pie. In honor of my dad I share with you a recipe Cherry Pie Muffins


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups tart cherries, pitted


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup pitted, chopped tart cherries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a muffin tin, or line with paper liners. For the topping: combine the flour, sugars, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until thoroughly combined and little clusters form. Set aside. For the muffins: in the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each egg. Mix in the vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture and the milk to the mixer bowl in two alternating additions each, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. In the bowl from the flour mixture, mix together the cream cheese and chopped cherries. Portion half of the batter into the prepared muffin tin cups. Scoop small spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture into each cup. Top with remaining batter. Place cherries on top of the batter (4-5 cherries per cup). Carefully sprinkle the prepared topping over the cherries. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the muffins are golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean (try to avoid testing through the cream cheese centers!).

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Spaghetti Pizza Casserole

1 Box Gluten-Free Spaghetti

3 Large Eggs

1/4 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

1 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

1 Jar Pasta Sauce or Marinara Sauce

Turkey Pepperoni

1 Tsp. Italian Seasoning

1/2 Tsp. Salt and pepper or to taste

1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese


First, cook the gluten-free pasta (or the pasta of your choice) in accordance with the directions listed on the box. Drained. Combine eggs and milk together and set aside. Add the pasta sauce, cheese, eggs mixture, salt and pepper, and all the other ingredients. Toss everything together, then transferred to the baking dish.  Topped with more cheese, turkey pepperoni, and more cheese, bake for 25 minutes on 350 degrees. Let cool, serve warm.

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A Bit of History Did not Last Long

 The 18th Amendment abolished the sale or manufacture of alcohol in the United States. This amendment was later repealed (taken back/erased). 

On December 18th , 1917 the prohibition of alcohol in the United States was proposed. The proposed bill became a new amendment on January 16, 1919 However, it would be repealed by the 21st amendment on December 5, 1933. 

Why was the 18th amendment created:

The need for the 18th amendment came from decades of trying to create a temperance movement. It was believed if a ban was put on the sale of alcohol the issue of poverty and other societal issues would go away. The amendment made the acts of production, transport and slae of any intoxicating liquors illegal. What many did not know is that it did not outlaw the consumption of alcohol. 

Following the passing of the amendment the government set out to declare all wine, beer and other alcoholic specialties illegal. Enforcing the law and new amendment would prove to be very hard to do. Individuals would begin to make money by those that desired these alcoholic beverages. Bootlegging or rum running as well as speakeasies became very popular social sites. The popular opinion was turning against prohibition and in 1932 presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt ran on the step to repeal the 18th Amendment Eventually in 1933 the amendment was repealed. .

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Good or Bad Snow Is Here .... Might as well have Snow Cream


So the weatherman says we need to prepare for a winter storm... The stores go crazy everyone trying to buy the needed items. ... How much will we get?? ?How many days will kids be out of school??

After the snow starts to fall we all know there is nothing else we can do so we might as well enjoy it. In fact it does look a bit beautiful. In our family it does not take long before they are gazing out the windows and ready to go play. 

While it was not warm enough for the youngest one to go out we did bring her some in to share the experience of her first snow. 

So after that it was time for a sweet treat... a bit of snow ice cream. 

1 cup milk (any kind)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

8 cups clean snow or shaved ice (more or less, depending on the density of the snow)

optional topping: sprinkles!

In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency.  (The ice cream should be fluffy, not runny.  But it melts quickly, so dive in quickly.)

Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired, and enjoy!

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German Based Dish For Dinner

I was blessed with a vast amount of heritage from my ancestors. They lived life and they loved it. One area is from my dads mom my grandmother. The Crawdocks were from Germany. In honor of her I am sharing this delicious sausage and sauerkraut dish that her family would have loved. 

  • 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 pounds cold pack sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage (andouille, kielbasa, knackwurst, or chicken apple sausage)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, or to taste, optional
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large ovenproof saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat, sauté the onion and sliced sausages in vegetable oil until onion is golden and sausage is lightly browned about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the apples and saute for 1 minute longer. Add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, sauerkraut, and pepper. Add caraway seeds, if using. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Serve with crusty rolls or biscuits and a tossed salad.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Baked Potato Soup #Recipe


2 onions sliced finely

• 6 medium sized red potatoes chopped into bite sized pieces

• 4 tablespoons butter

• 4 tablespoons flour

• 2 cups milk

• 3 cup vegetable stock

• 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

• salt and pepper to taste

• Sliced green onions to serve

1. Heat some butter in large pot over medium heat, add onions, and sauté for five minutes.

2. Sprinkle flour over the onions and sauté for a minute more, constantly stirring.

3. Add vegetable stock slowly, stirring to make a smooth mixture with the flour.

4. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper and boil on low heat for 30 minutes.

5. Remove half the soup and puree in a blender.

6. Put the pureed soup, milk, and cheddar in the pot, and let cook on low heat for five minutes more.

7. Serve topped with sliced onions and a sprinkle of cheese.

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Southern Fried Cabbage #recipe


4 slices thick bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 small head green cabbage, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces

2 tsp. light brown sugar

Kosher salt

Fresh ground black pepper

Freshly chopped parsley leaves, for serving

in a large heavy-bottomed skillet, cook bacon until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a paper towel–lined plate, leaving the drippings in the skillet.

Add onion to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high. Cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add cabbage and brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is just tender, about 5 minutes.

Return bacon to the skillet and toss to combine. Cook 1 minute to heat through. Top with parsley and serve hot.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes

 Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes

These beautiful little cupcakes are perfect for Valentines Day. Whether your special valentine is your spouse, a special nother or your children any of them should love this special treat. My daddy was a cherry lover and if he were still here I would most definitely make these for him .With bits of cherry throughout the delicious cupcake these beauty's would be a hit for sure. 

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1 (15.25 ounce) box white cake mix
3 eggs
⅓ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup cherry juice (from Maraschino cherry jar)
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup Maraschino cherries, roughly chopped

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 (16 ounce) box powdered/confectioners sugar
1½ teaspoons almond extract
¼ cup heavy whipping cream plus more if needed
24 cherries with stems, for garnish
heart sprinkles, for garnish

Preheat oven to 325°.

Prepare muffin tins with paper liners.

Rough-chop cherries, and set aside.

Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, sour cream, cherry juice and almond extract in a large bowl and beat on medium speed with a hand mixer for two minutes. Fold in chopped cherries.

Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full with batter.

Bake 17-20 minutes or until a cake-tester comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


In a bowl beat butter until creamy.

Add powdered sugar and whipping cream, and beat until just combined.

Add almond extract and beat until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. If frosting is to dry add a little more whipping creamy and beat another minute or so.

Frost and top with a cherry and heart sprinkles. I used a pipping tip and ziplock bag for frosting my cupcakes.

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