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Have you ever eaten at a Japanese Restaurant? If you haven’t and you ever get the chance….go! It is so much fun and entertaining. This post is about a trip to a Japanese restaurant called Samurai. My daughter took my grandson to a dinosaur performance, my husband had to work and I took my 8 year old granddaughter for some […]

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Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract

Making your own Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract couldn’t be easier. Bottle it up for a fantastic gift or use it for your own homemade baked goods for an amazing flavor. The clear bottle was the first day. The tea colored bottle is a week and the bottle below is 6 months. To read about the step by step process and […]

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Crispy Ranch Breadsticks

If you love ranch dressing and pizza crust, give these a try! Only four ingredients in these delicious Crispy Ranch Breadsticks. They look fancy but all I did is twist the dough before baking. Very easy and nice to use for entertaining or to just eat with your family. To view the step by step directions and print the recipe […]

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Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

This is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving! Iowa Pea Salad was a favorite during the wartime when food was being rationed. It is an inexpensive yet delicious way to use pasta, bacon, green onions, cheese and peas. Any type of sweet baby peas can be used in this recipe (canned, fresh or thawed frozen) but chances are, during the war, […]

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No Bake Granola Bars

I have never had homemade Granola Bars before making these. I always thought the store bought were so good, wow was I mistaken! I am shocked at how wonderful these were compared to store bought. I will never buy another box of Granola Bars from the store again. I put a lot of goodies in my Granola Bars…… chocolate chips, […]

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Turkey Cooking Facts & Safety

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone will want to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner safely with your family and friends. You need to make sure that you thaw the turkey correctly, cook the turkey to the proper temperature and then store your leftovers correctly to ensure everyone goes home full and that they do not end up in the […]

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Cheeseburger & Fries Casserole

A delicious cheeseburger casserole with a cheesy ground beef bottom that is topped with fries, covered with cheddar cheese and baked in a casserole dish. This tasted amazing, everyone cleaned their plates and there wasn’t any leftovers! One of my fellow bloggers,, suggested that I try a recipe similar to this one. They said they loved it and now […]

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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This is a copycat recipe of Panera Breads Broccoli Cheddar Soup. It turned out cheesy and VERY good! It tasted just like Panera Breads soup in my opinion. I found this recipe in the book “Six Sisters’ Stuff Copycat Cooking” which has many recipes so expect me to post some more.   Ingredients   In a small skillet over medium […]

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Wartime French Dressing

During World War 2 they made this dressing either with melted chicken fat or vegetable oil, I used vegetable oil. I’m sure the chicken fat gave it a great flavor but it has to be warmed before each use. They also used either lemon juice or vinegar for two totally different tastes. The idea for this dressing came from a […]

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French Apple Cake

French Apple Cake is a dessert with a custard, apple rich base and a cake like topping. Slices instead of chunks of sweet apple made this a little different than the traditional French Apple Cake. The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen and I made this in a cooking class that I attended. This is not a real sweet dessert. […]

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