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Crazy Kid's Caviar

On our way home from Nashville, we decided to see if we could get as much of our immediate family together as we could. And lucky for us, everyone could make it to our impromptu cookout at the condo. It was wonderful to come home to all of our family and get caught up, celebrate, have some wine!!! One item that was fun to make and very easy (Chloe did most of it alone) was what most of us know as Cowboy Caviar. Becuase Chloe made it and she was a wild child yesterday, I’ve renamed it Crazy Kid’s Caviar. Crazy Kid’s Caviar Ingredients 1/2 cup evoo 1/3 cup white…
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Quick Rhubarb Crisp

When your lovely neighbor brings 5 pounds of rhubarb over, you definitely make a rhubarb crisp! Or pie, or sauce, or whatever floats your boat. Things are coming full circle for us this weekend. For the first time since we moved into our house 3 years ago, we opened all 4 blinds in our Master bedroom. Two of the 4 windows had blinds that were broken.  Its been pretty low on our priority list to fix them, but we finally figured out what we wanted to do. The Levelor website was great to work with and had very fast delivery! Miraculous to be able to see out all 4 windows…
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Play Date Cookies

SOYNUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS 48 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates in classic bag 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup soynut butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup additional granulated sugar for rolling(optional) 1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. 2. Beat shortening and soynut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. 3. Shape…
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Donuts at Home

Sunday is for Sweet Somethings…..today it’s donuts! This recipe is adapted from cooks.com 5 TBSP unsalted butter 1 egg beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1+1/2 cups flour 2 + 1/4 TSP baking powder 1/4 TSP salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup milk   Topping: 3 TBSP unsalted, melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 TSP cinnamon. 1. Preheat oven to 350.  Coat donut pan with cooking spray. Set aside 2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg. 3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg together in large bowl. Add dry ingredients alternatively with wet ingredients. 4. Fill donut tins 3/4 full (I use piping bag). Bake for 15 minutes. Take out…
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Crunchy Chocolate Granola Bars

Because so many granola bars are made in a facility with nuts, we make our own. They’re easy and so delish. Chocolate Chip Soy Nut Granola Bars Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Soy Nut Butter (I prefer I’m Healthy brand) 1/3 Cup local honey 1/4 Cup coconut oil 1+1/2 Cups old fashioned oats (Hy-Vee Brand is my go-to) 1 + 1/2 TBSP wheat germ 1/2 Cup ground flax seed 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (this is where you need to watch labels. I use Guittard or Enjoy Life brands.) Directions: Line an 8X8 glass or metal pan with foil. Non-stick spray is not needed. Melt soynut butter, honey and coconut oil together in a…
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