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5 Ways to Add Pretzels into Your Favorite Recipes!

Pretzels are the ultimate snack! And you would be amazed at how many of our favorite foods are made better by adding pretzels. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Ways to Add Pretzels into your Favorite Recipes! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!…

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Homemade Whole-Grain Protein Pancake Mix

Homemade pancakes are kind of a weekend ritual at our house, especially if we are having a slow…

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Taco Tater Tot Casserole

One of everybody’s favorite meals is Tater Tot Casserole, but we have a fun Taco twist on it for you to try today! When it comes to easy recipes, this is the best! You can also easily convert this to a slow cooker recipe version! We love Tater Tot Casserole, or as Minnesotan’s call it…

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Luxardo Cherry Truffles

Imagine two scenarios with me for a second. First, you have friends over for dinner. You do want…

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5 Earth Day Treats Kids will Love!

Earth Day is upon us and one wonderful way to get the conversation started with your kids is through food. Today on Family Food Live I will make 5 Earth Day Treats Kids will Love! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll…

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Baked Chili Cheese Chips

Sometimes inspiration strikes at the weirdest times. Trey and I were driving home from California, a twenty-two hour…

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5 Yummy Green Dishes for Earth Day

This is the time of year when we celebrate our planet and share ideas on how to take care of the earth. So why not celebrate “green” food we put into our bodies. Today on Family Food Live, I will share 5 Yummy Green Dishes for Earth Day. Family Food Live can be seen every…

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Gin Fix with Infused Ice Cubes

Hey, everyone! I’m super excited to share that we have teamed up with The Botanist Gin to bring…

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Delicious Chocolate Lava Mug Cake

Chocolate Lava Mug Cake, a dessert that can be made in two minutes with a handful of ingredients and cooked in the microwave! The only thing that’s almost as good is our Two Minute Microwave Brownies! YUM!! What’s better than a chocolate dessert? Nothing, right? I mean how could there be?! The only thing better…

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Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney

Tenderloin with Pear-Cran Chutney may sound fancy, but it’s an easy-to make, lean, healthy lunch option packed full of flavor for just 231 calories per serving!  It’s tart, it’s sweet, it’s a mouthful of lean meat.  Looking to break away from ordinary lunches?  In under 20 minutes, you can whip this recipe up for a tasty…

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5 Traditional Easter Dinner Recipes!

As Easter Sunday approaches, we are dreaming of our favorite Easter foods.  Today on Family Food Live, I will be making 5 Traditional Easter Dinner Recipes! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll be live on the Quirky Momma Facebook page. But…

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Sweet Cinnamon Roll Bread

Cinnamon Roll Bread turns your favorite breakfast into a delicious sweet snack! Let’s be honest guys, it could be Cinnamon Roll French Toast or Nutella Cinnamon Rolls but everything and anything that has Cinnamon Roll in the name is a MUST try! Do you love Cinnamon Rolls but just don’t have the time to make…

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HELLO, SPRING!

I have been a busy bee with family and friends, food, deconstruction and sewing.

Here is my new Koos jacket, V1277

I was inspired by my dear Paris traveling companion, Ruth, who was wearing this magnificent jacket the day I met her…

I used only stash fabrics for this, sticking to black, gray and silver
(in great number in my fabrics).  The primary fabric, a black and gray parallelogram taffeta, was from Marcy Tilton


 as were the rest of the fabrics.  I was able to use a fun silver trim from Paris for the bias sleeve seam.


Here it is on Ethyl, my dress form , where you can get a better idea of the fabrics I chose.

This was one of the more time-consuming projects I’ve taken on recently, due to the piecing, and to the making and applying of miles and miles of striped silk bias tape, but I enjoyed it, slowing down and listening to my Audible books. I listened to LaRose, by Louise Erdrich, and the first three of the Tana French Dublin Murder Squad books, In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place…loved them all! I’m on #4 now.

Despite all the work involved, I enjoyed it so much that I am working on ANOTHER Koos jacket, a different pattern, which I will show you next time.

The weather here has been all over the map, and one morning recently, I went back in the house for another layer…and found a coat I had bought in Paris, had
put in my coat closet, and FORGOT ABOUT!!! I’m afraid that may be a sign that
I have too many clothes😜. Here is the coat:

It’s by Lauren Vidal. It was in the window of the LV store which Shams and I passed on the way to a fabric store with the group. When we were finished, we whipped back to the store and I bought the coat immediately. It is gray felted wool with an irregular black splotchy design. The inside is quilted silk, and it is piped with silver leather. YUM!


It’s hard to believe I forgot about it, and I will be building my wardrobe for an upcoming trip to London and Scotland around this coat.



Maggie and David came up for a few days last week, and were joined by some friends of theirs from Las Vegas. There was the usual amount of companionable cooking in the kitchen…


This was a tasty barley and vegetable bowl, topped by expertly poached eggs
by Maggie.


THIS gorgeous arrangement was a surprise from SIL David. Among the orchids and roses are half a dozen highly fragrant lilies…Over a week later, they are still perfuming the dining room! Thanks, David! You know how to impress your MIL!!!

We enjoyed their visit…we took a picnic lunch up the mountain one day, flew their friends’s drone.

The deconstuction I mentioned is the frightening amount of work we are having done for a serious termite infestation. Among other things, our very large deck has to be replaced, and while they were working, they found some dry rot…


It actually makes a lovely abstract painting, but it has to be repaired…😟

I was honored to be the subject of an article in our local paper recently…

Here’s a link to a readable page if you’re so inclined…it’s on page 14.

Our Teddy boy is doing well; he’s learning some new hand signals and goes to
doggy day care twice a week; he comes home EXHAUSTED from playing with the big guys, which is such a help!


Then he goes to sleep…

One last picture before I go to roast a chicken for dinner…


Dave came in from collecting the eggs the other afternoon and showed me this…it must be a first attempt by one of our new hens. Back to the drawing board, Henny-Penny!

I am traveling over to Patti’s Visible Monday today…come admire the Visible
Women!

TTYL

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Banana Fudge Popsicles

Summer will be here before you know it, and these banana fudge popsicles are the perfect cold treat for a hot day! The best part is a special ingredient from our friends at Sir Bananas — we’ve partnered with them to bring you this delicious recipe. Sir Bananas is a new beverage made with real…

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5 Snacks that Take You to a Baseball Game!

When you go to a baseball game you usually snack on some peanuts and cracker jacks! So today on Family Food Live, I’m making 5 Snacks that Take You to a Baseball Game! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll be live…

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Easter Bunny Brunch + Pink Pancakes!

I love that every new holiday brings with it a chance for fun parties and decorations! Easter seems to…

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Grapefruit Citrus Sparkling Mocktail

Spring is in the air! The weather is finally starting to warm up here in Nashville and the…

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5 Perfect Baseball Foods to Start the Season

Play Ball! Are you ready for a little baseball? It’s baseball season and time to enjoy 5 Perfect Baseball Foods to Start the Season! Today on Family Food Live, I will share these delicious baseball foods! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today…

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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake is what’s on the menu tonight at our house! Because my boys love all things pizza and easy homemade pizza recipes are the best, this one has moved to our top favorites! There’s something about every single pizza recipe that just draws you in, it makes you WANT to eat it…

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5 Yummy Tex-Mex Dishes for Everyone

We love Tex-Mex recipes in my home — I think it may be one of our favorites!  Today on Family Food Live, I will share 5 Yummy Tex-Mex Dishes for Everyone! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll be live on the…

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Guilt Cheese

Guilt Cheese is the perfect cheesy, gooey, “treat yo’ self” reward lunch.  Oh, and it has bacon.  Enough said.  It’s an easy-to-make and a pull-apart-and-watch-the-cheese-stretch kid-favorite. Ingredients for Guilt Cheese 4 slices of jalapeno cheddar bread (or any high quality white bread from bakery section of the grocery store) 4 slices of bacon, chopped into 1 to 1…

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5 Appetizing, Foil-Wrapped Campfire Recipes

Springtime means a lot more time outdoors. It also means a lot more families will be spending their weekends’ camping by the fire. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Appetizing, Foil-Wrapped Campfire Recipes to get you ready for your next campout. Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11…

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Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Hi, friends! Just wanted to share a super easy homemade candy project that features two of my favorite…

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Creamy White Sauce Veggie Enchiladas

Enchiladas is one of those dishes that I absolutely LOVE but often forget to make at home. They…

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Candy Loaded Campfire Brownies

Campfire Brownies are probably one of our favorite parts of camping out! Our desserts out camping are usually this recipe, a Berry Crisp or delicious Campfire Cones! Summer in Iowa is a time to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather. We spend our weekends camping all over the state, enjoying great family time, food…

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Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake

Once the weather starts to warm up every year, it’s time to catch up on the things I’ve missed all winter long–creamy milkshakes, cold cocktails and fresh berries, to name a few! This vodka-laced strawberry milkshake just happens to check all those boxes. Oh, and don’t forget the shortcake rim… in case you needed one more reason to drop everything and make one right now. This milkshake cocktail is a…

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5 Kid-Loving, Mom Approved Yogurt Recipes

Yogurt is one of those foods kids and moms love because of all the healthy benefits. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Kid-Loving, Mom Approved Yogurt Recipes for everyone to enjoy! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll be live on the…

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5 Ways to Spring into Spring with Picnic Foods

Are you as excited about spring as I am? I love spring for so many reasons none bigger than the food! I love fresh food and taking our food outside. So today on Family Food Live, 5 Ways to Spring into Spring with Picnic Foods! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday…

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Peanut Butter and Puffed Quinoa Cookies

I appreciate the four seasons we get where I live, but I LOVE warm weather. So I am stoked along with all you spring/summer lovers out there. But one thing I run into when the weather turns warm is I become less motivated to turn my oven on. If you’re the same, good news—I’ve got some no bake cookies to share with you today. These cookies are chewy with a…

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Mousse

Homemade Chocolate Mousse has got to be one of the most delicious treats! Top it with a delicious ice cream o homemade whip cream and you have a dessert you’ll make again and again! Can we just live off this delicious creamy chocolate goodness? Guys, it’s one of those recipes that will have you licking the…

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