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Cheater Fried Ice Cream

Cheater Fried Ice Cream?  Fried ice cream without the fry, in minutes, and from ingredients already in your pantry. Sound too good to be true?  Well I’m going to make you a believer! We live a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way from any…
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Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

Slow Cooker Spanish Rice– super delicious and SO easy!  What could be better?  There’s nothing quite like having a delicious meal ready for your family….without doing any work.  Yeah, right!   In your dreams, you say.  Well, not so fast, my…
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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Have trouble appreciating this humble vegetable?  Enter:  Oven Roasted Cauliflower. This just might be the recipe that changes your mind forever, people!  I love Bountiful Baskets and all of its fresh goodness, especially in our rural area where the selection…
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

Another slow cooker winner:  Chocolate Pudding Cake…and gluten free if you like! Now that we’ve established that I have a love affair with slow cookers, here’s to another winning recipe for you to make in yours:  A chocolate cake so…
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Valentines on the cheap…

Let’s do valentines for school on the cheap.  Inexpensive, but impressive?  You bet!  It has always bugged me how much money, effort and time can be put into things that just really don’t get appreciated.  One of the places this…
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Applesauce Cake, slow cooker style!

Crockpot Applesauce Cake?  Amazing!  Delicious!  Easy! If you don’t already know it, I have previously openly professed my ever-burning love for a certain resident of our home.  It’s time to broadcast it even further!  Always dependable, night or day, rain…
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I spy… Avocado!

Orange Banana Avocado Smoothie

Hey!  There’s avocado in my smoothie, Mom!   At our house, the unassuming avocado gets neglected for three reasons:  Eldest Son, Middle Son and Youngest Son.  I sometimes wonder how on Earth they can even possess any of my genes!  Not…
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Saturday Drive: A Picture Story

Downhill road, Montana backcountry

A Saturday drive, Montana style– So, a few weeks ago, Hubby says, “Let’s go for a drive!”  For you city dwellers, let me inform you that this journey will not include pavement, shopping or McDonald’s.  It WILL, however, include a…
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