Here’s the last chapter tutorial I did for Diamond Rings are Dangerous Things.
The book launches on July 8. You can see all the chapter tutorials on Mashed Potatoes and Crafts.
I Heart You Refreshments
Freeze ice cream in a 9X13 pan, then use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create individual servings. Drizzle hearts with hot fudge and […]

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Here’s another chapter tutorial from Diamond Rings are Deadly Things.

Ice Cube Bliss
Add an elegant touch to sparkling water or any bridal party beverage with these flavored ice cubes. Combine a small amount of lemon juice, several lemon slices, and water and then freeze in ice cube trays. You can also freeze fresh blueberries, mint leaves, […]

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Here’s another recipe from Diamond Rings are Dangerous Things. These are super easy and very tasty.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1 pound of large strawberries
1 package of cream cheese
¼ to ½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 
Beat the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Then set aside.

Place a graham cracker in a bowl.

Use a juice glass […]

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My author friend, Rachelle Christensen, has a new series (Wedding Planner Mysteries) coming out in July. The first book is called Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. (I have and ARC–but haven’t read it yet. My daughter kifed it from my desk so I have to wait my turn. :)) Each chapter will feature a recipe, […]

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So I’m probably one of the last people on earth to hear about these: They’re called EasyLunchBoxes and I love them. There is a large, medium, and small section for foods. It makes it really easy to pack fruits and veges. The compartments aren’t sealed from each other but the company also sells little sauce containers with […]

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MONDAY
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Steamed Cauliflower
Garlic Bread
FHE Treat
TUESDAY
Minestrone Soup
Green Salad
Muffins
WEDNESDAY
Baked Potato Bar
with leftover White Chile for topping and
chopped tomatoes &
chopped cilantro
THURSDAY
3 Pepper Glaze Pork Sandwiches
Potato Wedges
Carrot Sticks
FRIDAY
Taco Sundaes
(Layer: Rice, Taco Meat & Beans, Corn, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Olives
Top with: Catalina, Salsa, and Crushed Tortilla Chips)
SATURDAY
Sloppy Joes
Potato Chips

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I’m giving away 2 tickets to The Really Big Cooking Show. To be entered in the random drawing, leave a comment telling us if you prefer baking or cooking or neither! Or just say say “I want the tickets,” and you’re entered. Easy Peasy! Drawing closes Wednesday, March 6 at 10 PM.
So what is The […]

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I have been missing from the blog world for quite some time. Life is CRAZY-hectic around here. I’ve always said we function in Controlled Chaos. That statement grows truer and truer over time. Anyway, thought I’d share one of the things we’ve been doing.
See that cookbook on the left? My second daughter got it for […]

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MONDAY Sloppy Joes Onion Roasted Potato Wedges FHE Treat: Berry Cobbler TUESDAY Potato Soup Poppy Seed Muffins Green Salad WEDNESDAY Roast Beef Baked Potaoes Green Salad Green Beans THURSDAY Chicken-Vege Stir Fry Fried Rice Muffins FRIDAY Tacoes SATURDAY White Chile garnished w/ Chopped Tomatoes & Chopped Cilantro Cornbread Muffins
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This dish goes together quickly and then simmers for an hour. This recipe comes to me from my brother-in-law, Paul. He served his mission in Kentucky and Ohio and brought back this recipe. It quickly became a family favorite. My daughter requested it for her birthday dinner this year. So let’s get started.

First, you’ll need […]

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(I’m bringing back this post since Thanksgiving is just around the corner.)
I love the smell of an apple pie baking. It makes your house feel all warm and cozy–and it’s easy–even the crust part. A friend recently asked me what pie crust recipe I used so here it is with pictures and everything. It’s a […]

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