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 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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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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(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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A friend gave me some more rhubarb (thanks Kate!) so I thought I’d try out a new recipe. This is so simple and quick to throw together. I made it while our pizza cooked–yeah, it’s fast. The  sweet tartness is really yummy on a hot summer evening. So you’ll need about 7 stalks of rhubarb […]

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Let’s make a birthday cake without an oven. My sister-in-law, Heidi, brought this recipe back from a Colorado ranch she worked on in the summers. This is so easy to do in your dutch oven. Plus, you can bake it in a 9 x 13 pan at 350° and get great results as well. Let’s […]

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This recipe  comes from a cookbook compiled for the Sonberg family reunion held in 1999. I love recipes from these kinds of cookbooks for a few reasons. One being that people typically send their best and favorite recipes. Secondly, the stories behind them. The note with this recipe reads: “This is kinda interestin’ to fix, […]

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This recipe comes from my Grandma Hoth. It’s very English as was she. (My parents have a small three-ring binder of her handwritten recipes–at least my Dad’s favorites. Things like this are family treasures!) This steaming dessert is perfect for a cold day and so simple to make.
Let’s get started.

Mix together to make a paste:
1 […]

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AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE WE GET TO MAKIN’ APPLE PIE
Be sure to check back Monday and make a comment. Check out Karen’s blog here and you’ll know why I’m suddenly asking all you lurkers to come out into the light of day on Monday.
I love the smell of an apple pie baking. It makes […]

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You need one pie shell cooked and ready to go.
First boil a pot of water for removing the peach skins. I like to use my pasta pans because of the ease of draining, but you can use a large saucepan or stock pot and a pair of tongs to remove the peaches.
Once the water is […]

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Maybe you’re like me and are inundated with zucchini about now. Understand I’m not complaining. I’m actually grateful that our zucchini is living up to its reputation. In years past I would pick one maybe two zucchini and wait two days–yes two whole days–before another zucchini was ready. So when I checked the zucchini a […]

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A friend from college introduced me to this delicious summer evening dessert. I’m so glad to get this recipe typed up and off of the stained and folded half-sheet of paper stowed in my recipe box. Here’s what you’ll need:

A muffin tin and cupcake liners, too.

Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Place one vanilla wafer […]

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