Southern Living’s Strawberry Pretzel Ice Box Pie

Strawberry Pretzel Ice Box Pie

Now I must start by saying that this is much more time than I usually spend on making any sort of meal or treat. However, as the recipe says, this is worthy of a special occasion. And oh sweetie pie! Indeed it is. Take a gander at the photos and I’m sure you will agree. […]

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Equals Three Meals

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For Sunday lunch we enjoyed this slow cooker rotisserie chicken recipe from Hillbilly Housewife. It’s like one of those you get at the grocery store deli – except homemade – and cheaper. Even the picky ones yum it up. We enjoyed it with rice and garden vegetables. You throw that chicken in there, doused with […]

Two Step Pound Cake

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No sifting. No alternating. Just put it all in together and bake it. Make this cake and I promise you won’t think the same way about pound cakes ever again. It’s the only pound cake I’ve made for almost a dozen years now – since Southern Living published this recipe in February 2000. I still […]

Veggie Plate: Simple Supper

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Tuesday night was veggie plate night. That meant that we were using up goodness from the garden. And throwing in a box of macaroni and cheese for good measure (to make children smile). Plus some homemade bread. Fruit, other veggies. And store-bought red potatoes. It was delicious! I’ve shared before how we usually have a […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Southern Living

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I’m so glad eldest girl requested fried chicken. Otherwise I wouldn’t have tried this recipe from Southern Living’s February issue. It just calls for buttermilk, chicken, flour, salt and pepper. Sounds cheap and easy. It does take some pre-planning. But I did manage to remember to put the chicken in its buttermilk soak at 7 […]

Cake Mix Cookies – Double Chocolate

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The cookies our eldest baked many times for her Egg Substitute science project. The cookies we whip up quite often for a treat. The cookies with ingredients that are easy to keep on hand in the Cook Box. The main ingredient is a cake mix. You know these are a favorite because I’ve been using […]