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Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Food, Recipes
macaroni salad

Looking for things to do with corn on the cob? Not sure about where you live, but here, corn on the cob is super cheap at the grocery store. Plus, I buy up a bunch at the farmer’s market and freeze some. Frozen corn is a great way to enjoy corn any time of the […]

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Blueberry Jar Trifles

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 1, 2019 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Blueberry jar trifle #recipe via Blog by Donna

Summer is a great time to make fresh fruit desserts like blueberry jar trifles. I love making pretty individual desserts. They seem so personal and gives the impression that someone took the time to make something special just for you (me). I like trifles and they are perfect to individualize by making them in a […]

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Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 23, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

It may not be officially summer, yet, but it is in our home since yesterday was my son’s last day of school. And with the temps hitting the 90s this week, well it sure feels like summer. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a […]

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Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Made in Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken is so simple and easy to make that you’ll want to make it all the time. It’s simple ingredients, healthy, and made in a cast iron skillet. I love the benefits of using a cast iron skillet to cook in. A cast iron skillet is easy to clean, you get the […]

Chocolate Crepes Recipe Perfect for Sunday Brunch

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
chocolate crepes

One of my favorite breakfast and brunch foods is chocolate crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes. A crepe batter doesn’t have a raising agent in it like pancake batter does, so crepes are thin and flat not thick and fluffy. Crepes are popular in France, making it a fancy brunch food to make on Valentine’s […]

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How to Make Monkey Bread with Snickers Bars

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 1, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
monkey bread

Snickers Monkey Bread is an easy dessert that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. It’s full of ooey gooey goodness. As much as I love the Snickers Monkey Bread and think you will, as well, you have to try my Maple Bacon Monkey Bread, too. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Did you know […]

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Cake Mix Muffins – Cherry Almond Chocolate Muffins

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
cake mix muffins

Cake mix muffins are one of my favorite ways to make muffins. Since I usually have cake mix in my pantry, it’s just more convenient. Cakes are higher in sugar and liquids and lower in fat so cake mix muffins will have a much lighter, fluffier texture than the traditional muffin batter. Muffins are more […]

Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer

I was looking for some appetizers that would be easy to make and incorporated jalapenos, Lil Smokies (or sausages), and bacon. These Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon fit the bill. They’re a great appetizer for game night, parties, cook outs, and family gatherings like Easter. They really are simple to make and they pack […]

Chicken Salsa Taquitos Make Ahead & Freeze

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 3, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Chicken Salsa Taquitos recipe freeze ahead meal planning

If you find it difficult to get dinner on the table some days, making and freezing dinners ahead of time is a great way to save you time. If you find yourself with a day off or a few extra hours with nothing to do (we know that isn’t too often), prepare meals, freeze them, […]

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Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2018 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
butter cookies

I love butter cookies! For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender […]