Easy Cheese Ball

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Appetizers are so fun and delicious! I made this Cheese Ball in the shape of a carrot, for our Easter Celebration on Sunday but this can be made any time of the year and formed into the traditional Cheese Ball!
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Fresh Squeezed Citrus Drink {+Pretzel&Percy}

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You want to try something totally refreshing?

This simple 3-ingredient, hand-squeezed juice is just that!

A few weeks ago while I was visiting my family, my dad made this for breakfast and I fell in love with this blend of citruses! Its tangy and sweet and pure juice. It’s perfect for breakfast but also makes a refreshing beverage with dinner or any time of the day for that matter. We enjoyed every bit of this down to the last drop.  Continue reading “Fresh Squeezed Citrus Drink {+Pretzel&Percy}”

Mexican Charro Beans & Rice, Tortillas

 

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So yesterday we had the fun opportunity of having some friends over to teach me how to make authentic Mexican Charro Beans with Rice and the most delicious homemade tortillas. Of course the fellowship was sweet too! I learned so much just from watching Mrs. Trevino & her daughters prepare dinner. Stan and I agreed that they were the very best tortillas we’ve ever had.  Continue reading “Mexican Charro Beans & Rice, Tortillas”

Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}

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Lets talk about hospitality. 

Are you one that feels like everything has to be perfect before you have guests? Its so easy to look around my home and notice the old couches, the miss matched lamps, the stains in the carpet, the ugly floor and tiled walls in the bathroom, not to mention the decor (or the lack thereof!) Or maybe you’ve had a busy week and really don’t have time (or the budget!) to make a five course meal PLUS clean your house from top to bottom.  Continue reading “Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}”

Caramel Popcorn {healthy}

 

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Today its all about caramel popcorn {the healthy way!}

I just made this and I’m telling you, this recipe is a keeper! You will need this in your life over the holidays! Thanks to Charlene Waldner for gifting us with this delicious recipe.  Continue reading “Caramel Popcorn {healthy}”

Sourdough Potato Bread

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This recipe is tried and true and so easy to make! Perfect fresh out of the oven lathered in softened butter (I hate trying to spread cold butter!) and jam. Or great for sandwiches, french toast…its got lots of possibilities.

When I was about 13 one of my friends introduced me to this bread and I loved it. I asked for some sourdough starter with high hopes of becoming a pro but yeah, the vision kind of died after a few weeks and so did my starter.

Here is the revised version of that recipe and I can say that I learned a lot since then!

I love working with dough.

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Today I said goodbye to my sweet, talented, funny, beautiful, smart sister and sent her on a plane back home. I hate goodbyes so we kept it short and sweet. I miss her already.

She was here for a few weeks and I think I got spoiled. I need to learn how to be independent again! She’s such a cheerful person and added so much happiness to my life. I tend to take life pretty seriously sometimes and she always brightened even the dreariest day with her laughter and love for life. She loved on my kids and was so patient with them. If she was gone for even a few hours (or sleeping too late!) Declan was sure to ask about her… he benefited from her love for adventure.

I love you Alta! Come visit us again sometime =)

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Sourdough Potato Bread

  • Servings: 2 loaves
  • Time: Overnight+4hrs
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 cups flour (can use half whole wheat)
  • Mix until smooth. (I used my Bosch machine) Cover and let sit overnight.
  • In morning add:
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • Mix and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half.
  • Shape into two loaves and place in greased bread pans. Cover and set in warm place for 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Bake bread for 30-35 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Cool on wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

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