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January 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment

I know the holidays are over but I would like to talk about holiday cookie mix that my husband came home with.  The cookie mix was in a  mason jar, they were filled with M&M’s, flour, and brown sugar.   When I saw this I asked him what it this for?   “For cookies,” he said.    Then he showed me the directions the jar came with.

Restoring The Flavor to Holiday Cookies”  What it said, right at the top.         0308                                    030812_pam_dawber_now_fullI loved this whole idea.  A jar filled with three main ingredients and all I had to do was add salt, butter, egg and vanilla to the it.  Ok, this works I thought lets get the grand kids and make them together.   10204_2

Now Sophie emptied the jar into a large bowl.

Then I added the other four ingredients .


1025141155a 1025141134 (1) As they baked   I kept a watchful eye on the cookies for I did not want them to burn.  I am good at burning, not so good at baking.  1233847846lifebest Done!  I was so happy.

We made holiday cookies with a jar.1025141134

Who would have thought!

And even better, I get to keep the glass jar!

Categories: Family · recipe

Sweet Potato Bean Soup

January 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

IMG_3581If you love sweet potatoes, and beans, you are going to just super love this soup.

It’s easy!  It’s sweet!  It’s healthy!  Three great combinations all in this pot.


The recipe calls for one can white cannellini beans.   I used two cans of beans, kidney beans and chick peas…these beans worked just as well as cannellini beans…I would say even better.  Oh, don’t forget to puree portion of the soup, this will give you a thicker consistency.


Oh, how sweet it is!

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Enter The Jarlsberg® Cheese & Charcuterie Party Kit Contest and Win Weekly Party Kits PLUS A Sony DSLR Camera From Now Through – December 31, 2015

December 21, 2015 · Leave a Comment


Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, celebrates the holidays with a fantastic, simple and festive contest that can win you great prizes for  holiday entertaining.  Jarlsberg® Cheese announces the Great Holiday Giveaway consisting of (1) Grand Prize: Sony DSLR Camera and (8) Charcuterie Party Kits (1 kit per week) starting November 1 and running through December 31, 2015. Simply enter at www.Facebook.com/Jarlsbergusa/ for a chance to win. You may enter once a day.  Winners will be notified by email.

But whether you win or not – try serving your guests a Jarlsberg® Cheese and Charcuterie Platter.  It is so simple:

The Ingredients you will need are:

Jarlsberg® Cheese (wedge or any flavor or style you desire) cut into chunks and/or roll slices

Assortment of whole grain crackers, chips or pretzels

Crusty bread, cut into slices

Chunks of Italian Genoa Salami or other Charcuterie meats

Black Olives

Assorted nuts

Dried fruits

Then simply assemble your ingredients on a large wooden board, and serve. Don’t forget the toothpicks and utensils.  And of course use your creativity by adding jams, fresh fruits or other savory snacks.


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Cucumber Wreaths #PBSKids #WholeFoodsMarket

December 19, 2015 · Leave a Comment

These are the delicious Cucumber Wreaths we had at the PBSKids Event At Whole Foods Market earlier this year. Fun, easy and a perfect snack for now or anytime.




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Crab and Shrimp Mousse #HolidayHustle

December 15, 2015 · Leave a Comment


Kathy makes this for our Annual Office Christmas Party. Everyone always looks forward to it. When you make it and serve it up you will know why.

Crab & Shrimp Mousse

8 oz cream cheese  – softened
8 oz of crab meat
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can shrimp, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs Knox gelatin, dissolved in 2 Tbs cold water
2 green onion, finely chopped
Dash of thyme
1 cup celery, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Parsley flakes

Heat together cream cheese, soup and onion, stirring until well blended. Add dissolved gelatin –  stir well. Add crab, shrimp, celery, mayonnaise, thyme and parsley flakes. Pour into pan cover with foil  and chill at least 3 hours. Serve with your favorite cracker, chip or vegetable.


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