Author Archives: Carol

White Sheet Cake

Some things are just meant to be. Like Becky in Sleepless in Seattle who found Rick all because she married Martin and bought the house with the dead tree on account of which she got divorced (because of the tree man) and hit a car and met Rick… Read more

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Spicy. Easy. Fresh. Good thing this isn’t a personal ad. Haha! We’re advertising salsa here, people. And it’s good!! The thing I like about this recipe is the fine texture. Get yourself some thin salted Cantina-style tortilla chips and dine in… Read more

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Pineapple Orange Slush

In the summer it’s all about keeping cold . . . Otter Pops, milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream and slush. Make one big batch, store it in the freezer and enjoy it time after time. Did Cyndi Lauper just come to mind? For me too. Ha!   3 c… Read more

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Fruit Salsa

Whenever I hear the word “salsa” I think “move those hips!” . . . probably a side effect from watching too much Dancing with the Stars. No hip action is necessary with fruit salsa; however, feel free to put on some good Cuban music . . …. Read more

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Homemade Root Beer

It is hot. You’re thirsty. Your mug has been chillin’ in the freezer. Homemade root beer is brewing. Your world is about to get so much better . . . .   Important info: Make root beer in well-ventilated area. Outside works well…. Read more

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Very versatile. You can go all plain and simple or dress it up with toppings. And you can have it with any meal. Or every meal. Today, I ate it for breakfast on waffles, for lunch on cold cereal (I painted all day, don’t judge), and for dessert… Read more

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S’more Bites

S’more bites: the least messy of the s’more family because of their “bite” size. Plus, two layers of chocolate. Two! Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about . . . .   7 graham crackers ¼ c powdered sugar 6 T butter,… Read more

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Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue baked beans . . . an all-American food perfect as a side dish at your barbecue. And, bonus, it cooks in a crock pot so you don’t have to heat the house with the oven. And while the cocoa bean is still my favorite bean, this bean rocks in… Read more

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Taco Melts

It’s fast. It’s warm. It’s good!   1 lb. ground beef, browned 2 T taco seasoning 1/3 c water 1 c salsa 2 c shredded Mexican cheese 1 16.3-oz. can Pillsbury Grands biscuits 1 T butter, melted 1 c sour cream,… Read more

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Barbecue Chicken

Boneless, tender and flavorful with caramelized barbecue glaze . . . you can’t ask for much more. Unless you dream of a back deck on the beach with twinkle lights, a hammock and piña coladas. Or a giant flat screen with surround sound and a deep… Read more

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