Fry Bread, Mexican Chili & Funnel Cake


    Keep­ing with our Pio­neer theme, I have Fry Bread with my sum­mer influ­enced Mex­i­can –Style Chili. 

    And for dessert, the always pop­u­lar Fun­nel Cakes with Honey But­ter

    Click HERE for the full recipe and tuto­r­ial for the Fry Bread

    Click HERE for my healthy sum­mer influ­enced Mex­i­can Style Chili recipe

    Click HERE for a Fun­nel Cake recipe with tuto­r­ial along with yummy honey butter




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YOU ARE a Pioneer!


  Where I live, this week cel­e­brates those who often­times left behind mate­r­ial pos­ses­sions, fam­ily and friends for a pur­pose higher than themselves.

    As I pon­dered their courage, it occurred to me though we may not have to push a hand­cart or drive a team of oxen, or forge new paths in a wilder­ness; yet we too must make extremely dif­fi­cult choices and self­less sac­ri­fices to have val­ued prin­ci­ples in our own life, which brought me to the real­iza­tion that.…..

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Old Fashioned Soft Ginger Cookie

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   I found through my research that Gin­ger Cook­ies were a com­mon dessert in the 1800’s when one had the ingredients. 

   This is my own recipe that I came up with to make the most soft and ten­der cook­ies pos­si­ble.  The secret ingre­di­ent to keep it soft was given to me by my friend Sherry — but­ter fla­vored short­en­ing!


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Carrie’s Weekend RoundUp

I have a won­der­ful lunch or light meal that will hit the spot any sum­mer day.   Make this Din­ner Spinach Salad and easy and quick Gourmet Flat Bread for your­self, your fam­ily or to enter­tain with con­fi­dence and pride.

ClickHERE for the fab­u­lous Din­ner Spinach Salad recipe and tutorialDSC_0299 edited

Click HERE for the easy Gourmet Flat Bread recipe and tuto­r­ialDSC_0309 editedENJOY these tonight!!!

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How To Give Yourself a Pedicure



    Sum­mer is in full swing and those toot­sies just might need a bit of attention. 

    I have a solu­tion for you in a very infor­ma­tive post with great tips and safety how-to’s from a professional.

    Click HERE for the full tuto­r­ial with pic­tures to get all those lit­tle pig­gies ready for dancing!

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Best Baked Ranch Beans

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   I have tried so many baked bean recipes over the years and I finally can say, that in my hum­ble opin­ion, these are the BEST!  My quest is over — per­fec­tion!

   This is so easy.  Toss it all in the crock put and let it sim­mer.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.



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Easy Cinnamon Twists

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     I needed a yummy low effort dessert and Rhodes Bread Dough came to my rescue.

Here is an easy, quick fan­cied up treat, made all the bet­ter because it starts with pre-made frozen cin­na­mon roll dough.

     A great project for kids to learn to cook and teens for a fun party snack.



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Stuffed Zucchini & Stuffed Bell Peppers


     I have the most won­der­ful stuffed zuc­chini for you, filled with healthy ingre­di­ents that cre­ate a com­plex and sat­is­fy­ing dish

     Click HERE for the recipe




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    And a Stuffed Bell Pep­per that is packed with flavor.

    Click HERE for the recipe

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Walking Tall



     I was born a pre­emie just under four pounds and very small. My fam­ily is fairly short, to aver­age size, and I expected to be like the other women in my fam­ily. I remem­ber when I grew taller than my grandma, my mom and aunt, and real­ized I would prob­a­bly be tall. I am, at 5’10”.


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Carrie’s Zucchini Bread RoundUp


It’s bet­ter to bake than drop!

    It’s about that time of year when the zuc­chini begin to take over the gardens.

    So instead of drop­ping them at your neighbor’s door, or leav­ing them in their vehi­cle when they are not watch­ing, how about show­ing them a lit­tle kind­ness and mak­ing them some­thing deli­cious!

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Homemade Goop aka Slime


     Mak­ing Goop or Slime, whichever you pre­fer to call it, is a great activ­ity to do with your family.

     You  can teach how a lit­tle of measuring,a bit of  sim­ple sci­ence such as: how liq­uids turn to solids, fos­ters cre­ativ­ity and is just plain FUN!

    Any time spent together is always worth while!

    Click HERE for instruc­tions

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