Feature: Missy Tuft

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Con­tin­u­ing with Can­cer Aware­ness month our fea­ture is Miss Tuft.  She is an amaz­ing woman with a tremen­dous story of courage and strength to share with us. We are so grate­ful she is will­ing to share her expe­ri­ences; here is Missy’s story:

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

  It’s Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop!
I’m so happy y’all are stop­ping by and hope you find a new recipe to try, a craft to make or many of the other ter­rific thinks linked up here at AMS!    Thanks for stop­ping by!!!  Carrie
 The 96th Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop many of the most viewed posts were PUMPKIN posts. How appro­pri­ate for this lovely month of October.
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Carrie’s Caramel Apple Cider



Here is another recipe I cre­ated because of my sis­ter Jody. She came to my house one day and said we had to go try this hot cider she had at Star­bucks, and that I must fig­ure out the recipe.

This is my ver­sion and we really enjoy it. You can make it ahead and it only gets bet­ter. Per­fect for cold nights to warm you through and through.

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Anything For A Friend’ Fund Raiser

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I am so lucky to have one of the nicest ladies you would ever meet liv­ing in my neigh­bor­hood.  Her name is Brenda (pic­tured on the left) and her sister’s name is Becky (pic­tured on the right).  Brenda and a friend began a cam­paign to raise money for her sis­ter Becky when she was diag­nosed with can­cer.  Thank you so much Brenda for shar­ing your story with us.  Con­tinue read­ing


Fall Thumbprint Pumpkins

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This is a KEEPER for any mom, grandma, aunt; every­one will LOVE this picture.

The pump­kins are the kid­dos thumbprint AND the vine has the first let­ter of their name in the detail!

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25th and Last 2nd Sunday

2nd Sunday dinner 1The win­ner of the give­away for Kaley’s amaz­ing cre­ations is Son­dra B.  Con­grats and Kaley will be con­tact­ing you soon. THANK YOU to all who entered!   If you did not win, you can still order from Kaley’s Etsy shop (her prices are incred­i­bly low, par­tic­u­larly for hand­made items and the work­man­ship is extremely well done) You can find Kaley at:     https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonlimecrochet

Sun­day was our 25th and last Open House Din­ner for our neighbors.

I’ve been asked why we started this and why we are now end­ing.  I’ll share with you our experience.

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Halloween Family-Friendly Foods

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Boy do I have some FUN food for YOU!

Yummy pud­ding cups topped with crushed choco­late cook­ies to make a silly Franken­stein.  Click HERE for instructions

Want an appe­tizer or main dish that is savory and not sweet?  This Boa­zone is per­fect!  Click HERE for the tutorial

It’s hard to find a treat that’s healthy at this time of year — but here it is!  Click HERE for the easy recipe.

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Mysterious Confection

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My friend Dor­thy told me about a candy she had some time back and I just had to do the best I could to repli­cate it, and I must say — success!

This seem­ingly inno­cent choco­late candy is not what it seems.

Put a piece of this delisih candy in your mouth. In a few sec­onds you begin to feel the pop­ping on your tongue and the inside of your cheeks.

Then a moment or so after that, the heat from the chipo­tle hits the back of your throat and warms it nicely. 

It’s fun, groovy and a per­fect treat with a lit­tle trick.

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Cancer Awareness

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I am SO THANKFUL for mod­ern tech­nol­ogy and early detection!

Octo­ber is National Can­cer Aware­ness Month. This is a very impor­tant time for my fam­ily and pos­si­bly yours, or some­one you know. My mom Con­nie, was diag­nosed with breast can­cer early of Novem­ber of 2001.    My mom shares her expe­ri­ence with us:

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BEST Pumpkin Shake

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Don’t you love this time of year when the pump­kin shakes are fea­tured at food estab­lish­ments (fancy for fast food and restau­rants, lol)?  Well, now you can make the BEST one at home, while watch­ing a movie or play­ing games with fam­ily and friends.  This one is fla­vor­ful, creamy and can only be made bet­ter with a dol­lop of whipped cream.

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Carrie’s Cold Cider

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I LOVE my hot Caramel Apple Cider, but some­times it’s nice to have a cold drink.  So, I set about mak­ing a drink my fam­ily likes and now you get the recipe too!

Check out my Star­bucks copycat Caramel Apple Cide We LOVE it!

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Halloween Sugar Corn

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Granny aka Sugar aka Mother Goose Pop­corn is an easy no-fail pop­corn that is so fun and ver­sa­tile.  The ‘reg­u­lar’ color is pink, but it lends itself eas­ily to being any color your desire.

Make it up and color it Orange or Pur­ple or half the recipe and make both!  Toss in some col­ored can­died Sixlets for a spe­cial treat!

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