Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

We did it! Last week’s party broke the 399 barrier. 
Guess how many we got? 
424 won­der­ful posts! 
That is the high­est num­ber of links Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop has ever received. WOW!

The most viewed, hands-down, was 3 Pep­pers Recipes’ Old T-Shirt Pom-Poms with 49 views! Com­ing in sec­ond place with 35 views was Easy DIY Cherry Blos­soms Decor from Designs By Miss Mandee. Our guests vis­ited a lot of posts! Yipee!

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Balsamic Glazed Marinated Chicken with Strawberry Relish

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    I wanted to make some­thing spe­cial and I absolutely love my bal­samic glaze, so I decided to mar­i­nate the chicken pieces before grilling. 

    To serve along with the chicken I cre­ated this fresh straw­berry salsa, which com­pli­mented per­fectly.

    This dish is as good as you will find in a 5 star restau­rant at a frac­tion of the cost.  The meat is fla­vor­ful and moist and the straw­berry salsa adds a dimen­sion, that do I dare say, is AMAZING!

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Teaching the Value of Money, Part 3

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What are you teach­ing your teen(s) and young adult chil­dren about money?

Do they knows how to save, how to earn it and how to be respon­si­ble with it?

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How to Save the Harvest

Today I have THREE posts for you to help save the pro­duce in your gar­den, or that is inex­pen­sive at the farmer’s market. 

Roasted gar­lic has a won­der­fully mel­low and deli­cious fla­vor that com­pli­ments veg­eta­bles, meats and of course breads.  It is easy to roast the entire gar­lic head, or a bag of peeled gar­lic cloves.  Freeze to have on hand for use any­time.  Click HERE for the easy tuto­r­ial for Roast­ing and Freez­ing the GarlicDSC_0315 - garlic

Pep­pers change fla­vor com­pletely when roasted, and delight­fully so.  You can roast Bell Pep­pers, Jalapenos, Ana­heim; pretty much any type of pep­per lends itself beau­ti­fully to roast­ing.  Roast them while they are in sea­son and eco­nom­i­cal Click HERE for the easy tuto­r­ial for Roast­ing and Freez­ing the Pep­pers.DSC_0322- bell pepperI really like to freeze Pep­pers, again of all types to have on hand dur­ing the off-season which stretches the bud­get and time spent going to the gro­cery store.  It is so easy to do.  Click HERE for my easy tuto­r­ial on how to freeze pep­pers. pepper

Carrie’s recipe, Copy­right Car­rie Grone­man, 2014

Rec­og­nize a bless­ing and be a bless­ing today


Mind your P’s and Q’s and The Old Printshop

The Printer

The Press­man

In the United States of Amer­ica we enjoy the right of ‘free­dom of the press’  and though now it is quite easy to pro­duce pro­fes­sional qual­ity graph­ics and print vir­tu­ally any­thing with the high tech equip­ment that is read­ily avail­able, it didn’t always used to be this way.  In fact if we roll the clock back some 150 years we find that though free­dom of the press was the law of the land, print­ing was far from free.

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Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

H-E-L-L-O My friends!!!  Another fab­u­lous week of tons of GREAT ideas to try.  Just click on any link, visit the site and let them know you enjoy their post.
Wel­come to Won­der­ful Wednes­day Blog Hop #83! You all had so many inter­est­ing posts. Just amaz­ing. Let’s take a look at some of the most pop­u­lar and then get right into our party.

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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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