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    Planning My Garden

    It has been gloomy, miserable, and down right frigid outside lately so to brighten my days I have been focusing on planning this years garden. I think the worst part of winter is when you run out of your frozen and canned garden goods. You guys, I am seriously getting so excited for spring. I’ve been reading books, drawing layouts, and looking for new recipes for canning all my fresh veggies and for using them straight out of the garden. Last year my garden was…

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    Snacks and Commercials

    I’m sure you already know that there is a really big football game happening this weekend. It is kind of a big deal if you are a red blooded American who likes to eat good food and watch great commercials. That’s really why we all make it such a big deal though, right? It is like the Thanksgiving of snack foods. Unless your favorite team is playing, you are probably spending most of your time in the kitchen around the slow cookers full of delicious…

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    Cheesy Chicken Casserole (FAKEOUT!)

    My mom makes THE BEST chicken casserole I have ever had. Technically, its from the Lutheran Ladies cookbook that has been passed around out family for years but I think my mom makes it the best. Sometimes though, I just don’t have the time or the patience to make an ENTIRE casserole. Besides, I am only one person and its hard to make that casserole small enough for one or two servings. Today, I was staring into my fridge looking for my lunch realizing that…

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    Carmel and Chocolate Caramel Corn

    Hi there friends! Have you sent in your favorite recipes and the history that goes with them yet? If you have, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, you need to! And to inspire those of you who haven’t and to reward those of you who have, I am going to share my very favorite caramel corn recipe with you. It is sweet and salty and has chocolate! I think it is the prefect PMS treat and all the men in my life LOVE this scrumptious snack…

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    Snail Mail Art

    I absolutely love sending mail and I especially love sending beautiful mail. Have you ever heard of mail art? No? Then let me give you a brief history. In the 1950s-60s when pop art was a big deal a few artists in New York City decided that they wanted to do art on a small scale and without being in the confines of an exhibit. These artists decided that mail was just the right size and price for their art so they began painting and…