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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…

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    The Year of the Books (& a book review!)

    Last week I wrote an article in the Glidden Graphic about how I would like to read more books this year. (You can read all my articles by hovering over the Glidden Graphic tab and clicking the story you want to read) “A few months ago, I decided that 2015 would be the year that I attempt to finish reading the books I have bought over the years. Many of them have sat abandoned on my bookshelf with just a chapter or two for years. None…

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    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year! I can not believe that 2015 is already knocking on our doors. It seems that the older I get, the faster the years seem to fly bye. As I look at the year that has passed, I am so thankful for everything I have been blessed with. I ran my first half marathon and rode half of RAGBRAI for the first time. My husband and I celebrated our first year of marriage. I grew my first garden (it failed miserably but now…