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coffee creamer
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Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

My coffee-addicted friends, do you like to have your coffee with a splash of creamer? Okay, maybe a lot of creamer? So do I. (Perhaps when I get older and my taste-buds kill over, I can finally drink black coffee.) Ever look at the ingredients listed on the back of your normal every-day coffee creamer? […]

Homemade Strawberry Jam (1 of 1)
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Fresh Strawberry Freezer Jam

Mmm, tis’ the season for strawberry pickin’! I was hoping to get this post out a few weeks ago when strawberries were truly in their growing prime, but it is still not too late, go out and go strawberry picking and enjoy the fruits of your labor (haha, no pun intended there!)  by making some […]

Blueberry BBQ Sauce (1 of 1)
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Blueberry BBQ Sauce

One morning, not too long ago, the hubs and I went blueberry picking down the street. It was perfect – the sun was just barely rising, we were alone, and the blueberries were almost as big as your face! Well, not that big but you know what I mean. And the whole time we were […]

Hilltop Pesto
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Hilltop Pesto

Until I met Heather, I never truly enjoyed pesto. But then again, before I met Heather, I never had the real pesto, the creamy goodness made with fresh basil. Perhaps you are the same way, all you have tasted of pesto is from restaurants or the bottled version from the grocery stores. My friends, you haven’t tasted […]

Roasted Veggie Spaghetti Sauce (3 of 3)
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Roasted Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

You know how much God loves us? A lot. He made us, and knew what we’d require not only to survive but to strive – so He injected the foods of this earth with everything we’d need. Nutrients, vitamins, minerals and all that jazz. Free, right out of the ground, we can grow it ourselves […]

Zesty Broccoli
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Zesty Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli. When you read that word, I can imagine most of you out there kinda squirming in your seat. Yuck, broccoli. Gross, broccoli. Or worse, it made some of you have terrible flash-backs to when your parents were force-feeding you the little “green trees” telling you that it was good for you, even though all you could […]

Homemade Peanut Butter 6 (1 of 1)
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Homemade Peanut Butter

As I gobble a big heaping spoonful of peanut butter, I can’t help but think, “Mmm this hygrogenated vegetable oil sure does the body good!” Huh? Go into your pantry, grab your peanut butter and it will be a pretty safe bet that your peanut butter is not just made out of peanuts. In most […]

Homemade Lipton's Onion Soup Mix (1 of 1)
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Homemade Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix

Okay guys, this is dangerous stuff. When you mix a spoonful of this mix in with sour cream it tastes like sour cream and onion potato chips…as I said, dangerous! This is recipe is for the purists out there who are trying to get away from the processed foods. Who would have thought that there’s […]