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Sugar Free Brownies from Cake Mix & Spiced Pears

Success!   Tried making David some brownies from the sugar free, chocolate Pillsbury cake mix.  (And, in case you’re wondering, yes I know they make a sugar free brownie mix – but the stores in my area don’t stock it.)   Started by checking the directions on a traditional box of brownies to see what the differences […]

“Oatmeal”

Oatmeal . . . sounds like there might be a recipe forthcoming, right?  Not this time.  This is my new trigger word for when I need to take a step back and take a deep breath.   Call it what you like:  attitude adjustment, time-out, chilling, reality check, etc.  It’s one of those times when everything […]

Dog Rawhide Chew Recall

Just read this – “United Pet Group is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include private label brands. A recall issued earlier in June included the brands of American Beefhide, Digest-eeze, and Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fun and Healthy Hide – Good -n- […]

Chick-fil-a – Copycat Recipe

What a treat today – the temperature hasn’t gone above 80 degrees . . . yet.  Up until yesterday, the temps were hovering around 100 with Friday’s temperature at 1:04 being 104.  Thought my eyes had gone.   The clouds and rain the last two days have been so nice helping keep it a little […]

Delicious – New Cookie!

OK, said I’d let you know if I found a better way to make a cookie from the sugar free cake mix (yellow) – and I did. Have to preface this by saying the cookie I made was based on the Jam Stick cookie recipe – David’s favorite – so I could hardly miss.   […]