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Old-Fashioned Fried Shrimp

To borrow an old cliché. when it rains it pours.  Seems that is how our doctor appointments have been going lately.  They all hit around the same time which takes a toll on both David and myself.  Lots of travel, lots of waiting. Last week was busy with running and two more appointments this week.   […]

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 […]

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.   […]

Change . . .

not my favorite thing. Never have been one to re-arrange the furniture, pantry or anything else for that matter.  Some would call that bor- ring.   Not me.   I find it  less stressful by keeping things in my comfort zone.    Not to mention, on the rare occasion I have done some re-arranging – I find myself going […]