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Ginger Thins Ice Cream Sandwich +

  Today was the perfect example of why ‘I don’t like to make plans’.  In spite of the fact that we knew it would be raining – and cold, did have plans to have a nice breakfast of fresh, hot doughnuts and coffee.  This is a rare treat for us since David is diabetic. We […]

Favorite Dessert Recipes . . . Old & New

About this time every year start  sorting  through my dessert recipes to see which ones we want to have. With David being diabetic, I splurge and make a couple of regular desserts for us to enjoy on Thanksgiving and Christmas . . . but one dish I always stick to is the sugar free Cranberry […]

Ranger Cookies & Pests

This last week seems to have been the invasion of the ‘pests’ – some more undesirable than others.   First surprise was when I found a discarded snake skin in one of the bushes in the front yard. It was intertwined in the branches . . . would guess to help in the shedding process?  […]

Torte Cake & Pencil Cake Recipes

  We have the best neighbors in the country. Our neighbor’s son came a couple of days ago and cut all our hay.  He did such a beautiful job, looked like artwork in the field with all the swirls and curves.   Hear we’re supposed to get rain next few days – that will be […]

Shortbread vs. Shortcake . . . Recipes

It has been so hot, I’m finding it hard to even think of something to write about. Add to that the fact, that we’ve not been doing much of anything which doesn’t help either.   With the temps running over 100 degrees for the last week, been spending some of my house-time sorting through old […]