Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins, the Perfect Winter Pick-Me-Up

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One of my personal goals for 2013 is to actually make some of the things I've pinned on Pinterest. How many times do you pin something and NEVER get around to doing it. I have 55 boards and over 400 pins and, with the exception of the recipes pinned to my Menu Plan board, I have probably only tackled a handful of the crafts, decor, and recipes pinned. So, this month, because it's cold and I love muffins, I attempted Myra at My Blessed Life's Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffins. {If you aren't … [Read more...]

Top Ten Ways to Use up a Squash Surplus

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Squash, squash, and more squash. What does one do when the squash come all at once? Here are my top ten ways to use up a squash surplus: (1) Fried squash. A classic Southern dish, fried squash is my favorite way to fix squash. There's just something about crispy-fried-cornmeal-covered squash that takes me back to my Mama's cookin'. I usually fry up some squash with pinto beans and cornbread. You can't get much better than that! (2) Boiled squash. Do people still boil vegetables? I … [Read more...]

Simply Delicious Homemade Salsa

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One of my most requested recipes is for homemade salsa. Every time we have a get-together with my Bible study group, the girls ask for it, and, honestly, I have to agree that it is pretty delicious. I could eat fresh salsa everyday, but then again, there is a small part of me that I truly believe is Latina. In less than 15 minutes, I can prepare a cool, refreshing bowl of salsa that my family can eat on for several days. It's healthy, satisfying, and just makes me feel happy. Plus, in the … [Read more...]