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EASY YOGURT POPSICLES

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Who doesn’t like popsicles in the summer? I remember the days of having my children at home in the summer and when they weren’t swimming or playing outside they would easily get bored sitting at home. Also, sitting at home would mean constant eating. I could never fill my children up! A great idea is …

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EASY LOAF PAN ICE CREAM

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This ice cream is simple and fun to make. You can make it designer ice cream by adding your favorite candies, sprinkles, nuts, chocolate chips, cookies, cereal, etc. The ice cream turns out rich and creamy and perfect alone or used on top of pie or cake. It’s hard to hold myself back because there …

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

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 I’ve eaten Mexican street corn several times and I’m in love with it.  Who doesn’t love corn on the cob, slathered in mayo and topped the cheese? The only problem I have with it is it’s extremely messy and nearly impossible to eat. Seems like I can never eat it without something falling on my …

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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB MASON JAR PIES

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I love picnics and I love fruit pies in the summer, especially mini pies.  Growing up, summer was so special growing up in the Midwest.  I especially remember the picnics we would have in the forest preserve.  My father would come home from work, mom would have the dinner packed and we would find the …

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EASY CROCKPOT CORNED BEEF

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The luck of the Irish will be with you when you make this easy and tender corned beef recipe. My Dad’s birthday was March 17th and we have a wee bit of Irish in us so our family always celebrated with a corned beef. My mother didn’t use this recipe but I found the crockpot …

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DARLENE’S BEST CLASSIC BANANA BREAD

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Banana bread is the #1 most popular quick bread and it’s easy to see why, especially when you make my recipe. I bake so many different versions of banana bread that include other fruits, other fats, oatmeal, peanut butter etc., but this one stands out as my favorite classic recipe. I love a moist, flavorful, …

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TROPICAL FRUIT SOUP SHOTS

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I’m sitting on the beach in the blazing sun, watching the water and listening to Don Ho, while taking a shot of ……. wait, what? This isn’t really happening (darn) but I’m imagining this in my mind while I drink a shot of this wonderful elixir. Oh boy, does this little shot taste great and …

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Super Bowl Spectacular Food & Decorations

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My brain whirls with ideas 24/7 so it was great fun to put together a big game spread for Atlanta & Co. I’m not really into football that much but who says you have to be to enjoy a party with friends. On game day I’m all about the three F’s (friends, food, fun).  I …

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DARLENE’S HALFTIME TOTS

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The big game is coming up. I must confess, I’m not a big football fanatic but I sure enjoy going to the parties with friends and watching the commercials. Is that bad? Whether I’m hosting at home or bringing a dish to someone else, I’m always looking for recipes that appeal to everyone and usually …

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PEANUT MARSHMALLOW CLUSTERS

 

I was in a store during the holidays and this sweet older woman set out treats for the customers.  I always make so many cookies that I wasn’t going to take any, until I spied this little wonder. I was intrigued. It looked like nothing I had ever made before.  One bite and I …

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