Finding a meal that everyone in the family will eat is almost impossible. Unless your diet consists of mac and cheese, butter noodles, and cheeseburgers. I try to come up with a dinner menu for the week that will make everyone happy at least once…even if it isn’t at the same time. One of the…

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Florence Rilma Edwards Jones is my great grandma. She passed away when I was 17 years old. I have lots of memories with Grandma Jones. I remember her home perms in the kitchen, she was always in a dress, she loved to wear beautiful crochet shawls, she gave big, tight hugs, she loved to read…

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Madison has always had a desire to be in the kitchen with me and helping me cook or bake. The last couple of years she has started to make more and more things on her own. Her banana cream pie is amazing. I wish I could make scrambled eggs like she does. She can make…

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Everyone loves a good holiday tradition, right?! Well apparently my sweet mother in law, Lucy, started a tradition when TL when he was a boy of making pumpkin donuts with orange frosting on Halloween. I have heard him make mention of this a few times over the years, but it was always to his mother…

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I met my best friend Amy in college. We had a class together and a mutual friend. So basically we were destined to be together. I started going to visit her family in Texas within a few months of us becoming friends. I immediately fell in love with everyone and felt so at home. Her…

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Going to St. James’s Gate Brewery aka Guinness Storehouse, is an experience in and of itself. But then you add in the food options available and it takes it to a whole new level! The first time Troy and I went to St. James’s Gate, Madison was just 15 months old. We loved learning about…

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Scotch-a-roos are an under-apprecited and relatively unknown treat. I was lucky enough to grow up with Kimberly Kosorok in my life. She single-handedly cemented my obession with scotch-a-roos AND Pride and Prejudice. The most basic description I can give is they are like rice crispy treats on crack. Peanut butter, rice crispies, chocolate, and butterscotch.…

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Every late June/early July, I start checking Harvold Farms in Carnation Facebook page for updates on their raspberry picking.¬†This is a tradition in our family that dates back decades and several generations. Okay maybe not. But several of my cousins did work at the berry stands and my Grandma, Aunt, and Mother have all picked…

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