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Cooking Corner

SLOW COOKER STUFFING

This week will be a shortened article and the last I will write for awhile because I'll be thinking about what I would like to write with the holidays coming up, but I have to take a break. Most of you know I broke my hip and femur a year ago. The doctors told me I was just a slow healer, but ...

CARROTS AND RICE

With Halloween behind us and December ahead of us, I think November can be one of the nicest times of the year. This month won't be the prettiest. You just have to look out the window to see the gold and russet days are almost gone. This is the month that we lean naturally towards "thanks". ...

APPLE JELLY

October is ending and if you are like me, you still have plenty of apples in the garage in a box. I didn't even have to go to a pick-um farm because several years ago Kevin gave each of the kids an apple tree and they never had apples before, or maybe enough for a couple of pies, but this year ...

PUPPY CHOW or A Halloween Mash

Halloween will be next week, it seems like October did fly by so quickly. It is a time when children should be able to have fun, but in recent years there have been too many unfortunate incidents. Isn't that sad? Halloween with all its eerie fun is a day looked forward to by many children. With ...

APPLE NUT BREAD

Time has glided by so quickly that it's hard for me to realize that it is the middle of October and colder weather is just around the corner. Harvest is once again ahead of us and let's hope we are blessed with an abundance, weather and time to tackle the overwhelming task ahead for all ...

ZUCCHINI CHIP MUFFINS

This week I can really say fall has officially arrived. I knew it wasn't far away because it is finally cool enough that the furnace kicked in over the weekend. Many days these last few weeks have felt more like summer than fall. I have put most of my summer clothes away and I'm enjoying ...

EASY CROCK POT APPLE BUTTER

It's a shame that with all this beautiful fall weather, that instead of enjoying the beautiful fall weather we have to think about the government shutting down as Congress misses the deadline.The U.S. government has shut down for the first time in 17 years after President Barack Obama refused ...

BURGUNDY BEEF STEW

I can actually say that this morning I feel that autumn has come. For the nature lover, autumn is a special time. Each day brings changes as autumn creeps slowly across the land. The careful observer cannot help but sense the beauties and mysteries that happen in Iowa this time of the year. ...

FROZEN APPLE PIE FILLING

Hasn't the weather changed. A week ago we were complaining about the heat and now I feel we can really welcome fall. However, I heard warm weather will be back by the weekend, though I don't think we're going to see those 90's again. I can hardly believe the kids have been back in school for a ...

Grilled Potatoes and Onions

Hasn't this heat been something these last couple of weeks? When we have a heat wave like that, I do just what I do in the sub-zero temperatures of winter - stay inside! I find these good days to clean drawers, clip coupons and organize recipes. Hot temperatures usually don't last too long that ...