Category Archives: Summer

Dutch Oven Chocolate Cake

Today I am sharing a new recipe we tried out on our camping trip this summer.  It received a thumbs up all the way around. Since there is still possibly a weekend or two left of good camping weather I … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Have a lot of extra Zucchini piling up?  We had several on the large size as of late and Purplicous decided to give a new recipe from Jamie Cooks it Up a try.  It was a BIG hit around here. … Continue reading

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Change and Ice Cream

Hello hello!   I hope each of you still taking the time to check in now  and then (THANK YOU!)  are enjoying a lovely summer! A few quick items of change Item #1 – I will continue reunion info in the … Continue reading

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Firework flashback

Summer is here and with it a new refreshing sort of craziness.  So far our days have been spent enjoying camping, swimming lessons, tennis lessons, reading and sunny days outside. This weekend we even had our first zucchini ready to … Continue reading

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Frozen Peaches

Have a extra peaches you aren’t sure what to do with?  Give this recipe a try!  There is nothing better on a HOT summer day. Frozen Peaches Ingredients: 1 – 12 ounce can frozen orange juice and water 1 -46 … Continue reading

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zucchini Crepes

Last week I decided to try my hand at altering a family favorite recipe slightly to create a new meal and use up some more of the OODLES of zucchini I have coming off the garden.  I will apologize up … Continue reading

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Woof – Em sticks

Thanks for coming back today to see how to make Woof – Em sticks! Supplies: 1 3/8 inch diameter dowel 3/4 inch dowel (for handles) 3 ft X 3/16th inch plain steel rod (we found ours at Lowe’s) rubber mallet … Continue reading

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This year on a family camp-out my brother introduced us to Woof – Em’s!  (I am guessing their name comes because they don’t last long everyone just woof’s them up?) 🙂 They are delicious and easily adaptable to everyone’s likes. … Continue reading

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Camping Fun

Summer is coming to and end but I wanted to share a few fun things we did recently at our annual cousin camp out! Besides the usual, scooter rides, hiking, play dough and card games galore.  My sister in law … Continue reading

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Macaroni Salad

Today I am sharing a long time family recipe.  This is my go to summer dinner when the produce is fresh from the garden and it is TOO hot to cook!  The recipe isn’t very exact and pretty much anything … Continue reading

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