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Baked Mac & Cheese

I received some new baking dishes for Christmas and promised Jared that the first thing that I cooked would be his family’s recipe for baked macaroni and cheese. Jared’s mom e-mailed the recipe right after New Year’s and it’s taken me over 2 weeks to get it together and get cookin’.  I scribbled some recipe [...]

Homemade Granola Bars

I had an English muffin with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast. Then I got down and dirty doing more yard work. Another day of counting household chores as exercise.  I raked, watered, and hauled bricks until I was too hungry to continue.  I called it a day without planting any of yesterday’s purchases.  [...]

Candle Cookie How-To

What You’ll Need: “Glue” icing (5 tablespoons of confectionery sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of water) Anna’s Ginger Things Murray Shortbread Cookies (this brand is important because the cookies have a hole in the middle) Pirouette cookies Mini marshmallows Betty Crocker Easy Flow Decorating Icing Food Coloring White Decorating Gel Colored Crystals What To Do: [...]