Author Archives: HelenFern

What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #157

Summer is half way over. When did that happen? It’s been a crazy year – from cool and rainy to triple digit hot. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to find time to sit and relax! And then … Continue reading

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4 Tips to Take Your Life in a Healthier Direction

My life has been a basket of stress these last few months. Circumstances that cause anxiety to the point where I can’t eat – and for me that’s very unusual. So I’ve resolved to make some changes.

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Strawberry – Lavender Lemonade

A hot summer day calls for ice cold lemonade! And with all the plump strawberries everywhere, why not fancy it up? How about the flavors of strawberries and lavender in that lemonade swirling around in your mouth, cooling you down … Continue reading

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Chicken Fried Pork with Onion Gravy

Comfort food. The last month has been downright stressful – loss of pets, stress on the job (I manage a child care center as well as blog) – I need comfort; food for the soul. So here is a dish … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #156

This party has been going for three years now! Wow! A big thank you to everyone that has and will join in with fabulous recipes! Let us know in the comments if we’ve helped you discover the answer to the … Continue reading

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MLT – Meatloaf, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

I like meatloaf. It’s a great comfort food. But the best part of meatloaf are the sandwiches made from the leftovers. But why wait for the leftovers? Make the meatloaf specifically for sandwiches!! And if you add some avocado, you … Continue reading

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Sourdough Soft Pretzels with Stout Beer Cheese Dip

Do you still need an appetizer for the 4th? Here’s one that will make a hit with your friends and family – Sourdough pretzels and dip! I made the pretzels into sticks. They are a more manageable portion and so … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #155

Happy Fourth of July – well, almost. I’m sure everyone has the party meal planned and almost ready to go. But you still have today – and tomorrow and the next day to figure out…   This is the place … Continue reading

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Refreshing Artichoke Dip

This artichoke dip is a great summer refresher. On these hot summer days it’s always nice to have a cooling snack that is actually good for you. This one is fast and delicious. Just yogurt and artichoke hearts (and garlic … Continue reading

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Sourdough Monkey Bread

Ever had monkey bread? It’s that bread made of cinnamon sugar balls all cooked up together. But why is it called Monkey Bread? No one really seems to know. When I tried to find the answer I read things like … Continue reading

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