Sensational Cheesecake with Quick and Easy Cherry Topping

Happy Birthday Cheesecake My oldest son recently had his 9th Birthday and Birthdays are usually pretty special days around our house. We let the Birthday person choose a special breakfast, the type of cake they will have, and the theme for their party and/or a special activity. Unfortunately this year we were a little worried about finances since my husband recently lost his job. When I asked him what he wanted this year and he decided he wanted a cheesecake and…

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Rock Candy DIY!

DIY Rock Candy   I am homeschooling my boys this years and this past week we were doing the rocks and minerals unit for science. So, I decided to have them make rock candy to learn about crystal growth and to have a yummy treat. The kids loved it. Although it was very difficult to wait until the candy was done. It takes between 4 and 7 days.  I think if I do it again I will try adding different…

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Lemon Chicken, Pasta, and Creamy Lemon Sauce

This must be the month for lemon posts! With the weather warming up lemon feel like the perfect ingredient to cook and bake with. It is light, fresh, and brightly colored. Lemons just feel like a spring and summer food! The other day I mentioned that I bought some flavored bow-tie pasta from Aldi and decided to experiment with some new recipes.I used the spinach and tomato flavored pastas in a delicious skillet lasagna. Which meant I just had the lemon flavored pasta…

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Skillet Lasagna

The other day I was at Aldi and I saw this colorful pasta was on sale so I decided to buy it and find a recipe to use it in. I bought three flavors (spinach, tomato basil, and lemon). I have never really used flavored pasta before so I wasn’t sure how to go about using them. As usual I turned to Pinterest to find a recipe that sounded good with each of the flavors.  I found this recipe for Skillet…

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Heavenly Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Oh my gracious! These lemon cheesecake bars were incredible. It was a terrible idea to make these while I am trying to lose a few pounds just a few days before my sisters wedding . I just wanted to eat the whole pan. They were soooooo good! We made these for cooking lessons for my kids and I wish I would have gotten more pictures of the process but I was feeling a bit hectic today. The recipe wasn’t to…

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Cleaning Pans with Hydrogen Peroxide Update

Hydrogen Peroxide NOT for use with non-stick pans! So, if you remember a few months ago I tested out several methods for cleaning burned food off off pots and pans and posted about my results. I found the most successful method to be boiling hydrogen peroxide in the pots and pans. So, after my super-successful experience using hydrogen peroxide to burned residue off my stainless steel pots and pans I noticed my cookie sheets were looking pretty dirty (as you can…

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake!

I must be in milkshake mode lately! Well, actually I made this milkshake quite a while back. I made it for my brother one night when I was having a banana eggnog milkshake because he is one of those crazy people who doesn’t like eggnog 😉 But it’s OK I love him anyway and in the end I was a little jealous because this milkshake turned out great and I only got a little sip because I made it in…

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Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake

I went to Cheesecake Factory a while back and I got my usual Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. Which is divine! Soooooooo incredibly good! In fact it was the first time I had it it was the first time in my life that I would describe myself as being in food heaven. But this time my husband decided to get the Banana Cream Cheesecake instead. Of course I decided I just had to try a bite. I didn’t believe that it was possible but it…

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Yum! This sweet potato casserole was divine. It was more like dessert than a side dish. I made it with a big ham dinner I prepared a few weeks ago and it was perfect! In fact I made it the same day I made the 1 hour dinner rolls. It was really quite easy to prepare. Especially since it uses canned yams. So, there is no peeling or boiling potatoes which saves you a ton of time! I have always…

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