Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Ole Man Winter did one heckuva number dumping about 2 feet of snow, and it came down quickly!  It took Sid a lot longer to get the road open (blower chain broke) than we thought, but with a lot of patience and persistence, he finally got ‘er done! Dad fed the deer and turkeys some … Continue reading

Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast: Winter Storm Jonas Edition

Oh, hello, there, #WinterStormJonas. I enjoy hanging with my JT. Using up some day-old Homemade Bread (linked), loving my kitchen time and taking lotsa pictures.  Fruit is just SO photogenic.  And so is this pink-cheeked chickie. Brrrr! Poor Sid was going great with the blower on the tractor, clearing the road, cranking some music, heater on, … Continue reading

Chicken Marsala

Enjoyment was had this three-day weekend, in spite of sadness in our community.  I baked.  Made some epic messes.  Hung with my Doodle.  Had a play date with J Ritch and Grace B at the Bounce House Place.  Went to Tough Man. It’s been a long time since we had a babysitter, like months.  And … Continue reading

Chocolate Buttercream-Stuffed Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Fluff Frosting

Let me introduce myself:  My name is Julie and I am a recovering Cupcake-a-holic. About 5 years ago, in the PJT (pre-Joss Turner) years, in a life I can barely remember, I became obsessed with cupcakes.  I think it may have come from watching that show Cupcake Wars. I made cupcakes out the wazoo.  It … Continue reading

I Want to Marry You Cookies

Do you want to get married? I got married back in 1994.  It was hotter than blue blazes that day.  It was a sign. Aw, I can’t really complain, though, because 10 years after our breakup I went back for another round.  What the heck??? But sometimes things happen for a reason, and without my … Continue reading

Zoodles in Simple Tomato Sauce using the Kitchenaid Spiralizer Attachment

Ok, all you rocket scientists out there . . .go sit down!  We won’t be needing you for this one! Speaking of rocket scientists, my friend, Jen, really is a rocket scientist and she used to tell me that rocket science is not really that hard.  Just sayin. Tis the season for healthy eating (until … Continue reading

FMR Top Ten Recipes of 2015

Well, now.  Another year has passed and a good one it twas. My sweetie pie started school and turned 4 years old!!!  I love her more than I ever imagined it was possible to love. These two!  LOL!  We finally bought a camper after years of debating and are looking forward to lots of camping … Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels with a Peanut Butter Drizzle

Eating chocolate is therapeutic. So is dipping stuff in chocolate. Add peanut butter.  Need I say more??? It’s a no-brainer.  There’s no oven to check, minimal measuring, not too much mess (unless your 4 year old is your helper) and nothing says love like chocolate. So, to make these pretzels, first buy some chocolate.  For … Continue reading

Four Mile Ridge Weekend Food Forecast, Week 5

Santa has come and gone and this vacay feels absolutely amazing. The days leading up to Christmas vacation were nuts.  I’m talking baking, cleaning, wrapping, running and nonstop work.  Why work?  No Snowdays . . .as a matter of fact, it’s been downright balmy on Four Mile Ridge. The weather?  It’s making me wonder why … Continue reading

Balsamic and Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

I’m sorry if you’re family won’t eat their veggies. They don’t know what they’re missing!  Give a Brussels sprout a chance!  We love them! And in this barren wasteland of healthy post Christmas eating . . . it feels great to consume some leafy greens!!!  My body is saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! These Brussels … Continue reading

Egg, Sausage and Cheese Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Hooray for the holidays and make-ahead breakfast foods! A Bailey family tradition for many years, I make this Egg Strata on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas morning, I set it out on the counter and bring it to room temp, then place it in a 350 degree oven for about 35 – 45 minutes. It’s also … Continue reading

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