7 Layer Greek Dip and Hummus Recipe

Greek seven layer dip

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This past Friday my neighbor and I got together for our first craft evening of the year. {I’ll share a little more about the craft later on this week.} We each bring an appetizer to share and this time I made a Seven Layer Greek Dip.

I found an excellent Greek dip recipe at Creme de la Crumb. The recipe calls for hummus and I decided to make my own. […]

Seven Layer Dip

seven layer dip

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I was looking for something non-sweet to serve at our little family Christmas party. I remembered making this seven layer dip many years ago and decided to try it again. It was very quick and easy to make and was the perfect addition to all the Christmasy sweets.

Here’s the recipe.



16 oz. can refried beans 8 oz. sour cream mixed with 1 Tbs. taco seasoning 8 oz. […]

Buckeye Candy Recipe


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We love our Buckeyes here in Ohio. But seriously, peanut butter and chocolate, what’s not to love?!

Make some of these for your next party and watch them disappear quickly!



1 c. butter, softened 2 c. peanut butter 4+ c. powdered sugar 1-2 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Mix together butter and peanut butter.

2. Start stirring in 4 cups of powdered sugar. You can add more […]

Caramel Puff Corn Recipe

caramel puff corn

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Last year, a dear friend gave us some caramel corn for Christmas. It was so very delicious and, might I add, addicting! My sister’s visit this past weekend provided the perfect opportunity to try and make this special treat. I found the perfect recipe for caramel puff corn at The Cheery Baker.


We poured the puff corn into two separate large bowls. {It works with one large bowl, too. […]

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix

I found this idea on how to make homemade hot cocoa mix at Polished to Perfection, and just had to try it. Stick a few in a mug and pass them out to friends and family for a fun and enjoyable homemade gift.


I followed the measurement directions posted here. It was fun trying to come up with additional combinations of chocolate chips and marshmallows. Here are my favorites:

white chocolate […]

Quick Tip #7 – How to Make Sour Milk

Sour Milk

Do you have a recipe that calls for sour milk?


Here’s a simple way to make your own:

Combine 1c. milk and 1 Tbs. vinegar, or if you need a smaller amount ½c. milk and 1 ½ tsp. vinegar.

It’s that easy!


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Super Easy Christmas Party Snack Mix

Christmas Party Snack Mix

A dear friend of ours has given us some of her Christmas party snack mix for many years now. It’s always such a treat and tastes delicious.

I followed this part snack mix recipe over at Allrecipes and love how you just throw everything in a bowl and mix it together. After reading some of the recipe reviews I tweaked it a little.

I used:

2 ½ c. of […]

Spiced Walnuts Recipe

spiced walnuts

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I made this fabulous spiced walnut recipe for Clara’s orchestra teachers yesterday. It’s super easy to make and the house smells so good. I packaged the nuts in a holiday treat bag and put them in a candy dish.


3 cup walnut halves 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tsp. grated orange zest 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 1/8 tsp. nutmeg


Apple Butter Recipe

Apple Butter

I still have a lot of apples to use up. Today, I’ll use them to make this apple butter recipe from my sister’s mother-in-law, Bev. The apple butter can be canned or frozen. I will be canning it.

Ingredients 16 cups of applesauce 8 cups of sugar 4 Tbsp. of cinnamon 1 Tbsp. of nutmeg 1 tsp. of cloves (ground)


1. Mix all ingredients together in a large cooking pot (or roaster).


2. […]

Easy Fudge

I hope you enjoy the following video my daughter made of me making this super easy fudge recipe. I found it on the back of a marshmallow creme container.

This recipe makes A LOT of fudge. Here’s a fun way to package some of it in home-made origami boxes to give as gifts to family and friends, neighbors or teachers.

Ingredients 3 c. sugar 2/3 c. evaporated milk 1 ½ sticks of butter 1 pkg. […]