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I found this recipe for Breakfast Banana Splits at The Kitchn and decided to make them this morning.  They were super easy and really good.  The presentation and the name makes it kind of fun, too. You will need…bananas yogurt jam slivered almonds or granola 1. Slice your bananas in half, lengthwise.  Place the two halves on a plate. 2.Place a dollop of yogurt on…

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A Simple Trail Mix Recipe

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Really all trail mix recipes are simple but did you ever stop to think about making it yourself?  I never did until I was prompted by Good Cheap Eats. Make my own trail mix?  Why sure, I could do that. It was so easy and so much tastier than what I’ve bought at the store in times past.  If you look closely at most trail…

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A Mexican Themed Graduation Party

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Another graduate!  My son graduated from high school and since we homeschool we are able to have the party whenever we choose.  May is always so full of graduations that we usually plan to do them in the fall. This past weekend we commemorated the occasion with a celebration.  Mexican food was our fare and we served about 150 guests. There were no appetizers, so…

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10 Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Themes

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So maybe you’ve decided to host your son’s or maybe a close friends’ wedding rehearsal dinner.    I always think a theme is easier to work around and fun.  I find it easier because it gives you direction with all your decorations, centerpieces and it can even help with the food choices. Here’s a collection of ideas I’ve gathered of different wedding rehearsal dinner themes.  Remember,…

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Planning a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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  On January 1, 2013 my son became engaged to a sweet young lady and they are to be married on May 18. I think it’s going to be a beautiful day but the countdown is now on because it is only just a little over a month away and I am preparing both the rehearsal supper and wedding reception dinner.  I am only able…

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Today’s featured kitchen is actually showcasing a small kitchenette – a freestanding cabinet that is custom built by Culshaw Bell in the U.K.  This small kitchenette reminds me of the Hoosier cabinets they used to make in the early 1900′s. Hoosiers were invented to help reduce the amount of steps a housewife would have to take while working in her kitchen. This was the basic…

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A Woodsy Christmas Tablescape

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I have been having difficulty accessing my account but today I’m back on track.  I love Host Gator.  They have great customer service! I’ve had company for about 2 weeks steady so I’m just getting back to The Fork and Knife.  So bear with me as I recount Christmas at my house. I had so much fun planning my Christmas tablescape and that part of…

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Christmas Preparations for 2012

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I am so looking forward to the coming week. Extended family will start gathering here on Monday and my oldest son, Seth, flies home from his Canadian commercial ice fishing adventure the same day. I’ve been working in the kitchen trying to get as much cooking done as possible, so we’re not spending all day cooking and cleaning this coming week.   menu planned groceries purchased 1/2…

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A Fall Tablescape and Dessert Buffet

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While we were in Pennsylvania over the Thanksgiving holiday, we visited some dear friends. Jody, the lady of the house, always goes out of her way to make the meal special. I wanted to share her table and how she set it with you today. Isn’t it lovely?  I think she captured the spirit of fall perfectly.  Notice the yellow tablecloth and the orange.  Both…

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If you are looking for a rustic and cheap place card holder, here are some that totally fit both of these criteria. Recently we hosted a homeschool speech day in our backyard. The topic was World War I and so I prepared all the food using authentic recipes.  I wanted guests to be able to know what they were eating and of course since our…

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