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Cranberry Sauce

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Sorry this photo is so blurry. I really thought it was just a regular picture until we ate it all and I had it uploaded to the computer. Then I was like seriously?? Grr!! When I was a kid my family would get together at every holiday. Thanksgiving and Christmas was a must do in our homes. A side dish was always cranberry sauce. However…it wasn’t this kind. It was the one in the can. The jellied cranberries. EW GROSS! I never ate it. Cooper had eaten some at his grandmothers house, from my husbands side of the family , and he had loved it. For Thanksgiving and Christmas he begged me to make it and so I agreed. Some recipes call for either orange juice or just water…However, I mixed them. I like the tang, but having a whole cup is overwhelming to my taste buds, so I half it.

1 small bag of cranberries

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup of orange juice

1/2 cup of water

Put into a pan. Heat through. You’ll start hearing cranberries popping. That’s how you know it’s finished. Then you turn it off and it’ll thicken as it sets. Enjoy!

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Cowboy beans retake

Cowboy Beans recipe is here!

Above is the link to my original post about cowboy beans. I made these for Thanksgiving and for Christmas. My husband is always asking me to make them. He seriously is in love with them. When they’re almost gone, he does the pouting face (playfully of course!).

You know I have to admit….it makes me feel good when he does this. Who doesn’t like it when their husbands (or wives!!) go crazy over their food!? Go check out the recipe.

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Kids…

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I just wanted to share this photo of the kiddo decapitating his gingerbread man sugar cookie. Happy Holiday’s ya’ll….

It’s so exciting to watch this kid learn how to succeed in life. Learning new skills is so fun to see!

As I sat here watching him tonight as he baked his cookies, frosted them, had fun….I realized how truly happy I am!

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Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

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When I was little, my mother would sometimes buy the scalloped potatoes that you get out of the box. You just add water and milk and the contents of the box and you throw it into the casserole dish and bake it until it’s golden brown. I always thought it was so good. One day I was scrolling through a blog that only had a few posts. It was essentially abandoned. I saved two recipes from the blog. Unfortunately, it is no longer a blog. It’s too bad the owner didn’t keep up with it, because honestly his or her recipes were AMAZING. Two of our favorite recipes came from the blog.

On a side note: I hope ya’ll had a great Christmas!

1/4 cup butter

2 lbs potatoes

3 cups heavy cream

2 garlic cloves

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 teaspoons dried parsley

1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thinly slice potatoes. Melt butter, stir in potatoes, cream, salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley into a pot. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes. In a greased casserole dish pour in the potato mixture. Top with cheese. Cook until golden. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!

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Tomorrow night is a special time of the year. We celebrate our Saviors birth. During my journey through blogging I’ve learned several things. First off, I’ve made some great friends. You guys are all so special. I’ve interacted with some of you and enjoyed myself thoroughly. Thank you guys for everything. I have so much to be thankful for. I’ve used blogging as a way to just communicate something I enjoy. I always wanted to be a chef AND a photographer growing up. I dabble in photography now, but in my blog I for now forgo all of that. I want you to see a different side. A real person, a real mom, a real wife…a real person. I just want to tell you all how loved you all are.

It’s a season for giving and love. The other day I went to the market and as I put my shopping bags in the car I noticed an older man waiting. He was probably about 85. He was on up there in age. He had on his little blinker and he waited patiently for me. I waved at him letting him know I was trying to hurry. As I closed up a lady walked by and said “Honey let me take your cart so we both have a win”. I smiled and told her thank you and walked towards my car. I yelled over to the man sorry, I’m leaving now. He waved back. I hop in and start to back out so he can pull in. This was a time span of about 5-6 minutes. As I start backing out this late 50’s- to mid 50’s woman in a black car comes speeding up on me. I’ll admit it startled me. I thought she was going to hit me. She stops so I start to back out again and she keeps pulling forward. She was probably 2 inches from my front bumper by the time I was completely out of the space. She then before I could get my car in drives whips herself into that parking spot. I couldn’t believe it. When did we become so heartless? Where is our holiday spirit? I wont lie. I went home and cried for an hour. It really broke my heart. I want to encourage us all to do good deeds. Show each other kindness, compassion, and love. Don’t fight over department store parking spots, don’t steal, lie, or cheat….just show some love. We’re all different, but we’re all God’s children.

Merry Christmas ya’ll! With all my love!

Vegetables

Asparagus

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I’ve never eaten asparagus. Ever. I was scared. I was nervous. I was…..I’m not sure what I was. But…i did it. I tried it. I, Heather, the picky eater of the South, ate it. I even liked it a little. It definitely has a taste that is unique, but I did not hate it. I’ll definitely eat it again. It’s a recipe I might not use again, but it was one I would eat again, if it was presented.  It’s simple. My husband loved it!

Asparagus

Season salt

garlic powder

italian seasoning

parmesan

mozarella cheese

Butter

Melt butter, mix with asparagus. season with season salt, garlic powder and italian seasoning.  Top with parmesan and mozarella. Bake at 350 until tender. Enjoy ya’ll!