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DIY Valentine Pop Top Cans

I have been making these DIY Valentine Pop Top cans for years. They will work for any holiday or occasion (birthday, graduation) when you want…

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Shrimp Bacon Queso Soup

This Shrimp Bacon Queso Soup is my adaptation of a recipe I found in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens Soups and Stews magazine….

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Christmas Confetti Chicken Soup with Buttery Croutons

Christmas Confetti Chicken Soup with Buttery Croutons is perfect to serve anytime, but particularly during the holidays. The spinach and red bell pepper give it…

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Sparkly DIY Christmas Ornaments

Sparkly DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Inspring Cooks and Bakers

Blending years of cooking and baking experience

My purpose here is to be inspiring to cooks and bakers at any skill level. Sharing recipes that I have tested thoroughly and think are fabulous, my recipes and other creative endeavors will be presented with simple, step-by-step instructions and chronicled with lots of photos. Have questions about the recipes or simple tips? Send me a message any time.