Nothing Says Summer Like Lemonade!

A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a lemonade themed bridal shower for a friend of mine. I had so much fun decorating and trying out lemonade recipes, I wanted to share it with you! Here are the lemonade recipes. I've also attached the .pdf file if you want to download them. I loved all of them. I can't decide if the mango or the strawberry was my favorite. lemonade recipes
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Linda Eicher’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the Amish Quiltmaker's Unruly In-law, Ben Kiem is trying to quit smoking, and Linda Eicher wants to help him. She thinks of a lot of different ways to distract him. She takes him hiking and canoeing and swimming. One day, she decides that baking cookies would be a fun activity. Little does Ben know that baking together is a great way to fall in love. This is Linda's favorite recipe--and mine...
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German Apple Pancakes

I don't even remember where I got this yummy recipe, but it is a delicious and wonderful breakfast food, or my hubby and I eat it for dinner when we want something easy and filling. It has a few steps, but don't let that intimidate you. It's easy and practically fool proof. Here is a picture of my recipe. You can see it's well-loved. I had a ton of apples left over from a picnic, so I used these,...
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Happy Pi Day!

I love pie, and I LOVE math, so of course, one of my favorite days of the year is Pi Day, which is March 14 because it's 3.14. In honor of Pi Day and my son-in-law's birthday, we had an all-pie dinner at my house. Here is what our table looked like: I printed out Pi to several digits, and that was all the decoration I did. Very easy, cheap, and fun. We had seven different kinds of pies, some...
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Christmas Cakes: Cranberry Crumble Cake

Here is the third Christmas cake made by my daughter Nicole. Enjoy! And have a Merry Christmas CRANBERRY CRUMBLE CAKE: For a three layered 8" cake you will need 2 boxes of vanilla (french vanilla is fine) cake mix. You will have leftover batter- I suggest cupcakes :) Follow the instructions for the cake mix on the back with the following adjustments: 1- Use milk instead of water 2- use melted...
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Christmas Cakes: Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Frosting

Here is the second Christmas cake recipe from my daughter that you can make for your next Christmas party. It is delicious! GINGERBREAD CAKE WITH EGGNOG CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Walmart currently has a Betty Crocker gingerbread cake and cookie mix. You will need 2 boxes of it for a three layered 8" round cake. Use both mixes together, and add 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 4 eggs....
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Christmas Cakes: Chocolate Peppermint Stick Cake

Christmas is the perfect time to spend in the kitchen creating baking traditions with your family. And Christmas is the perfect time for cake! My daughter Nicole is an excellent cake baker, and she loves making Christmas cakes. Here is her recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Stick Cake. Next week I'll feature her recipe for Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Cream Cheese Frosting, and the week after that,...
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Thanksgiving Is a Time for Pie!

Pie is actually my favorite dessert, but I rarely make pie because it takes a bit of time. Thanksgiving is pie making time for me. Last year, I made three different kinds of pie for Thanksgiving and a friend made another. The recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie is here, and the recipe for my favorite apple pie is here. I have always used the pumpkin pie recipe on the Libby's Canned Pumpkin...
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German Chocolate Cake

This cake is the go-to cake in our family for birthdays. The coconut-pecan frosting is amazing, but the cake itself is really moist and delicious. Sometimes I spread chocolate frosting up the sides, but I usually serve this cake naked—without frosting. I think you can taste the cake and the coconut-pecan frosting better without chocolate frosting. But most of my family like it better with...
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