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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies

Welcome I’m so glad you’ve joined us for Day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016! It’s been a long time since Sue let us come visit with you! We’re the Hexie Turtles. I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF! Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other…

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Gift Ideas, Recipes

The Best Ever Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Sometimes when you’re getting ready for a big holiday meal, it can be tempting to buy ready made cranberry sauce in a can. After all, it’s one less thing to worry about preparing, right? I know I did it for years! Then several years ago, I decided to try making our own. I was shocked! Not only was it super…

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Easiest (and Tastiest) Dip Ever!

Monday, August 1st is a Civic Holiday here in Ontario. Not everyone will have the day off, but luckily Dave does. That makes it a mid-summer long weekend for us! We don’t have any set plans. But I can guarantee with almost certainty that sometime this weekend when our family gets together for a bbq, this dip will be on…

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Hexie Turtle Adventures, Recipes

A Hexie Turtle Valentine

Hello Everyone! We’re the Hexie Turtles! And we’re here to tell you about what we did to get ready for Valentine’s Day. Well… actually I’m going to tell the story because Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest. Lanie is next oldest. She’s my BFF. And then Rexie is youngest. He’s my other BFF. Sue was super…

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I Had Help Baking Cookies

Dave and our son were off at work yesterday but I wasn’t alone in the kitchen. Wednesday evening when Lexie, Lanie and Rexie heard that I would be baking cookies, they begged to be taken down off the shelf in my sewing room/office where they live and be allowed to come help. Well, of course, that meant they had to…

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Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

The first time I made my version of GF Cheesy Garlic Bread, we all agreed that they tasted a lot like the biscuits we used to get at Red Lobster but better.  That got me wondering if I could adjust the recipe to make drop biscuits.   I’ve made this quite a few times now and feel confident in sharing it.…

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Recipes, Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Tip & Tricks Tuesday – Cook Bacon in the Oven

I have always hated cooking bacon because of the mess of frying it.  It doesn’t seem to matter how careful you are or what temperature you try frying bacon on, you end up with grease splatters.   In fact, I hated it so much that years ago Dave took over making bacon and eggs on Sunday mornings. I’d heard of cooking…

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Spicy Gluten Free Honey Oatmeal Squares

I’ve been craving sweets in the evening so I went in search of something that would give me that bit of sweetness but still be a healthy treat. I found a recipe for Oatmeal Bars but the measurements were in grams and while I don’t mind weighing things I do prefer to be able to just quickly measure using cups…

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