Spiced Tea – Warm or Cold . $2.98

Pineapple, Pear, Cider and Citrus, this spiced tea blend is outstanding. Cinnamon and clove in just the right amount gently permeate this concoction. Served hot, this is a wonderful tea blend for a gathering inside or out, or even better, with loved ones in front of the fire. But wait, there’s more!

Spiced Tea: Serve warm, cold or as a punch
Spiced Tea: Serve warm, cold or as a punch

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Home-made Rustic, Chunky Applesauce

It’s a dull dreary day today, drizzling rain.  A few of my son’s friends came over and I told them I’d make them “brunch.”  I had apples from last week, but yesterday I bought more at 89 cents a pound, so I knew I wanted to use the old ones. Of course, I thought Oven Pancakes and Apple Sauce!

Rustic Chunky Applesauce
Rustic Chunky Applesauce

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Vera Hinman’s Noodle Dish

We never had Hamburger Helper when I was growing up – not that it wasn’t available, but Mom scorned such things. Luckily, though, we had Vera Hinman’s Noodle dish so we didn’t feel too deprived.

Vera Heinman's Noodle Dish
Vera Hinman’s Noodle Dish

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My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread

My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread, to me,  is the “pinnacle” of Quick Breads. It’s a gorgeous bread, very moist, perhaps just a bit dense, and redolent of spices that signify fall. Heavily flavored with spices that must have, at one time, been quite exotic: cinnamon & clove.

My Grandmother's Pumpkin Bread
My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Bread

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Twelve Cheap/Easy (and mostly no cook) Things to Eat

Can’t Cook but Need to Eat?

Ever have those days when for one reason or another you can’t cook a “real” meal?  No time, illness, or any number of things can put us in a position where we might break the bank to feed ourselves or our family if we run out for fast food or buy frozen dinners.

The Best Egg Salad Sandwiches
The Best Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Sunday Roast Chicken with Vegetables of your Choice

This is as close as you can get to a “set it and forget” chicken, and the method (so easy it’s hardly a method at all) is pretty much hands off, all the way. No fussy turning the bird upside down, adjusting temperature, etc. This is just a classic roast chicken. Period.

Sunday Roast Chicken
Sunday Roast Chicken – “Regular” variation; you can see I tried the bend the wings back method – trust me, truss it!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte . 24 cents each

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove, combined with pumpkin, make the perfect pie. And the fall spiced pumpkin flavors melded with the deep richness of coffee? Oh, my. Just a whisper of the foamed milk floats on top, giving a smidge of freshly grated nutmeg a place to land…

Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte

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