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4 Cooking In A Slow Cooker Tips + Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe


Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

This post on 4 Slow Cooker Cooking Tips and the Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker is brought to you on behalf of my partnership with Hamilton Beach.  I did receive a Set & Forget Programmable Slow Cooker as compensation but this did not influence this post in anyway.  Cooking your family’s dinner in a slow cooker allows you to be frugal and wise about time. If you don’t know how to cook in a slow cooker, it can take some getting used to, but I promise … [Read more...]



Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Have you ever tried anything like these pumpkin seeds? I'm excited to show you how I make these Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Seeds for my family. It's very simple and a recipe you can add to the books for many years to come. I also enjoy the fact that my kids can jump in and help me make these pumpkin seeds. Let's fall into fun while making this recipe!   Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds     You have plenty of seeds to make these Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted … [Read more...]


Mouthwatering Apple Pie Enchiladas Recipe

apple-pie-enchiladas

As I mentioned last week with my Apple Cinnamon Apples, fall is in the air and I couldn't be happier.  The crisp mornings are revitalizing to me and the smells this time of year are over powering.  Apple & pumpkin recipes can be found every where you look and this is yet more amazing thing about Fall.  Every Fall I start the hunt for new recipes to make with the abundance of apples and pumpkin and this year I remembered a post that I had seen circulating last … [Read more...]


Easy Shish Kabob Recipe + Party Essentials At Walmart

Shish-Kabobs

This post on Easy Shish Kabob Recipe + Party Essentials At Walmart is in collaboration with DataRank, Kingsford and Walmart.  Living in the area that I do it can be hard to really tailgate often but that doesn't mean we don't like to root for our favorite teams and get a little crazy once in awhile.  Games big and small are a reason to party at our house.  I am always looking for a reason to have people over!  I love the crowds and I love to see smiles on … [Read more...]


Vanilla Cupcake Recipe From Scratch + Crisco Based Buttercream + $500 #SweetworksFall Giveaway

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. I love Halloween! Ok honestly it's the candy I love.  I MIGHT have a mild sweet tooth! There is very little candy that I don't like.  So when I got to do a whole post on candy from a trusted company like Sweetworks you bet I jumped at it.  Who wouldn't love receiving a $100 candy prize pack in the mail … [Read more...]


Cinnamon Apple Recipe + 11 Cinnamon Apple Uses

cinnamon-apple-recipe

The leaves in Colorado have been saying Fall for several weeks now and the calendar officially agrees! Fall is officially here and let me tell you I am loving it minus the pesky flies!  Winter used to be my favorite time of year but as I get older I believe that award now goes to fall.  The changing of leaves makes for gorgeous views, waking up to the crisp morning air, smells of pumpkin and apple spice are filling the air and as a whole I think we band together a bit more as a … [Read more...]


Count Them: 41 Tempting Chocolate Cake Recipes

Tempting Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate cake is one of the most asked for cake flavors.  Chocolate cake can be served in a variety of ways with a variety of additions.  With my husbands birthday this last weekend I thought I would do a round-up of some of the best chocolate cake recipes from my fellow bloggers.  My husbands favorite cake is always a 3 layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.  This year he got his wish with a little bit of raspberry filling tucked in between the layers.  The … [Read more...]


Easy Soup Recipe Alert: Hearty Peasant Soup

Easy Soup Recipe ~ Peasant Soup

For the last three years I have been booking a girls retreat in a small Colorado get away town.  We rent a house and cram 12 of us women in there.  12 women who bring a craft or 10 to work on and 4 days of pajamas.  In the last three years none of have left the house other than to run into the city because one of us decided we had to have a sewing machine after we got started.   One aspect of this girls retreat is that we all pick a partner and a meal and we cook! … [Read more...]


Best 10 Tailgating Essentials + Easy French Onion Burgers

Tailgating Essentials

This post on the Best 10 Tailgating Essentials is brought to you by my partnership as a Datarank blogger, Walmart & Kingsford. One of my family’s favorite times of the year is football season. During football season you will see us at our favorite games tailgating. Since I’m a busy mama I like to prep things to make tailgating a lot easierand less stressful. I wanted to share with you my top ten tailgating essentials. Let’s get to grilling! Best 10 Tailgating Essentials 1. … [Read more...]


Simple Steak Marinade Packed With Flavor

Steak Marinade Recipe

My husband is a meat man.  Rarely is a meal served in our house without meat being a main ingredient.  I will admit though that sometimes this can be tough.  I am always on the hunt for new recipes that make the meat the star of the meal but isn't always the same old thing.     Recently I came across Dale Sauce in the ketchup aisle and our family has taken a liking to it.  I do want to make a note that you need to look for the low sodium version of … [Read more...]


Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Are you looking for something fantastic to make the family? Cotton Candy Cupcakes not only sound delicious but are! Imagine creating cupcakes out of something as sweet as cotton candy. Of course, one of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it’s so easy. I don’t have to slave over a hot oven for hours, just to please my family with something sweet. This recipe includes two of my favorite things about cooking: short & sweet. Cotton Candy has been a traditional favorite of … [Read more...]


15 Freezer Meals For Busy Households

15 Freezer Meals For Busy Households - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Earlier I talked about how to organize a freezer meal swap group and a few factors you need to take into account.  Today we are going to discuss some meals that work well for freezer swap meals.  These meals have all been tried and passed the test.  Just because a meal tastes amazing the first time doesn't mean that it actually freezes and re-heats well.  Perhaps your noodles get mushy because the meal had to much liquid once it thawed or maybe your chicken is dry … [Read more...]


Ranch Cheeze-Its Recipe ~ Perfect After School Snack

Ranch Cheeze-Its Recipe

School is starting in this area and that means that I am on the hunt for easy after school snacks just like these Ranch Cheeze-Its.  We have started a snack box that I have filled with 100-150 calorie packs.  The boys know that they can grab one ready made treat bag and one piece of fruit.   These Ranch Cheeze-Its make for the perfect after school snack because they are clean to eat (we spend a lot of time in the car), bake up a large batch quickly and the boys can have about 20 … [Read more...]


Roasted Red Potatoes With Panko Bread Crumbs

Roasted Red Panko Covered Crumb Potatoes

These Roasted Red Panko Crumb Covered Potatoes are perfect for my families dinner table.  Living on a potato farm I am sure you can imagine we have no shortage of potatoes around.  Plenty of potatoes on hand means that often dinner meals are filled with potatoes as a side dish but having the same ones always can get a tad boring. That's where these Roasted Red Potatoes With Panko Bread Crumbs come in handy.  They are easy to adjust the flavor with a variety of different … [Read more...]


Raspberry Jam Filled Cookie Cups

Raspberry Jam Cookie Cups

Raspberry Jam Filled Cookie Cups Sometimes I'm just hungry for something a little sweet and that's when I whip out this delicious recipe. These Raspberry Jam Filled Cookie Cups are delicious on so many levels, plus if you look at the ingredient list, it's not asking for much. I can tell you that I love these cookies and my family loves these cookies. Basically, there's no reason to not make this recipe on a regular basis and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!    Let … [Read more...]


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