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Taffy Recipes

My Great- Grandpa Henry lived to be 100 years old and was sharp as a tack until the last year or two of his life. I have many, many wonderful memories of my great-grandfather.  He would always chase us kids down and try to get our funny bones and would always have those white and […]

Egg Nog Recipe
Egg nog Recipe for a delicious Holiday drink!

I decided to start a new holiday tradition this year by making egg nog. I have always liked egg nog, but never made it and actually didn’t even drink it all that often. It was always one of those things that I intended on making, but never did because a) Sarah thinks it is pretty […]

Flavored Popcorn
Popcorn Flavoring Recipes

Sarah and I are popcorn fanatics. We love just about any kind of popcorn. Sometimes we’ll go to the movies just because we are craving movie theater popcorn, even if there isn’t really anything we want to see. I know, I know movie theater popcorn is overpriced and laden with fat, but come on, it […]

How to make Potato Chips
How to make Potato Chips (BBQ chips)

This may come as a surprise, but I am not a huge snacker. I will admit that this was a huge advantage for me during the past eight months of weight loss (I lost 60 pounds by the way). But there is one snack that I do get a craving for on a fairly regular […]

Chex Mix Recipe
Chex Mix Recipe

  There is never a family gathering at Sarah’s parents’ house without bowls of Party Mix set out to munch on. One of our favorite snacks would have to be our homemade chex mix.  One of the greatest recipes and surely to be a hit, the best part of this recipe is that it can […]

Homemade Beer and Holiday Ale's
Homemade Beer and Holiday Ale’s

While I may not be able to “speak fluent French . . . in Russian” or “win the Lifetime Achievement award . . . twice”, I do have something in common with The Most Interesting Man in the World. That would be that I don’t always drink beer. However, when I do, I enjoy to […]

Apple Cider and Cinnamon Stick Recipe
Apple Cider and Cinnamon Sticks Recipe for Autumn

Jack-o-lanterns on the porch, leaves falling in the yard, the scent of a fresh cinnamon sticks recipe wafting through the air…there is really nothing else like autumn! I have really grown to love the smell and taste of real cinnamon, so I’ve gotten a little creative with my cinnamon sticks recipe this year. First, plop […]

Pretzel Bread
Soft & Warm Pretzel Bread

I really don’t remember the first time that I tried pretzel bread, but I feel like it was only within the past couple of years. There are two fine dining establishments (that I can think of) here in Fort Wayne that serve great pretzel bread and I’m pretty sure that I tried it for the […]

Homemade Sausage
Smoked Summer Homemade Sausage

I have to admit, I am a huge summer sausage fan. When I go to a party or get together and there is a meat and cheese tray, I have a tendency to wipe the summer sausage off the map before the end of the night. There is just something about the combination of flavors […]

White Chicken Chili
White Chicken Chili

  The final recipe in this chili series is for a White Chicken Chili. Typically, I am not a huge fan of white chili because in my experience they tend not to be as thick and satisfying as most the chili that I enjoy. It is my opinion that chili should have some thickness to […]