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Cinnamon Bun Scones

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I revisited an old recipe this morning that I haven’t made for years. I found it years ago on the Quaker website, it had won recipe contest that year. I reminisced that I made this when my oldest son was very young, but I didn’t think I even made it since my youngest two were born. I checked out the date on my printout, yep 3/01. I was right. Boy – does time fly!
The kids informed me that I shouldn’t wait so long to make this recipe again, I had to concur ūüôā

Click here to find the recipe

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Hoppin’ John

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HOPPIN’ JOHN

*This recipe will take place of my Yummy Monday recipe, just posted a day early.

Coming from Texas it has be long tradition in our family to eat black eyed peas on New Years day to ensure good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year.

In the southern states, black eyed peas are ¬†generally cooked with pork (bacon, ham, ham hock), and paired with greens (collard, turnip or mustard). The thought behind this tradition is that when the peas cook, they swell symbolizing prosperity, as do the the greens – being the color of money; the pork – because pigs root forward when foraging, represents a positive and forward motion. Many people like to add a side of cornbread, also representing wealth ‚Äď being the color of gold.

¬†A dish I have been making on New Year’s day for several years now is¬†Hoppin’ John, which of course is made of black-eyed peas, rice and pork and is a¬†traditional dish throughout the South. ¬†And here is something I may have known but have forgotten: on the day after New Year’s Day, leftover “Hoppin’ John” is called “Skippin’ Jenny,” and further demonstrates one’s frugality, bringing a hope for an even better chance of prosperity in the New Year.
Hey – with so much symbolism in one meal, how can one lose?
Click here for the recipe, And bring in the new year right!

Pumpkin Chili! Pumpkin really is versatile :)

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As Amy explained yesterday, I was having some difficulty finding canned pumpkin. I finally found some in a small local grocery store because I couldn’t find any in the big, main local grocery stores, or Wal-Mart, so thank you Sunflower Market! You saved my behind in blogland!

Apparently Starbucks and Einstien Brothers have the monopoly on purchasing canned pumpkin before October!

Amy actually found this recipe and pinned it for me on pinterest. What a great friend she is to have created a board just for me! I thought it sounded promising and wanted to try it out. I made it for dinner last night (just couldn’t get it posted until now) and I am here to tell you that it was very delicious. Not a strong pumpkin taste at all, very subtle. I am also including a recipe for Creamed Corn Cornbread.

So click on the picture below and try out the recipe!

More “Wonderfully Versatile Pumpkin” Recipes

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It’s Thursday! Which means it’s time for another delicious pumpkin recipe for this month. I chose a Pumpkin Chowder because it was cool and drizzly today and it seem appropriate weather for a hot soupy type meal ūüôā

Spicy Pumpkin Chowder

Pumpkin Cheesecake W/Chocolate Crust

 Come on over and check it out!

The Wonderfully Versatile Pumpkin!

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It’s the first day of September, with school well underway and summer’s end near, soon it will be fall.

It never fails ‚Äď this time of year always brings on the hankerings for all things pumpkin!

It’s a great thing that pumpkins are so versatile, you can make so many types of recipes with it.

We thought we’d share our hankering for pumpkins and our recipes with you, We’ll both post a favorite recipe or so every Thursday throughout September, (although Amy will post hers tomorrow.)

Click here and we hope you enjoy!

BACK TO SCHOOL! Can you believe it’s here already?

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“Where did the summer go?” For most of us, it’s always a bittersweet feeling when school rolls around again.

We thought since we could use a lot of help in getting ourselves geared up and organized with the back to school madness and all that that entails, we might as well share some of our findings with you.

We ended up with so much information we were afraid it would be too long for a single post. So we decided to make an ongoing “Back to School” series.

How much more excitement can one take?

Come back everyday this week and find out what you might be missing!
Monday: The Breakfast Club!
Tuesday: DON’T – Take it on the Run!
Wednesday: Out to Lunch!
Thursday: Organize This!
Friday: I love the Nightlife

So get comfortable click on over to our “Back to School” page and check it out.

Yummy Mondays

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Happy Monday!
I’m sure you have noticed we revamped our blog page. Isn’t cool?!
It was something we needed to do along with cleaning up some sloppy html on some of our pages. Namely “Get it Done.” We posted it last week, but didn’t put too much attention on it, because we broke it ūüė¶ But now we have it fixed (for the time being). Go check it out.
And,
As promised we have our new recipe for you today. It is something I make when I’m in a hurry or running low on stocked up food. Very simple and easy! which is what I like!

Pasta with Red Sauce