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Slow Cooker Blackberry Apple Cider

This post was sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission. This recipe is pretty going into the cooker, makes your house smell amazing for a few hours, provides you with a tasty hot beverage, then later a delicious cold drink, all with just a few ingredients, and it’s very easy to make.  Does it…

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Friday Favorites–Pumpkin Crafts and Recipes

I want to clear something up.  There is pumpkin, and there is pumpkin spice.  They are not the same, nor are they interchangeable.  I love them both, but pumpkin spice without actual pumpkin is just spice.  Now back to your regularly scheduled program. I love it when someone takes a traditional shape, like a pumpkin,…

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Friday Favorites–Breakfast

I know it doesn’t make sense on the face of it, but fall puts me in the mood for breakfast.  I do try to eat breakfast every day, but honestly, most days it’s a granola bar.  There’s something about the cooling weather and the traditional fall flavors that lends itself to pancakes, waffles, omelets, crepes,…

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Friday Favorites–Raspberry Season

There are a few signs that summer has officially arrived.  Bright sunshine, obviously.  Kids running around everywhere, free from the confines of school.  Mosquitos.  Longer days.  Shorter pants.  One of my favorites?  Raspberries.  We have one vine, but it isn’t exactly thriving, so fortunately I live in berry country and can pick some up just…

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Frozen Lime Cream Pie Cocktail

Last month, for a minute, it looked like we might get summer early.  Temps were in the 90s and we all pulled out our shorts and sandals.  But then…it was over.  We should have known better, because it happens almost every year. On one of those nice days before the sun disappeared I was making…

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Talented Tuesday Link Party #77

Happy Tuesday!  I know there’s the old saying about March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb, or vice versa, but am I the only one that feels like May comes in like a tornado every time?  There’s a lot going on, and on top of everything else, look for an…

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Raspberry Jalapeno Cheese Tarts

This post is sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission.  I received a gift card and accessories as reimbursement for ingredients and time. Our boy is home!  We’re so excited to have him in the house again.  Now that he’s done with boot camp and advanced school, his next stop is his first full-fledged…