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Crispy Rice Easter Treats

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

Spring is here and all the changes that come with it. We see all the bright, new colors, hear the sounds of birds singing, and feel the warmth of the sun. After the winter, it is such a welcomed change! With the arrival of spring, comes Easter and the celebration of our risen Lord. Easter brings special activities and services in our churches. We also have Easter Egg Hunts for the children in our communities and usually following the Easter Sunday meal. I have a treat to add to your Easter table. It’s a great snack to involve your children in preparing. So simple and so cute! The recipe starts with an all time favorite and then adds a few decorations to complete these festive treats. Memories and traditions are such a big part of holidays. Keeping them simple...

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Fun Cake Squares

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

February is a special month. As all of us know, it’s the month of love (Valentine’s Day), and for those of us in Louisiana, it’s Mardi Gras! My family has lots of activities going on this month, including parades. We attend the parades that are family oriented, and my grandchildren get enough beads and “stuff” to share with many others. These two February events include food. I love to prepare traditional dishes and theme foods. Making special memories with our families adds that special touch, so make sure you include your children. Allow them to help plan, decorate, and prepare the food. My family tells me I find a way to celebrate anything, but isn’t that what makes life special (celebrating the big events and the daily ones as well)? Doing things together as a family makes everything special...

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Lasagna Roll-Ups

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

With the holidays behind us, most of us are getting back to our normal routines—but even then it’s hard to just slow down and embrace the moments. We forget that the ordinary days are important and a great time to make memories.  Even though our day to day lives can be busy, January isn’t usually filled with activities, so it’s a perfect time to plan some family moments. I have a recipe for you today that is perfect for a family night: Lasagna Roll-ups. This is a great recipe with a twist—and it freezes well. When I make this, I like to make my sauce either the day before or put it in the Crockpot. Then it’s time to assemble everything—and this is the part where the kids can help by rolling up the noodles and/or helping to spread...

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Crockpot Candy Clusters

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

Tis the Season! Another Christmas is upon us and the most wonderful—and busiest—time of the year is here. I know this time of year can be overwhelming. We have to allow ourselves to slow down, to enjoy the season, and to remember the reason for the season. As the years go by, it sometimes seems to become harder to just relax and enjoy this time and to reflect on what we should be celebrating—and that is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We can become too wrapped up in the activities, gifts, entertaining, etc. I encourage you in this last few days before Christmas to take time to remember what the season is about, and to enjoy your family and the loved ones around you. Slow down and savor those precious moments. If you’re like me, I...

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Butter Pecan Pound Cake with Creamy Coffee Glaze

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

Thanksgiving is here! What a wonderful time of the year as family and friends gather together to celebrate this day. It’s a day set aside to recognize all the things we are most thankful for. Of course we should be thankful every day as I am sure many of us are, but on this day we reflect on it more. Psalm 9:1 says, “I will give thanks to you Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”  What a great verse that reminds us to thank God and to share with others all the wonderful things He has done in our lives. This is the day that also starts off the holiday season.  We gather together, set the table, and enjoy a bountiful spread of food. For many of us it’s a day we...

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Monkey Bread

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, Celebrate the Family Table | 0 comments

Wow, what a fast summer this has been! Is it just me or does time just seem to fly by as we get older? I guess that’s why with age we realize the importance of time—making the most of it, and enjoying each moment. We have really had some fun family times this summer and I’ve enjoyed spending it with my grandson. I have a Monkey Bread recipe to share with you that has been popular in our family. The recipe I have uses canned biscuits and just a few other ingredients, and that makes it so simple. My children made this when they were young, as teen-agers, and now as adults. My grandson, Bryce, is now carrying on the tradition. He helps cut the biscuits, shakes them in the sugar mixture, and puts them in the pan. Since...

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