In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

“Ms. Staci, what’s for lunch??”  Hmmmmm, that’s a great question!

So today I was a little unprepared.  (I know, shocking.)  It’s Friday, I need to go grocery shopping, and it got down to 3°F last night.  I wasn’t feeling it.

Grilled cheese! That’s perfect! Except I used up the cheese in hubby’s lunch.  Breakfast for lunch?  Did that already this week.

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Apples and Bananas Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups In The Dehydrator

I think my family is really starting to get me!  No, I don’t mean that they want me to bring over some hens or plant a garden patch in their yards.  But when I ask for homesteady things for Christmas, they’re totally on board!  This year was chalk full of homesteading items, and one of which was a food dehydrator from my brother Michael and his girlfriend Coty!  Thanks loves!

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Whiskey Apple Smoked Pork

Whiskey Apple Smoked Pork

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This year for Christmas, Nick had an unexpected request.  A smoker.  I know, that doesn’t sound odd, but Hubby is not one for cooking.  Period.  Not that he’s a bad cook, he just doesn’t do it.  So if he wants something that is going to encourage cooking, he’s getting it!  We decided on the Dyna-Glo Offset Charcoal Smoker and Nick was really pleased with it!

I was a strict chocolate chip girl, until I tried these!

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

My husband is a lover of oatmeal cookies!  Unfortunately for him, I never have been.  So for the past 6 years I have been stingy and selfish, sticking to my favorite chocolate chip.  I know I’m an awful wife!  I’m sorry!!  But I had never had an oatmeal cookie that just made me say Wow!  I don’t like the roughness of them and would prefer the soft gooey chocolate chip cookie any day!

This week I think I’ve found the perfect solution to our oatmeal vs. chocolate chip battle, with these Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.  Let the battle cease!

Banana Bread "so good , you don't need butter!"

Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread

Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread

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I started making this banana bread when I moved away from home 10 years ago and haven’t strayed once!  If you ask my brother, his response is, “It’s so good you don’t need butter!”  Of course I still love butter on my banana bread but really, he is right.  You really don’t need it!