Things You Learn About REAL Cold

There are things that you learn about when you live in a climate with REAL cold weather. Of course, I’m not talking about North Carolina cold, or even Wisconsin cold. I’m talking about cold like this: Yeah, you’re reading that right. At those temperatures, you learn some things. Here’s a baker’s dozen of interesting things…

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Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

  If you’ve ever had this dip in a restaurant, you’ll remember the ooey gooey deliciousness. Recreate it in your own home any time you like…and it’s perfect for that Game Day spread or any other get together!


Homemade Mocha Hot Cocoa Mix

  Have you ever been craving hot cocoa, but didn’t have anything handy?  Next time you can just whip up a batch of your own hot cocoa mix.


Super Bowl Sunday is coming – Here’s some Game Day Food Ideas

It’s coming! Whether you like it or not – whether your team is playing or not (I weep for you Packers!) – America is getting ready for a nation-wide football party! If you’re stumped for some ideas for goodies to feed those hungry spectators, here’s a few ideas.


Homemade Cajun Seasoning

  Another simple “homemade” version of the seasoning mixes you buy in the store – made from basic spices you probably already have at home. In a dish, combine the following: 2 Tb Salt 1 1/2 tsp Paprika 1 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 1 1/2 tsp Oregano     Stir…

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Here We Go Again

So, in the next few weeks, my husband will begin making inquiries, and calling “they that know” to try and get an idea of where we might get stationed next. We have completed 2 years and 4 months of our 3 year tour in Alaska. So that means 7-8 months from now, we’ll be loading…

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Corn Casserole from The Foodie Army Wife

Corn Casserole | #SundaySupper

It’s time for a culinary trip down memory lane! This week, I am sharing a family favorite. I grew up having this dish at every major holiday. To some, Thanksgiving smells like Turkey – for me, it is the smell of Corn Casserole. For some Christmas smells like a goose or ham baking. For me,…

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Frazzled Housewife

#WeekdaySupper Jan 14 – 18

Those of you that have been following my posts for a while, whether it was on here or on my old blog, will be reminded of the many #SundaySupper posts that I have shared. Well, now it is time for something new! In addition to #SundaySupper, our group is sharing meals that are ideal for…

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Caramel Apple Bread

Caramel Apple Bread | It’s Your Birthday #SundaySupper!

This week, the #SundaySupper movement turns 1 year old! I didn’t discover this wonderful group until April, but we are celebrating by sharing recipes that we have been dying to make, inspired by other contributors.  I have wanted to make this lovely bread since I saw Patsy from FamFriendsFood.com, post it. I have jumped on…

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I found my hat!

Ever since we moved into our new army housing in July, I have been missing my favorite winter hat. My poor hat – it really needs to be replaced…it is coming apart in some places, but it has faithfully kept my head, ears and cheeks warm when out photographing the northern lights, or running to…

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Homemade Instant Oatmeal

There is little more comforting than a bowl of warm, oatmeal on a winter morning. Instant oatmeal is very convenient, but I am one of those “make it yourself” people and don’t like to buy pre-made mixes. Thankfully making your own instant oatmeal mix is super easy to do!


Lemon Zucchini Muffins

I absolutely love lemon treats, and I also love zucchini – so putting them together in these muffins is a double win! These fluffy muffins combine both lemon and zucchini for a wonderful treat.


Food & Wine Giveaway – Winner!

It has come time for me to renew one of my magazine subscriptions…and because I am such a foodie magazine junkie, I thought I would share in my guilty pleasure.  

Mocha Macadamia Trifle with Mascarpone Cream

Mocha Macadamia Trifle with Mascarpone Cream | #SundaySupper

Holey socks, isn’t that a mouthful? Here is what I love about trifles: They are super-simple, yet look so fancy. They are a life-saver if your cake sticks in the pan and falls apart! You don’t have to waste that cake – just throw one of these together.


New Year’s Eve–Alaska Style

Last night, of course, was New Year’s Eve.  And how do people in Alaska celebrate the holiday in the sub-arctic? With a bonfire. And not just any bonfire…a massive 20 foot mountain topped with a Christmas tree!