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Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

I made a huge pot of chili the other day.  I had so much leftover and wanted to use it up. Why not chili cheese baked potatoes? I baked some potatoes, split them open and put them in a cast iron skillet. I spooned some chili on the potatoes and topped them with cheese.  Put… Continue reading Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes

Food, Instant pot, Kitchen, Recipes, Uncategorized

Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

I was never a fan of sweet potatoes.  I recently tried a baked sweet potato and yum!  I have been making baked sweet potatoes in the instant pot.  The easy and fast way.       Ingredients 1 Cup of water Sweet potatoes, I used 3 large sweet potatoes   Directions Place trivet or steam… Continue reading Instant Pot Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Backyard birding on a cold day

It had been so cold today.  In the teen's.  It has seemed like 100's of birds have visited our bird feeders today. To cold to go outside, so it was an out the window birding kinda day. Two different woodpeckers showed up in the backyard.  The first one was a red bellied woodpecker.  I believe… Continue reading Backyard birding on a cold day

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Cheesy and Chunky Instant Pot Potato Soup

  Ingredients 5 lbs of Potatoes peeled and cubed 1 Onion, diced 48 oz of chicken broth 1/4 tsp of garlic powder 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes 4 tbs of butter 8 oz brick of cream cheese 8 oz of sour cream 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste 1… Continue reading Cheesy and Chunky Instant Pot Potato Soup

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My Favorite Christmas Ornaments

As I was packing away my Christmas décor, I thought I would share my favorite Christmas ornaments that I have. This year was our 25th Wedding Anniversary.  We added a 25th anniversary ornament to go along with out Very First Christmas Together ornament. Of course "Parents to be" and "New Mommy and Daddy" ornaments are… Continue reading My Favorite Christmas Ornaments

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Mom’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients 3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 cups of granulated sugar 1 15 oz can of pumpkin 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup of water 1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce Directions Preheat oven to 350… Continue reading Mom’s Cranberry Pumpkin Bread