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Calling all locavore’s




I am working on the next issue and I am needing people who live a green life.

Do you live a green life?

What makes your house GREEN?

Do you only buy local ingredients?


In case you didn’t know a “Localvore” is as follows (wikipedia): The food may be grown in home gardens or grown by local commercial groups interested in keeping the environment as clean as possible and selling food close to where it is grown. One often cited, but not universal, definition of “local” food is food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption.

What are your favorite local ingredients, markets, wares?

What made you decide to become a locavore?

What is your favorite recipe for using local ingredients?


I would love to hear from all of you and of course the answers with names unless you request that you don’t want your name printed will be in the next issue.

If you would like to leave a comment anonymously please do so and tell me you would like to be anonymous.


I can’t wait to hear from you. Have a great Friday!



Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These sound delicious and fairly easy to make. Thought all of you would enjoy this recipe.

Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie edition – 2012

These whoopie pies rock! Each cookie tastes so amazing because it has a rich pumpkin flavor filled with a fantastic creamy icing. This pumpkin cookie has wonderful spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice that give it an incredibly rich essence. Put two of these delicious cookies together with a thick, powdered sugar icing and WHOOPIE! We love these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and that’s why they are included in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. After you try one, I’m sure you’ll agree that they are fantastic.

I got this delightful recipe from my niece, Heather, who also loves cooking and trying out new recipes. She made this delicious  pumpkin whoopie pie recipe along with a chocolate whoopie pie recipe she found online and gave me a copy of both. She thought I would enjoy them too. She was…

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What I am working on now-CHRISTMAS BRUNCH.

So brunch is delicious anytime of year, but I vote this year to have Christmas Brunch instead of the large meal for dinner. 

I think that it would be great to invite your guests to your home having them wear their pajamas. Make your guests feel comfortable and have an easy morning/afternoon. 

Are you like me and absolutely love breakfast? Well then brunch for Christmas is the perfect solution to an easy and carefree day on Christmas. Why not relax on this day? 


Brunch gives you time to relax and share quality time with your family. 

Look out for the Christmas Brunch in the next issue in December’s issue

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Recipes from long,long ago.

Recipe book from long, long ago.

Easy Chocolate Pie


2 Pkgs. Baker’s German sweet chocolate

1/2 C. Milk

1 Pkg. Cream Cheese (Softened)

2 Tblsp. Sugar

3 1/2 C. Whipped topping

1 Chocolate wafer crumb crust


*Heat all but 3 squares of chocolate with 1/4 C. Milk in a large microwave safe bowl for approximately 1-2 minutes.

*Stir until completely melted. (You may also heat in heavy saucepan).

* Beat in cream cheese, sugar and remaining milk.

*Gently fold in whipped topping.

*Pour mixture into chocolate wafer crust.

*Freeze until firm.

*Remove from freezer and let stand for 30 minutes or until pie can be easily cut. 

*Melt remaining chocolate and drizzle over pie.

This recipe is one I received from my mother which was handed down to her from her mother. This has been in our family at least for three generations now.  Enjoy this recipe and please feel free to submit your own recipes to be in the magazine at