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Make a Simple Girl’s Apron For Your Little Baker “Is it really simple?” It was, and my little girls are happy with them! Christmas cookie time is here, and I have two very eager little cookie bakers who are so ready to bake this year! Even though this Christmas season is going by so fast already with travel and a Christmas to-do list stacking up. […]
Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo Popcorn crispy treats are a great alternative to classic rice crispy treats and a creative and tasty way to substitute if you have a surplus of popcorn! They are just as delicious and provide a unique twist on the traditional rice crispy recipe. Pop your corn using olive or another favorite oil. Different oils seem […]
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry Flaky, buttery pastry, creamy cheese filling, baked until light and topped with a sweet glaze and a hint of lemon. This little strudel treat quickly became very popular in our home. This cream cheese danish recipe uses the most versatile dough out there – puff pastry. Puff pastry can be found in the frozen dessert […]

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Homemade Magic Shell: Melt together 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup coconut oil until smooth. Drizzle over ice cream, and watch it turn into a perfect delicious shell! Store remaining chocolate shell sauce in a glass jar. Reheat when ready to use again. So yummy... As featured in Seasons at Home Magazine - http://www.joyoushome.com/store
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Make a Simple Girl’s Apron For Your Little Baker “Is it really simple?” It was, and my little girls are happy with them! Christmas cookie time is here, and I have two very eager little cookie bakers who are so ready to bake this year! Even though this Christmas season is going by so fast already with travel and a Christmas to-do list stacking up. […]
Make a Simple Girl’s Apron For Your Little Baker
Make a Simple Girl’s Apron For Your Little Baker “Is it really simple?” It was, and my little girls are happy with them! Christmas cookie time is here, and I have two very eager little cookie bakers who are so ready to bake this year! Even though this Christmas season is going by so fast already with travel and a Christmas to-do list stacking up. […]
Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo Popcorn crispy treats are a great alternative to classic rice crispy treats and a creative and tasty way to substitute if you have a surplus of popcorn! They are just as delicious and provide a unique twist on the traditional rice crispy recipe. Pop your corn using olive or another favorite oil. Different oils seem […]
Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo
Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo Popcorn crispy treats are a great alternative to classic rice crispy treats and a creative and tasty way to substitute if you have a surplus of popcorn! They are just as delicious and provide a unique twist on the traditional rice crispy recipe. Pop your corn using olive or another favorite oil. Different oils seem […]
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry Flaky, buttery pastry, creamy cheese filling, baked until light and topped with a sweet glaze and a hint of lemon. This little strudel treat quickly became very popular in our home. This cream cheese danish recipe uses the most versatile dough out there – puff pastry. Puff pastry can be found in the frozen dessert […]
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry Flaky, buttery pastry, creamy cheese filling, baked until light and topped with a sweet glaze and a hint of lemon. This little strudel treat quickly became very popular in our home. This cream cheese danish recipe uses the most versatile dough out there – puff pastry. Puff pastry can be found in the frozen dessert […]
How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs In A Pressure Cooker I love making deviled eggs, but getting the hard-boiled eggs perfect keeps me from making them very often. So how can you make perfect hard-boiled eggs? Pressure cook them! Here’s how to use a pressure cooker to make hard-boiled eggs. Why a Pressure Cooker Works Well for Hard-Boiled Eggs “You can find this pressure cooker […]
How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs In A Pressure Cooker
How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs In A Pressure Cooker I love making deviled eggs, but getting the hard-boiled eggs perfect keeps me from making them very often. So how can you make perfect hard-boiled eggs? Pressure cook them! Here’s how to use a pressure cooker to make hard-boiled eggs. Why a Pressure Cooker Works Well for Hard-Boiled Eggs “You can find this pressure cooker […]
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Christmas Ribbon Tree Ornaments
Christmas Ribbon Tree Ornaments Ornament sharing is one of the best traditions we have started in our family. All kinds of handmade ornaments can lend to comfort and blessed conversation in later years. One of the pretty ornaments Jessica made was with ribbon. Here’s how to make Christmas Ribbon Tree Ornaments. Supplies for Christmas Ribbon Trees Makes One 16″ […]
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones: My Best Scone Recipe Have you ever made a baking mistake that ended in your favor? I made these amazing blueberry buttermilk scones yesterday afternoon, and I suppose my brain got ounces and tablespoons mixed up. I accidentally doubled, yes doubled, the butter. What a gorgeous shade of yellow the batter was as I dropped the super-soft dough onto the powdered […] Ideas, Scones, Recipes, Muffin, Blueberries, Buttermilk Scone Recipe, White Flour, Best Butter, Baking Scones
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones: My Best Scone Recipe
Blueberry Buttermilk Scones: My Best Scone Recipe Have you ever made a baking mistake that ended in your favor? I made these amazing blueberry buttermilk scones yesterday afternoon, and I suppose my brain got ounces and tablespoons mixed up. I accidentally doubled, yes doubled, the butter. What a gorgeous shade of yellow the batter was as I dropped the super-soft dough onto the powdered […]
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How to Make Our Best Rum Cake
How to Make Our Best Rum Cake We love making this cake at Christmas. Rum cake was my father’s favorite dessert this time of year, and he made it very tasty. We tried using our own white cake recipe from scratch. We found that a white cake mix worked great to show how to make our best rum cake. Our Best […]
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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies We love a nice thin cookie that isn’t too hard or flat. This cookie recipe came out great using one unconventional ingredient that I normally don’t add. Here’s how to make thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. We soften the butter slightly, not completely melting it. A rule of thumb is the colder the butter […]
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Peach and Hot Pepper Jam
Peach and Hot Pepper Jam Here is a Joyous Home fall jam favorite! In late August you can find Palisade Peaches everywhere, and boy are they tasty. This peach and hot pepper jam is great comfort food to have in the pantry. Start the water in the canner to boil. Meantime, start the jam mixture. Put the peaches, peppers, vinegar […]
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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and Free Fall Coloring Pages
Pumpkin Streusel Muffins and Free Fall Coloring Pages We are looking forward to a little bit of beautiful snow tomorrow and seasonal temperatures, which is exciting when I’ve been trying to enjoy “fall” baking and cooking in very unseasonal weather. There is an excited baker over here! Pumpkin streusel muffins are in the oven and I’m digging up free fall coloring pages for […]
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Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread We are preparing for something glorious this week… wonderful, crisp, rainy October weather! I’m so excited. There are leaves blowing about, and I can finally open all of my windows and enjoy fall… and some baking. I wanted a really yummy, soft cinnamon swirl bread the other day, and this came out perfect. You can […]
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The Best Sour Cream Coffee Cake
The Best Sour Cream Coffee Cake Sour Cream Coffee Cake The Best Sour Cream Coffee Cake was originally published in 2016. We have since added notes and a few updated photos. Our best sour cream coffee cake recipe is delicious and by far, our favorite. It’s easy to make, and it always comes out perfect. We make the cake and put […]
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Easy Cheesy Crackers
Easy Cheesy Crackers If you need a fast appetizer for a party, Easy Cheesy Crackers are it. They aren’t as fast as out of a box, but this homemade recipe takes no time at all in a food processor. If you have an hour, you’ve got time to make these tasty bites, and beware – they go fast. […]
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Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry
Easy Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish with Puff Pastry Flaky, buttery pastry, creamy cheese filling, baked until light and topped with a sweet glaze and a hint of lemon. This little strudel treat quickly became very popular in our home. This cream cheese danish recipe uses the most versatile dough out there – puff pastry. Puff pastry can be found in the frozen dessert […]
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Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo
Popcorn Crispy Treats A Classic Recipe Redo Popcorn crispy treats are a great alternative to classic rice crispy treats and a creative and tasty way to substitute if you have a surplus of popcorn! They are just as delicious and provide a unique twist on the traditional rice crispy recipe. Pop your corn using olive or another favorite oil. Different oils seem […]