Category Archives: Winter/Christmas

A Merry Little Gift Guide 2019

AMerryLittleGiftGuide2018@NancyCLooking for some gift ideas? This little gift guide may help you out! And all of these items can be purchased online if you don’t like fighting the holiday shopping crowds! There’s about 3 1/2 weeks before Christmas, so all of these items should be easily available! Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Are you looking for a super-easy pumpkin-flavored dessert, snack, or brunch item that’s also very yummy? Then these Easy Pumpkin Muffins are just what you’re looking for! The basic recipe requires just TWO ingredients: a box of spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin purée!

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Fresh Looks from The Slipcover Company

I received some dining chair slipcovers to review from The Slipcover Company and I’m sharing about them in this post!

I’m definitely a slipcover user, are you? I love the fact that, for a low cost, you can transform and freshen up an existing piece of furniture that you already own, or even may have inherited from parents or grandparents. The table and chairs seen in the photos I’m sharing here were my paternal grandmother and grandfather’s. They weren’t in great shape, but I had them repaired and restored. I had the chair seats recovered, too, Continue reading

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Cake

I’m a big fan of potatoes, whether they’re baked, scalloped, fried, roasted, mashed…you name it! But what about potatoes for dessert…sweet potatoes, that is! That’s where this Sweet Potato Cinnamon Cake comes in, which I found in a cookbook called 300 Best Potato Recipes: A Complete Cook’s GuideIt has lots of different tasty potato recipes in it, from appetizers and soups to main dishes, sides, and desserts. This isn’t a new book—I actually reviewed it a few years ago, and I really loved this recipe from it!

If you like carrot cake, you’ll enjoy this cake. A friend of mine tasted it and said she actually liked it better than carrot cake! It’s wonderfully moist and the cream cheese icing is very yummy. The original recipe says to frost the top and sides of the cake, but I just frosted the top so I Continue reading

Bean and Barley Soup

Bean and Barley Soup @ NancyCI’ve been seeing lots of fall recipes just about everywhere lately, and this Bean and Barley Soup is a great recipe for the summer-into-fall time of year and all winter long, for that matter! Not only does this soup have healthy beans and barley in it, it also has lots of veggies and it’s cooked in a veggie broth. So if you make it in the fall, you can use veggies from your garden or the Farmer’s Market. Or make it in the winter when it’s cold outside—there’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a winter day! Continue reading