Essential Oils · Home Remedies

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Colds & Flu

My favorite oils to use during cold and flu season just happen to also be wonderful Autumn scents! Free printable with several blends included.

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Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

Is it too soon to start talking about pumpkins? It's still hot where I'm at, with temperatures averaging between 85° and 90°. The calendar says autumn is fast approaching though, as we make plans for Fall Festivals and fall-decorated events around my community. I'm sure looking forward to some cooler weather! Unfortunately, I never did… Continue reading How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

Exercise · Organization

Is Being Too Organized Detrimental to Our Health?

Even with as much excess stuff as I have already removed from our home over the last couple of years, I'm going through yet another slow purge and organization project. It's not that we have a ton of stuff. Really, it's not. It's because we are trying to live large in a small home. But… Continue reading Is Being Too Organized Detrimental to Our Health?

Sweets & Treats

Jam Diagonals

This recipe is super simple and so elegant looking! Sure to be one of my new favorite Quick & Easy Recipes.

In Dianes Kitchen

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I have been making these sliced cookies filled with jam and topped with lemon frosting for years. This recipe was given to me at my wedding shower many, many years ago. The guests were asked to write on a recipe card with their favorite recipe. This quickly became one of my favorites too. They look elegant, taste great and are easier than making a batch of cookies. Anyone new at baking, or if you have been baking for years, will love how they will turn out.

In a large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter, softened. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/8 tsp salt mixing until fluffy. Gradually stir in 1-1/4 cups flour until blended. Divide the dough into 3 pieces. On a lightly floured surface using your hands, roll each section of dough into a 9″ rope. On lightly greased cookie sheet place the three ropes so they…

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