Sugar Cookie Icing

Everyone needs a good sugar cookie icing recipe in their recipe collection.  I don’t make cut-out cookies often, but when I do the icing is a must for presentation points! This icing is sweet which makes it perfect to use with sugar cookies.  In fact, I would use this icing recipe with other cookies like gingerbread cookies.  You can customize the icing to any color you want.  Plus, initially its consistency is thin so that it’s easy to use for icing the cookies, but then it hardens up nicely. I love to decorate my home, so it makes a lot …

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Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

I am forever on a quest to be healthy, fit, and skinny.  Who isn’t?  So I’m always looking for healthy recipes, new exercises, and any other information that will help me succeed in this quest (a lifelong quest it seems). Even though I search for new ideas, I hold onto the “oldie but goodie” ones.  Banana & peanut butter smoothies have been around for a while and there have many variations to the recipe. I have made the banana & peanut butter smoothie recipe found below so many times that it’s too many to count.  If you love bananas then you will …

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How to Dry Orange Slices

My husband and I had oranges in the house and they were about to go bad so I thought I’d try to dry.  I’ve never tried to dry fruit before so I turned to the “all knowing” internet.  There are actually a lot of techniques for drying oranges slices but I turned to Martha Stewart.  I mean she would know best, right? I loved the way they came out because they have a shiny sheen and bright orange color to them.  I would definitely bake them this away again in the future.  The orange slices look great in a bowl …

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