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Jellied Salad

One of my favorite parts of large family gatherings when I was growing up was the food. Specifically the orange jello salad. We only had this treat at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Now as an adult I enjoy it more often. And the whole family loves it! Liz took some convincing, but once she saw me make it she loved it. I mean who doesn’t want a “salad” that is mostly whipped  cream!

Yummy jello salad. My favorite dish to make for family gatherings.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

We get a lot of roasts when we buy our meat (we buy it a whole side at a time). Since it is really just Trevor and I who eat roast beef we always end up with too many leftovers. It’s nice to mix it up so yesterday I decided to try something different with one of our roasts.  I made the same shredded beef on a bun that I made for William’s Birthday. It’s very simple, and very delicious.

Shredded Beef on a bun, make it in the slow cooker. Tastes amazing!

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef


  • Beef Roast
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 bottle Favorite BBQ sauce
  • Buns
  • Toppings (tomato, onion, relish, mayo, mustard)


  1. Place roast into slow cooker
  2. Top with chopped onions
  3. Pour beef broth over gently (try not to wash all the onions off)
  4. Cook on low for 7-10 hours, until it is basically falling apart
  5. Rip roast apart with 2 forks until completely shredded
  6. You can then place in fridge for the next day or continue with instructions for same day
  7. Place shredded beef back into slow cooker
  8. Cover beef with BBQ sauce (I use the complete bottle), give it a good stir to cover completely
  9. Cook on High for 2 hours (might only need 1 hour or less if it's done on same day)
  10. Place on bun with your choice of toppings


Crumble, Apple Crisp… A to Z Challenge

I LOVE apple crisp. It has to be my favorite dessert. I use to always buy them in store pre-made when they were on sale. That was until we spent a weekend at my grandparents cottage a few years ago. She had made an apple crisp for dessert one night. I was very surprised to find out how easy it was to make, (and also that I had the recipe in a cookbook she made me years ago).  I have made it many times since and have to say it is an awesome dessert.

Apple Crisp, home made and much easier to make that I ever expected. Easy Dessert Recipe.

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Bread Machine Cinnamon Buns… A to Z Challenge

This post has been posted during the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.  It’s letter…..

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LOVE cinnamon buns. They are my go-to treat of choice. I’m always so excited when Trevor brings them home from the store as a surprise.
So you can imagine my excitement when I came across a recipe for cinnamon buns in the bread maker. I just had to make these. Luckily I have a bread machine so it takes a lot of the work out of making them from scratch. Don’t they look yummy!
Bread Machine Glazed Cinnamon Buns

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Crunchy Chocolate Clusters

I have been getting a craving for chocolate A LOT lately. But really who doesn’t :). Last night while I was searching my cupboards for chocolate I found a chocolate bunny. Yes somehow it got pushed to the back and forgotten about. After a few bites I decided plain chocolate was not going to satisfy my craving, I needed some crunch too. So I decided to make some crunchy chocolate clusters.

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