Ah, yes – it’s Michigan in the Spring!


Woke up to 32 degrees and heavy, wet snow on the ground. The trees look really pretty all covered in it; the good thing is: it’s melting. This is the best kind of snowball snow – heavy & wet – great for throwing.

First thing today found husband & I making a trip to the car dealership to find out where the ‘leak’ is in my vehicle (they discovered it last week when they were doing an oil change). Back home now just awaiting the verdict (if it’s under warranty, we’re good).


1 Minute Cinnamon Roll
(Makes ONE)

2 T. applesauce
1 T. vegetable oil
1 T. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 C. flour
3 T. packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Cream Cheese Icing;
1 T. cream cheese, softened
3 T. powdered sugar
1 tsp. milk

Spray insides of a 8 oz. microwaveable
mug. In small bowl, combine all roll
ingredients; mix well. Spoon batter
into mug. Microwave 60-70 seconds,
until set in center. Let cool 4-5 minutes.
Remove to a plate. In small bowl combine
icing ingredients; stirring until smooth.
Spread icing on roll & enjoy!

(recipe: mrfood.com)

Traditional German Potato Salad

3 onions, thinly sliced
3 (20 oz, ea) pkgs. refrigerated
potato wedges
1/3 C. flour
1/3 C. sugar
1 T. dry mustard
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. black pepper
2 C. water
1 1/4 C. cider vinegar
3 slices bacon, cooked/crumbled

Place onions in 6-7 qt. crockpot;
place potatoes on top of onions. Stir
together flour & next 5 ingredients in
large saucepan. Gradually whisk water
& vinegar into flour mixture, stirring
well with whisk. Cook, whisking
constantly, over medium-high heat
until slightly thickened; pour over
potatoes. Cover & cook on Low 6 1/2
hours. Sprinkle with bacon & serve warm.
Serves 14

(recipe: mrfood.com)

Banana Cream Pie

3/4 C. sugar
1/3 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 C. milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 T. butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
3 medium firm bananas
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
whipped cream or Cool Whip
sliced banana (for topping)

In saucepan combine sugar, flour &
salt; stir in milk & mix well. Cook
over medium heat, stirring constantly,
until mixture thickens & comes to
a boil, boil 2 minutes – remove from
heat. Stir a small amount of mixture
into egg yolks, return to saucepan &
cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly,
remove from heat. Add butter &
vanilla; mix well. Allow to cool
slightly. Slice bananas & place evenly
in bottom of pie shell. Pour cream
mixture over bananas & cool. Before
serving, garnish with whipped cream
or Cool Whip & sliced bananas.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
Serves 6-8

(recipe: food.com)

Frizzled Cabbage

1/4 medium green cabbage
2 T. butter

Core & very thinly slice cabbage.
Melt butter in large skillet over
medium heat. When butter is
bubbling, add cabbage; salt &
pepper cabbage. Stir occasionally &
cook until mostly wilted, about 10
minutes. Turn heat down to medium-
low; let cook, stirring frequently
until cabbage is starting to caramelize
(brown), about 10 minutes. Do not
let it burn. Taste, adjust seasoning &
serve immediately. Serves 2

NOTE: can also add fried onions &
cooked/chopped bacon

(recipe: food.com)

No-Yolk Deviled Eggs

10 hard boiled eggs
3/4 C. mashed potatoes
1 T. mayonnaise
1 tsp. prepared mustard
2-3 drops yellow food coloring

Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove
yolks & refrigerate for another use.
Set whites aside. In small bowl
combine mashed potatoes, mayonnaise,
mustard & food coloring; mix well. Stuff
or pipe into egg whites; sprinkle tops
with paprika. Refrigerate until serving.
Makes 10 servings.

(recipe: tasteofhome.com)
Deviled Ham-stuffed Eggs

8 hard boiled eggs
1/4 C. deviled ham spread
1/4 C. finely chopped green onions
1/4 C. sweet pickle relish
1/3 C. finely chopped celery
1/3 C. mayonnaise
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Slice eggs in half lengthwise; remove
yolks & set whites aside. In small bowl
mash yolks with a fork. Add next 8
ingredients; mix well. Stuff or pipe
into egg whites & refrigerate until
serving. Sprinkle tops with paprika.
Makes 8 servings.

(recipe: tasteofhome.com)
Smokin’ Hot Deviled Eggs

12 hard boiled eggs
1/2 C. mayonnaise
3 chipotle peppers in adobo
sauce, finely chopped
1 T. capers, drained
1 T. stone-ground mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
minced fresh cilantro

Cut eggs in half lengthwise; remove
yolks; set whites aside. In small bowl
mash yolks. Add mayonnaise, chipotle
peppers, capers, mustard, salt/pepper;
mix well. Stuff or pipe into egg whites.
Refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle tops
with cilantro. Makes 2 dozen.

(recipe: tasteofhome.com)

Lemon Yogurt Cake

1 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 C. plain yogurt (whole milk)
1 1/3 C. sugar, divided
3 extra-large eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1/3 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 C. powdered sugar
2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Grease a 8 1/2 X 4 1/4 X 2 1/2 inch
loaf pan; line bottom of pan with
parchment paper; grease & flour pan.
Mix together flour, baking powder & salt
in one bowl. In another bowl whisk yogurt,
1 C. sugar, eggs, lemon zest & vanilla. Slowly
whisk dry ingredients into wet. Using a
rubber spatula, fold vegetalbe oil into
batter, making sure it’s all incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan; bake
50 minutes until a toothpick inserted into
loaf comes out clean.

Cook 1/3 C. lemon juice & remaining
1/3 C. sugar in small pan until sugar
dissolves & mixture is clear; set aside.
When loaf is done, allow to cool in pan 10
minutes. Carefully place on a baking rack
over a sheet pan. While loaf is still warm,
pour lemon-sugar mixture over loaf & allow
it to soak in; cool.

Combine powdered sugar & lemon juice;
pour over cake for glaze. Makes 1 loaf

(recipe: Barefoot Contessa/Foodnetwork.com)

Will endeavor to continue posting recipes this
entire week just in case you might need an
‘inspiration’ for your Easter meal.

Hope all’s going well for you – remember
to relax a little and ‘recharge’ – sometimes
a quick 5-minute nap/rest is just what’s
needed to give you an extra boost in your



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  1. It is April Fools Day and I’m plum out of anything to say so I’m just letting you know I’m here!!!

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