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December 2009

Favorite Recipes of 2009

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While reading my favorite blogs this week, I’ve been inspired to share with you a look back at 2009.

I started writing Hoosier Homemade at the end of February, so I don’t have a whole year under my belt yet, but I still wanted to share some of my favorites with you.

And since the majority of my posts are food related, what better way to share the best with you.


S’More Cupcakes

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Snakes and Bugs Dinner for April Fool’s Day

April Fools Dinner-snake


Black Forest Cupcakes

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Twix Bars


Candy Land Cake

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A Round-up of Zucchini Recipes 

Chocolate Zucc Cake


Party Cupcakes ~ First Cupcake Tuesday Carnival

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Pumpkin Cookies

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Thanksgiving Cupcakes and Turkey Cupcakes

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12 Days of Cookies


These are just some of my favorites, you can find lots of other recipes and 43 different cupcakes on the Cupcake Heaven page.

Thank you so much to all my readers for making 2009 fantastic! 🙂

Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!

This post linked to:

~Tasty Tuesday hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tuesdays at the Table hosted by All the Small Stuff





Cupcake Tuesday ~ Celebrating the New Year

By | Cupcakes, Holidays, New Year's Eve Cupcakes | 5 Comments

Wow! Can it really be? 2010? How exciting! I’m really looking forward to the New Year. I have always enjoyed starting fresh and being renewed.

And, of course, I couldn’t let the New Year arrive without a fun cupcake (or 2) to share with you.

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I decorated these with Airheads, soften them in the microwave for about 15 seconds then mold them into glasses, champagne bottle and cut a small strip and curl it for the streamer. These were very easy to make, I’m not much of an artist, but you get the idea.

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The countdown…

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These cupcakes were frosted with white buttercream and sprinkled with silver colored sugar. I placed them on a round tray and simply piped on the numbers for the clock. Added one in the middle and cut the hands of the clock out of cardstock.


Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy New Year!

I don’t usually link up my Cupcake Tuesday carnival to others, but I just couldn’t resist today:)

Please visit:

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tasty Tuesday hosted by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Meals ~ December 28 – Jan. 2

By | Appetizers, Cooking, Holidays, Menu Planning | 2 Comments

MPM Christmas

I hope you all had a glorious Christmas! We are very thankful for the many blessings that God has given us this year. We had a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and we enjoyed some time with Doug’s family this weekend.

We will be visiting with friends on New Year’s Eve this year, so I thought I would share with you what I plan on taking.

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Cheese Ball

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Cheesy Chili Dip

And I will also take some dessert; Homemade Peanut Butter Cups (sharing the recipe soon), Cookies and of course, Cupcakes; some fun New Year’s Cupcakes that I will be sharing tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday.

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The menu for this week:

Monday ~  Ham & Scalloped Potatoes (leftover ham)

Tuesday ~  Breakfast

Wednesday ~  Fettucini Alfredo, Garlic Bread and Salad

Thursday ~  New Year’s Eve

Friday ~  Happy New Year!  Probably a pot of soup or leftovers

Saturday ~ Lasagne (didn’t make from last week)

For more great menu plans, please visit:

~Ultimate Recipe Swap hosted by Life As Mom

~I’m An Organizing Junkie

Merry Christmas

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Wishing you and your family

A Very Merry Christmas

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I will be taking a little break over the weekend to enjoy the holidays with my family. I’ll meet you right back here soon. 🙂

Meals ~ December 21 – 27

By | Cooking, Menu Planning, Soups | 2 Comments

Our meals at the beginning of the week are simple. I’m thankful with all the hustle and bustle of the season to have my meals planned and some in the freezer.

Here’s what we will be eating this week…

Monday ~ Turkey Pot Pie (freezer)

Tuesday ~ Chili

Wednesday ~ Marinated Chicken (freezer) and Rice

Thursday ~ Christmas Eve ~ Appetizers

Friday ~ Christmas Day ~ Ham and all the fixins’

Saturday ~ Leftovers

Sunday ~ Lasagne, Garlic Bread, Salad

Quick Recipes

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