Orange Marmalade Recipe

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I have two orange trees in my backyard here in Arizona, and as they’ve matured, we have been blessed with more and more oranges… this year, more than we could eat and give away. I decided I should try making marmalade and don’t know why I never thought of it before — such a great way to preserve our oranges. My orange marmalade recipe is so delicious and fairly easy. It thickens up all on its own without store-bought pectin… I promise! (The lemon helps in that process.)

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

I ended up combining two recipes that I found online and had great success. My brother LOVES this marmalade and says that eating it on good toast with peanut butter seriously takes it to the next level. You can cut your peels smaller than suggested and experiment with sugar amounts depending on how bitter you like your marmalade. Give it a try, you will feel so accomplished with yourself!

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

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Bettijo’s Urban Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal!

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I have been on pins and needles waiting for the day I could show off my new kitchen! We’ve been working on this renovation since July, and doing nearly all the work ourselves. It’s been quite the undertaking, and if you want to see how far we’ve come be sure to check out my kitchen inspiration post or #SeventiesKitchenRehab on Instagram.

Here I’m sharing the highlights of the kitchen remodel, and if you want to take the Grand Tour of the new kitchen, dining room and laundry room, complete with all the dirty details, be sure to check out my post today over on Classy Clutter.

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The Best Farmhouse Sinks

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I knew I wanted to put in a classic, farmhouse sink during my kitchen remodel (check out the progress at #SeventiesKitchenRehab on Instagram). I had no idea how difficult it would be to pick out the best farmhouse sinks. After all my research, I decided to compile and share what I’ve learned in this handy guide to purchasing a farmhouse sink. Be sure to pin this post so you’ll have it handy when you need it.

Guide to picking out the best farmhouse sink for your dream kitchen from @PagingSupermom

I’ve been smitten with these iconic farm sinks, also known as apron-front sinks, ever since we had one in a dusty basement apartment as newlyweds in Alexandria, VA, about 15 years ago. That sink was pretty much the only thing I liked about the place, but I remember it being so big I could almost take a bath in it.

I love Kohler Cast Iron Farm Sinks seen on @PagingSupermom

THIS is the kitchen sink of my dreams. I figured that it would be pretty easy to find, but when I typed “farm sink” into the Home Depot website, I was quickly overwhelmed by choices… not only in design, styling and color but also in material. I knew I wanted plain and white, but I had no idea whether I wanted fireclay, cast iron or stainless steel. What type of apron front sink material is best?

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This Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe is the Best!

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We are pretty wild about candy canes and popcorn, and we are glad it’s December so we can start making our delicious Candy Cane Popcorn.

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe & Free Printable Gift Tags at PagingSupermom.com

Most of the recipes we’ve seen out there include white chocolate, but we aren’t big fans. This version is an ooey-gooey goodness of buttery, caramel popcorn mixed with a fresh peppermint crunch. It’s nothing short of spectacular. Seriously you should make some today too.

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe

Candy Cane Popcorn Recipe

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Yummy Peppermint Crackle

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Yesterday Bettijo posted her favorite Christmas treat, so we thought it would be fun for me to post mine today. My most favorite food is chips and salsa (and in my opinion that tops any treat I’ve ever had), but that didn’t seem quite appropriate to blog about just a few days before Christmas. So, I thought I’d share my favorite sugary treat of the moment—peppermint crackle.

This stuff is delicious and quite addicting. (I may or may not have had to squeeze in an extra trip to the gym over the weekend for consuming WAY. TOO. MUCH. of this.) I’ve found most people top it with shredded coconut or sliced almonds, yet I love topping it with crushed peppermint. Yum! Anyway, enough babbling, onto the recipe:

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Cupid’s Crunch Mix + Printable

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Last year I attended a book club meeting just before Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to bring a sweet Valentine snack to share. When my net surfing failed me for a suitable recipe, I decided to invent my own Cupid’s Crunch. Keep in mind I use the word “invent” rather loosely here. I mean, I literally mixed a few red and pink candies in a classic munchies recipe: Chex Puppy Chow. Remember that stuff? Slightly messy and absolutely horrid for you, yet this treat is delicious enough to justify making once a year. So, here I am making it for my 2011 ration.

Making Cupid’s Crunch doesn’t take long, and you probably have most ingredients in your pantry. First, make some Chex Puppy Chow. (You can find the recipe and directions below.)

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