Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

Every day we get to enjoy the apple trees thru our kitchen window. Some years more fruitful than others ~ no telling how long the trees have been there, they are vintage for sure ~ mostly producing small ol’ baking apples and crab apples alike. They attract many characters such as deer, bear and ground …

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All thru grade-school my lunch box consisted of a peanut butter sandwich with a little sugar sprinkled on-top. It is what I wanted then and still enjoy to this day… with the sugar sprinkled on-top, of course. Maybe it’s nostalgia, or maybe it’s just simple goodness. And on some grade-school-days my Mom added a snack-pack …

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This post is the beginning of Monthly Postings of ~ ‘Inspired Creative Living‘ ~ it will replace ‘Social Media Weekly Recap’ ~ and it will review the previous months happenings ~ you know the in-between creative fun, meant to inspire creativity with Art & Home. Inspired Creative Living ~*~

I pretty much organize everything ~ from organizing drawers and cabinets, to laundry and household duties, to daily and working planners and yes, even Meal Planning & Grocery Lists. Along with organizing our home and using day planners, Meal Planning and Grocery Lists top the list of weekly duties. It takes a little bit of …

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Sharing recipes for cooking and baking has become another favorite thing to do thru Social Media and thru Blogging. I must admit my cooking and baking has come along way since we married 32 years ago…..just ask Jerry. Now it is rolled into the fabric that unfolds thru the Blog of Classic Amy Joanne….who knew, …

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How could you not love a meal that gives the options to go-all-in and make it from scratch or if you’re pressed for time, you can still make something not-completely-out-of-the-box and save a few steps…..or there is always the pull-out-of-the-freezer option….or even part scratch, part time-saver. This Meatball Casserole is just that recipe!

In our neck of the woods ‘Cabbage Recipes’ are a mainstay in our kitchens with Haluski, Halupki, Perogies and even Lakeside Potatoes on our menus. You will even find each dish served at local festivals and Church events. My Hubby worked at a local Cabbage Farm thru his teenage years. He also ‘jars’ sauerkraut with …

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Would you believe this is my first time making fresh homemade Lemonade? We’ve made pizza dough in the bread machine and sweet smelling laundry detergent this year as a few ‘firsts’, so why not add Fresh Lemonade to all the homemade goodness!

If you have lived in Pennsylvania all your life as I have, especially near ‘Dutch’ Country, then I am sure that you grew up on Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking. Although my Mom tossed in a Spaghetti Meal once in a while, we were meat and potato people. My Dad was a meat and potatoes kinda guy….as …

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These Chicken Fingers are the best make-aheads ~ eat ’em hot or cold ~ eat ’em now or freeze for later, or to ~ make a single serving, dinner for two or for a picnic or party. We have enjoyed them fresh from the oven with bow-tie noodles tossed with a little butter and parmesan …

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