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Adventures from Ohio

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The husband in front of my Mamal and Pap’s house freezing

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On the way to some stores in Sardis (okay there are only 2)

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My sister, Kayla, and I

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The little Amish store

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Ables Cheese has been there forever

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I won 4 bucks on two lottery tickets here and got some free samples of different cheeses.  They discontinued my favorite-Pizza Cheese.

The Post Office.  They have PO Boxes that they have to drive to in order to get their mail.  Yep, and they just got 911.  No,  I’m not kidding.

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Mamal and Pap’s house

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That is the hill we drove up on the way home

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The church my family used to go to

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On Sunday we went to this place called Quick Lube?  It was a wings and lube place.  The “lube” means beer.  We got a lube tube which is this…

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100 ounces of beer and then we got one more (crazy right?)  Let’s just say I’m a lightweight and was smiling a lot at lunch.  We also got wings, onion rings and pickle chips.  Holy yum!

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Ohio was super fun.  I am glad I got to see some family, snow and the casino.  We had a blast and I’m so glad the husband fits in so well with my family 🙂

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Woke up at 6:00 this am (could have slept until noon) and we are off to Ohio to see my parents (they are driving up there separate from us), my uncle and cousin, my sister and my grandparents. 

Let me explain why I’m so sleepy…

Here is a recap from yesterday.  The husband and I always open our presents Christmas Eve. Then Christmas morning we go to his grandmother’s house and open gifts with his mom’s side of the family.  Since we now have our first only home, we did Christmas with his parent’s and dad’s side of the family that evening. 

I’ve been cooking up a storm for two days for this party.  When I do a party get together, I do it right. 

Here are some pictures from before the party and the recipes to go with them…

Apple Orchard Punch

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Ranch Oyster Crackers

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Easy Oreo Truffles

About to crush up the oreos

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Hey Diane, look at what I’m using!

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Oreo and cream cheese mixture

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Pre-dippage

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Dipped in chocolate with oreo crumbled on top

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Clean slate

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Tangy Cheese Ball

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Orange Balls

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Mexican Dip

Sour cream , cumin, and refried beans mixed together

Layer more sour cream on top

Add shredded cheese

Add salsa

Make it pretty by spreading chips around

I know some people don’t like guacamole or jalapenos, but if it was just my dip I’d add those to it

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Red Velvet cupcakes made with egg whites instead of eggs out of the box

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Decorated with my new Pampered Chef tools 🙂

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It’s all about presentation!

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I was so exhausted and happy that my in laws helped clean up.

Then it was off to Ohio to see my grandparents the next morning.

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Pilot Mountain

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Tunnel!

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Dug into the Peanut Butter Balls!

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We didn’t win 😦

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Update: On Monday I won 4 bucks on two scratch offs in Ohio! 🙂

Another tunnel

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One side of the mountains

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Capital Building in WV

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