Blueberry Jam

July 6, 2012

Blueberries were a fruit I knew existed, but had really never learned to like until I married Robert – who loves blueberries.  In the past 10+ years I have learned that blueberries are actually quite tasty. I saw this recipe in a magazine a while ago and decided to hang on to it until blueberries […]

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Easy Peach Cobbler

June 18, 2012

It’s that time of the year again when the peach trees are bent under the weight of ripe peaches. That means it’s time to make this scrumptious dessert! (Just so you know … it tastes even better than it looks!) 😉 I am using fresh-from-the-tree peaches today, however, you can use canned peaches also. Use a pastry cutter to […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

June 8, 2012

I’ve mentioned several times over the past two weeks that my garden is producing wonderfully, so much so that I have vegetables running out my ears – especially squash and zucchini!  Last night I decided to experiment with a couple recipes to come up with some semi-healthy muffins.  Let me tell you, these are delicious!  […]

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Yellow Squash & Zucchini Bake

May 25, 2012

If you plant a summer garden, you probably have a lot of squash on hand, and if you’re like me, you’ll get tired of fixing it the same way. As much as I love fried squash, I love variety just as much! I came across this recipe in a magazine a while back and have tweaked it considerably to our […]

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Pretzel Salad

May 14, 2012

Nearly a year ago, a friend from church shared this recipe with me – and it is a keeper!  It’s especially nice on a hot summer day.  There are several versions of Pretzel Salad recipes and most of them require Jell-O, but my family likes this version. It takes so little time to put together and requires […]

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

April 19, 2012

If you’ve never tasted Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, you’re in for a treat.  It tastes so much better than the name implies.  It’s very creamy – and calorie-laden! 🙂 This recipe is very easy to put together.  1.  Cook, debone and shred chicken.  Set aside. 2. Crush one sleeve of crackers and spread in bottom […]

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Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

February 16, 2012

I’ve mentioned several times this week that I have been on a quest to use up items from my stockpile.  I am also making an effort to use everything before it ruins and has to be thrown out.  That goes for too-ripe bananas.  While I only paid 29¢ lb for these bananas, I still feel […]

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What’s for Supper? Crockpot Lasagna

January 23, 2012

Happy Monday!  This is what my menu looks like for tonight … Crockpot Lasagna Spinach Salad Bread Machine Italian Breadsticks Crockpot Lasagna serves 6-8   • 8 whole grain lasagna noodles – uncooked • 1 lb ground beef (or italian sausage) • 1 tsp. italian seasoning • 28-oz spaghetti sauce • ¼ – ½ c. water […]

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Homemade Butter

January 21, 2012

For more than a year I have heard my aunt rave about how delicious homemade butter is.  And since I do not purchase margarine (my husband calls it “plastic butter”), I knew that I would just have to try making butter myself.  Next came trying to find heavy whipping cream price reduced. It’s too expensive […]

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What’s for Supper?

January 17, 2012

What a difference a few hours can make!  When my husband left at 6 this morning it was 58° and by 7:15 when I fed the chickens and calves it was 38°.  So, today I want the house to be cozy and warm and smelling delicious when my husband makes it home. This is what my menu […]

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