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Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes

I don’t mean to bombard this blog with recipes, but during the winter I cook.  A lot. And since I can’t spend much time preparing a meal, my slow cooker is frequently  involved.   I love the fact I can … Continue reading

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It's a Marshmallow World

Making Marshmallows is not as hard as you think Continue reading

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Crunchy, Pumpkin-y Goodness

I’ve been on a granola kick lately. I love the crunchy texture in my yogurt and oatmeal (which I eat almost every day), so I go through a lot of granola. It all started when I bought a bag at the Amish store … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract Update and Hot Chocolate Mix

An update on the vanilla extract project.  Last month, I added 20 vanilla beans to a 750 ml bottle of plain vodka. After doing the math, and adding more people to the gift giving list,  I went back to the liquor store to buy … Continue reading

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Bread in a Jar

Let’s face it.  As much as I love cooking and eating around the holidays, it can become mighty overwhelming when there is food everywhere you look.  What if there were a way to make treats you could eat up to a year … Continue reading

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Getting a Jump Start on Christmas Gifts

Normally, I am a wait ’til the last minute shopper for Christmas gifts but for some reason I thought about this. Last year, I saw something about making your own vanilla extract.  My local Natural Food Store carries bulk vanilla … Continue reading

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From Wild Plums to Jelly

This is the first year my dad was able beat the deer and birds to his wild plums and what a treat they were!    After eating my fill, I decided that some wild plum jelly would be a good way to use … Continue reading

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Sunday Snow Day

It’s one of those days where I’m pretty sure I won’t be changing out of my pajamas. The birds are the star of the show today. Lots of activity at the feeders Suet is always a favorite The heated birdbath … Continue reading

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Santa Baby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Or the movie Frozen. After 8 days of this mess, my driveway still looks like this. The chickens are not sure what to think about all this white stuff. This is … Continue reading

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Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We celebrated with 3 different gatherings, 3 big meals, over a 3 day period.  Lots of cooking, lots of visiting and lots of leftovers. Our first Thanksgiving was held at my youngest son’s … Continue reading

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