Monthly Archives: April, 2011

A question for you, the reader.

What type of recipes would you like to see?  Leave me a comment and let me know what type of recipe you would enjoy seeing posted on my blog.

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Meatless Monday, Not your ordinary beans and rice

We’re a carnivore family. Honestly. Sometimes it’s nice to go meatless though. To read more about Meatless Monday click here. Tonight we are having Crock Pot pinto beans and rice. Let me be really honest here, I almost made a huge mistake and put chicken broth in the beans. It’s what I usually do. I …

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Cranberry Banana bread

Good afternoon baking fans! It’s a beautiful day here in North Texas. Really. I had an errand to run and it was so BEAUTIFUL outside that I drove without the A/C on, windows down (sneezing the whole way, stoopid allergies) but the temperature is delightful. Are you ready to make some cranberry banana bread? I …

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This week in FAIL

I wanted to share this, because I’m not perfect and I don’t mind you knowing it. I love sugar snap peas. I like them raw, I like them steamed, I’d like to be able to bake them up crispy like chips. Baked not fried. So…. Frozen sugar snaps, olive oil, garlic salt. Sounds promising right?  …

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What I’m reading in the blogosphere this week

It’s been a crazy week, so I have not been as active at blog surfing as usual. When I have the time to sit and read, I usually start at SomeGirl’s Website. I’m a bit biased, because she’s my sister-in-law, but Michelle (aka SomeGirl) is awesome. I just found Rufus’ Food and Spirit Guide, or …

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IT’S BACON…bread pudding (savory)

I stumbled across this in the paper on Wednesday. Who doesn’t love bacon? Well, except for vegetarians, people who keep Kosher and pigs. Of course, pigs might like bacon…but that would be gross. This recipe comes from a book called “I LOVE BACON!“. Sweet title huh? Savory Bacon Bread pudding 6 oz thick-cut bacon, cut …

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Garden Gab week 4

What a week I’ve had with my garden. It’s been a rough garden week. There were killer squirrel problems, I’m sure this is NOT what the squirrel “really” looked like, but it’s probably what my zucchini plants saw right before they were chomped. There was a major storm here in North Texas. Did I mention …

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Cake Pops

Or cake on a stake that’s the name my husband liked. I got the recipe at The Little Hen House. I’m not going to re-post it. You’ll have to go visit the Hen House for the recipe. I made a few little changes (don’t I always?). I made mine with half yellow cake and half …

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Homemade cranberry sauce

I have had a number of requests for this recipe.  At many family gatherings I am asked to bring these cranberries. I adore cranberries, but I have never cared for canned cranberry sauce.  I began making my cranberry sauce about 8 years ago, and my family loves it.  My kids won’t touch the canned cranberries …

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Some “thing” hungry, this way comes

Something is eating my zucchini plants. It’s quite strange. The leaves are left behind, but the meaty little plant center is totally gone. I thought it was birds so I closed my garden netting and staked it into the garden. I hope you can see the netting in the picture. This morning another one is …

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