Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Where I went…Wednesday

A lot of people post “What I wore, Wednesday” or “What I ate, Wednesday”.  I’m going to tell you where I went, via the interwebs over the last week.   My bloggy friend Andrea wrote a beautiful tribute post and posted a caramelized onion recipe for friend she recently lost.   I made homemade laundry …

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Maple Raisin Baked Apples

It’s not fall here yet, but I still love baked fall-ish desserts. What’s more yummy and fall-ish than baked apples? Okay, pumpkin pie sure….but…back to the apples. My kids are not entirely fond of the whole “Meatless Monday” thing. Today they asked if we were going to do “Meatless Monday” all year-long. Um, Yep. I …

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Get your Can on….Candied Jalapeños and a canning link up

Once you’ve read my post, please check out Allie’s post she’s made a  vegan tomato sauce! Also, link up with us! We’d love it if you did! Two weeks ago, I was standing in the kitchen wearing latex gloves, staring at 6 pounds of jalapenos wondering what I got myself into. I’ve worked with jalapenos …

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Garden Gab weeks 22 and 23….and freezer jam

So, it’s hot…Yep a shocker I know!  Last week, instead of Garden Gab on Friday I posted a whole wheat chocolate cake recipe.  I know, the cake was lovely, but it felt strange after 21 weeks of garden posts to not have one last week.  So, to correct that and make myself feel better….This week …

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All the manners I ever needed….Thought Provoking Thursday

A recent trip to Wal-Mart reminded me of this poem…. It was a very frustrating trip.  People bumping into us,  looking out for only themselves, cutting in lines, speaking in an ugly way…Very, very frustrating.  I get very tired of rude people and I sometimes wish we lived out in the woods somewhere.  We could …

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Mongolian Beef….Fake Out

I’m sort of a creature of habit.  I know what I like and I tend to stay near it.  Part of my reason for starting this blog, besides being able to share my life, my garden and recipes with all of you fine folks, is to give me a good reason to step out of …

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Turkey Bacon Jam

So, over the weekend I made turkey bacon jam. I’m sure you’re saying Wha? Bacon jam? Turkey bacon? Yes, friends, I said turkey bacon jam. It’s savory and it’s sweet. It’s heavenly on toast. It’s pure brilliance. I got the idea from Foodie with Family. I believe she got the idea from the Martha Stewart’s …

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Kids ~VS~ Veggies…

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We had a very nice weekend. School starts today. This is bittersweet. While I am glad to have a little time to myself to chill out, shop or clean…I will miss them. A lot. Since I’ve got kiddo on the brain, I have a kid-centric post for …

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake

I’ve got all these great recipes for cakes and cookies and breads.   All these great tasting recipes made with all-purpose flour.  I’ve wanted to convert them, but conversion can be scary.   Will it taste the same?  Will it taste similar?  Will it be good or blah? I’ve had more than a few yucky conversion attempts.  …

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Spiritual gifts~ Thought Provoking Thursday.

Before I begin, let me say this. This is a spiritually based post. I speak about my faith and my religious beliefs. It is not intended to exclude or offend anyone.  Once again, I am linking up with SomeGirl’s Website. “Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve : to give, and not …

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