Category Archives: baking

Food from my garden, this week in fail

With oodles and oodles of squash and zucchini from my garden, we’ve tried a few “new to us” recipes lately. Some were good, some were not. This one, from Paula Deen, was not a winner. The flavors did not work well together, no one wanted a second helping, and we tossed the remainder. I made …

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Traveling and Visiting

Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans! On our driving trip to Alabama, we drove from Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas on day 1. On our drive we stopped at a rest stop just inside of Arkansas and were surprised to see a girl my daughter went to elementary school with. Crazy. We …

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Happy Father’s Day!

To all the Dads, Granddads, and Papas out there…… Happy Father’s Day! Dads are such an important part of a child’s life. Having active, positive male role models is important for both boys and girls. I’m happy and blessed to have a wonderful husband who is an excellent role model for our son and an …

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Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

From this….. To this…. To this….. To Nom-ed. Recipe to post separately.

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Baked Squash Casserole, food from my garden

Squash casserole is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. When I was a teenager, my Mother and I would go to a restaurant called “The Black-eyed Pea” and order veggie plates. Plates full of broccoli rice casserole, fried okra, cheese-y broccoli soup and the most amazing squash casserole. It was one of our favorite …

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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

We’re not dairy free at my house, but we’ve got family members who are dairy, gluten and soy free. Trying my hand at Almond milk, well it just made sense. Making your own almond milk takes some time, but most of that time is soaking time. The “milking process” was not that lengthy, once I …

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How to succeed at pie making without really trying

Take one semi-lazy baker. One text conversation about desserts. And 1 hour. What do you get? Mixed Fruit Pie. This recipe will make 2 pies. 5 cups of random frozen fruit from said baker’s freezer 1 cup all-purpose flour (or preferred flour) 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar (depending on how sweet you like your pie) …

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Soda bread is (according to Wikipedia) “a variety of quick bread traditionally made in a variety of cuisines in which sodium bicarbonate (otherwise known as baking soda) is used as a raising agent rather than the more common yeast. The ingredients of traditional soda bread are flour, bread soda, salt, and buttermilk. The buttermilk in …

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Texas Sized Turkey Egg Rolls

Yes, I said turkey. We love egg rolls! I recently tried my hand at making my own egg rolls, it went so well that I tried it again, this time with ground turkey. Egg rolls trick my “Veggie Resistant” teenager into eating cabbage, carrots and onions. The process is a little time-consuming, but well worth …

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This week in FAIL, Potato edition

Potato Fail….. again. I have the WORST luck with potato dishes…. This week I tried making a cheesy sausage and potato dish with somewhat Meh results. I peeled and diced potatoes. Then I boiled them for 15 minutes. I drained them and placed them into a greased baking dish. I added cheese, heavy cream, homemade …

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