Category Archives: Fruit

Updates, Broken limbs and Food Co-ops

How have you been? Things have been crazy here in my household. The weather has been crazy hot (over 100 degrees F many days). Hades called, they want their weather back. I’m inclined to give it back, I’m not a fan of melting. Since we have stolen Hades’ weather, my garden is mostly finished (Garden …

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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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Carrot Raisin Salad

One of my favorite summertime salads is carrot raisin salad. It is creamy and fresh. With all the parties, get-to-gethers, pot lucks, barbecues, and what not’s that the summer brings….a good creamy side dish is always a welcome thing! What you need: 4 cups carrots, shredded 1 cups raisins 1/3 cup salad dressing, miracle whip …

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Let there be pink!!

Summer means…… Pink Hair for the almost 13 year old. Don’t worry, it will wash out before school starts. Summer means…. Fresh from the garden watermelon. Summer means….. Homemade Ice Cream Lightly Adapted from a recipe in my ice cream maker’s owners manual. 1 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. (I used blackberries) 1/2 cup …

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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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Myths, Emails and Bananas

I’m participating in the iPPP link up that Liz and KLZ host. My Mother likes to forward chain(ish) e-mails to me. I’m sure many Mothers do. Recently, my Mother forwarded one to me titled “Clever ideas at home worth knowing”. Sounds interesting right? I believe it to be full of myths. So, I’m testing the …

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Slow Cooker Monday, Breakfast Style

Hello! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I am happy to report that we did take down Christmas over the weekend. Yeah! Please join Allie and me for Slow Cooker Monday. You can add your slow cooker recipe to the link up. Today, I have a great winter breakfast for you. …

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Breakfast Casserole

This French toast like breakfast casserole is a favorite in my home. I make a large batch so it can be munched on for a few days. I used whole wheat bread, but you could use French bread or any other type of bread. 9 pieces of whole wheat bread 1/2 cup of brown sugar …

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Slow Cooker Apple-Pear Butter

Apple-Pear Butter Slow Cookers are wonders when it comes to cooking beans, chili, roasts, soups and stews. Slow Cookers are also wonderful for making apple sauces, cranberry sauce and apple-pear butter. I hope you’ll join Allie and me for this week’s slow cooker link-up. Apple-Pear Butter, slightly adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe Wash, seed …

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Boozy Fruity Goodness

My bloggy friend Tanya over at Chica Andaluza posted about a wine based Boozy Christmas Fruit about a week ago. I’ve mulled the idea over and decided to give something similar a go. I’m not a fan of fruit cake. Is it wrong to admit that? I’ve tried many versions and none of them entice …

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