Category Archives: Family

Garden Gab, Blooms and Bugs

I’ve got some beautiful blooms going on. And Gnomes….we have a blue hat and a red hat. Not choosing a side. Bug eggs….. And blasted baby bugs. I missed the first few sets of eggs…apparently.

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From My Garden to My Pantry

What do you do when you have an abundance of cucumbers? I made pickles. 3 jars of Bread and Butter Pickles 4 jars of Dill Pickles

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Slow Cooker Monday…Calico Beans

Calico beans are a hearty filling dish. Sometimes served as a main dish, other times as a side dish…. Calico beans can really hold their own. Calico simply means multi bean. I’ve seen versions with Lima beans. I’ve seen versions with Butter beans. I prefer Pinto, Red and Great Northern beans. You can add bacon …

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The Blink of an Eye

I’m feeling quite melancholy today. My oldest leaves 8th grade today. Next stop High School. How? It seems like it was just a few years ago that I held the most amazingly beautiful newborn baby boy in my arms. I helped him learn to walk and talk. I kissed his boo-boos and made sure he …

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Garden Gab-Garden Oddities, Week 10

No sweeping look at the garden this week. I thought I’d show you some of my garden oddities. Have you ever watched the show Oddities on the science/discovery channel? My husband and I love it. Love it. In honor of our love of Obscura and Oddities….I give you oddities, garden style. Squash twins. Acorn Squash …

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Oh, what a day.

I hope you all had a fun filled Memorial Day. I thought I’d give you a peek into how my family spent Memorial Day. My Mother was returning from a dog show in Oklahoma. She made it to just outside of the DFW area and then this happened. No one was hurt. The RV was …

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Memorial Day is an important holiday to me. It’s about more than just a day off and great food. My Grandfather’s funeral was on Memorial Day. My Grandfather was very important to me. He and my Grandmother lived within walking distance of my teenage home. I spent many hours with my Grandparents. My Grandfather took …

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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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Garden Gab, Week 9

This week my garden is in major production mode. Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers…we got em. Beans and peas are booming! My onion has a flower. Cucumber and squash. The tomatoes are ripening….finally! The baby watermelons are growing well. I just found another this morning, so now we have 4. The 3 bigger ones are pictured …

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Slow Cooker Monday

Last week I did very little cooking. We grilled some. My grill master takes his grilling seriously. We went out to dinner some. And….I used the slow cooker some. When we want baked potatoes with our grilled meats, I don’t turn on the oven. That would heat up my whole kitchen. I don’t use the …

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