Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

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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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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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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Pictures from my week

A few pictures from Wednesday evening and Thursday. A soup, that turned out too salty. I hope you have had a great week.  I will see you again on Monday.

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Cra-mazing dipped pretzels

Cra-mazing: (adj.) something both crazy and amazing. also known as Freak-tacular I bought these super duper long pretzels. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to buy them intended to dip them in melting chocolate A few days later, while picking up some yarn from Michael’s, I found candy cane flavored …

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The Holidays, through my pinterest board.

Have you been on pinterest? I’m fairly addicted to pinterest.  Lots of lovely ideas and blog posts to look through. Michelle, of So, I married a Mennonite is hosting a Pinterest Party! Specifically, this month, Holiday related pins. For me, Holiday means Christmas. Here is a link to all my Christmas pins. Here are a …

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Cake in a Jar

The idea & post for cake in a jar is courtesy of a question on my Facebook page. Making teacher or co-worker gifts that will impress (not to mention survive the trip to school/work) isn’t always easy. Cake~ baked in a canning jar fits the bill perfectly. Here’s what to do….. Cake mix…make your own …

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Frugally yours, for the Holidays.

I read a great post on Things I Can’t Say yesterday. I love reading what Shell writes, I like to think that we’d be coffee or wine friends if we lived in the same state. I think that about more than a few people, but I’m way friendly and super social in my imagination. Anyhooo…. …

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Bitchin’ Shepherd’s Pie

I was once again inspired by Bitchin’ Kitchen. We had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday, filled with lots of family, lots of together time and (for me) lots of cooking. We had dinner out on Wednesday night, I was thrilled and fortunate to meet a new friend. My husband’s childhood friend. We had dinner with Melissa …

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Banana Pumpkin Muffins

My continuing saga to use up my pie pumpkins……. I made pumpkin banana muffins on Saturday night. We had some lovely friends over for dinner and I always like to send them home with some baked goodie for breakfast the next morning. Since I had just baked pumpkin number 3 of 6, I figured pumpkin …

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