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An extended break

I’m sure you’ve noticed my absence.  I’ve not really been in a blogging mood for over a month. Burnout? Summer? Who knows. I have decided to make my absence more permanent.  I am not saying that I won’t be back, but I am going to take a break from the blog for the summer. I …

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How to totally fail at returning from blogging vacation

It’s already July!?!?!?!? Oops! Yeah, it’s been over a week since we returned from Alabama. I haven’t blogged, tried any new recipes, taken any food or garden related pictures, or really been home much since we returned. A blog at rest, tends to stay at rest. So, in an effort to jump start my tardy …

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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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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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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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Garden Gab, weeks 5 and 6

Pictures from my growing garden. Flowering bean plants. Lettuce. My 5 tomato plants. I’m growing corn, well corn stalks. Beets, peppers and (I think) watermelons. I did not plant lettuce there. It must have washed there in the heavy rain a few weeks ago. What one thing does not belong? The little oak tree. We …

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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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Big G MyBlogSpark Curvy Straw Giveaway

What’s better than fun bowls, curvy straws, and blinking cups? Free cereal too! For more information, check out the Whole Grain Nation Website “There are six different colorful straws featuring beloved Big G cereal characters The participating Big G cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (17 oz.), Lucky Charms®(16 oz.), Reese’s® Puffs (18 oz.), Honey Nut …

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It’s hard having to say No

It’s hard to say no to puppies. Especially when those puppies are 3 weeks old and right up in your face. Since my kids had Monday off from school, we drove to my Mother’s home (way out in the country) to visit with her, my Grandmother and 6 new puppies. Kids PLUS puppies equals LOVE …

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