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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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Texas Caviar….

Texas Caviar isn’t like normal Caviar. I don’t remember where I first had this yummy black-eyed pea dip, and I don’t know what other names it might go by, I have always known it as Texas Caviar. Texas Caviar isn’t very spicy, the way I make it, and it tastes amazing! I’m mid-way through my …

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Sweet Carrot Pickles

I’m sad to report that the giant carrots seem to be all gone now.  For two weekly visits in a row (last week and this week), I have been unable to find the giant carrots at the Farmer’s Market.   My son thinks they are freaks of nature, he has not been enjoying the über carrots. …

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Can it up! Pickles…a how to.

Canning is a wonderful way to keep summer fruits and vegetables for use in the winter. It’s an especially great thing to do if you are trying to live frugally and make use of in-season produce. My bloggy friend Allie of Forgotten Beast and I are going to be writing some very detailed, step by …

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Canning your own salsa

This was meant to post tomorrow, Friday. I made a mistake though and marked it as June 1st not July 1st and it e-mailed all the sweet folks that get e-mail notifications about my blog posts…so one day early…here ya go! My blog friend Andrea over at From the Bookshelf posted this great salsa recipe, …

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Dirty dishwasher blues

I’m behind today. It happens. I think I spent too long surfing the web. Anyho, I’m just getting to the dishes at noon. As I began unloading the dishwasher, I noticed that my glasses were full of smutz. Yep. Smutz. It’s my word and I like it. So, with a sink full of breakfast dishes, …

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