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YUMMILICIOUS Cornbread

August 16, 2011

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I have been experimenting with Cornbread for many years and I think I have finally come up with a recipe I really like.  I have tested it on family and friends and all agree it is yummy!  It is a little sweeter and denser than what I grew up on (I had Southern Style cornbread […]

Garden Tomatoes

August 16, 2011

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There is nothing like vine ripened garden tomatoes!!!  We planted 21 tomato plants of all varieties and we now have created a tomato forrest in the garden. Here is a quick way to enjoy garden tomatoes: Slice what you have: pictured are several different types of heirloom tomatoes, including a “purple” variety and yellow variety. […]

Focaccia Bread

August 16, 2011

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This is a fast, easy, and yummy Italian bread that you can have on the table in a little over an hour. Combine: 3 tsp yeast 3 cups water 3 cups unbleached flour 3 tsp sea salt (it really does make a difference) Stir for 1-2 minutes, until it is a smooth paste.  Then add: […]

Recipes for Fairy Day

August 16, 2011

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                        What is Fairy day, you ask? On the Spring Equinox, you are supposed to make Fairy Houses and leave them outside for the fairies.  If they like your offering they will leave a treat!  The best way to celebrate Fairy Day is to […]

Raspberry Muffiins

August 16, 2011

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Raspberries????  Oh yeah, baby.  I am almost sick of them.  I have picked about 10 gallons from our patch so far this year.   Dry 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour (divided) 2/3 c. sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt   Wet 1/4 c. butter, melted 1/4 c. applesauce 3/4 […]

No Fail Always Delicious Chocolate Cake

August 15, 2011

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  PapaChef’s Favorite Chocolate Cake PapaChef asks for this cake every birthday.  It is such an easy cake and very forgiving.  It can be cooked in a 9 x 13 pan or in round pans for layering.  Use parchment on the bottom circle (cut to fit) if you want to pop those layers out with […]

Christmas Morning and baked Sausages

August 15, 2011

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This is our Christmas Morning Routine: Kids have to stay in their room until they hear the “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” played at full volume from the kitchen.  We’ll have none of that ridiculous wake up at dawn kinda stuff!  Yuck!  We usually get up between eight and nine.  Sometimes the […]

Eggnog French Toast

August 15, 2011

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Hmmm…..this really isn’t a recipe either.  Do people have recipes for french toast? Here is what we do: Start with 6 or 7 eggs.  Crack into a shallow pan and beat well.  Add about 1 to 1 1/2 c. eggnog and combine.  You could also sprinkle a bit of nutmeg or even add extra rum […]

Fluffy Dinner Rolls

August 14, 2011

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I got this delicious roll recipe from my good friend Jennifer O’Haley.  I used to make them all the time when I lived at a slightly lower altitude, but since I moved to over 4,000 feet they have been a little more touchy.  I think I have finally figured out that I have to add […]

Christmas Dinner

August 14, 2011

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We don’t have something we “always have” for Christmas dinner, but is seems to very often be a ham dinner.  We have some rules about Christmas day, however.  WE MUST STAY IN JAMMIES ALL DAY.   So, Merushka sets a beautiful table, we make a nice dinner with as many things cooked in advance as possible, […]