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Sweet Potato Souffle: Thanksgiving Countdown #5

November 14, 2011

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I adore sweet potatoes.  I love them roasted, candied, whipped, and just plain old baked.  And they are so amazingly good for you!  Chuck full of vitamin A and fiber.  I personally think no Thanksgiving table is complete without them. So I love to find new ways to prepare this delicious veggie. This recipe is […]

Not so stuffy stuffed chicken

September 8, 2011

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The idea of stuffed meat is always impressive, isn’t it? It looks so difficult.  It’s got style. Luckily, it really isn’t all that difficult to do. Every once in a while I want to stuff some meat. Here is a rendition I just tried over the weekend.  I thought it turned out great!  You can […]

Apple Craziness!

September 1, 2011

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It’s that time of year again.  The nights are crisper, the colors a bit brighter, and the kids are back in school. By October I am cooking stews, soups, and gingerbread.  Lots of gingerbread.  Fall simply demands it! Fall for us also means harvest time! Well, soon it will get into the low 30s and […]

Cherry Pie: a labor of LOVE!

August 22, 2011

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Yes, you probably didn’t know it, but homemade cherry pie is a labor of love.  This cherry pie has been years in the making.  Yes, years. First, you plant a cherry tree.  We planted ours four years ago.  The first year we had a cherry stick, not really a tree.  We got one cherry.  The […]

Garden Bounty

August 18, 2011

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It’s that time of year again. Harvest time! Harvest time comes late where I live.  Although we can put seeds in the ground after Memorial Day, June is often so cold and rainy those poor seeds stay in the warm ground, whimpering and generally being scaredey-cats.  Our garden always has a very slow start.  Then […]

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. […]

Ricotta Cookies

August 14, 2011

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My kids LOVE these cookies.  They are light and fluffy, with a great vanilla flavor and soft texture. They are almost like little cakes.  They are perfect for tea parties!  Because they are full of ricotta cheese, they also make a lovely afternoon snack with a class of milk.  I have been making these for […]