Month: March 2015

A Giant Garage Sale, a Lemonade Stand & a Hopeful Harvest ((and lots of sandwiches for dinner))

A Giant Garage Sale, a Lemonade Stand & a Hopeful Harvest ((and lots of sandwiches for dinner))

Whew. We have been working hard in my little corner of the world! First, I just pulled off the impossible & entered the garage sale hall of fame. Pictures don’t completely express the depth of despair I felt as I sat among the piles, rather […]

Easy & Cheap Seed Starting Gardening Tips ((Spring has Sprung))

Easy & Cheap Seed Starting Gardening Tips ((Spring has Sprung))

Several weeks ago, I excitedly ordered my seeds for this year’s garden. Now, the garden isn’t quite ready for planting, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty of gardening work. Many seeds love to get a jump start on the growing season & I […]

Spring Break on the Farm and Campfire Food Galore ((3 Campfire Recipes))

Spring Break on the Farm and Campfire Food Galore ((3 Campfire Recipes))

We had a great Spring Break at the farm! We camped, hiked and fished to our hearts desire. Now, by camping I mean, the men-folk slept in tents while us ladies slept in the RV. After one night of rain, the boys invaded our little haven. I secretly appreciated their company in those wee hours, and hearing their snores gave me a calm assurance that they had not succumbed to any ((imagined)) lurking dangers of the wild. (more…)

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Stovetop Caramel Buttercream ((Birthday Cake time!!))

Whew!! What a cake this is! But before I tell you all about this cake, let me tell you a little about the birthday boy. He was born 11 years ago today at 4:06 am. I am so proud of the fact that he was […]

Irish Potatoes ((with their jackets on)) and Fresh Green Beans

Irish Potatoes ((with their jackets on)) and Fresh Green Beans

How about a little recipe on this Irish Holiday? Several things announce the entrance of Spring: the longer days, warmer breezes, whispers of green that sneakily begin appearing amongst the grays of winter. Saint Patrick’s Day seems to declare to Winter “You shall not pass!” […]

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Fudge ((A “how-to” for perfect fudge))

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Fudge ((A “how-to” for perfect fudge))

Nothing says home to me more than a batch of old-fashioned fudge. Not just home, but love. Where I come from, a plate of fudge can say “I love you” almost better than words. Really, fudge is the international sign for “I love you”. No one makes it better than my momma. With a little practice and her essential tips, you will be well on your way to telling someone you love them — in the best language I know, “fudge”. (more…)

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette – Spring is coming folks!

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette – Spring is coming folks!

Days like today are like a lone bird that calls out early in the dark of the morning. If it weren’t for that alarm, night would have permission to continue on indefinitely. The cold, overcast, wet days full of ice, snow and drizzle have persisted in such […]

A few weekend favorites:

A few weekend favorites:

Is it over already?? It seems like this weekend was shorter than usual! Oh, it did to you too?? Maybe it was that hour we all lost ((boo))!! We squeezed in a lot even with a shrunken weekend. For starters, 

The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))

The Very Best Cookie Recipe ((“Swig” Sugar Cookies))

Last weekend we had my favorite kind of weather! It was so cold and overcast and the biggest juiciest snowflakes fell for hours! I have not seen such a pretty snow all year! With such gorgeous winter weather outside, I was inspired to bake inside. While the kiddos went sledding on our secret hill, I stayed behind and did a search on Pinterest using these words “the best cookie recipe ever“. 

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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup can officially go down as one of my favorite meals ever! I have always been partial to this soup on restaurant menus & one of my very favorites has always been Chili’s version of this recipe. Many years ago I found […]

Homemade Citrus & Powdered Sugar Coated Mini Janes ((Donuts))

Homemade Citrus & Powdered Sugar Coated Mini Janes ((Donuts))

Kade has been asking for me to make donuts for breakfast for a while. So, with our current snowed in status and no more good excuses, I decided this would be the prefect time to satisfy his cravings. Typically, I “make” donuts by quartering canned


 
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