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Three Soups…One Ham Bone!

It must be fall. All of a sudden, we are eating soup again, and the oven is doing double duty as a house heater and cooking device (I will confess to having turned on the heat for an hour or … Continue reading

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How-To Feed Two Families With One Chicken (and have some leftovers)

The other day I decided to cook a broiler as I’m trying to eat down the store of food in the freezer! A friend of mine had had a weekend of sick children so I thought I’d stretch that bird … Continue reading

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Potato Casserole and New Peas (Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free)

Mondays are supposed to be meatless around here but I couldn’t resist adding a little bacon to this recipe. There were no leftovers. PrintPotato Casserole and New Peas Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Yield: 9×13 … Continue reading

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Garden Progress

There was some other work that needed to be done too, so out we went. I had moved several loads of compost into the pea bed earlier in the week, so planting the peas went fairly quickly. This was a … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring!

Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading

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Kitchen Skills for the Three Year Old

Bull is my most enthusiastic kitchen helper these days! Considering the amount of food he puts away at dinner this is probably a good thing! We joke that he’s going to have to get a job when he’s a teen … Continue reading

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Kitchen Helps

We do a lot of cooking around here. S and I both really enjoy cooking and the children really enjoy eating! Actually they enjoy cooking too and most of them have been “helping” in the kitchen since they were old … Continue reading

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White Bean and Eggplant Soup (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Lately I’ve been challenging myself to cook vegetarian or vegan on Mondays and since S bikes to and from work most days, I’m also been trying to have something like soup for him when he gets home after riding seven … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies

I made these yesterday on the theory that I don’t like peanut butter or peanut butter cookies so I wouldn’t eat them. I was wrong! These are so tender and not overly peanut flavored I ate about six. We took … Continue reading

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The Sunflower

The garden bed in front of the house faces south and tends to be hot and dry. This year I decided to plant it with tall, heat tolerant things and installed a soaker hose. My hope was that enough plants … Continue reading

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