Calico Beans From Mom’s Recipe Box

Calico Beans From Mom’s Recipe Box

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”     John 4:24 ESV Whenever we are planning a family dinner someone always says "Mom, will you make your beans?"  The mom referred to is my sous-chef dish-washing mom and her beans are the...

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Awesome Fried Okra

Awesome Fried Okra

When granddaughter Abbey arrived she had driven from California via Colorado for the better part of a week. She was ready to get out of the car and to get busy in Grandma’s kitchen! Our first evening meal together included garden-fresh fried okra.  Growing up in...

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Sausage Pinwheels for Community Bible Study

Sausage Pinwheels for Community Bible Study

If you have followed this blog very long you will know that I am a BIG fan of Community Bible Study.  Their website tells us "Community Bible Study is an interdenominational Bible study for the community. We offer a wide range of courses in classes throughout the...

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Fried Zucchini Flowers

And they say "in the South they fry just about anything ..."  Well, I beg your pardon, but my fry pan is 1200 miles away from my friend Sue in Alliance, Nebraska when she asked if I have any zucchini.  First, you must know that zucchini, Sue and I, go waaaayyy back to...

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Pickled Vegetable Sandwich Slaw

Pickled Vegetable Sandwich Slaw

These colors look amazingly delicious ... and I'll let you in on a little-known secret - this pickled vegetable sandwich slaw IS delicious! In the past Deb from Smitten Kitchen posted pictures and her take on a pickled vegetable sandwich slaw recipe for...

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July 4th Menu Planning

With the 4th of July celebration sneaking up on us this week I have seen all kinds of yummy and sometimes really cute menu items. From the website Real Women of Philadelphia comes these cute little marshmallow pops that feature a Tub of SNACK DELIGHTS Dark Chocolate. ...

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For The Love of A Cuisinart and a Tomato and Cheese Galette

In the early 1980’s I bought my first Cuisinart Food Processor.  It was love at first bite.  The first thing I made was bread.  I continued to use it to make bread for 16 years.  Along with chopping, mixing, stirring hundreds of other tasty treats.  In 1996 I burned...

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The Brioche That Killed My Kitchen Aid

It's Tuesdays with Dorie where a group of bakers and bloggers bake up the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking With Julia.   Then we brag, I mean, blog about our results. A year ago I made my very first attempt at brioche dough.  To say it was a success is...

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Roast Pork with Onions and Apples

Roast Pork with Onions and Apples

When I drive into town I always pass this little building with a big black smoker sitting next to it.  Often times the air is filled with a smokey BBQ smell and the sign says  "BBQ PORK BUTT".  I don't know about you, but pork butt just doesn't sound very appealing to...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Favorites

Wikipedia says "Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the church of the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox church and Lutheran Church. ...

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