Alice’s Freezer Corn

Many years ago my sous-chef dish-washing mom used a recipe for simple freezer corn that makes all other recipes not even worth the time it takes to work the corn! Each summer friends and family contact mom for this recipe.  I apologize it has taken me so long to share it with you. Our Chief…

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Fun Colors of Spring and Oven-Roasted Carrots

It's been a fun few days since I blogged about my blue nails.  If you missed it, check it out here!  Thursday morning, after the blog post, my friend Bonnie arrived at Community Bible Study sporting fabulous blue nails in honor of my blog post and our friendship!  So fun!  Thank you, sweet Bonnie! It wasn't long…

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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd
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My Mixed Cultures Pasta Salad Made For A Crowd

This is the time of year that farmer's markets are plentiful around the United States and other areas of the world that are enjoying summertime!  If you aren't in the habit of shopping your farmers market I might say you are missing some of the best summer has to offer.  Most generally the vegetables and…

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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 Colorado and California Abbey never had eaten okra.  I…

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

As I sit with my computer on my lap, poised ready to write about cucumber and onion salad, I am brain-dead.  Truth is, I am posting this recipe for myself.  Yep, it is true. Selfishly, I am thinking of all the time I spend looking for the recipe note card, sorting through recipe files on…

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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Au Gratin

Last fall The Brown Eyed Baker shared a recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin.  I liked the look of the recipe and filed it on my to-do list.  All I can say is this -- oh my gosh! My sous-chef dish-washing mom does not eat Brussels sprouts - until now. Once I fixed this…

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Yummy Vidalia Onion and Parmesan Tart

HAPPY MONDAY! Last summer I shared the recipe for this onion tart for the first time.  Since then I have made it several times, tweaking the ingredients a bit here and there.  The recipe originally came from my friend Cheryl in Nebraska.  I am so thankful she loves to makes pies -- of all kinds…

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Frozen Hot Chocolate & Good-Bye July

  Good-bye July!  I know we still have a couple of days left of July but I never mind seeing it in the rear view of my memory.  Since July is typically way hotter than I like, I never mind saying goodbye. What it means to me is that I survived another southern summer month…

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Green Bean Buddies

Today is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and be glad in it!
What is it about green beans and bacon? My first memories of mom cooking green beans is with bacon sprinkled around the top and simmering right along with the pot of beans.  Yum!  A few weeks back I was visiting Deep South Dish, one of my favorite blog websites.  Mary was blogging about Green Bean Bundles, a recipe given to her by a Facebook friend.  The idea of crispy bacon wrapped around a fresh-out-of-the-garden french green bean left me scrambling to the kitchen.  My Chief Gardener had just brought in a mess of green beans, I had bacon in the frig and I was set to go!
The recipe starts out by mixing up a vinaigrette marinade.  While I have seen many versions of this recipe across the internet, Mary’s recipe called for some Cajun seasoning.  (more…)

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Weekend RoundUP July 21 and My Ball Blue Book


Last summer my friend Sue convinced me that I shouldn’t go through another canning season without a Victorio Food Strainer. At first I didn’t even understand what she was talking about. I don’t have a technical mind and in no way could even fathom how this works,  let alone design something like this. But my hands, that is another story — they love this Victorio!  I don’t have a food allergy to tomatoes but my hands really break out when I cut them up and process them.  With the Victorio my handling of fruits and vegetables is much less.  (more…)

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Weekend RoundUP and More!

Okay, first things first. If you receive an email feed from my blog and the pictures aren't showing ... it means operator error on my part :) Please just click on the heading that usually appears in blue.  It will take you directly to my blog and with any luck at all ... PICTURES!  I…

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Cheesey Hashbrown Potatoes

Walk Through The Bible In One Year Week 12 reading plan per day Click on the colored link to read each day's scripture. Monday Judges 1-4, Tues Judges 5-7, Wed Judges 8-10, Thursday Judges 11-14, Friday Judges 15-18, Saturday Judges 19-21, Sunday Ruth Enjoy The Read! My sous-chef dishwashing mother has always been the one…

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