21 November, 2017

Apple Of My Eye – Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Apple Of My Eye – Apple Pie Coffee Cake
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Picture this, a woman dressed up in a 50’s style shirtwaist dress, crisply ironed apron tied neatly around her waist, nylons, and heels complete the outfit, maybe pearls around her neck. The aroma of cinnamon and apple pie drifting through the kitchen while an electric coffee pot pumps out a dark brown liquid in the background. The
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11 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off #3 – And The Winner Is…..

Zucchini Bread Taste Off #3 – And The Winner Is…..
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Today is the big reveal! Which zucchini bread will win the taste off? But first …. Zucchini Bread Recipe #3. This is my mother’s recipe. In a previous post I mentioned how my mother made up a lot of zucchini recipes back in the 60’s and this was one of her best. She used four different
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7 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #1

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #1
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Here is the week you’ve been waiting for (or not) revealing the Zucchini Bread Taste Off with three very different bread recipes. This first one, a healthy version, is from Betty Crocker. It uses applesauce in place of a lot of oil and makes a really moist bread. If you don’t have applesauce on hand,
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28 July, 2017

Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries…. Drink A Cherry Smoothie

Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries…. Drink A Cherry Smoothie
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On my way to the gym this morning with the top down on the t-bird so I can dry my hair in the wind (cause that’s how you did it back in the day before personal hair dryers). Okay so I’ll admit, when I was about 16 I’d get in my step-dad’s Pontiac Bonneville, put
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16 June, 2017

Trix Is For Kids. Make Avocado Ricotta Toast Instead.

Trix Is For Kids. Make Avocado Ricotta Toast Instead.
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  Want a quick breakfast that goes beyond the everyday choices? We know that eating breakfast is a healthy thing to do. You may not be a morning person or enjoy eating first thing in the day. This recipe may appeal to you as it isn’t the typical cereal, egg, yogurt, or oatmeal type meal. 
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19 May, 2017

I Now Pronounce You – Ricotta Pan”Cake”

I Now Pronounce You – Ricotta Pan”Cake”
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Dedicated followers to this blog know by now that I make ricotta cheese quite often, sometimes once a week. Fresh ricotta doesn’t have as long of a shelf life as the store bought brands so I’m always looking for new ways to use up the last bits of the ricotta before it loses its freshness. In
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10 May, 2017

Fake Rice And Alternative Hash Browns – Secret Ingredient Revealed

Fake Rice And Alternative Hash Browns – Secret Ingredient Revealed
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When I start talking about cooking healthier meals, my hubby just rolls his eyes because he knows more vegetables will be added or substituted for “real” ingredients. He is old school and remembers as a child growing up in upstate New York that vegetables were canned and tasteless. Times are different now, vegetables can be found
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17 April, 2017

Is It Bacon Or Is It Eggplant?

Is It Bacon Or Is It Eggplant?
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Okay, let’s just say up front that nothing can come close to being a great substitution for bacon – whether it is pork bacon or Kevin Bacon. Although turkey bacon is an adequate replacement once in a while, I’m sure I would get an argument on that from die-hard bacon lovers. I’m not even going
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3 April, 2017

Strata, Frittata or Quiche?

Strata, Frittata or Quiche?
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Back in the 80’s I was introduced to a strata egg dish by a good friend. She was uber organized and this egg dish fit her lifestyle to a “T”. She would put the ingredients together the night before, let it set in the fridge overnight, and bake it first thing in the morning.  Strata typically
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1 March, 2017

Babica Who? Hen? Is This An Egg & Chicken Thing?

Babica Who? Hen? Is This An Egg & Chicken Thing?
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Painters left last week.  Yay! They did a fabulous job of taking wallpaper off three bathrooms and the kitchen. What a complicated and tedious job – thank heavens Cherry City Painters was up to the task. So now the work starts for hubby and me. Time to clean up and put everything back.  Before we start
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25 January, 2017

Brighten Your Day – Start With A Bite Of Breakfast

Brighten Your Day – Start With A Bite Of Breakfast
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Breakfast – a somewhat controversial meal – to eat it or skip it? Health experts and enthusiasts recommend eating breakfast – advising that our bodies need some nourishment to start our day. Even on the busiest of days, I make an effort to have something for breakfast. But then, those of you who know me,
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18 January, 2017

Got Bread? Never Fail Bread or Rolls

Got Bread? Never Fail Bread or Rolls
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I attended an online homesteading conference in the fall. It was quite an experience. There were seminars on everything from how to bake the perfect bread to maximizing garden spaces, how to live off the grid, and wait for it…. making clothes from cow hides. I learned a lot about what I’d like to incorporate
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