Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chocolate Ricotta Cookies and How to Make Homemade Ricotta

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My neighbor, Vito has been supplying me with fresh, sweet goat milk! While my tries at making mozarrela cheese have been disappointing, to say the least, making fresh ricotta cheese has been. . . . Simple ~ Creamy ~ and Delicious!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Frozen Banana Treats

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This is a fun kid-friendly treat for the kids to help you with . . . Perhaps this weekend?

Coat in your favorite toppings!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blueberry Drop Biscuit Cobbler

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My grandkids l-o-v-e breakfast! Whether it's a hot bowl of hand-flaked oatmeal, loaded with plump, juicy, raisins, pancakes studded with seasonal fruit here, and here, waffles, breakfast cookies, crockpot Greek yogurt, fresh scones and here, or their "new favorite" Blueberry-Drop Biscuit Cobbler!

Hannah and A.J. enjoying a fresh and fruity breakfast at Gram's . . . More ice cream please!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fresh Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

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I love berry season . . . We grow our own blackberries, and boysenberries, but when our local grocer has fresh red raspberries on sale . . . Well . . . I'm all over them! Tart! Sweet! Flavorful! Nothing can hold a candle to the taste of fresh, red raspberries!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Uptown Banana Pudding Cheesecake

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Have you ever made a recipe, and then were pleasantly surprised by not only how beautiful it looked . . . but by how amazing it tasted?!!!!

Beautiful, even while still in the springform pan!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Preserving Marinara Sauce

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Where I live in the Arizona desert, our growing season is winding down . . . This week the temperature will hit 112F/44.4°C. Ferinheit or Celcius, that's way too hot for growing tomatoes!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

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Fresh, sun-ripened, blueberries and blackberries . . . Add a buttery, cornmeal pie crust . . . and I'm all over it!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Backyard Beauties

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Yesterday, while I was canning my Spicy Blender Ketchup out on the back porch campstove, I took that 15 minutes to stop and smell the roses and check on things growing in the backyard! Here's a peek at the photos taken with my IPad Air!

This is my Americana climbing rose! It's unique, in that it has a delightful fragrance, and lots of petals!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Julie's Spicy Blender Ketchup

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I grew up in a Midwestern home with parents who went through the Great Depression. As a result of that, they were thankful for, and took good care of, what they did have! We lived by the core value of: "Waste Not, Want Not".

Friday, April 11, 2014

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

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This is my favorite Gingersnap recipe . . . Full of flavor . . . Cinnamon, cloves and ginger . . . Crispy, crunchy . . . The perfect dunker!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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I buy all our meat when it's on sale, and this shopping week (Wed-Tues) I found a beautiful, pork tenderloin calling my name!