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!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

It's Springtime in Arizona . . . Time for my Upscale Dried Beef on Toast!

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Last week Will was in Pennsylvania. They had blizzard conditions with blowing winds, 14-inches of snow, a wind-chill of minus 14 below zero/ -25.5C, of course, the schools were closed. Back home . . . It was a pleasant 77F/25C!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

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From our house to yours . . . Have the merriest of Christmases!

A treasured homemade gift from son and daughter, Matt & Jess!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mini Choco-Chip 6-Grain Cookies

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Will loves cookies! At our age . . . I don't often make them . . . But, Will needs a bit of comfort food today!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving . . . Why We Celebrate

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Official Thanksgiving Day dates way back to a proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863 . . .

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Visiting Family in Michigan

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It's crisp and cool here in Michigan this time of year, and we experienced Fall at the peak of all her splendor!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fabulous Burger Buns ~ New and Improved Ingredients ~ for the bread machine

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I'm always looking for ways to improve the taste and health benefits of the foods I make . . . This is especially true of the foods I make often . . . Like my 'go to' Fabulous Burger Buns . . . With new and improved flavor and ingredients . . . Is that possible? A resounding . . . YES!!!