Monday, July 21, 2014

DIY Coffee Liqueur for Baking

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Liqueurs and extracts are expensive to buy, but relatively easy to make!

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!

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!