Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY ~ Nilla (Real Vanilla) Wafers

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Writing this blog brings me great joy, but there is also a more serious side . . .

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Hummus is one of those pricey dips found in the deli section. Health foodies have a deep appreciation for chick peas, aka garbanzo beans.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rhubarb Pastry

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Our youngest son, Matthew L~O~V~E~S rhubarb! Matt volunteered to drive up last weekend with his family to help his Papa put a new starter In our pickup. I had 2 pounds of "fresh picked rhubarb, and wanted to bake up something special to show my appreciation.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Irish Soda Bread . . . Dutchy Style!

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I like to know the rules, and follow them, except when it comes to cooking and baking . . . Then I always leave room for my creative juices to flow! While there is probably a wee mite of Irish in me, I believe it's the Dutchy side that's the creative cook and baker! That said, "Let's talk Soda Bread"!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Tomatoes and Canned Homemade Ketchup with a Kick!

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I was looking for a creative way to use my first batch of homegrown San Marzano and Early Girl tomatoes and decided . . . KETCHUP!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Berry Pie with Easy Food Processor Butter Crust

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We've been doing well with our low-carb lifestyle, eating berries by the handful, no fruit crisps, no pies, or tarts . . . for 2 whole weeks! . . . until we needed a "welcome home" pie!