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Crock-Pot Chili

Crock-Pot Chili

Crock-pot Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make during the winter months. This recipe is so simple to make; no need to precook anything except for the meat! And, it’s easily customizable–use any variety beans, omit / add vegetables as you desire, and use up […]

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Leftover Turkey Recipe with Crescent Dough

Leftover Turkey Recipe with Crescent Dough

There are many things to enjoy about Thanksgiving including spending time with family and homemade pumpkin pie.  One of my favorite things is getting to enjoy this leftover turkey recipe.  The homemade turkey salad is very easy to make.  The dough is even easier when you use […]

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Rustic Garden Tomato Pie with Easy Pie Crust

Rustic Garden Tomato Pie with Easy Pie Crust

I’ve been able to supplement our garden’s tomato production with boxes of 6 tomatoes for $1 from a local farm stand. The challenge has been devising ways to use all 6 tomatoes before they spoil. Last week I shared a recipe for Macaroni and Cheese topped with […]

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Macaroni and Cheese with Garden Tomato!

Macaroni and Cheese with Garden Tomato!

Although our garden has only yielded a tomato or two so far this year, we have been able to pick up boxes of 6 tomatoes for $1 at a local farm stand. Since we’re a household of only 2, it’s been a challenge to use all 6 […]

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Easy Dinner with Squash and Garden Vegetables

This year, I built a raised garden bed to house snow peas, squash, zucchini, tomato, and pepper plants. The beans were a success producing many meals before the plants died off. So far, I’ve harvested several yellow squash, and a few tomatoes. To supplement my slow-growing plants, […]

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Grand-mom’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Grand-mom’s Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

A special summer treat that we enjoy every year is this peach and blueberry cobbler recipe that has been passed down from my grandmother.  As soon as we see fresh local peaches and blueberries appear in the supermarket or farmer’s market we have to pick some up […]

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Fruit Yogurt Treat For Dogs and Their Humans

Fruit Yogurt Treat For Dogs and Their Humans

Yogurt Dogs Can Eat I made an easy treat by adding fresh fruit to some plain yogurt. This cut out on all the extra sugar that most fruit yogurt has an abundance of. I processed the fruit and stirred it in the yogurt for a delicious treat. […]

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Easy Pickles

Easy Pickles

The June 21, 2013 issue of All You magazine featured an article titled “Shave more than $100 off your grocery bills this month,” listing several creative DIY savings strategies. Always looking for ways to save money, I spotted a few I’d like to try. One tip that […]

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Easy Summer Recipe: Grill Wok Garden Vegetables

Easy Summer Recipe: Grill Wok Garden Vegetables

One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of fresh garden vegetables. Although my garden isn’t producing fruit quite yet, field grown summer squash and zucchini are already available at a local farm stand. Last weekend, I picked up a few and made my favorite […]

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream

Easy Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream

The strawberry is one of my favorite fruits. Fittingly, my house came with a small strawberry patch in the back yard. In past years, it hasn’t produced much fruit, and the plants had seemed to die off. In fact, I had given up on it. But this […]

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