Spicy Fermented Dill Pickles

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled cucumbers…. In my house, we go through pickles faster than just about any other “accoutrements”. If left alone, my husband will blow through half a jar at one sitting. And I’m talking about … Continue reading

Mexican-style Seasoning

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This might just be the easiest “recipe” I’ve ever shared. Part of me feels like I should save this post for “Taco Tuesday!”, but for all you folks looking to livin’ up your weekend, I’m going to go ahead and … Continue reading

Fruits of Summer, a photo essay

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As we enter into the final days of summer, I thought I’d share a collection of photos I made over the summer. In the summer time when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky… … Continue reading

Chocolate Rum Mousse

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When I was a little girl, my Grandma used to make “chocolate moose”.  Her chocolate “moose” consisted of Cool Whip and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. To a 6 year old, this was the epitome of rich, decadent desserts. Chemically processed sugars … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Leftovers Solution: Turkey Potpie

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Have you been staring into your refrigerator thinking that you Can. Not. Eat. one more plate of reheated leftovers? Then this is the recipe for you. Not only is this a delicious, easy meal, you’ll hopefully be able to take … Continue reading

Dairy-free Chicken Pot Pie

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This post is just an updated, dairy-free version of my Easy Chicken Pot Pie. I provided a meal tonight for some friends who are dealing with some rough stuff and don’t have a lot of time to cook for themselves. … Continue reading

Black Beans and Rice with a Twist

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I started making this recipe last fall and it was an immediate favourite. I took a big crock pot full to the pot luck at work, and it was gone in no time!  It’s a simple recipe with easy prep, short cook time, … Continue reading

Pound Cake

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INGREDIENTS 16oz (1lb) of unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 16oz (1lb) cake flour 16oz (1lb) sugar 9 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt + 1 TBS butter and a little flour for pan DIRECTIONS Preheat … Continue reading

How to Make Butter

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This whole butter-making thing got started when I decided to make a real, old-fashioned pound cake…  which was suppose to coincide with the reveal of my newly made-over-vintage-inspired kitchen… but there are a few things left to do in the … Continue reading

Chocolate Banana Bread

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How many times have you bought unripe bananas, only to have them freckled and fermenting before the end of the week?  Ugh. I think the  “lemons to lemonade” saying should actually be, “when life hands you over-ripe bananas, make banana … Continue reading

Frozen Lemon Custard (repost)

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This is a repost of a recipe I shared in my very first post (!), back in June 2010. I recently took a new photo, so I thought I’d share the recipe again.  It’s a delicious, relatively easy dessert — perfect for … Continue reading

Kale Salad

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When me and T were on our mini-honeymoon we stopped at this great little bakery in Weaverville (NC).  They had the most amazing confections, as well as a selection of deli lunch options. One of such options was kale salad. … Continue reading