Roasted Tomato Basil SOUP

Yes, this is my daughter hiding behind a bush of Basil…why ever is she hiding…you ask. Well, actually she was sniffing her brains out. It smelled so absolutely, positively divine. It ended up I had to pry her dirty, half polish chipped off twelve year old hands of my basil, so I could wash it […]

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cheesy TOAST

I hope you are able to get your hands on English Muffin Bread where ever you may be. I just have to tell you though that the worlds best English Muffin Bread is at Van’s Pastry Shoppe in Grand Rapids, Mi. They use the flour from Cholmondley’s flour mill. So they use the bags from […]

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saucepan BROWNIES

The last weekend of summer. I always get all weird over Labor Day weekend. Feeling like I want to make the most of the last weekend of Summer for me and my family, and it is always Kenny’s Birthday over this weekend. Which pretty much stinks, because I NEVER, I mean never every know what […]

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roasting tomaTOES

Finally, my maters are ripening up. I planted three tomato plants this year along with some herbs. The plants have a large amount of fruit on them…but they have been slow to turn red. One of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes is roasted. MMmmm..mmm.mmm..mmM! You can do so much with them. once you have […]

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sorry…one LAST thing

I promise this is IT there ain’t no more. I had somebody say to me the other day…”your blog is kinda all about the Pioneer Woman, isn’t it?”……I like to think it’s more about what I enjoy: encouraging others (hopefully), sharing my FOOD, and sharing my life experiences, which Ree Drummund fortunately has become part […]

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horseys

It’s been over two months since I was blessed with the opportunity to stay at The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch, with eight beautiful, funny, smart, hungry woman. We had so much fun….that I just can’t stop blogging about it. Actually, this will be the last in my series of writing about this trip. P-Dub did make […]

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sunSHINE

A while ago, weeks ago, nearly a month ago…..embarrassingly long ago….Christine from More to Me gave me a shout on her blog by giving me….Strawberry CAKE a Sunshine Award! I couldn’t believe it! I love sunshine, I love gerbera daisys! I love that someone actually reads my blog and would think I am sunshine worthy. […]

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SHRIMP boil

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Two days ago we returned from family camp, we look forward to this week all summer, but when it’s done it marks the end of another summer. We get back and it’s time to get in “back to school” mode. I strongly dislike back to school mode. I dislike it because I am reminded of […]

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ARTsy fartsy

The library in our town has a Kids Craft Fair every summer. Kids can come and set up a table/booth free and sell any crafts or pieces of art they have created. This summer three of my kiddos decided they wanted to participate. So as soon as school got out they started creating. They were […]

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farmers market giveaway WINNER!

Here are the first tomatoes that I picked from my plants before we left to go camping at Portage Lake Bible Camp last week. Now we are back and I have a few more maters ready to pick, and some very dead flowers in my window boxes. I did PICK THE WINNER of my GIVEAWAY….well […]

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