Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shells ‘N’ Cheese with Ham

This is simply delectable – comfort food at it’s finest!  I also like to double this and  freeze a batch of for later, since it reheats really well. Time: 35 minutes not including bake time, 1+ hour if baking right … Continue reading

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Freezable White Sauce

This is a very simple, basic white sauce that is freezable, or great fresh.  I like to customize it to suit the dish, since it’s rather bland on it’s own. Time:  20 minutes Yield:  about 2 cups Ingredients: 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

I have been praying all week to know what to write.  I’ve had no inspiration, and been a little frustrated about it.  I feel like the food, making, gardening, parts of my blog are just fillers, not the really good … Continue reading

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Bluff Climb

Tim came home Monday night and on a whim decided to take me to climb the bluff.  There is a park full of trails a few miles from our house, and we went there for our adventure on one of … Continue reading

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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

This is my go-to bread recipe.  I usually double it and freeze 3 loaves.  This way I only need to bake bread about every 3-4 weeks.  Due to the honey content, it has an amazingly long shelf life for homemade … Continue reading

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Flowers In Front

When we moved into our house the two front “flower beds” had one potentilla and one spirea each.  All 4 plants were hideously gnarly and overgrown, with bare sides and ugly flowers.  I pruned both back to about 12″ (they … Continue reading

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Baked Potato Soup

This baked potato soup recipe was acquired by chance, and I am so glad of it!  It’s a favorite among friends and family for obvious reasons.  It’s also relatively quick to make if your potatoes are already baked. I don’t … Continue reading

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Quick Alfredo Sauce

This Alfredo sauce is quick, easy, and very flavorful.  Tim doesn’t like it as a stand-alone Alfredo sauce, but he absolutely loves foods that I make using this as the base.  Later I will try to get some of those … Continue reading

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Thickeners

Thickeners can be tricky, but they can take a meal from ok to Amazing! pretty quickly.  Here I will attempt to explain uses, methods, and potential variations of a few types of thickeners. Corn Starch: Corn starch is a very … Continue reading

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Drawstring Wet Bag

I cloth diaper Kira, so wet bags are a necessity.  I recently made a lined drawstring bag big enough to fit in an 8-gallon flip-top garbage can.  It holds 2-3 days worth of diapers, and is very easy to use … Continue reading

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