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Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for some time. George made this up and Connor (our oldest grandson) loved it so much he named it “Grandpa’s Famous Meatloaf”. That name stuck and all the grandchildren who had it loved … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Cake (Nigella’s Spruced Up Vanilla Christmas Cake)

We first made this Christmas, 2010 and it was perfect. So dressy but so easy. It has a great flavor (much like pound cake). Since then, it has become a tradition for Banks and Warner to make it “snow” by … Continue reading

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Pie Crust

from Allrecipes.com Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced 1/4 cup ice water In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, … Continue reading

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Overnight salad

Joann Looper’s recipe; this is really good. We’ve had it at family dinners with my siblings and it’s the one thing I’v made where they asked for the recipe. If that wasn’t enough, this is made the night before and … Continue reading

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Corned beef and cabbage

This is one of our favorites for March. There’s nothing to it other than cooking the corned beef in our Instant Pot for about 90 minutes. We let it natural release, add cut potatoes, cabbage and carrots and cook for … Continue reading

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Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

(Photo by Carmen Cavanaugh) I tried to make gluten-free zucchini pancakes this morning and it was a fail. George suggested taking the batter and baking it in a casserole dish. It was good and came out a pretty golden brown. … Continue reading

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

I’ll add the recipe later but wanted to get this in before I forget. We found a great recipe for rolled butter cookies in our “Best Recipe” cookbook. George and I tried decorating with the “pipe in outline and flood … Continue reading

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Zucchini fritters

Zucchini has been coming in like crazy. They must have cross pollinated because they taste like zukes but they have the shape of butternut squash. Because of that, I haven’t spiralized them as I normally do. I grated a young … Continue reading

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Jambalya

I guess it’s time to post how we make it …. one onion, rough chopped (or dice if you’re fussy) a couple stalks of celery – sliced or chopped red and/or green pepper (I often use jarred peppers) chopped Several … Continue reading

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Real food fast

Carmen stopped by today and we were talking about the challenges of eating real food when all the adults in the home are working. Then: I don’t think I ever mastered it or even managed it well but one tip … Continue reading

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