Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Stir – A Review

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor is the 1st book I was accepted to review for NetGalley.com and I couldn’t think of a better book to start with. Stir will be released on June 23rd, 2015. So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – At 28, Jessica…

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#NaBloPoMo – Cheesy Chicken Croissant Pockets

One of my least favorite things to do is to make dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking. It’s that my husband can’t ever give me a straight answer about what he wants for dinner. I get a lot of “I don’t know.” and “I’m not hungry yet.” It’s hard to make dinner when…

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Things I Learned from Alton Brown

I love making food, especially this time of year.  It’s a time when vacation gives me the opportunity to spend as much of the day as I want in the kitchen, and no one complains that I want to use real butter, lard, and 11 pound bars of eating chocolate in my recipes. As you…

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Fair Foods

It’s getting close to fair time again here.  That means it’s time for me to decide what types of foods I’m going to make for open class at the Gibson County Fair.  There hasn’t been a year that I’ve not exhibitied something there. Last year I made holiday themed candy corn cookies – similar to…

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Country Wining and Dining

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards). …

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Homemade Jellies

I hope everyone out there had a great Christmas!  I certainly did.  I got tons of awesome things, but it’s not fair to get gifts and not give some in return.  My favorite gifts to give is home canned goods. There are a couple of reasons I like to do this.  First, I feel like…

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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

In case you haven’t had a chance to see it, I have posted a recipe for chicken and gnocchi soup over in my recipe collection.  I made myself a batch today, and it was amazing! I did have to buy a few things, I don’t often keep fresh veggies in the house, because I don’t…

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Thrift Find!

I love stopping by the local thrift stores, antique malls, and flea markets.  I really enjoy the prospect of going into a place and finding that one thing (or 12) that I didn’t know I needed.  Yesterday, I stopped by the “Vendor’s Village.”  It’s in the old 3D, on West Broadway in Princeton, and advertises…

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Wee Bit Week 5

It’s Wednesday already… and time for another installment of Wee Bit Wednesday!  Topics for today include: milking cows, alarm clocks and bad cooking. {one} have you ever milked a cow or a goat? It has been quite a while, but I spent one summer of my childhood at a babysitter’s who lived on a farm. …

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