In-a-Pinch Pizza Crust

| October 13, 2011

Normally, I make my pizza dough from scratch using flour, oil, sugar, yeast, etc.  However, I may have discovered a new favorite pizza crust ~ one that would make true Italians cringe.  But, since I’m not Italian, it matters not. Pizza was on the menu the other night.  As luck would have it, just about [...]

Absolutely Ape for Banana Bars

| September 15, 2011

More often than not, it seems there’s two bananas out of the bunch that end up being neglected on the counter top.  They quietly sit in anticipation of being consumed, but it never happens.  The longer they sit, the more they are neglected.  Scoffed at, even, if their once vibrant yellow skins dare turn a [...]

Green Chile Chicken and Rice Goop

| May 18, 2011

Allow me to preface this with the fact that ‘Goop’ is the term Darling Husbie lovingly coined for the word ‘casserole.’  It’s become common word around here, and a standard reply to the question, “What are we having for dinner?”  Goop.  A nice simple one-word answer.  And, how blessed am I to be married to [...]

Easiest Chocolate Strawberry Cake, Ever!

| March 17, 2011

Remember me mentioning I have a plethora of frozen sliced strawberries in the freezer that need to be used?  Well, I also have a plethora of cake mixes [gasp!] that need used, as well.  So, I tried a little experiment last night, and the result was terrific!  At least we thought so.  So much that [...]

Zucchini Pineapple Bread

| January 26, 2011

Our dear friend V-dub sent this recipe to me ~ she knows I am married to a man who loves his treats…and, she’s got one, too.  We’d given V-dub and her treat-lovin’ man a baseball-size zucchini from the summer’s garden during our visit in November.  This recipe is how she used some of that zucchini.  [...]

Cashew Chicken

| December 28, 2010

I am working on revamping our menu plan a little here at the Farmstead.  We really enjoy Chinese food, so I decided I’d get adventurous and expand beyond our traditional Beef and Chicken Stir Fry dishes.  [Whoa!  Wild woman in the house!]  I found a Cashew Chicken recipe that fit my cooking criteria ~ simple [...]

Grandma’s Magic Chocolate Chip Cookies

| March 6, 2010

I found it!  I found the recipe for Grandma’s Magic Chocolate Chip Cookies.  If your desire is a soft, thin, melt in your mouth, buttery chocolate chip cookie, then Grandma’s recipe is the one for you.  I know she’d be happy to share it with you herself if she were here.  I know, because Grandma [...]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

| November 12, 2009

Something that’s almost as fun as sewing seeds in the spring is roasting seeds in the fall!  Out of the nearly 60 pumpkins that grew in the garden, we have 2 of them.  Many of them were picked by little goblins that visited the Farmstead before Halloween, the rest were hauled away to the flight [...]

Soup Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings

| October 19, 2009

Hooray!  Yippee!  Woo-to-the-hoo!  I did it!  I finally found a dumpling recipe that let me succeed in my attempt to make Chicken and Dumplings.  I even heard those words I so carefully listen for while Darling Husbie’s eating, “This is tasty, Baby.”  Squeeeeeee!  I know this is a keeper recipe, now! I cannot tell you [...]

Soup Sunday: Okra Stew

| September 27, 2009

I am a woman blessed with a man who is very easy to please when it comes to meals.  Being content and thankful for whatever dish I place before him, Darling Husbie rarely makes any requests.  So, when he does, I sit up and take notes. One said request has been for Okra Stew ~ [...]