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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Boston Marrow ‘Pumpkin’ Pie

| September 16, 2009

The verdict is in ~ the pie is gone!  Everything I’d read about the magnificent pies that Boston Marrow squash make is true!  Oh, and I’ve got some great news.  I lied.  Remember when I said that my 15 cups of puree would yield me 5 deep dish pies?  Well, we can double that figure [...]

Sweet Southern Comfort: Buttermilk Pie

| July 17, 2009

Awwww…the sweetness of good ol’ southern comfort food!  Buttermilk Pie is one of those things that makes most people wrinkle their nose because of the name of it ~ like Tomato Soup Cake…the very best spice cake you will ever eat! I was first introduce to this tastebud treasure years ago during a potluck gathering [...]

Mexican Fruit Cake

| December 27, 2008

I made our most recently proclaimed favorite cake on Christmas Day. It was first introduced to us in May by our dear friend, ‘V-dub’ while we were all gathered at our Rancho Perdido in New Mexico. V-dub is a fabulous cook, so I didn’t quite believe her when she said this cake is very easy [...]

My Heart’s Aflutter Over Apple Butter

| November 19, 2008

In addition to the Apple Pies, I figure another thing I can make which utilizes a lot of apples is Apple Butter.  I haven’t had Apple Butter in ages and until today, I’d almost forgotten how much I like it. I’ve decided to use a crockpot recipe to make our Apple Butter.  I know the [...]

Ample Apples and Pie Crust

| November 18, 2008

To say that we have been blessed with a gift of 137 lbs of homegrown organic apples is quite an understatement!  Praise the Lord and thank you SSG U!  With apples priced on sale for $.98 per lb this week, you can imagine my elation.  We have Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and I believe the [...]