Watie White’s Exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum

We spent the day in Bentonville, Arkansas, at the Crystal Bridges Museum. The current exhibit, The State of the Art, features American Artists from almost every state. Our friend, Watie White, is featured from Nebraska. It was a thrill to go to the museum WITH him. Oh, and we met Alice Walton!

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I Dream of Kitchen

Before we built our house, I literally dreamed about it for 8 years. That was 15 years ago. I’m starting to dream about houses again! Then I saw this post from the New York Times and my heart stopped. This was the kitchen I saw! My Dream is so Big that I can’t verbalize it…

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

This Beef Stew cooks all by itself all afternoon on the back of your stove. Vegetables are added about an hour before serving. The gravy is thick, the beef is tender and the vegetables are cooked perfectly. Add a roll and fruit for a warm, hearty dinner.

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Beef & Barley Soup

I am a Soup Girl! What’s not to love in this bowl of beef, barley and vegetables? Clean out your freezer or vegetable drawer of almost done veg and throw them in. Soup is the perfect food.

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Cover (girl) To Cover Project

Hello! Thanks so much for agreeing to participate in the 2014 Cover to Cover Project: Holiday Cookies! We’re thrilled to have you join us in this little baking adventure. Your Assigned Cookie Recipe Is: Lavender Shortbread with Fruits, Flowers and Herbs I was so excited to receive this message a few days ago! I’m participating…

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The Yellow Table Cookbook

Remember this past summer when I was recipe testing for a new cookbook?!  I LOVED cooking the recipes and we all LOVED the food! In exchange for testing her recipes, the author, Anna would give us a free cookbook and our names would be in the book! I made these two recipes. They were EXTRA…

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The Price of Butter

I’ve noticed a HUGE rise in the price of Butter these last weeks. Interesting timing….right before holiday season….I did a little research and there was nothing conclusive. I read everything from the shortage of cream due to increased ice cream sales to exporting our butter to other countries! What is the price in YOUR area?…