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Summer Soup With Chicken

I’m late to the table with some vegetables (like Bok Choy and Kale). My Farmer, Danelle, has quietly been the Veggie Pusher for a few seasons now. I bought some Bok Choy a few days ago, thinking I would stir fry it. But I wasn’t in the mood. I wanted some calming soup! My recipe is…

Orr Durrrvs for Dinner

How knows how to spell Hors D’oeuvres? I just know I like to EAT them! I picked up a Pork Roast from Hy-Vee‘s Mega Meat Monday event….where you can earn Fuel Saver Points by purchasing $20 of meat. I don’t like their new Fuel Saver program, but THIS is a way I can earn points the old way. By VOLUME purchasing instead of buying 1 particular item. I used this new recipe for pork by the girls at Six Sisters Blog. I do not have any sisters, but if I did, I wonder if I’d cook with them?! This recipe…

Chicken Stock in a Vingage Pot

Let’s Face it, you need a BigArse Pot for making Chicken Stock! Last night, I found some Bare Chicken on sale at Hy-Vee for $4. FOUR DOLLARS A CHICKEN!!! That is unheard of. The tricky part was those wonderful Organic, sort of Local Chickens “expired” tomorrow, so I had to either freeze them or cook them. I figured as long as I was cooking one of them, I’d cook both. I’ve learned (the hard way) to always use a thermometer and/or a timer when cooking. I love my OXO digital thermometer. I am using this extra large pot I got…

The Bucket O Basil

I like to shop online…and that includes shopping for produce! Danelle at OneFarm, understands that, and she puts her produce online once a week. I shop, place the order, and pick it up a few days later! This time, I ordered a Bucketful of Basil! She let me take the bucket home (so I need to return it full of something….hmmmmmm) and it was then that it dawned on me that I actually had to DO something with all the Basil! I asked some friends on Facebook and they came up with 368 different things I could do with it!…

Roasted Cabbage

I ordered a “dinner bag” from One Farm and this is what was in it. I decided to try Roasted Cabbage with that head of fresh cabbage. It was actually pretty easy to make and turned out really delicious. Here’s where I found the recipe

Potato Vegetable Soup

I love a good soup. Any time of the year. Soup is an especially good treat in the summer! I made up this soup tonight with some of the vegetables from One Farm, but I was inspired by the Potatoes Danelle dug today. She planted and harvested 2 kinds….a red and a purple. I used everything but the radishes in my Chunky Thick Rib-Sticking Potato Soup. There are no real measurements for this soup…..I wrote down a recipe but you have to make changes as you go. This recipe is not written in stone. You may like a different vegetable…

Cookies to Camp

I have made a million and one Monster Cookies these past few days. I shipped 2 boxes of my boys favorite cookies today. I hope they share them with others in their work areas and camp. My recipe, from the Blair Jaycees, does not use flour. I’m not sure if they are gluten free, but the are sure good!

Chex Mix isn’t just for Christmas Anymore!

We made some Chex Mix at TheHouseAtTheLake. It is the prefect Summer Snack. Even though the house SMELLS like Christmas, it is an easy snack to make and store, and even nutritious You’ll have to go to the store and gather up ingredients. The Cereal (you can also use Crispix), Nuts, Pretzels, and maybe small crackers. My mom always uses mixed nuts but I like only peanuts and cashews. You’ll also need butter or even coconut oil and the spice mix packet (that I use) or the real spices….Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder and Seasoning Salt. We also use the BIGGEST…

The Forgotten Oatmeal Cookies

I made some cookies for my dear old Dad to take on a roadtrip. I didn’t want him to starve…..in case he didn’t catch a fish. I’ve been making these cookies since I was in Junior High. I know the recipe by heart. THIS time, I substituted HALF of the white sugar with Monk Fruit in the Raw sugar. It has no calories. NO DIFFERENCE in the taste or texture or outcome of the cookies. At. All. This is a “Cut and Bake” cookie. I make 2 rolls and wrap them up and cut off a few when I want…

RhubarbCran Jam

I like to think up names for my homemade jams like the made-up names for the Pies in the movie Waitress.  Today’s Jam is RhubarbCran. I used 1/2 fresh and 1/2 frozen Rhubarb, a bag of frozen Cranberries I’ve been saving all winter, and about 4 plums I had on hand. I also used Pomona’s Pectin, a product that uses less sugar in order to get the Jam to “jell”. I’m all for less sugar…..and with BOTH Rhubarb and Cranberries, you KNOW this one is TART! Pucker Up! I followed the recipe exactly, except for adding the additional plums. This…