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traditional cinnamon rolls

Happy New Year 2017 Today is about doing absolutely nothing. Well…watching college football and serving up the traditional food of love that is all prepared and waiting in the freezer. For me that equates to “nothing.” It’s surprising how simple the preparations are, too. Our traditional […]

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too much buttermilk

A few days ago, as we were doing out weekly grocery shopping, I overheard a young homemaker say, “A half gallon of buttermilk! Are you kidding me? I’d never use that much buttermilk. I’ll just make something else.” Since my new motto is “Just be […]

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better ‘n brownies

Yesterday was a blustery, cold day here. And what better way to celebrate such a day than with cookies? Chocolate- chocolate chip cookies! What else?  These are… Better ‘n Brownies Preheat the oven to 355° F. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 1/2 cup Crisco […]

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hamburger buns

Tonight it’s burgers for supper.  And, that means homemade hamburger buns. Wonderful, and so easy 1 cup warm water 1 egg 2 Tablespoons butter 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons active dry yeast Dissolve the yeast & […]

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calzone – crazy man!

Thursday D’s night to cook. Football and calzone. Crazy man! Love the man. Love football. And love his calzone. Super easy and Oh so yummy…yes both the cook and his creation. Here’s how: Put the pizza stone in the oven and crank up the temp. […]

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cabbage burgers today

Kraut Runza We’ve been making these forever. In Colorado’s German-Russian communities they’re known as Cabbage Pockets, Beroks, Cabbage Buns or Krautburgers. In California they appear on bakery menus as Bierocks. My husband’s family, who immigrated to eastern Colorado from near Frank, Russia at the turn of the last […]

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turkey tetrazzini

Last of the turkey last night! So.o.o good. Wholesome and tasty. So.o.o simple. No prep time— just turn on the oven, fix a salad, pour a glass of wine and enjoy. I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you since before Christmas…but you know […]

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peppers and pork

Early October brings our harvest to a close. This summer we’ve enjoyed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and… Yellow Banana Peppers. Lots of ’em.  The days have remained very warm, right up until this week…mostly high 90’s and even a few triple digits…so I’ve been able to […]

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meat balls

  “The key to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”. _Albert Einstein About 15 minutes before dinner Saturday night D said, “I know what I want to eat tonight.” “Okay. What?” “Spaghetti and meat balls.” Now you might think “not gonna happen.” But the […]

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taco bowls

Saturday Night Fast Food I found this cool idea in cyberspace awhile back and thought it would be great for holding our quick and easy taco salad. Last night was one of those “what do you want to eat? I’ve run out of ideas” nights. […]

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tri-tip Nana style

Before we moved to Central California I’d never heard of a Tri-Tip. Apparently I’m not alone. My friends from the East Coast look at me dumb-founded when I tell them we’ll be having Tri-Tip for dinner.  If you’re one of those poor souls who have […]

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it’s all about basil

In summer our cooking slows way down.  We grill meats and back our starch intake down to cold pasta or potato salads.  The garden gives us herbs and tomatoes, and lots of ’em, so it’s not unusual for dinner to consist of a protein, fresh sliced […]

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