Exploring the Eastern Sierras

By: | 12 Comments | On: September 12, 2014 | Category : friends & fun!

Exploring the Eastern Sierras

Exploring the Eastern Sierras Blogging today about a fabulous family adventure!  And if you make it to the very bottom of the page …. a great new recipe!  :-) Last weekend, my hubby and I decided it was time for a get-away. We needed to find a spot where there was no... more

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Zucchini Parmesan Soup with Tomato Tart

By: | 2 Comments | On: September 9, 2014 | Category : Soups & Stews, Uncategorized, Vegetarian and Vegan

Zucchini Parmesan Soup with Tomato Tart

Zucchini Parmesan Soup with Tomato Tart   Recently I was offered the opportunity to guest post on the Healing Tomatoes blog.  If you haven’t had a chance, please go by and check out her website! I started to think about what to make…and just couldn’t decide….I wanted to make something... more

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New Mexico Green Chilies

By: | 10 Comments | On: September 2, 2014 | Category : Vegan, Vegetarian and Vegan, Vegtables

Roasting New Mexico Green Chilies

New Mexico Green Chilies When you go to the market or grocery store do you see piles of green chilies?  Or maybe they are there, but you walk by because you’re not sure what to do.  They are sometimes hot, sometimes mild – regardless they pack a huge punch of flavor!... more

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Forever a Writer

By: | 4 Comments | On: August 23, 2014 | Category : Family, friends & fun!

FOREVER A WRITER FOODIE I was recently invited by my friend Susan from the Creating Room to participate in a “Blog Hop” answering four questions about writing.  I immediately accepted, but when you think of writing, I guess I’m not the “typical” kinda writer. I remember ever since I was a... more

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Dust off your Crock Pot for a Pulled Pork Sandwich

By: | 6 Comments | On: August 20, 2014 | Category : Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich

Dust off your Crock Pot for a Pulled Pork Sandwich! Ok…maybe some people use a crock pot more often than I do, so if you do, please excuse the dusting comment!  :-) Have you ever heard of Sarsaparilla?  I bet if you think back to cartoons (ok…dating myself here) with Yosemite... more

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Panzanella Salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 18, 2014 | Category : Salads

Delicious Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad Have you tried Panzanella Salad?  It’s a salad focusing on bread with delicious fresh tomatoes and cucumbers and other crispy vegetables.  If you’re looking for a new way to use up the (over) abundance of of summer tomatoes that are coming on about now, give this delicious salad... more

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So simple a 10 year old can do it!

By: | 9 Comments | On: August 13, 2014 | Category : Family, Jam

So easy a 10 year old can do it!

So simple a 10 year old can do it! Recently I read a newspaper article about home canning.  I was excited to see the article, but as I sat down to read it, I realized it was quite daunting.  I do some canning about once a week (mostly jam).  The... more

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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

By: | 18 Comments | On: August 11, 2014 | Category : Vegetarian and Vegan

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce over Spaghetti Squash I offer this recipe up with a nod to my friend Mary in Wisconsin.  I had recently moved to the area and was lucky enough to be invited over to her home for dinner.  It was an opportunity to meet and make new... more

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Homemade Ice Cream

By: | 4 Comments | On: August 5, 2014 | Category : Dessert

Creamsicle Ice Cream

Have you ever make homemade ice cream?  I remember making it as a kid, but not since.  Well, since I received an ice cream maker for my birthday….I decided it was time to start again! Now looking back, it would have been smarter if I had read some other recipes first,... more

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Pork Tenderloin on the Grill

By: | 2 Comments | On: August 3, 2014 | Category : Family, friends & fun!, Pork, Uncategorized

Barbecued Pork Loin

I have one recipe left to share from our visit in South Dakota.  It isn’t my recipe, but shared by my Cuzn Kyle.  Cuzn Kyle (that’s how we spell cousin in our family) is kind of the unsung hero in South Dakota.  He works really hard when he’s at the... more

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