Category: autumn

+ The meatball

The Meatball

There is something holy about a meatball. It reflects the person who rolls that ball of love out. If I truly love you, I will make you Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s the holy grail of all that is good in the food universe. I’m not saying my family recipe is the best meatball recipe in the world but to my family it is the … Read More The Meatball

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Red Wine Prime Rib

One of Bruce’s thankful clients gave us a great deal on a Prime Rib. Look at this enormous slab of Prime Rib. We stowed away the prime rib in the freezer long enough waiting for the “right” time to share it with the world. We brought it out for Saturday cocktail hour. A big holiday wasn’t in the cards for this beauty but the … Read More Red Wine Prime Rib

+ Carrot Cupcakes

Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

For Bruce’s 44th birthday, I made him Brown Sugar Molasses Cupcakes. (I hate spelling molasses.) He always asks for carrot cake but then changes his mind. This year he got his carrot cakes. I did mini cupcakes and bigger cupcakes. For us we’re watching our calories so the mini cupcakes are just right to fit into our budget for the day. Cupcakes are the social distancing … Read More Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

+ Gumbo

Gumbo

Louisiana Style Stew bursting with Cajun Flavor Ingredients 10 oz Frozen Cut Okra (*Fresh Okra if you’re lucky) 4 tbsp Salted Butter (which is half a stick) 1 Yellow Onion (Large and Finely Diced) 1 Green Bell Peppers (Finely Diced) 6 Stalks Celery (finely diced with leafy tops) 1 bunch Scallions (Sliced) 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut into Small Chunks) 1 lb … Read More Gumbo

+ Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Quiches brighten up any morning INGREDIENTS 1 prepared pie shell Six eggs 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded 1 cup cream 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Romanesco chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Borsari Savory Seasoning Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 Chop onion and Romanesco. Sauté with butter until onions are tender. Prepare 8-9” pie plate with shell Beat six eggs and cream. Add … Read More Swiss Romanesco Quiche

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Apple Trees

I love apple trees. Is any garden complete without an apple tree? The spring blooms in the summer can look like a cloud of white. When I was young, I would buy an apple tree for my dad at the local General Tractor for father’s day or his birthday. He’s always loved apple trees. One of the main reasons it brings wildlife into the … Read More Apple Trees

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

Bruce and I are traditionalist but with a twist. We like to try different recipes and make them ours. We started this early on in our relationship. The Apple Cranberry Crisp Recipe became our version of cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. We’ve never been big fans of cranberry just on it’s own. This recipe you see at our Thanksgiving dinner some years. Apple Cranberry Crisp … Read More Apple Cranberry Crisp

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Clementine Spinach Salad

Spice up your Spinach SaladPREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME : 5 mins | TOTAL TIME : 20 mins | SERVINGS : 4 people Salad Ingredients 4 oz Spinach 3/4 cup Bacon 2 Clementine Sectioned 3 oz Pistachio 2 Eggs Hardboiled INSTRUCTIONS Throw two eggs in a pot of water and let water come to a boil. Turn off heat and put lid on your pot to hard boil your egg.Meanwhile, add diced shallots with a little olive oil to a pan over medium … Read More Clementine Spinach Salad

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Rustic Candles

Previously, I’ve done posts about our candles in the window. We gather our candles from storage at the beginning of Daylight Savings and place them in every window. Our dear friend Rebecca, gifted us a set of Candles for a housewarming present when we moved into the farm. She always gives the most thoughtful gifts. I remember the surprise of opening up the box … Read More Rustic Candles

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Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

I’m a cookie monster. If there was a most wanted cookie monster list I would be in the top five. I’ve been pretty good and steering clear of the cookies. Doing yoga, eating veggies it was only a matter of time before the whisper of the cookie would creep into my ear. Second day of painting the studio, I broke down and whipped up … Read More Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

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Apple Bacon Egg Bake

When we moved into our house it was the middle of December and this apple tree looked very, very dead. Upon further inspection it was even worse than we thought. One of the limbs had fallen off in previous years and they had packed the big hole with concrete. We knew that it was going to be a Spring project to get the tree … Read More Apple Bacon Egg Bake

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Chili Weather

I can’t take total credit for this recipe… I got the idea from a recipe on AllRecipes.com and then worked it a little to fit my needs. I use it with all sorts of variations. I like to roast the jalapeños for a richer flavor. I grow them in my garden and keep them in my freezer which makes handling a bit safer. It’s … Read More Chili Weather