Tag: autumn

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Fireball Applesauce

In the midst of Western New York apple season, you can find apples strewn on the ground and in the trees. Bees and wasps circle the apples with their last ditch effort to enjoy a taste of sugar before the frost hits. Last week, Bruce and I grabbed a market bag and walked down to my parent’s orchard. We spent our lunch going from … Read More Fireball Applesauce

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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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Monster Cookie

Everyone’s favorite cookie – The Monster Cookie. A meal in itself. Last time I made them I had about 42 cookies. You may need two hands to eat them. Monster Cookie Recipe Ingredients 32 oz Peanut Butter 1 cup Butter, room temperature 3 cups Brown Sugar 1 cup Sugar 6 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla 9 cups Old Fashioned Oats  4 tsp Baking Soda 2 cup Chocolate Chips 2 cups M&M’s Instructions … Read More Monster Cookie

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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

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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

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Gumbo

In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the … Read More Gumbo

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

An apple-cranberry crisp can be a good option for a dessert or even a side dish. If you wait for the apples to be in season you can get some great flavors from the fresh apples in your region.  When we first moved into the house it was winter so we had just missed the apple season and right next to our house was … Read More Apple Cranberry Crisp

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Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

We had always wanted to build an antique vintage greenhouse. We’ve been picking and collecting windows since we moved into the farm. These ones were bought at a sale on Open Meadows where Bruce grew up. They’re from the Old School House. March when the wind was whipping and snowflakes were flying I was busy planting seeds in my little greenhouse. I planted so … Read More Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

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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 Dressing Ingredients 2 oz Shallot Browned finely diced1/2 oz Olive Oil1/2 cup Bacon Fat1 oz Swedish Mustard1 Orange Juice1 oz Stevia1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar2 shakes Borsari Orange Ginger Seasoning 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, … Read More Clementine Spinach Salad

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Cinnamon Scones

A Blustery snowy winter day awaited us this morning. Weather forecasters warned us all last week of the impending snow and cold temperatures. It is brutal out there. Of course, this is the day our snowblower decided to die. Luckily, my dad drove up in this cold on his tractor and did 95% of the driveway for us. Bruce had to shovel out the … Read More Cinnamon Scones

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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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The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows

Often, people say that Betsy keeps me busy with all her projects. There is usually a problem with that statement because it is usually my idea to be crazy and do certain things. For instance she was fine with the small greenhouse and how it functioned for her. I was, on the other hand, not fine with the cramped quarters and how it functioned.  … Read More The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows