• Do-over's aren't all bad

    You either like leftovers or you don’t. 
    I love leftovers because they mean I don’t have to clean up the kitchen other than the dishes we eat on and maybe the baking dish.  
    I like to think of them as positive do-overs. No mistakes made, just a chance to redefine or recreate rather than waste food. On do-over nights there are no pots, pans, knives, mixing beaters, bowls or cutting boards to wash, rinse and put away. I can go to bed with a clean counter.  I may love to cook, but I hate to clean up.
    I grew up ...

  • Peach Crisp


    6-8 ripe peaches, halved, pits removed, and sliced
    1 cup of brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    6 tablespoons of flour
    3/4 of a cup of oatmeal
    1/2 cup of softened butter


    Start by peeling, pitting and slicing 6-8 ripe fresh peaches.
    Place the slices in the bottom of a 8"x8" baking dish.
    In a bowl mix the spices. Add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 6 tablespoons of flour.
    Add 3/4 of a cup of oatmeal to the spices.
    Cut in 1/2 of a cup ...

  • Ham And Dill Pasta Salad


    3 cups of Rotini pasta
    1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes
    1 cup of chopped ham
    1/4 cup of chopped onions
    1 cup of frozen peas (thawed)
    3 tablespoons of fresh dill
    1 cup of buttermilk
    1/2 cup of mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
    1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar


    The first thing you will need to do is boil 3 cups of Rotini pasta according to the package directions.
    Drain the pasta and let it cool. Now set the pasta to the side and chop up the 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, then chop ...

  • Cherry Berry Crumb Cobbler

    Last week I enjoyed the Mini Me’s second year as a 4-H exhibitor at our county fair.  I take a week of vacation from my off-farm job to be at the beck and call of my kids and their projects and fair obligations.  It is the only week of the year that I unplug from my work and it honestly isn’t a week of rest for me.  It is a week that I do cherish, because I see my daughter grow and develop as a human. It also provides me with the deadline to make time to teach her life ...

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