Potato Bread

Potato Bread

Nothing brings back memories of my childhood faster than the smell of fresh bread!  Growing up, we never had store bought bread.  Mom always made it from scratch.  It was an all day process.  She'd make 10 - 15 loaves at a time and freeze them to use later.  I…

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Oatmeal Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Oatmeal Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Dessert for breakfast, anyone?  It's hard to pass up the idea of having Peach Cobbler in the morning.  Adding oatmeal makes it feel more like breakfast though, right?  Sure it does! That's my story anyway and I'm sticking to it! I've admitted before, I'm not much of a "smoothie" person.…

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Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Salad

Watermelon, Cucumber And Blueberry Salad

It's getting to be the time of year when I switch from wanting warm, hearty comfort food dinners, to craving something light, cool and easy.  This refreshing watermelon, cucumber and blueberry salad is a perfect option for those hot summer nights!  With temperatures already climbing into the upper 90's here…

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Kerrygold Cheese Fondue

Kerrygold Cheese Fondue

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright.   I think Mr. Shaw and I would have gotten along quite well. The love of good food is indeed a passion. People spend years perfecting dishes. Families have spent centuries on farms, developing…

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Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs

Dubliner Cottage Pie Puffs

Hi friends! One of my “bucket list” dreams is to go to Ireland. Something about that country just calls my name. I’m certain it’s because I’m a red-head and my favorite color is green! Beyond that, I love the history of the castles, the spirit of the people and the…

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Enzymedica Digest Gold and a Giveaway!

Enzymedica Digest Gold And A Giveaway!

Hi friends! Let's chat about something we don't normally discuss. Digestion and heartburn. We all love to eat (or we wouldn't be here, right?) and guess what? All those delicious things get digested and pass through our system. It's a normal part of the process. Occasionally some of those delicious,…

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Kumquat Cinnamon Ginger Jam

Kumquat Cinnamon Ginger Jam

Sometimes I forget how much I love making fresh Jam.  Now that I'm back helping the new class of Master Food Preservers, it's inspiring me to get back to my canning roots.  Yesterday I stared at a bunch of Kumquats wondering how on earth I was going to use them…

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

It's Monday. Mondays call for muffins and a good strong cup of coffee! Take into consideration these are double chocolate peanut butter banana muffins and it might make the rest of your week seem easier. Chocolate does that to a week. Or a day. Or a month. Even a year!…

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No Bake Peanut Butter Bites

One of the fun things about being a Master Food Preserver, is the opportunity to share knowledge with others! This week, I'll be demonstrating these No Bake Peanut Butter Bites at our monthly class! The topic is "Disaster Preparedness" and being a bit of a smart-alack, I suggested doing a…

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