Cornbread Time

Cornbread has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Growing up Southern probably has something to do with that.  For me cornbread was always cooked in a cast iron skillet.  A little bacon grease was put into the pan, the pan placed in the oven to preheat while the …

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The Cost of Being Gluten Free

WOW!  What a whirlwind month.  I have had the amazing opportunity of being with my granddaughters for 3 weeks this month.  Tiring but oh so fun.  The oldest was here the first of the month to attend Aquarium Camp.  After the first day she was planning on attending next year and her enthusiasm continued throughout …

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The Last Easter Basket

What a whirlwind I have been living in as of late.  My father-in-law had a heart attack in March and hubby and I had to make an unplanned trip to Dallas.  Then a dear uncle of mine left this world to be with those he loves in heaven.  Hubby had surgery.  A precious little boy …

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Lemon Curd

Wouldn’t you know it….here it is the end of March and we had snow flurries yesterday and last night.  The flurries also continue this morning.  In viewing the news report from around the country I should be counting my blessings.  We are only having flurries and not inches of snow.  I am ready for spring …

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Key West Key Lime Cupcakes

Life has been super hectic for me.  Somehow I had the idea that retirement would be a slower pace.  Not necessarily so.Starting May 31 and going through a week ago, I spent 3 glorious weeks with family and friends.  Hubby and I also spent a great deal of that time house hunting in the southeastern …

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Waffles Not Pancakes

Happy Shrove Tuesday!!  Or Happy Pancake Day!!!  This is the day before Ash Wednesday and the day for eating up the forbidden foods before the lenten fasting begins.  Pancakes are traditionally eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs.  Traditionally these were restricted foods during the fasting …

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Cha-Cha-Chia for Valentine’s

Anyone old enough to remember Chia pets?  They came in many different animal forms from sheep to bears and even the likeness of famous people.  You soak the planter in water and when they are water logged, apply the little black seeds.  The directions say they are easy to grow but mine never did.  Hummmm…..Well …

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Biscuits!

Growing up the southern part of the US, biscuits are a breakfast staple.  There are biscuits and eggs, biscuits and bacon, biscuits and grits, biscuits and sausage, biscuits and fried apples and the ultimate biscuits and gravy.  I have an aunt that could make the best biscuits ever.  She used self-rising flour, canned evaporated milk …

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Happy Holiday to All

Well it is here.  The holiday will be here in 11 days.  Seems like it was only a few short months ago that I was writing my Christmas post for 2011.  Well with all that is happening in the next couple of weeks this may well be my last post before the Christmas holiday.  A …

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