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Painted Bug Rocks

How is your summer vacation going? Ours is going OK. Some days are better than others. Some days we have a lot of fun, but some days I am at my wits end because they are fighting and making messes all of the time. Some days I can’t believe how productive I have been around here, but most days the house seems completely trashed. Some days we do fun things and some days they binge…

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Freezer Jalapeno Poppers

OK. So, I took these pictures last summer. I mean, I DO plan on making jalapeno poppers but not just yet. I am supposed to be taking it easy (which is killing me!) Instead I am just gonna’ sit here holding this super cute baby and blog about it. The ingredients… 24 jalapeno peppers12 oz. softened cream cheese2 cups shredded cheddar cheese1/4-1/2 cup crumbled, cooked bacon or bacon bits2 cups milk1 cup flour2 cups bread…

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Summertime on the “Wanna Be” Farm

So, I haven’t been blogging very much lately, but that is because there is a lot of summer stuff going on around here.  I taught the girls to make clover chains last week. I was thinking about it and I wonder if that will become a “lost art” one day… When/if the kids get their small list of chores done, they get a chance to jump into the new pool. Lately, they had better hurry…

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Eggplant Parmesan (Freezer Cooking)

One of the best ways to save money (and have better food) is to preserve fresh vegetables when they are in season.  I love to have eggplant already breaded and frozen for a fast, easy meal in the winter.  If you don’t have a garden giving you lots of lovely, purple eggplants you can pick some up for cheap while they are in season at a local farmer’s market.  Out of two very large eggplants,…

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Well, since I have been so very busy lately, this post is a little late in its usefulness, but if you don’t have any late tomatoes hanging on yet, you can bookmark it for next year! I have a great homemade pizza recipe and I like to can my own sauce for it. This is how I do a small batch- if I am doing a lot of tomatoes, I use different equipment and such.…

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