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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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Zucchini Alfredo

I have had some requests for this recipe, so I made it AGAIN and took a picture this time. Then, we ripped out the zucchini plants. Most of them were going to feed the pigs anyway, and they were not that good anymore, either- kinda tough. I did have some more recipes to try out, but they will have to wait for next year. So…. last one! Zucchini Alfredo4 cups young, tender zucchini- cut into…

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Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes

Seriously. The zucchini thing is getting a bit out of hand. So, here is another creative recipe -this one I got from Meemaw! Zucchini Mock Crab Cakes 2 cups zucchini, grated or shredded 1 medium onion, grated (I skip this part cause I don’t care for onions so much) 1 tsp. Bay seafood seasoning 1 egg, beaten 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed Mix well; shape into cakes. Fry in oil until golden…

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Zucchini Bread

The zucchini continues….I am picking over two dozen a day! It is quite ridiculous!So, today I give you, zucchini bread. Not an original idea for zucchini, but it is devoured quickly year-round in my house! When I have zucchini coming out of my ears like I do right now, I shred the zucchini and put it in freezer bags to freeze for later use. Just thaw and drain the water off when you make it.…

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