Homemade Baby Food


People look at me weird when I say that I make my own homemade baby food. They wonder why I’d go to so much work when it’s so easy to buy little jars and tubs of baby food from the grocery store. They wouldn’t wonder if they’d ever tasted commercial…

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Shredded Venison Flautas


I don’t come from a family of hunters. My brothers don’t hunt, my dad doesn’t hunt, and if either of my grandpas hunted they did so before I knew them. I don’t remember ever eating venison as a child. Teacher doesn’t hunt but his dad does, so he grew up…

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Mexican Shrimp Ball Soup


*snicker* Sorry. I know it’s juvenile, but I can’t help it. Every time I think “Shrimp Ball Soup” I can’t help thinking “I didn’t know the little guys had those.” Forgive me, I’ll try to restrain myself.   Teacher decided to make Shrimp Ball Soup *snicker* Sorry. to go along…

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Pineapple Margaritas


I gave Teacher the BEST Christmas present this year! I suppose one could argue that the gift was really for me, considering how much I love margaritas, guacamole, and pretty much anything Rick Bayless, but since I was the one who bought it, wrapped it, and wrote Teacher’s name on…

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Homemade Cheese Curd Recipe


Angel Face has recently discovered Pinterest and has been trying out recipes she sees there. Yesterday she decided to try a homemade cheese curds recipe she found. We call them Cheese Puddles because they got kind of flat. Like most of my favorite recipes, this cheese curds recipe is quick,…

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Kelley’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

With Turkey Day just a couple of days away it’s time for me to start thinking about what we’re supposed to make. No, this isn’t procrastinating; waiting until Wednesday night to think about it would be procrastinating. Every year my whole family (parents, younger brothers and their families, and my…

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Homemade Chicken Nuggets

One of the ongoing goals for my child care program is to provide extremely nutritious meals and snacks. Along with that goal came the challenge of finding foods that the children will eat; it doesn’t matter how healthy a food is if no-one eats it. Homemade chicken nuggets to the…

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Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs

My friend Nicole’s son once told her that he likes the end pieces in a loaf of bread best because they don’t have crusts on them. Isn’t that cute? Unfortunately, none of my family members follow his example so I was always throwing away the end pieces and feeling guilty…

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The Best Mojito Recipe

Pretty much everyone who knows me knows I’m a Margarita connoisseur with an obsession bordering on addiction, but when summer temperatures start to rise I start craving Mojitos instead. It all started when Teacher bought some Mojito flavored coolers for me to try. Since I can’t stand mint in any…

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The Best Cherry Pie Ever Recipe

When Princess was in 3rd or 4th grade she decided to make a cherry pie for our church picnic’s pie contest, using my mom’s “Best Cherry Pie Ever” recipe. Most of the contestants were veteran bakers so we were shocked – and thrilled – when Princess’s cherry pie won first…

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