Autumn Jubilee Slow Cooked Ham with Two Methods

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a recipe for a wonderful meal for a brisk fall day.  A slow cooked meal, ready for supper while sewing on a rainy day, this is one of my favorite things!  Welcome new readers to my blog!  You'll see I do a variety of post subjects.  So come along for …

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Grilled Cedar Plank Fish

Now that the humidity has abated somewhat, it is wonderful to enjoy a meal on the veranda.  Grilling fish is a yummy way to celebrate the beginning of autumn, with its cooler evenings.  I've had fish grilled on cedar planks in restaurants and liked it, so when I got these planks as a gift, I …

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Cooking Competitions at the Mountain State Fair

Entering the cooking contests at the fair is just a hoot, and it is fun to see the ideas of all the contestants.  This year the theme for the Egg Competition was Anything Goes, so no restrictions as to what you did with eggs.  Last year, contestants had to make egg salad.  This year contestants …

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Quilter’s Meet and Greet

Today I am participating in an event called Quilter's Meet and Greet - a blog hop of quilting bloggers, some new, some established.  Welcome to From My Carolina Home!  I am a longarm quilter, pattern designer and speaker for quilting enthusiasts, and I've been blogging for over 4 years. I do lots of free patterns …

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Artichoke Mushroom Stuffing

Having friends over for lunch is such a fun time, with lots of conversation and fun away from the pressure of a meeting.  I did an elegant yet reasonably easy entree for six that went together pretty quickly.  The big advantage is it can be made up a bit ahead, leaving me time to clean …

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Summer Grilled Vegetables

Summer is prime grilling season, and there is nothing that says summer more than that outdoor grilled flavor. While we usually concentrate on the meat or fish entree the most, the grill is the best place for your side dishes to cook too. The flavor and freshness of newly harvested vegetables could almost take center …

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Recipe Roundup for Summer Fun

Summer is hot, so cooking should be simple to get out of the kitchen quickly.  Make ahead is great too, for packing along to watch fireworks, or have fun with family outdoors in the mountains, on a lake, or at the beach.  I am running out of time to get in all the ideas I …

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Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow cookers are wonderful for making meals while I sew, stamp, or play with my glue gun.  I've been using it more in summer than I used to, as it doesn't heat up the kitchen the way the oven does.  Recently, reader Deb contacted me to ask what size slow cooker I was using in …

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Mid Year Check in on Goals

It is coming up on the  halfway point for the year, so it is time to check in with the goals for the year and see how it is going.  Actually, pretty well!!  The goals post is HERE.  Since I am still working on the secret quilting projects, I can't show those just yet.  But, …

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Taco Salad with a Crispy Baked Shell

With Cinco De Mayo tomorrow, it is a great excuse to eat Mexican food, like I need an excuse, LOL!!  One thing about it, though, the fat content can be pretty high.  My grandmother and mother used to make tacos by frying the tortillas in oil, and although they were tasty, that method is just …

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