Cheesy Baked Acorn Squash

Don't you love fall squash? Acorn and butternut squash are perfect side dishes for autumn and winter to me. This recipe could easily be a meatless main course, too. These are such versatile vegetables, and can go sweet or savory. My Sweet Babboo is sweet enough, so he prefers savory versions. He saves the sweet …

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Experiments, Some Good and an Epic Fail

OK, so I am trying to learn how to use this new bloody editor on WordPress, and it is giving me no end of headaches. They keep saying it is 'easier'. NOT!!! What used to be a simple copy and paste to put a picture into a post is now a series of clicks, then …

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Autumn Jubilee Wrap Up

What a month!  We did a lot of sewing and projects, ate some great food, planted bulbs, watched the wildlife, crafted, stamped and had a great time for Autumn Jubilee!  Please leave a comment today to thank all our sponsors for this event.  Most of the drawings have been held and winners notified.  Today is …

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Autumn Jubilee Cookish

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together. From the publisher - "These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), …

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Visiting the Apple Orchards

This is a transitional time in the year for me, still too hot to be considered autumn, but September doesn't feel like summer either.  This weekend should be the annual Apple Festival, but the downtown street festival is canceled this year.  Instead, the apple orchards are doing individual sales of their apples this weekend, allowing …

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An Abundance of Tomatoes with Recipe Ideas

This has been the best year I have ever had for tomatoes, thanks to my friend Bonnie H who advised me on what I was doing wrong.  Mostly it had to do with sunlight, and getting more of it to the plants.  Anyway, this year has seen a bounty of tomatoes, so much so we …

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Double Chocolate Delight Cookies

When the going gets tough, the tough turn to chocolate, isn't that right?  I've been working on this recipe for some weeks now, and just had to make it several times to be sure.  No, really, I had to.  Testing combinations of shortening and butter, different types of chips took several batches.  Plus, I wanted …

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Cauliflower and Corn Casserole

Recently I've been looking for more recipes that would take vegetables to main dish status.  I had this idea after spending some time looking at cookbooks, searching for something that would use cauliflower.  While none of the recipes used corn, one had a sour cream base, but had a lot of peppers which I didn't …

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