Getting Ready for the Fair

The Mountain Regional State Fair turn-in day for the competitions is Monday, and I am entering 23 contests this year in a bunch of divisions.  I actually started early enough in August this year pulling it all together, getting my online entries done,  and completing projects.  I have 5 quilt entries, 5 photography entries, several …

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Shumai

Now that you have a lovely Asian Inspired Table, you need some food for it.  I have been working on Asian inspired recipes and I have three new ones for you.  Today, my take on a Chinese shumai, a steamed dumpling open at the top instead of completely encased in the wrapper.  I thought this was …

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Preparing for the Mountain Regional State Fair

Turn-in day for entries into the Mountain Regional State Fair is Monday, and I am getting all my entries ready. I have decided to enter 14 crafting, quilting and photography competitions this year. This means getting hanging sleeves on the larger quilts, and labels on all the entries. Scrap Dance Two Step is finished up …

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The Best of 2015 at From My Carolina Home

What would you say if you had to pick just 5 posts from this year as your best or favorites?  That is the task in order to link up a Best OF 2015 post for a challenge linky at Meadow Mist Designs.  This isn't going to be easy, as I blog about such a wide …

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Leftover Turkey – A Cornucopia of Ideas

So, how many of us will have turkey left over?  Quite a few I would guess, so I thought it was time to share some of my leftover ideas.  One thing I have done in the past was freeze cooked, leftover turkey meat in quart size zipper bags so I don't get too tired of …

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Peak Autumn Color and Thanksgiving 101 Winner

Fall color peaked this week in the NC mountains.  I took several new pictures at sunrise. The fog in the valley shows some of the layers of mountains and valley, lovely!  If you read the posts on email, pop by the blog and see the fall header, it is full of autumn color. A storm …

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Baked Black and Great Northern Beans

Wow, it is finally fall and a perfect time for stick to the ribs comfort food.  How about a different take on baked beans?  I had black beans and Great Northern beans in the cupboard and I thought a mixture would be interesting.  And it goes great with the Butterflied Baked Chicken from the last …

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Butterflied Baked Chicken

I like baked chicken a lot, and I fix chicken in a lot of different ways.  One thing I don't like about baking a whole chicken is the juices that collect inside the chicken that take so long to be cooked.  At times most of the chicken is done, but there are still just barely …

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Pan Roasted Chicken with Asparagus Dinner

Fast and easy recipes for a weeknight dinner for one or two are on my mind lately.  I shared the Fish with Spinach Dinner recently, and it got me thinking about using chicken.  Then, on Pinterest, I saw a pin for pan roasted asparagus.  Well, I knew that, but haven't done it in a long …

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Banana Coffee Cake

I have been experimenting with recipes for coffee cake recently and wanted to do something with bananas.   When I have bananas, I usually make banana bread, but this time I wanted it to be lighter and more cake-like, yet substantial enough for breakfast.  My mother-in-law gave me a recipe long ago for a Sour Cream …

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