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Freezer Jam – The Summer Chronicles

Mid July the strawberries and raspberries were both on sale. So I set aside a day to make some freezer jam. I invited Kellie and Heidi to come make some with me. I didn’t think it would take too long. I grossly underestimated the effort or quantity we would make. We made over 120 jars…

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An Afternoon at the Zoo – The Summer Chronicles

One fine summer afternoon we were invited by our friends Stacey, Kate, and Chloe to go to the zoo. Unfortunately I had to decline since we don’t have a zoo pass this year. But then Stacey told me her pass got in not only her family, but enough people that my entire family could go…

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On the Garden

I haven’t mentioned how the garden is coming along . . . Well, it’s a mixture of success of disappointment. I’ve learned some things for the future. Things I Have Learned: 1) If you don’t “thin” out your plants properly, the plants themselves will be thin and under developed. In my zeal to have things…

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Dinner List

This is a master list of meals we eat on a semi-regular basis. For the most part these are dishes I can make from scratch and from memory without having to look at my recipes (although I do have recipes for almost all of these), because I make them on such a regular basis. I…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

PrintPumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes Yield: 16 Large Cookies IngredientsIngredients 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon milk…

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Pizza Dough

PrintPizza Dough Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 1 Pizza Ingredients * 3 cups all-purpose flour * 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 tablespoon white sugar * 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)Instructions 1. Combine…

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Dinner Menu For The Week {#1}

So, one of the things I’m pretty good at in life is making dinner. Laundry – not so much (although I am on load #2 for the day as I type this). Dinner is easier for me because: 1) I don’t mind cooking (usually) 2) I like to eat (always) But I’m always scratching my…

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