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Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Recently I posted a recipe for making a bakery style cake, but I didn’t include the recipe for the frosting. Most of the time my go-to frosting is made from whipping cream and Truvia. However, when my daughter and I made the baby shower cake, we needed a frosting that was going to hold up […]

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How to Make a Bakery Style Cake

Not only is October full of family birthdays, but then there’s Halloween. And this year I also had the pleasure of baking a baby shower cake for friend at work. I volunteered to do it, and although I planned on a box cake the whole time, I wanted it to taste better than boxed. So […]

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Best Ways to Cook a Cockerel

The first time I prepared chicken straight from our backyard, that was of non-broiler breed, I made it in one of the ways I usually do. Which means, in that case, I roasted it. But oh, was that a mistake. And because of that experience, I want to save you the trouble by sharing the […]

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Marinated Duck Breast Recipe

This is the first time I’ve prepared duck, though I’ve tasted it before. Duck is one of those meats that is scientifically regarded as ‘white’ meat, while in cooking circles it’s more of a ‘red’ meat, due to its darker color. Also, it’s very fatty, but the taste is amazing. And it isn’t difficult to […]

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What to Put on Top of Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a staple breakfast food at our house. But we don’t do instant… anything, really. However don’t quote me on that, because I’d have to think about it. Anyway, there are tons of ways to spruce up your oatmeal, so I’m going to show you what to put on top of oatmeal to make […]

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How to Cook Black Beans from Scratch

Since we love Mexican and Tex-Mex food at my house, (probably more so than eating Italian), I came up with this recipe. While both are easy to make, it seems that the former two are our go-to foods. Also, some foods are just staples. Like black beans. You can use them in soups or salads. […]

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Granny Smith Apple Tree

One of the first things we planted, when we bought our home, was trees. And they were all fruit trees. One peach tree, one Gala, and one Granny Smith Apple Tree. We got them with the intention of offering shade for our chickens. But additionally, we eat a lot of fruit, particularly apples. So we […]

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One Pan Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes

This recipe has been in my family since I was little. In fact, I never knew it, but it’s also a generational recipe that goes back (at least) to my great grandmother on my mom’s side of the family. However, once again, I’ve done some tweaking over the years. Sometimes I add garlic, and other […]

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Easy Recipe for Chicken Tacos

Most of us know that it’s healthier to make our own food than to eat out, order in, or buy pre-made. However it isn’t always feasible due to demands on our busy schedules. And sometimes it’s just nice to go out to for a bite to eat. But there are options available if you don’t […]

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Homemade Pasta Sauce with Meatballs

Today I’m sharing a recipe that I’ve been making and perfecting since my husband and I got married. And that was 20 years ago. It’s one of my family’s personal favorites. Therefore, they request it often. It’s a simple homemade pasta sauce with meatballs. Though, the meatballs are also homemade. The base of this recipe […]