Monthly Archives: August 2010

Jim and Denise’s Wild Rice Casserole

1 lb sweet italian bulk sausage 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 T minced onion 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 can cream of mushroom soup mix 1.5 cup water 2 packages Uncle Ben’s Wild/White Rice mix (only use on seasoning … Continue reading

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Chicken Enchilada Soup

1 T vegetable oil 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/2 cup diced onion 2 cloves minced garlic 4 cups chicken broth 1 cup masa harina 3 cups water 1 cup red enchilada sauce 16 oz Velveeta cheese – cut … Continue reading

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Jim and Denise’s Apple Dip

1 8oz package cream cheese (room temperature) 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 t vanilla 1 cup chopped salted peanuts Combine the ingredients and serve with sliced apples dipped in orange juice.

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Basic Scone Mix

This recipe is great for blueberry scones, chocolate chip scones, oat scones, or leave it plain and add a little jelly filling. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2 cup flour (I usually use a mix of white and whole wheat) … Continue reading

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Cakes and Jam

8/25:  Finally rid of another migraine I was able to get started early this morning. I was able to make two batches of fig-orange preserves and three loaves of zucchini bread.   I painted the final coat on the railing … Continue reading

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Fig and Orange Jam

1 1/2 cups diced figs (fresh) 1/2 cup diced orange sections 1 1/4 cups of sugar 1 1/2 t  orange peel 3 T lemon juice 1/4 t ginger 1/4 t cloves 1/4 t cinnamon 1/2 t butter   Combine the … Continue reading

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Painting Fences and Making Syrups

8/21: Today I finished painting the last coat of paint on the front side of the pasture fence.  I still need to do primer and paint on the back side and the other 2 sides of the chicken yard.  It … Continue reading

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Lots of Preserving

8/9:  Today we chopped down the kiwi (or most of it).  It was just out of control and messy and stinky.  The kiwi were fun to pick, but they never seemed to get eaten much.  I think we forgot about … Continue reading

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Fermented Syrup

This can be added to sparkling water for a refreshing drink. Combine about 8 cups of fruit (I used 6 gooseberries and 2 currents) into a blender and blend. Add 2 t yeast and 4 cups of water.  Allow the … Continue reading

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Blueberry Muffins

4 beaten eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 T lemon juice 3/4 cup melted and cooled butter 2 t vanilla 3/4 cup white sugar 3 cups flour (mixed white and whole wheat) 1 t soda 2 t powder 1 t … Continue reading

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