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Crockpot Boiled Peanuts

Crockpot Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts – an icon of the South.  In the summer, roadside boiled peanuts stands are a familiar sight along southern routs.  My family used to occasionally purchase a bag of boiled peanuts from them until we figured out they could be made easily and […]

Simple, easy Granola Cereal

Simple, easy Granola Cereal

Simple, easy Granola Cereal – and that I like it that way.  I enjoy cooking.  Often, I enjoy creative cooking, and making all sorts of foods from scratch, including other very time consuming cold cereal recipes.  Usually titles such as “quick dinners” and “easy desserts” […]

Heart Shaped Food for Breakfast – Hearts in our Grits

Heart Shaped Food for Breakfast – Hearts in our Grits

Paul eats breakfast at 6:00 during the week.  And while I am very thankful that is later than it used to be, it is still early.  Early enough that I don’t want to be up an hour before making a big breakfast.  We love grits, […]

Courtship Cookies

Courtship Cookies

Some folks might call these peanut butter oatmeal balls or something along that line, but we call them “courtship cookies.”  I made these for my betrothed before we were married, and he took a fancy to them.  Somewhere along the way they got labeled as […]

Bacon Roses

Bacon Roses

Even the men folk can appreciate a bouquet, if it is bacon roses.  I made a bacon rose bouquet for my husband on our “betrothal anniversary” one year and another one for Mother’s Day for his mother. This is not an original idea.  I had […]

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal

Oh how happy I would have been to have known about overnight refrigerator oatmeal as a new bride!  I tried to get up every morning to fix my husband’s breakfast, but he had to leave for work so early those days.  Store bought cereals were […]

Making Homemade Applesauce

Making Homemade Applesauce

Making homemade applesauce is as easy as peeling apples and putting them in a pot!  Start by peeling and cutting out the cores.  Slice into small pieces and throw them in a large pot, or a small pot depending on how many apples you are […]

How to dry sage

How to dry sage

Some people dry sage the old-fashion way of bundling up the stems and hanging them upside down to dry.  I tried this method once and ended up with some molded sage.  Maybe I just did not hang them in a good location, but whatever the […]