Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category


Banana Nut Ice Cream

What can I say about this ice cream?  It’s grand.  It’s simply grand.  I’ve just had a little bowl for breakfast. Here you go…. 2 Bananas 1 Can of Eagle Brand (that’s sweetened condensed milk) ½ Cup of Sugar 1 Quart of Half and Half (that’s 4 whole cups!) 1 Dash of Salt 1 Dash […]

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Half Century Fudge

Okay kids!  I’m hooked on a new treat.  And this is funny… I’ve never really been a huge fan of fudge.  But I’m hooked.  Lived the first half-century of life without it.  Intend to enjoy it the second half-century! Ha!  That’s a good name.  “Half Century Fudge”! My sister-in-law introduced us to this recipe.  And […]

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Fried Apples

Not sure why we call them fried apples.  They’re not fried.  They’re sautéed in butter, actually.  Nevertheless, I stick with the catchy name. I made these one crisp and beautiful fall morning for the ladies who were coming over to the barn for Bible study.  I was so surprised when half the group had never […]

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Chocolate Almond Ice Cream

  This is decadent.  It’s smooth and rich.  Yes, that about sums it up.  I think you’ll love it, so I hope you’ll make it soon!  Let me know. 1 twelve ounce jar of almond butter ½ cup of cocoa 1 cup of sugar 1 quart of half & half I mixed everything with about […]

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Frozen Yogurt for the Fourth

Oh my goodness!  Grand concoction!  Thanks to a friend for bringing me some Freanna Yoghurt, and thanks to a holiday coming up with family traveling from far and wide to get here, it was time for me to make some frozen yogurt. You know how my recipes go.  A big thing of yogurt, about a […]

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Pumpkin “Pudding”

We have these things in our pantry… odds and ends that need to be put into something.  Like the can of La Lechera purchased at the Mexican market just so it wouldn’t look odd that I’d gone inside, stared at the walls to see the fancy paint finish, then walked out.   And the can of […]

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Free Lasagna

Okay, the title’s misleading.  (But it was free at a banquet at our church.)  Mainly what it was free of was gluten and nightshades! When I saw the sign-up sheet in the foyer, my options were lasagna, breadsticks, salad or dessert.  Since I no longer eat traditional lasagna ingredients, I decided I’d better get creative […]

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Chocolate Cashew Cookies

Leaving the grains behind has really been the best thing for me since sliced bread!  I’ve been reading food labels, banishing all kinds of things from my kitchen.  Seriously… the list of ingredients in the things we eat… frightening! Dessert has never been my weakness, but I do love cookies.  It’s been a real treat […]

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Gluten Gladly Gone

“Oh, I really don’t eat that much bread” That’s something I typically said But closer inspection Showed a different direction It was time for some light to be shed   I loved donuts and yummy French toast And bread pudding I cherished the most Wheat Thins and Triscuits And buttermilk biscuits Oh cobbler crust!  You […]

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Nightfall on the Nightshades

I have loved you with all of my heart But sadly, it seems we must part You brought joy to my plate Every day when I ate You were always in my shopping cart   Rellenos and salsa and more Baked potatoes and hash browns galore And the ever so fine Ripened right on the […]

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Fudgy Sherbet

I continue on the experimental path of coconut milk ice cream.  I will not lie.  I love the feel of good heavy cream floating about in my mouth.  So, when I eat these ice creams made with coconut milk, I go into it with the thought of a sherbet or sorbet.  That way I prepare […]

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Apricot Coconut Ice Cream

What’s a girl to do with so many apricots?  Well, plenty of them are in the freezer ready for future cobblers.  And the final little seeded batch went into some ice cream. I’m sure your family is like ours… we have quite the variety of food allergies and sensitivities.  I thought I’d try my hand […]

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