Category Archives: Kitchen and Garden

Jalapeno Jelly!

Jalpeno Jelly is one of Mr. Wonderful’s favorite treats.  At first thought it might sound completely unappealing, but trust me, if you like sweet, sour and spicy all together, you’ll love this jelly! I’ve been known to put a dab … Continue reading

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Mr. Wonderful and I have been trying to cut some calories, lose a few pounds and get into better shape.  We’ve really cleaned up our diet and I am battling the bulge of the waste line daily by controlling portion … Continue reading

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Pigs in Blankets ~aka~ Hogs in Afghans

Party food at our house used to always involve pigs in a blanket made with “Little Smokies” and refrigerator crescent rolls.  With a large crowd, I ended up spending all my time in the kitchen and usually missed the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Jam

It’s been raining pretty steadily for the past four or five days.  This means that the weeds are taking over everything in my life.  I can even hear them growing!  I used a rainy Saturday morning to make a couple … Continue reading

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Stuffed Shells

These stuffed shells are pure comfort.  You can’t help but feel good about life when you bite into this cheesy goodness! Saute onions and garlic in olive oil and butter. Chop up some breadcrumbs and add to the saute pan. … Continue reading

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Vanilla Emergency Averted

What a relief!  I’ve averted a Vanilla Emergency! This is what is left of the last bottle of Vanilla that The Dragon Lady brought me from Mexico. She brought me a replacement bottle!  I can now bake again! Wait, there’s … Continue reading

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Garden Road Trip

Since Mr. Wonderful and I bought our acreage and he disked up a nice big garden for me, it’s been a tradition that I plant tomatoes and peppers from Anderson’s Greenhouse in Reliance, South Dakota.  The Dragon Lady used to … Continue reading

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Home Made Crescent Rolls

These rolls are made with my refrigerator roll dough recipe.  It’s slightly sweet and just perfectly delicious! Begin the dough by mixing 1 -1/2 cups warm water with 1 packet (2 -1/4 teaspoons) of yeast and little sugar. Set aside … Continue reading

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Quality Control?

Mr. Wonderful believes that his role in the kitchen is to provide quality control.  This usually means that a skinny strip of bars, cake or whatever the treat may be is carefully removed from the edge of the pan.  Thing … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I am a firm  believer that chocolate and peanut butter were meant to be together! Just some of the yumminess involved in these bars: yellow cake mix, eggs, butter, sweetened condensed milk (calories in a can), chocolate chips, peanut butter … Continue reading

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