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Dessert Sweets for the Scandi crowd

Apple Shortbread Crumble
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup softened butter… 169 more words

Desserts & Sweets

Chris J's Favorite Treat

Bacon Brown Sugar Mini Dogs
1 pkg mini hot dogs (little smokies are the brand most often available)
1 lb bacon
1 3/4 cup brown sugar… 136 more words

Appetizers & Entertaining

Pot roast: No ketchup allowed!

There’s an ongoing discussion in our house about the “appropriate” use of ketchup. Yes, I believe there is a time and place for red sugar on food–primarily with other junk, like hamburgers and fries. 292 more words


Halloween Memories

Halloween on the farm was a far different experience than my current city experience. Childhood costumes were simple, always with a hot plastic or rubber mask. 257 more words

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Caramel apple jam recipe

The wild apples trees on the farm are flush with fruit.  The old timer up the road says that’s a bad sign – lots of apples means a long, harsh winter.   199 more words

Farmhouse Recipes

Old fashioned pot roast recipe

My husband’s grandmother used to make “roast-a-beef” every Sunday.  She would boil the roast with some salt and pepper.  The result was a grey, tough lump of meat that needed to be cut with a chainsaw.   282 more words

Farmhouse Recipes

Fresh Corn and Tomatillo Salsa

My garden continues to produce plenty of tomatillos and when paired with fresh sweet corn, cilantro and seasonings, it makes a wonderful salsa. I’ve also used it to top my favorite… 148 more words

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