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Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

I must say that for years, I had an aversion to sweet potatoes.  The only form in which I had ever encountered them was creamed with marshmallow on top.  While most of my family loved these at Christmas, I did  and do not.  Not until my husband requested sweet potato fries did I reconsider this… Continue reading Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary

Homesteading, Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie

Pot Pie is one of our favorite recipes.  Golden brown crust that is flaky and filled with warm veggies and tender chicken swimming in gravy- that is comfort food!  Any type of chicken will do, breast, bone-in thigh, whole chicken, whatever you have on hand.  If you boil a whole chicken, you will only need… Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie

Homesteading, Recipes

Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato

You could call these scalloped potatoes, but Gratin Dauphinois has so much more flair!  It is hard to go wrong with potatoes, they are a humble food from the earth that need only a little dressing up.  You will be hard pressed to find a menu that can't be complimented with a potato dish.  With… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- A Fancy Name For A Flat Out Good Potato


Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

I have a thing for cookbooks.  Some people have a hard time passing up a great pair of shoes, I have a hard time passing up an appealing cookbook.  More often than not, I only try a handful of recipes but if I find one outstanding recipe that makes the book purchase more than worth… Continue reading Beef Carbonnade- Flat Out Good Food

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Our Favorite Pancake

There was a time when Tony and I gave up eating breakfast out while traveling with our children.  The night before we left on vacation I would make up a batch of sausage & biscuits, pigs in a blanket, and breakfast burritos.  Most trips began before dawn and we would pile our four children, my… Continue reading Our Favorite Pancake

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Breakfast Pot Pie

This is a great brunch recipe or a dish when you need a hearty start to you day. To make the morning easier, this simple dish can be prepared the night before, just roll out the dough and fill the pie the morning you are going to serve it.  It is great served with eggs… Continue reading Breakfast Pot Pie