Monthly Archive: June 2015

Father’s Day almond poundcake

Almond Pound Cake

    When we were growing up (back in the dark ages as my kids say) we didn’t celebrate Father’s day with the hoopla like we do today, but Mom did fix a special dinner for our Dad. He enjoyed his day by planting zinnias and marigolds in the tiny patch of earth on the …

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Healing herbs for chickens

An Herb Garden for Chickens I love this article from Lisa Steele (see end of article for bio, how to reach her, etc.).  I have been giving my “girls” herbs for years like chickweed, mint, purslane, dandelion and sour grass. They love it. But Lisa takes it many steps further. Here’s what she has to …

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Copycat recipe for Zip’s chili

The Best Chili Powder

Copy cat recipe for Zip’s chili Posted originally in 2006: “Casey’s chili like Zip’s Mt. Lookout” Some requests never go away. Like Frisch’s strawberry pie and vegetable soup, Kentucky Derby pie, Fudge like Sis makes at Kremer’s Market in Northern Kentucky, Concord grape pie like Habig’s, Red Lobster’s shrimp scampi, Shillito’s café anything, Glier’s goetta,  …

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Eight layer pea salad

Our peas are ready to pick. The grandkids like to pick fresh peas, shell them and eat them on the spot. (Me, too!).  Another vintage salad making a huge comeback.  A glass bowl makes layers visible. Eight layer pea salad Salad base: In large bowl, layer in order: 1 small head iceberg lettuce, torn Parsley, …

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Easy strawberry rhubarb jam

Easy strawberry rhubarb jam Our rhubarb shot up overnight it seemed so I had to do something with it, and quick.  This recipe that I found called for raspberry jello and raspberry pie filling, but I couldn’t find raspberry pie filling so I subbed in strawberry. This is really easy, not to mention beautiful,  and …

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Vacation Bible camp snacks for kids to make

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Thx to the reader who shared this photo Vacation Bible school and camps are popular with kids, especially in primary grades. It’s always fun to make snacks that correlate to the story that is told. Here again, due to many requests, are some favorite snacks for kids to make when learning about the Bible.  Some …

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