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Recipe for Queen Anne’s Lace Jelly

Anyone who has been around me here or on facebook for long knows that I love making floral jellies. There is something almost magical about harvesting the essence of the season and packaging up in a jar for later. One of the first one’s I wanted to try was Queen Anne’s Lace jelly, but that was when I was just…

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Lilac muffins with crabapple blossom garnish

Beautiful, delicious and deceptively simple. What more could you want in a muffin? This particular muffin gave me great joy as well, because my daughter made it. My floral obsession is rubbing off. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup lilac blossoms…

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Super Moist Roast Turkey Review and Giveaway

OK, before I get started with this review and giveaway, I thought I would share a couple of tips. 1. When you go to the store for the few things you need for a review of Hellmann’s® mayonnaise, and you forget the recipe, and you call your husband to read it to you, write down everything he says. If you…

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Watermelon Rind Jelly

Ever since Almanzo’s older sister chided her younger brother for wasting his watermelon rind on his pig in Farmer Boy, I’ve wanted to try watermelon rind jelly. I mean seriously, what good is watermelon rind? Up until now, I’ve fed it to the chickens or put it on the compost pile but couldn’t help but wonder what old time deliciousness…

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How to make yogurt without a yogurt maker

Summer is here and getting hot, hot, hot! It’s the perfect weather for yogurt: yogurt over fresh fruit for a light breakfast, blended with frozen fruit for an afternoon smoothie or frozen for a refreshing treat as the temperature rises. Unfortunately, our little one quart yogurt maker can’t keep up with the demand this time of year, but it doesn’t…

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