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Granola

I’ve been making this recipe since my kids were wee ones, crawling about the kitchen while I measured and stirred.  They’ve grown up eating it atop my homemade plain yogurt with a dollop of homemade jam since they were old enough to chew. It’s equally as good with a splash of milk.  Whichever way you serve it, be sure to scatter […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake (Mother’s Day)

I cannot help my love for chocolate, it’s hereditary. I am convinced that eventually geneticists will identify the gene on which the code for “chocolate addict” is written. Until then, I am unscientifically stating that the love for chocolate runs in families. I’m not much of a candy person, but I have a strange, primal attachment to chocolate. I blame/thank […]

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is one of those desserts that has withstood the test of time.  With mentions in cookbooks dating back to the 1500’s and Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, this combination of fruit, cream and cake has won the hearts and sweet tooths of generations. As a child, I devoured bowls of sweet biscuit topped with unsweetened strawberries drizzled […]

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Simple Smashed Potatoes in the Instapot/Electric Pressure Cooker

I’ve been using an electric pressure cooker for over ten years now-long before the Instapot craze began.  But, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to harness this awesome tool to improve one of my favorite recipes: Smashed potatoes. There are three goals when making the perfect smashed potatoes Creamy insides Crunchy, browned exteriors Just the right amount of salt […]

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Why You Need A Grow Light*

If you’re going to start seedlings indoors, you need a good grow light.  These specifically-designed tools provide all the wavelengths of light your tender plants need to grow up to be healthy, strong producers.  Seedlings need more hours of sun per day than the average late winter day can provide. Plan on 14 hours of direct, overhead lighting for best […]

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The Perfect Soil Recipe

The Perfect Soil Recipe One of the most common questions I get from new gardeners or those who have recently moved to the area is, “What type of dirt should I put in my garden beds?” Whether you’re gardening in raised beds or have a dedicated patch of ground in the corner of your yard, your soil will have a […]

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