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Savory and Hearty Zucchini Sausage Dressing Casserole

We had a massive abundance of zucchini and yellow squash this year! In truth, I’m questioning my sanity in planting FIVE (yes…5) summer squash plants.  We’re near the end of our summer and I’m relishing the slowing harvest before our long winter months. If you’re like me, and you are over all the sweet treat uses for prolific zucchini….zucchini bread, muffins, brownies, I have a gem for you today. This casserole is the perfect early fall

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Never Miss a Planting Date – Seed Organization!

Okay all!  I have a whopper today!  I cannot tell you how many times I missed a seed starting/planting date in my many years of gardening.  So MANY times I have kicked myself for missing those dates or planting too early even.  Without fail, I end up having to buy starts at the nursery versus using some of my gorgeous heirloom seeds. Needless to say, I have been pondering this problem for quite some time

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YouTube Videos – Coming Right Up!

Hi, Lovely People! I’ve finally bit the bullet and decided to start posting content to YouTube!!  Eeek!  I explain all the major reasons why in the video but this leap of faith was a long time in the making. I’d like to invite you to subscribe to my channel, here.  In the past, I used it to use share my Classical Conversation playlists and a few random videos. As I post more to YouTube,

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Love ~ Loss ~ Regret

I really debated on writing this post but since this blog is all about being real, I’m sharing. I don’t think this post is profound, but it’s our life. A couple weeks ago I received the dreaded call from my


No Equipment Workout #1

Here is the first workout in the series.  This one is very simple and should be a quick one. Walking lunges and pushups for time. Couple of things to keep in mind… Time yourself. Work quickly. Do “guy” pushups if


Telephone Cookie Recipe

You all probably didn’t realize I was famous. Surprised?! Well, I’m famous. Okay, not really.  But I did get my Grandma’s stolen no-bake cookie recipe published in the Farmhouse Kitchen Gooseberry Patch cookbook. They are a favorite in our family.


Homemade Quinoa Bread Recipe

I’ve tried to like quinoa. Really I have. I know it’s a superfood and all but I just don’t experiment with it enough to find recipes we enjoy it in. However, I’ve finally found a way to get quinoa into

Homemade Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

I do believe I have you guys covered as far as hot chocolate recipes go! First Ellie showed you how to make hot chocolate without powdered milk.  Next it was a gourmet hot chocolate ~ mint edition. Today, I have my


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