A few weeks ago, my sister and I were browsing recipe sites, looking for ideas for a snack to make, when I ran across cream of mushroom soup.  Boy did that bring back memories — and cravings! — so I’ve made a version we can have.  :-) cream of mushroom soup
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A delicious banana cake for any occasion, though it featured at a third birthday party at my house :-). Banana Cake Served Up

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CornbreadBack when Jennifer ate gluten (pre-diagnosis), she and Sean concluded that the cornbread I made was the best they’d ever had. And they both like cornbread. Sean, particularly, loves it.

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Maple Frosting on Gingerbread CookiesSo I was making these gingerbread cookies yesterday with my now 2 1/2 year old, and discovered when we went to frost them that I only had half the powdered dry milk that I needed. What’s a mama to do? Well, I altered the frosting recipe, and ended up with one that is much more buttercream-like, easier to work with, and amazingly tasty. Isn’t it great when life works out like that?

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Hey there. No, I haven’t found my notebook, but I worked up natural sugar chocolate chips this week so I have that recipe in a new place :-). I even tested them in my chocolate chip cookies for you (because how can I know if a chocolate chip recipe is any good unless I know how it bakes up?)! Of course, they’re still actually chocolate chunks, but they’re quite tasty regardless of shape.

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Sticky Granola BarsHey there, long time no see! We’re cooking a lot, but mostly tried-and-true stuff. That said, here’s my latest adaptation of our granola bar recipe. This one turned out pretty well, so I thought you might enjoy it too.

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I’d never had quiche at all before last week, but it sure sounded like an interesting idea — savory custard cheese pie?  Ginny says quiche is great?  Sure, let’s give it a shot.  :-D quiche slice
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closeup!This is not a fruit salad, oh no. This is an answer to “yet another dinner this week should have a green salad with it. I am TIRED of normal green salad.” My husband thought this was amazingly delicious and horked down like four servings.  Even the two year old ate some of it!

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Cinnamon-Raisin BreadThis weekend Sean declared that it had been too long since he worked with bread dough and he wanted to make cinnamon raisin bread, and so this recipe was born :D. I crafted the recipe, but he did a lot of the work while I was taking care of other things. It turned out remarkably well, and we like it a lot.

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Recently Canned PicklesHello again! Sorry for the unexpected week without a post, but things are oddly crazy around here for having nothing much going on.  We have been out and about a lot, though, and one of those little outings was to a farmer’s market. Lacking a veggie garden of my own (currently! Hopefully I can change that by next spring, but we’ll see), I set out to get the stuff for homemade pickles from the market. I succeeded easily, since it is indeed canning season and pickling cucumbers are plentiful.

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