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soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ ham and bean soup

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baked beans

We recently shared our dinner table with a lovely couple.  We feasted on ham, baked potatoes, roasted carrots, a garden salad, and biscuits. As time permits, I like to make stock, soup, etcetera from bones.  When I thought about the potential of that old ham bone, I immediately decided on beans.  How would I meld ham and beans together…… Continue reading baked beans

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farm fresh balsamic beans

I miss having a garden of my own. It’s particularly sad because there’s nothing better than beans or tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Thankfully, we have a local farmer who sells lovely produce from his garage at the best prices in town. As we were driving near his home one day we decided to stop…… Continue reading farm fresh balsamic beans

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mexican night

Do you recall (the value of friendship post) that my friend taught me the inside scoop on making authentic tacos?  Well, I finally got around to making them.  I followed the directions she gave me as best as I could remember, but the tortillas were not as soft as hers, nor as perfectly round.  I guess I…… Continue reading mexican night