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  Taco Chili With Grilled Polenta I was canning pinto beans this weekend and one of the jars did not seal so I needed to refrigerate it and use it. I couldn’t make up my mind if I wanted enchiladas, tacos or chili. Then the idea to combine taco flavor and chili came to me. We […]


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When Life Gives you Scraps, Make Quilts: A Birthday Post When I look back on my sixty years on this earth I see many millions of small events and joys that have been knitted together into a wonderful life; full of love and wonderful moments.We spend so much time focusing on large, looming events we […]


Apples and More Apples!

by Gloria September 13, 2015 Bread/Muffins
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  Apples   They are in season right now and are plentiful. Most people seem to have spots on their apples this year due to the rainy weather conditions. Mine are no exception. I have a Golden Delicious tree and a red apple tree (Mackintosh?). The green apples have black spots which mostly scrub off, […]

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Vegetarian Burrito Buffet

by Gloria September 4, 2015 Vegetarian
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We have been enjoying our home canned beans so much. No salt added and so tender and delicious.  Pinto, black, navy, I love them all. When I am done canning all of my garden produce I have lots of ideas for other things to make in my new pressure canner besides beans. Tonight I am […]

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Blackberry Corn Muffins

by Gloria August 22, 2015 Bread/Muffins
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On my little homestead in Central Illinois, August means blackberry season. I pick a bowl every day for about two to three weeks. I have lived in my house for six years now and have gotten used to the rhythm of the seasons and the changing crops. My yard was full of various fruits when […]

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Egg Salad With Avocado

by Gloria August 1, 2015 Salad
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If this egg salad looks a little green with envy, don’t adjust your screen. I mashed up an avocado and mixed it with chopped boiled eggs, celery, onion, salt, pepper and dill to make a delicious egg salad. The avocado takes the place of the mayonnaise, but you could also add in a little mayo […]

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Chebe Focaccia Bread

by Gloria July 22, 2015 Bread
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Chebe bread mixes have been around for a long time. With the main ingredient being tapioca they have long been a naturally gluten free product. About 20 years or so ago I used to buy the regular Chebe bread mix, which came in a bag, and make nice, soft little rolls. Of course they were […]

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Freezing Eggs to Stock Your Gluten Free Pantry

by Gloria July 4, 2015 Food Storage
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Freezing eggs. Freezing Eggs to Stock Your Gluten Free Pantry Lately eggs have been very expensive due to some disease of chickens where many had to be killed. It will take some time before the chickens can be replaced. There might be some shortages at some point, certainly there will be higher prices, and some […]

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