Category: cottage kitchen

hamburger heaven

Hamburgers tonight folks–on homemade buns! Wonderful, and so easy: 1 cup warm water1 egg2 Tablespoons butter3 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons salt3 teaspoons active dry yeast NOTE: lately I've been loading all the ingredients in my bread machine, setting it to "dough" and skipping to the forming step. Works great. Saves time,…

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morning coffee

Good morning Dear Hearts Found this image online a while back. It literally stopped me dead in my tracks. I had to whip out my calculator and check for myself. Here’s how it breaks down: A 12-ounce tall coffee at your favorite quick brew kiosk will cost between $1.95 and $2.15, depending on your location.…

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clear ‘n cold

The sun has been bright and spring-like all day. For the past couple of days, for that matter. It’s wonderful! Expected high – 69 degrees.  Hooray!  These pics says spring and I’m lovin’ it.  Problem though.  ?? The early morning temp was a frosty…33 degrees. As we drove to the market we noticed almonds in blossom. …

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tea for two

Here’s a treat we always enjoy – White Chocolate / Macadamia Nut Cookies.  I don’t make these very often. Usually stick with my Famous Dark Chocolate Chip variety. But every once in a while I switch it up and use the more expensive ingredients in place of regular dark chocolate chips. It’s pretty simple to do……

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better bread

Well finally – homemade white  bread that meets all the requirements.  Good for sandwiches.  Good for toast.  Good right out of the oven and good the next day. We’ve been baking our own bread for awhile now. It is SO much better than what you can buy inexpensively, and in most cases is better for…

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Super Bowl Sammichs

Super Bowl this weekend!  Yeah!!! Unlike some of my girlfriends…I’m a fan of football.  Thoroughly enjoy watching it all season long; August to February.  Been watching it for years and love the time D and I spend together in front of the tube. Thank you NFL! When we get to the Super Bowl I usually…

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chocolate + chocolate

Grace and peace on your Friday Dear Hearts  I hope your Valentine’s day was a delightful as mine. We enjoyed a quiet, rainy day at home, watched an amazing presentation on healing by Dr. Barry Bennett, and then Mr. L prepared a meal for us that can only be described as fit for royalty! There…

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what to do

Rain! Wonderful, beautiful rain! The Lord will open to you his good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands, Deuteronomy 28:12 We’ve prayed for rain (and snow in the mountains) for months. California has been in a drought for years. Last summer was the…

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Saturday brunch

❤ Grace and peace on your weekend Dear Hearts ❤ This morning, as I write to you, there is a stream of sunlight shining across my desk and steam from a cup of coffee swirling Heavenward. A lovely, quiet, time to reflect on plans for Saturday. First things first though. A bite to eat. A…

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