Category: cottage kitchen

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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traditional cinnamon rolls

Happy New Year Today is about doing absolutely nothing. Well…watching college football and serving up the traditional food of love that is all prepared and waiting in the freezer. For me that equates to “nothing.” It’s surprising how simple the preparations are, too. Our traditional New Year’s Day breakfast has always been: One Hour Cinnamon Rolls…

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too much buttermilk

A few days ago, as we were doing out weekly grocery shopping, I overheard a young homemaker say, “A half gallon of buttermilk! Are you kidding me? I’d never use that much buttermilk. I’ll just make something else.” Since my new motto is “Just be a good listener…your ears will never get you in trouble.” I…

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best ever burgers

First I want to say, “I’ve been a really good girl for the past 90 days!” I’ve been eating fresh fruits, fresh veggies and proteins. No carbs to speak of, almost no fat [mayo, butter and the like] and very little sugar. It’s paid off. Big time!  My jeans bag along behind me like they belong to someone…

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baby back ribs

Bar-B-Q Ribs and Corn on the Cob. Does that epitomize summer or what? Well…that’s supper tonight and just because it’s so.o.o delish, I’m gonna share the way we fix ’em with you. Our method has been perfected over a few decades, and even though it may sound a bit braggadocios, I gotta tell you, I’ve never…

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kitchen collage

Lunch is ready. Can’t believe it’s that time already. Mr. Lebsock brought a shopping bag full of tomatoes in from the garden earlier, so I’ve been busy this morning. Plan on some time just sittin’ and readin’ this afternoon Three o’clock and all’s well, even though my plan to sit and read this afternoon turned…

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better ‘n brownies

Yesterday was a blustery, cold day here. And what better way to celebrate such a day than with cookies? Chocolate- chocolate chip cookies! What else?  These are… Better ‘n Brownies Preheat the oven to 355° F. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (room temperature) 1/2 cup Crisco 1 cup light brown sugar (packed) 1 cup white sugar…

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kitchen memories

“In the childhood memories of every good cook there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom (or a grandmother).” _Barbara Costikyan (& me) In our kitchen there are memories aplenty. The crock Dick’s Grandmother Lebsock used for pies, cakes, bread, Kraut Runza,and ever so many other wonderful treats is a daily…

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