From the monthly archives:

July 2011

Me, 3 Daughters, 5 Grandchildren…..and the Mountain

July 31, 2011

I was in the mountains of New Mexico this past week with my 5 grandchildren and 3 daughters.  It would have been perfect and complete if my daughter-in-law could have joined us as she has in the past.  Here are a few photos of the trip:                         [...]


Homegrown Spicy Fried Okra

July 25, 2011

I stopped by my mother-in-laws this week and she gave me some freshly picked okra.  Some of it was a little big for steaming and I must say that I had a hankering for fried okra.  I rarely fry anything. When my kids were little and I lived on the farm, fried chicken or chicken [...]


Nothing Like Getting Rid of Needless Knick Knacks

July 21, 2011

I hired a good friend to come over and help me clean out two walk-in closets and my pantry.  Even though my closets are “walk-in”, I could not even step a foot into them.  And my pantry…..just “n” for nasty.  I had some pretty old canned goods.  Don’t you love to shed a few things [...]


Honey Seared Sesame Chicken and Jasmine Rice

July 18, 2011

Honey Seared Sesame Chicken is one of my daughter’s favorite recipes.  It is so easy and can be made so quickly that I can’t believe I haven’t tried it before tonight.     HONEY SEARED SESAME CHICKEN 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup honey 1 tsp rice vinegar (optional) 1/4 tsp ground ginger 2.5 tbsp sesame [...]


Marinated Melon

July 13, 2011

The last couple of weeks I’ve had the best tasting cantelope and the best tasting watermelon that I have ever had.  Both were grown by a farmer in Comanche County.  This time of year, grocery stores often want to support the local farmers and also want to provide the freshest fruits and vegetables.  I will [...]


Southern Pecan Pie with Homegrown Pecans

July 11, 2011

I live on a pecan orchard.  Well, my lot used to be on a pecan orchard, so I have several pecan trees still on my property.  Right across the back fence is the largest working pecan orchard in Texas.  It is a thing of beauty hosting the uninhibited growth and reproduction of white tailed deer.  [...]


One of My Blogging Friends Has a Plan

July 10, 2011

One of my blog readers took the time to write me out a food plan for fulfilling my challenge of cleaning out the freezer and pantry.  I thought it was so nice that I decided to post it.  Here goes: Hi Susan :-> I have an idea which might help you. Actually, a couple of [...]


Hello. My Name is Susan and I Am a Compulsive Food Buyer.

July 8, 2011

I have come to the realization that I am a compulsive food buyer (and eater) and have decided that I am going to cook only what I have in my freezer and my pantry until I get down to the bottom of all that food.  Seriously, how many jars of salsa, hot wing sauce, relish, [...]


Atomic Chicken

July 4, 2011

I am on vacation still and just realized that I wouldn’t be cooking anything for Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits.  However, the friends we are vacationing with are cooking dinner tonight and have offered one of their favorite grilled chicken recipes, Atomic Chicken, along with an easy technique for whipping up dinner quickly. Thanks for joining us [...]


Thank You for Featuring Me

July 1, 2011

I wanted to give a big thank you shout-out to the different bloggers that have featured my recipes on their blogs lately.  Make sure you go check out their blogs.

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