Liquid smoke BBQ version

I bought liquid smoke almost a year ago for a recipe and then couldn’t find the recipe. Me and my organization skills. This week however, I found another recipe calling for liquid smoke. And lo and behold, if it isn’t for my husband’s favorite meal. BBQ beef on buns!

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Salt pork kale in crock pot

Always searching for a different way to eat more greens, especially kale, I thought I’d give this one a try. Super simple and good turn out! Great for a holiday side.


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After months of packing, moving and unpacking we have landed in the deep south confronted by a cold front which has left everyone in the house with a hacking cough.

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That summer garden

Ah, that summer garden I nursed and spent so much time on all spring  only to leave it with reckless abandon to the care of my overworked husband when I went out-of-town for two months….


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Packed the crock pot


I accidentally packed the crock pot.

I thought mama had more than one.  And I have no idea where it is in the garage.

Wellllll……I’ll just keep you posted on the garden.

Anyone care to share one of their recipes?

It was a slow start and hmmm…..well, the lettuce looks good.

Take a peek.


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We can never get enough black beans.
Here’s just one of the versions we’ve tried.
No picture because WE ATE THEM ALL!

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I never know how to season anything.

Soooo….I experiment.

This time, the experimenting with spices got way out of hand.

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Garden Planted!

I didn’t even do a post about thanking all the soldiers and men and women who have sacrified for our country on Memorial Day. I was swimming in garden. And I am very thankful for the fact that I am able to do that.

How the day looked in pictures:


Our fingernails. Ick.

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Okay, the first set of seeds I over watered and most of them rotted, all the beans did. Lesson number 1, do not let your seeds sit in water while waiting for sprouts, not even a bit of water. The paper towel need only be DAMP!

Lo and behold though, a week later when I went to throw them out, I found quite a few sprouted! Surprise!

I started repeats of the seeds I’d drowned. Though I did not drown this lot, many still did not sprout. IMG_4132


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