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I noticed the amount of sugar “non-sugar added” applesauce had in it the other day when I needed it for a recipe, and that did it. I decided to make my very own. So easy, I’ll never go back! And of course, it can be made in the CROCK POT! Yippie!

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My mother (who isn’t a fan of cooking) made this soup for me last time I traveled  home for a visit. She wanted to make sure I was healthy during the pregnancy and eating well. Thanks, mom. 🙂

(For a true vegetarian version, substitute beef stock for vegetable stock and leave out beef strips.)
Cooks 6 hours on LOW or 2 hours on HIGH.

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I’ve been out of the loop since I got pregnant. I had to give up one of the blogs and since I wasn’t cooking, this was it. But I am starting to feel better and am slowly crawling back to the kitchen.
So, here we go!

I’m a big fan of kale, but often, I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve fried it up with garlic in a pan, I’ve dried it out and made kale chips from it. And then I thought, why not make it similar to collard greens in the crock pot with bacon instead of a ham hock so that I don’t have to throw anything out and we can eat it all?

And so, I did.

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Okay. I’ll admit it. Little Miss Can’t-Follow-Directions (that would be me) changed grandma’s recipe a bit while trying to “healthify” it. Grandma got it from Kellogg’s, but I didn’t even use anything Kellogg’s. Maybe next time, grandma…

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For my crock pot meal this week….

This recipe is from my mom’s friend, Mike. The man is an amazing chef.  I can’t believe I’ve never posted it before. If you want to serve food that tastes like it came from a restaurant but don’t have time to fix it–let the crock pot get your back on this one!! You’ll be glad you did.

I served mine over brown rice mixed with black-eye peas. (For good measure.)

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I visited my dad this weekend on the farm where I grew up. My grandmother’s house droops in shambles, full of mouse poop, a former shadow of itself on the now deserted farm. Empty and haunting, I remembered movement and the smell of constant meals wafting from her stove, served on the grey table  at precisely noon and 6:00 p.m. as she stood against the counter and watched us eat. The most disheartening scene– the bird feeder she’d had installed with a flat wood table right outside her window so she could watch the colorful birds gobble the breadcrumbs she spread out two times each day. Empty, without one bread crumb, the bird feeder shown an eerie bright white. Even the wind chimes that blew consistently throughout the day beneath that same tree played music no more. I searched for them, but they were gone.

You can spot the bird feeder through the window on the left.

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Well, here it is. The collard greens I planted out back are finally harvested! Beautiful, green and tender. (I did have to mix some in from the community garden since my little back yard garden produced such a small amount.) A recipe from the kitchen of an Alabamian who moved to Kentucky…

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Now that I’ve tried Chicken BBQ and Beef BBQ in the crock pot, I thought I’d try Pork BBQ. Boy, am I ever glad I did!

Served with cooked onions and collard greens.

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My new friend, Peggy, says to me,”Oh, you use your crock pot, do ya? Have you tried making Irish oats in it yet?”

“I didn’t know you could make oatmeal in the crock pot,” I answer.

“Oh, yeah. Who wants to stand there stirring the milk all day waiting for it to warm up?” Peggy is the only person I’ve ever met who also complains about how long it takes milk to warm on the stove in order to make oatmeal. “Try it,” she says. “You’ll never go back.”

First off, I thought I must be the only person in the universe who makes oatmeal with milk. Every time I tell someone I do, they look at me like I have nine heads. That’s how my mama made it.

This was so good, I didn’t even want to share it.

Now that’s good food. And I owe it all to Peggy.

So creamy.

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Just showing off my babies. These are the ones I planted in the backyard, and they don’t all get an equal amount of sun or as much sun I’d like them to. Some are doing better than others. But they are refusing to give up! Take a look at what will soon end up in my tummy.

Isn't he lovely? A little bigger than last time, yeah? (And yes, I do need to weed!)

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