Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to cook spaghetti squash.  I love it plain with butter, but add some garlic, tons of cheese, spinach and a little more cheese, and it feels sinful. Cooking spaghetti squash is super fast if you have a pressure cooker.  Instead of baking in the oven for 45 minutes, […]

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Grape Jelly

How to make jelly from wild Mustang Grapes. or more appropriately (Pictures to go along with the Sure Jell directions)  Seriously people, don’t reinvent the wheel.  The sure jell people know how to do this.  It’s sort of their job. First, don’t eat them.  The skins are bitter and they have seeds.  When we were […]

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Cooking tamales in a pressure cooker

I did it.  I succumbed to the peer pressure. I bought a pressure cooker.  We don’t do anything half assed, so we bought a giant 10 quart so we can feed our herd. First, we used it to make the pork roast for our tamales.  Because it’s Christmas eve, and tamales.  It’s tradition and shit. […]

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Food in Mugs

I hate baking.  And not just because my last name was Crocker.  That means I should love baking, right? I also hate sweets.  Which should mean I weigh a whole heck of a lot less than I do.  But I don’t. So when my kids ask for a dessert, I break out one of my […]

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Peppermint Popcorn

I’m going to post a month of homemade Christmas ideas, so I’m getting an early start.  I’m not sure I can do 31 posts in 31 days, so I’m cutting myself a little slack.  I plan to post gift ideas, decorating ideas and my favorite holiday recipes. This idea is so yummy.  My kids have […]

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Mildred and Dumplings

I got tired of not being able to go into my chicken yard without a weapon. Plus, we got some new girls.  To replace the ones the coons got.  And they are pullets, still five weeks from laying.  Big ole Mildred would have killed them for invading her space.  So Mildred had to go. Mildred […]

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Carrot Cake Jam

So I decided to make a big batch of carrot cake jam.  It’s actually difficult to make a small batch.  Plus, some people feel like canning is a big ole pain in the butt, so making a big batch and putting several jars up to keep is definitely the way to go. I love carrot […]

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