Composting Works!

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com I have to share with you these two cherry tomatoes that my husband picked from our garden. The cherry tomato on the right is a normal size cherry tomato similar to the size of the store bought cherry tomatoes. The cherry tomato on the left was a volunteer cherry tomato plant (one of many) that came up by itself […]

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Delicious Jalapeño Poppers

  Delicious Jalapeño Poppers for dinner! The jalapeño peppers were fresh from our garden and filled with a great combination of cream cheese and cheddar cheese along with bacon!  Every year I like to make huge batches of Jalapeño Poppers. We eat some hot out of the oven and the rest I refrigerate and we eat them cold as a […]

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Easy Roux

How many times have you passed on a recipe because you needed to make Roux? This post is for all those beginners and experienced cooks that are intimidated or afraid to make a Roux. Now I’m sure the experienced cooks will comment how easy it is to make on the stove, and it is, but this post is for those […]

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Growing & Freezing Blueberries

I have grown two blueberry bushes for about 25 years. My bushes are as tall as I am now. I have never pruned them except for the dead branches. We do not have acidic soil so I do add an acidic fertilizer to them every few weeks. For those of you wondering how to keep the birds from eating all […]

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Homemade Self-Rising Flour

How many times do you find a recipe that you want to make and it calls for Self-Rising Flour but you don’t have any? I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me. Don’t skip that recipe, just make your own Self-Rising Flour in just a minute! According to King Arthur Flour, Self-Rising Flour is traditionally made […]

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Homegrown Herbs

Growing your own Homegrown Herbs can supply you with herbs all year long, even in the winter. The photo above is my first cutting of the year and is only a few of the herbs we planted. How I use my herbs in the winter is by dehydrating them in the summer when they are exploding with leaves. I use the […]

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Home Grown Strawberries

If you have ever considered planting a strawberry patch….do! We planted ours last year. The first year you plant it, it is very important to pick off all of the flowers so the energy can go into building the plant and not the strawberries. This is so hard to do because you want to eat strawberries but don’t give in! […]

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Blueberry Smoothie

As I was updating some of my earlier blogs I came across my blog on Blueberry Smoothies. I have been making this recipe for years. With only four ingredients it is so simple to make. I use my home grown blueberries that have been frozen when I make this recipe. You can buy frozen blueberries in the store and make […]

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Slow Cooker Safety

Do you know the safest way to cook in a slow cooker? Did you even know there are safety rules that may help keep you from getting sick? My Mom sent me this article by Leanne Ely who writes for the New York Times and I thought I would share with you her list of 7 rules to follow. Source: […]

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Copycat Red Lobster Pizza

One of my favorite lunches at Red Lobster, a seafood restaurant, is Lobster Pizza. It is quite pricey but oh so good! I knew I had to make it at home and let me tell you, it tastes even better than theirs because I have more lobster meat on mine. I haven’t tried this with imitation lobster yet but it […]

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