Garden Goodness

Who doesn’t love walking out to the garden and bringing in fresh lettuce, herbs, spinach and strawberries? It is a labor of love that my husband and I love to do. My husband and granddaughter picked our first crop of lettuce and herbs today. In the picture above the lettuce on the left is called Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce and the lettuce […]

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Our Wisteria

Today I am not blogging about food. We live in the country and nobody ever gets to see our 50 foot long, 8 foot high and 6 foot wide arbor so I thought I would use my blog to share it with all of you. My husband built the arbor for me back in 1997 and I worked endlessly pruning and […]

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Rhubarb

I have eaten Rhubarb since I was a little girl. Our elderly gentleman neighbor had a patch of Rhubarb growing along the fence line next to our backyard. I used to reach through the fence and snatch a piece every year. I’m not sure I really enjoyed the tartness of the edible stalk but the elderly neighbor never used it and as a […]

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Mike & Ania

Todays blog is one of pride and excitement. Meet my son and his wife, Mike and Ania! After 2 days of constant rain and flooding, they stayed upbeat and we all enjoyed an amazing wedding! We went to a Mexican Restaurant on Thursday, after the rehearsal, for dinner. Below is a few pictures of some of the food from that […]

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Play Dough

I know, I know it’s not food! But my website is called In Diane’s Kitchen and I make this on the stove….in my kitchen. This is the only Play Dough recipe you will ever want to make! I have made this recipe for years. This recipe makes a huge ball of Play Dough, larger than a softball. The Play Dough in […]

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Easter Cake

I just love Easter time with all the colored eggs and sweet treats. I got the idea for this cake from a post that I saw on a Facebook page a few years back. I thought it was so cute and looked simple to make. This was the easiest decorated cake I have ever made.  

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Sexing Green Peppers

How many times have you seen the post about the sex of Green Peppers on Facebook? It showed a picture similar to mine above. The post stated that three lobes mean it is a male Green Pepper and four lobes a female Green Pepper. It stated that the female Green Peppers are sweeter and better for eating raw while the male is better for cooking. Well I too fell for […]

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Cleaning Cast Iron Pans

Last summer a young woman posted an ad on a Facebook local garage sale site for a large set of pots and pans. Some were in really good shape but were Teflon coated. The next picture showed nasty looking pans, she wanted $30.00 for all of them. I enlarged the picture and was pretty sure 11 of the nasty looking ones were cast […]

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Kitchen Tip

Today I want to share my awesome find! Last year for my birthday, my husband bought me a bright red Kitchen Aid 6 Quart Pro Mixer. This is not just a mixer. There are so many attachments for the mixer that it can make ice cream, pasta, grind meat, stuff sausage, food processor, ravioli maker and more. This unit is very […]

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