six week raisin bran muffins

Here’s an amazing, tried and true recipe. I’ve made dozens and dozens of these and they always come out wonderful. What’s really great about this recipe is that the batter will yield 50 to 60 muffins! You can bake them all up right away if you need a huge batch of muffins for a church…

taco soup

Mmmmmm! This taco soup turned out so good, and it was easy to make too! About 20 to 30 minutes of preparation time from start to finish, and then another half hour to simmer! So simple. Ready? for the soup: 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 3 large cloves garlic, chopped fine…

vanilla pudding rhubarb bread

Ready for another fabulous way to enjoy all that rhubarb that’s taking over your garden? Ohmygosh. This is delightful! So easy to make, and the addition of vanilla pudding makes it  sooooo super moist and delicious! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 (3.4 oz) box…

amish strawberry rhubarb cobbler

So I’ve made a big pan of Amish Rhubarb Dream Bars, a Rhubarb Picnic cake, and two loaves of rhubarb bread (recipe coming soon.) And I STILL have two giant Ziplocs FULL of fresh rhubarb. I guess it’s a good problem to have, because everyone in our house adores rhubarb desserts. I suppose I can…

a scenes post

    Summer is unfurling here in the Mississippi River Valley. We’ve had lots of rain with bursts of sultry, hot, sunny days in between which is causing all of the greenery to grow like a jungle. Lush, and thick, and so green. I don’t love the humidity, but I do love how gorgeously green…