Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

This recipe has become quite a favorite! A wonderful bowl of comfort, and easy to make. Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds) 2 Tablespoons (roughly) vegetable oil; olive oil is great 1/4 to 1/3 stick of butter 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 large leek (optional), cleaned and roughly chopped (cut off tough … Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

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DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

Keeps most pesky issues under control, safely In my last post, "Tomatoes, Finally!", I shared my discovery of my "perfect" garden spray for most issues, like mildew, aphids, spider mites, and other issues plaguing my organic garden.  Here is the recipe.  I would love to hear your favorite concoction, so please share in the comments! … Continue reading DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

New Flower Paintings

Love those flowers! I am finally posting some of my latest paintings.  Being an artist keeps me very busy.  A one-person manufacturing company. The first one is Purple Roses in the Shade, an 8x10" oil on canvas board.  I saw these lovely purple roses hiding in the shade, and the composition intrigued me. The second … Continue reading New Flower Paintings

Margaret’s Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Awesomely buttery, not overly sweet, and highly addictive! I invented these buttery bars in the 80’s when I was looking for a recipe that was a cross between oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip.  The Toll House chocolate chip recipe made yummy, buttery really sweet cookies, but I also love oatmeal, but couldn’t find the perfect … Continue reading Margaret’s Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Sunset’s Western Meal-in-One Casserole

A relic from 1967!   OK, I have been wanting to bring this recipe back and share with everyone for a long time.  My mother got this book, "The Sunset Ground Beef Cook Book", and tried a few recipes  - there are quite a few very good ones - but this became a family favorite … Continue reading Sunset’s Western Meal-in-One Casserole