When to Start Your Seedlings Indoors

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Gardening can be difficult if you aren’t familiar with it. I mean, when do you start seedlings from seeds, and when do those seedlings get put in the ground, and what is the frost date for my hardiness zone, but first, what is a hardiness zone? This year we are starting most of our plants […]

Orange Pecan Zucchini Bread

4 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 2/3 cup orange juice 2 cups shredded zucchini, don’t bother peeling it 3 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 whole grated peel from medium orange 3/4 […]

Weekly Dinner Menu Plan: 3/29/10

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Spring has sprung, complete with puddles to splash in. One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to […]

Maple-Glazed Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

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Maple and blue cheese meet in a perfect pair, on a bed of greens and a sweet, maple-glazed steak. This happens to be my favorite “meal” salad, and it needs nothing else. It’s sugaring season, when the sap in the maple trees is running, and while we do notice our maples in the backyard running, […]

Maple-Glazed Steak Salad

For the steak: 3/4-pound ribeye 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pure maple syrup salt and pepper For the vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 clove garlic, finely minced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

Weekly Dinner Menu Plan: 3/22/10

candy store

Spring makes me feel like a kid in a candy store, so do giveaways. Be sure to enter mine to win 3 cookbooks and a Pioneer Woman t-shirt! One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients […]

Blog Birthday Cookbook (and t-shirt) Giveaway!

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My blog had its first birthday, and to celebrate, I’m giving away cookbooks to you, the readers, the ones that keep me coming back. It all started with a post on carrot cake, and 219 posts later, here I am, one year into this not-as-new venture and a crash behind me even! As I was […]