PEACH COBBLER

Every summer our local farm bureau (of which I am a proud member) offers the opportunity to purchase fresh blueberries and peaches.  The blueberries were amazing and I put quite a few in the freezer.  The peaches were perfect:  large, firm, and juicy.  Here is the recipe for a delicious peach cobbler.

8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges

¼ cup white sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons cornstarchRead More »

The Barn

The old barn has stood for many, many years.  It has served as a home and shelter for dairy cattle, 4-H cows, and in more recent years a place of safety for raccoons, opossums, birds, and numerous farm cats.

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Spring Fever

This winter in Central Illinois has certainly been strange to say the least and one for the records – literally.  We have had a record small amount of moisture (snow) and if I am not mistaken,  February has been one of the warmest since records have been kept.  And lots of sickness.  Colds, flu, fevers, aches and pain.  I was not spared.  In fact, I just finished my second round of antibiotics to get rid of a nasty sinus infection that followed an equally nasty bout of asthmatic bronchitis.  But for the past week I have had a good kind of fever – Spring Fever!!  Last Saturday afternoon I worked outside in shorts and a sleeveless top and actually got sunburned!  And what was I outside doing?  Thinking of flowers of course!

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A TASTY CASSEROLE

Who doesn’t like an easy to prepare yummy casserole.  I came across this recipe from Cooks.com awhile back and it has quickly become my favorite go-to dish.  Of course, as I always do, I modified the recipe to fit the needs and taste of my family.  It is called a “Breakfast Casserole” but it very appropriate for any meal.

Here is the recipe:

1 package (30 oz.) frozen shredded hash browns

½ cup melted butter

2 cups (a bit more or less according to your taste) shredded Cheddar cheese

1 lb. pork sausage OR you could shredded ham OR a mixture of sausage and ham

1- 1 ½ cups milkRead More »