Garden Lasagna

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The Luncheon Theme Italian! Every year Dearest's family gather to celebrate his maternal grandmother's birthday. It is such a fun event and a wonderful time seeing every one. Usually it is a bar-b-que, but this year they wanted to do an Italian theme. I had never made vegetable lasagna so I thought this would be a fun opportunity! Delightful … [Read more...]

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The Best Pound Cake Recipe

The Best Pound Cake Recipe in my opinion

Dearest loves cake. When we go to weddings, he always looks forward to the cake, especially if it is good cake. Most of the time, it is a type of pound cake. I found this recipe that would make a wonderful wedding cake - to me, it is the best pound cake recipe. Beat that Butter! What makes this recipe so good is actually in part as to how you … [Read more...]

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Seasoning new and restoring old Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans Reseasoned-how to restore, reseason and maintain cast iron

You Can Restore Old, Crusty Cast Iron Pans There's nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. If you do, they'll reward you with good service for many, many years But, what if you find gunky poorly used cast iron pans … [Read more...]

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Rainy Saturday Musings…

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I love a foggy morning…. This morning we woke to a light rain that is forecasted to last all day. I’d hoped to be able to do some garden chores today, but instead, I’ll be puttering indoors. Chalkboard Art It’s time to put away all things Christmas - that includes the Christmas messages on the chalkboards. I do love chalkboard art! I … [Read more...]

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The Best of 2014 – Cottage Recipes

Cottage Recipes

Looking Back It is fascinating to be able to look back and to see what we've accomplished in a year's time. On this threshold of a new year, I'm having fun looking back at A Delightsome Life's best posts of 2014. Today, I'm looking at the posts in Cottage Recipes: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding This recipe will transport you. It has such a … [Read more...]

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Cookies

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Fun and Delicious Cookies for Christmas Party My Darling Daughter and I have been preparing for our annual Christmas party. She has been a great help as we check off today's list of 'Things to Do'. She's my awesome sous chef! Awesome Salty-Sweet Cookies  She made the dough for the Pretzel Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies and called … [Read more...]

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Swedish Ginger Cookies

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National Coffee Day! I just love a good cup of coffee! Coffee has been a big part of my family's life for generations. I remember that no matter what time of day, the coffee pot was going. I often say that coffee runs in my veins! With the cool autumn days, I thought these Swedish Ginger cookies would be a fantastic compliment to a good cup of … [Read more...]

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Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings with small apples A Delightsome Life

One of the best things about Autumn is apples. I just love farm fresh apples. When the children were still in school and when we lived in the Atlanta area we would travel to North Georgia to the apple farms. Several had hay rides, pumpkin patches and pick your own options. Making Things with Apples There's a wide variety of wonderful … [Read more...]

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National Chocolate Milk Shake Day!

Chocolate Milk Shakes A Delightsome Life

I love making milk shakes and I just love anything chocolate. So when I saw that today was going to be National Chocolate Milk Shake Day - I had to jump in and make some for my family! Rich Ingredients For my Chocolate Milk Shake, I decided to use rich ingredients. I asked my daughter to pick up good chocolate ice cream - she chose dutch … [Read more...]

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The Science of Baking

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And National Cheese Pizza Day I am about to share something with you - I've always loved math and science - they were my favorite subjects in school, well next to art class and mechanical design. Go figure! Anyhow, I am so delighted to share with you an infographic created by the wonderful folks at Shari's Berries on the science of baking! … [Read more...]

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