Category Archives: Food

Photography 101 – Treasure

Show us something (or someone) you cherish, and get up close.

Not really what I had planned when I read the description of this challenge.  While walking around the back fields today I saw these – while they are not a treasure to me they could definitely be to the birds during the cold.

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Holidays, family and food….what’s your favorite?

Well, it’s almost that time again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years – the holidays; a time for many things including family gatherings and food. Many of us have favorites that we cook every year and many of us like to try something new. I thought that this would be a good time to share favorite foods (recipes, pictures, etc.). Maybe there’s something you want to try that you haven’t attempted before, post that and see how many offers of help and suggestions we get.

One of my favorites for the fall is banana nut bread and apple crisp pies and of course chili.chili spiced cider

I remember making banana nut bread with my Mom many years before she passed. When I think about that and about family dinners, it makes me sad since both my parents are gone and both my mother and father-in-law as well. Granny (my mother-in-law) used to make jam cakes every year, that’s a lengthy process for made from scratch for sure.

Fruit salad, cranberry salad, candied sweet potatoes, ham, turkey, dressing, homemade biscuits with country ham, redeye gravy, white beans, pinto beans, green beans, turnip greens, corn bread, mashed potatoes, baked apples, fudge pie, chocolate cake, coconut cake, peppermint cake, jam cake, and on and on.

Jump right in here, what’s some of your favorites in the food department for the holidays. Share a recipe or two and some pictures.

What about those homemade food gifts – hot chocolate, spiced cider, fudge, old fashioned hard candy.hard candy 1 hard candy 2

I could keep going but now it’s up to you.