My garden produced more zucchini this year than it has in the past seven years combined!  I didn’t even have my normal “to the death” fight with the arch-nemesis of all cucurbits, the ugly, mean squash bugs. I gave away zucchini, I grated and froze zucchini, I added zucchini to homemade marinara sauce, I […]

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Baked Goods, Beef, Cooking, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Last summer my husband and I celebrated our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary and while most people take trips to celebrate milestone years in their lives or marriage or job, we bought a grill.  Fortunately for us, our anniversary falls during the time of the year when Costco was bringing in a sales rep from the brand […]

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Beef, Brines, Chicken, Cooking, Food, Marinades, Recipes, Seasoning Rubs

Do I Marinade or Brine? Aye, There’s the RUB!

The weather here in Virginia is already starting to heat up and the realization that summer is right around the corner becomes more evident every day.  Early mornings are now when you’ll find me out working in my garden as I attempt to care for and water my plants before the heat becomes too unbearable.  […]

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Food, Fruit, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening, Recipes

When Your Garden Gives You Peppers, Pickle Them!

I grew up in the South eating typical (and very delicious) southern cuisine: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, zucchini cooked every way possible, homegrown tomatoes, biscuits, grits, corn on the cob and apple pie.  Yum! It makes my mouth water just thinking about it!   But one thing I don’t seem to remember my dad growing […]

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Food, Fruit, Organic Gardening, Recipes

Hot Pepper Jelly Is Just One Reason You Should Plant Jalapeños

I’d like to start with a confession: Until a month ago, I’d never heard the name, Danielle Walker. Once my daughter, Elizabeth, had suggested I follow “Against All Grain” on social media, but who wants to follow a person who is against ALL grains?  I’m a baker at heart, and I didn’t think I could […]

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Ancient Grains, Baked Goods, Blog, Grain Free, Recipes, Uncategorized

How I’m Learning To Eat What I Love

I love these cookies and so does my family.  And so do my friends.  And pretty much anyone with whom I share them. I know you’ll love them too. Let’s go ahead and start with the recipe.  If you’re interested in the story behind the cookies, you can read that at the end. Ingredients: 3 […]

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Ancient Grains, Baked Goods, Cookies, Recipes

How To Bake The Best Cookies You’ve Ever Tasted

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….. the trees are still gold, red, and orange with punches of chartreuse and in a couple of weeks we’ll join together with our families to celebrate a time of giving thanks for all that God has done for us. That’s probably why I received a question this […]

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Baked Goods, Blog, Cooking, Food, Recipes

How To Make Great Cornbread

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