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Dandelion jelly

"Beautiful as a dandelion-blossom golden in the green grass, this life can be." Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright Dandelion jelly is one of those recipes that one should try just because one can. Lemony, honey-like, pure joy. Try this with pale breads like English muffins or a baguette. And, you can't beat… Continue reading Dandelion jelly

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Barbecue Bliss Sauce

“All of the people took it up and sung it over and over until it was wrung dry, and no further innovations of tone and tempo were conceivable. Then they hushed and ate barbecue.” Zora Neale Hurston, African-American author Hunger may be the best sauce, but barbecue is pretty close. Sweet, tangy. Sometimes smoky. What's… Continue reading Barbecue Bliss Sauce

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Thrifty gluten-free breading

Made a batch of this last night and decided it's high time for a re-post. “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa After several years of accommodating a mixed gluten-loving and gluten-free household, I have discovered there are three basic problem areas -- bread, pastry dough… Continue reading Thrifty gluten-free breading

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Moo-free Dreamsicle cake

“Mma Ramotswe sighed. 'We are all tempted, Mma. We are all tempted when it comes to cake.' " Alexander McCall Smith, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies There was a time when family birthday celebrations included such elaborate creations as homemade angel food with sunny splashes of color throughout the batter -- a Fanny Farmer… Continue reading Moo-free Dreamsicle cake

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Mixed-bag sun tea

It's spring. The sun is back! Re-posting a summer 2018 recipe that will take full advantage of this delightful change. "Here in the South, we don't hide crazy. We put it on the front porch and give it a sweet tea." unknown author Forget the sweet tea, actually. You won't need sugar if you try… Continue reading Mixed-bag sun tea