Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beach “Pickers”

Some of the best stuff we have at our beach house, “The Shack”, came out of the garbage piles of others. We snagged a great porch swing that had one broken slat on it. It was quickly repaired and we … Continue reading

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Dress your naked tomatoes

I love a good tomato, especially one that has been plucked straight from the garden and is still warm from the sun. Unfortunately, I have never mastered the art of gardening on the Texas Coast. My canning jars are dusty … Continue reading

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Pantry Meat Loaf

There are endless possibilities for meat loaf, the ultimate comfort food, with the pantry. This is an awesome, mellow meatloaf that you can make with your pantry stock. It goes great with spicy side dishes. If you want to jazz … Continue reading

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I “HEART” Marcia Adams

The BEST hand me down recipes of all time come from Marcia Adam’s cookbook called “Cooking from Quilt Country.” The recipes from the book come from the great Amish women’s kitchens. The book is beautiful and is actually interesting to … Continue reading

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New pantry page

I have created a new page devoted to the pantry set up and the recipes that go with it. I hope it makes it easier to get cooking by putting them all in one place. It is called “The Pantry.” … Continue reading

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Window of Opportunity

As requested, here is that little “window of opportunity” I described in my first posting (Lucky Enough) about the beach house. Yeah, I know, you may be wondering what I was so excited about. I was thrilled that day! Would … Continue reading

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta

This is a recipe that I developed that can be made with The Hand Me Down Pantry. Let it flow and experiment. If you like different veggies, grilled chicken, or meat-free. Go for it! This dish goes together very quick so … Continue reading

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It’s what’s on the outside

And so our journey began: After I found the  beach house in August ( Lucky Enough Posting) and before we purchased it in October, a hurricane hit the coast. In fact, our original closing date was on the day of the … Continue reading

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Easy Hamburger Casserole

So if your pantry is set up, let’s get cooking!! (Basic Pantry) I was actually a little intimidated choosing the first recipe. There are so many to choose from that use the pantry items. I decided to start with a very … Continue reading

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Let’s go for a ride

Luke soon learned that the best way to get around and see the sights at the beach house was in our “Beverly Hillbillies” golf cart. He often waits in the cart for us to come and take him for a … Continue reading

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