Month: February 2021

Spotlight: Blaine Rhodes (and Blaine’s Banana Bread)

Around here, we can’t begin to think about National Banana Bread Day without thinking about our wonderful neighbor, Blaine Rhodes. This young man (he’s only 93!), has single handedly kept our neighborhood supplied with banana bread for years. He’s turned banana bread haters into banana bread lovers. His bread has brought smiles to hangry children …

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Cousins

Raising our family on the farm provides wonderful opportunities for gatherings. There’s always a reason to get together: work, camping trips, work, holidays, work, Sundays, ballgames, and work. You get it. But no matter the reason, getting together with cousins continues to be a highlight in the lives of our grandchildren…just as it was for …

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Pumpkin Pie

Here’s the deal. Some of us around here weren’t real big fans of pumpkin pie…UNTIL we tried using our own pumpkin (straight from the patch) in place of the canned, store bought variety. Who knew that would make all the difference? Now we make sure we keep plenty of our harvested sugar pumpkin in the …

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Apple Pie Filling

A favorite neighbor, Kiyo Fukui, shared this recipe with us. There is absolutely no comparison between this recipe and the apple pie filling you can buy in a can. Once you try it, you’ll never go back!

Homemade Tomato Soup

Sometimes, nothing tastes better than a simple bowl full of hot, steaming, homemade soup…especially tomato soup. Pair it with a yummy grilled cheese sandwich, and you’ve got the perfect lunch combo! What we love best about this recipe is that it calls for simple pantry ingredients.