Days full of Sunshine and Good Food

The baking extravaganza all started with the announcement that my two daughters were coming over early Sunday morning!

They had a to do list to do with the horses, it was going to be one of those wonderfully long days filled with outside chores , good food, laughter and complete exhaustion at the end of the day.

Because I always have a to-do list that needs some TLC every now and then, I decided to seize the day with this extra help and knock a few items off the list.

In order to do this, I needed incentive for my non-volunteering workers!  I decided that if I baked a few scrumptious items and offered a good hearty breakfast, I mean how could they possible say no!

There’s something about baking and cooking for others, that steps up my game.  Feeding others breaks up the routine of the day to day keep me fed meals, to a meal that I really enjoy.   To a meal that is sweet, and savory and creates memories not only in the planning , but also sitting around the table and enjoying!

I started with a fresh veggie and bacon, egg muffins for each person, served with hot tater tots and avocado aioli.

I also baked blueberry, rosemary and lemon scones, served with hot butter.

After our breakfast we were fully armored to go outside , embrace the day and start making the list a lot shorter.

We came in around noon for a slice of the Zucchini pecan bread, with huckleberry honey, and a hot cup of almond coconut black tea with cream.

Delicious Zucchini Pecan Quick Bread

You see, we are not British, it just tastes so darn good to put cream, or creamer in the black tea. I am now hooked on this wonderful soothing drink. I like it more than coffee some days, sorry coffee you’ve taken a back seat to tea and cream.

AboutLong Ears Farm

My passion for life is baking and creating in the kitchen.
From canning fresh produce and fruit each summer and fall with my grown children to
Flipping thru magazines and trying those impossible dishes.
However I always know that I can rely on the old family tried and true recipes.

I have written many cookbooks over the years, you can order them directly at, The cookbooks have reminded me that I always go back to finding my true self in the kitchen, when I am covered in flour, lost in baking or making the biggest mess ever in the kitchen.
Sometimes my kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! And I have a really small space lol.

Now that the kitchen and i have finally found our groove we are able to further the journey with sharing my recipes, thoughts, and kitchen wisdom with the world!
Gone are the days of rushing into the house after a long day at work, and trying to beat Betty Crocker at her own game , tirelessly trying to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal for the family, making it look effortless and taste good too!
Many a night was spent in my work coat cooking dinner, as I had not taken the time to take it off.
Straight to the kitchen , a glass of wine and my favorite casserole dish I went.
This is partly the product of being brought up on a salad, main entrée, with a ton of side dishes, and of course a home baked dessert!

However it was survival of the fittest for my kids as they grew up.
You had one chance to eat dinner, and if you chose to sit there and pout over the broccoli on your plate, many nights when dinner was over, you went hungry.
Ahhh those were the days, the days when parenting was free spirited and fun!

I hope you enjoy what I share with you, and if you ever find yourself looking for a little bit of those tried and true recipes feel free to check out my cookbook, there's something in them for everyone!

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