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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 …

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Spring has Sprung!!

  Hear Ye! Hear Yes, spring has sprung here at Long Ears Farm. This morning when I went out to do morning chores, I was greeted by the sound of a spring songbird. We have known each other for many years now, and I always say “See you next spring!” every time he flies south and I go indoors for the winter. I felt like a rebirth is occurring, within …

Grandmas Kitchen

I am an avid writer that enjoys the cooking experience, from planning the meals, to shopping ingredients, to spending time in the kitchen creating the dish. Most importantly I luv to eat what I cook, I enjoy the flavors and textures in all foods. I luv to immerse myself in the smells and aromas that invoke so many memories, isn’t it funny how a chocolate chip cookie can take you …

Welcome to Long Ears Farm

Hi, I’m Nancy I live on a small farm in rural Colorado. I have a passion for trying new recipes, you could say I really luv to cook, and bake. Over the years I have found the best way to cook and bake, for my recipes until the dishes are perfection.  So far I have shared my recipes to my family and friends in 2 Cookbooks, with my latest addition …

Baked Garlic Confi

Garlic confi is a must-have if you are a lover of garlic flavors spread on your slice of bread, mixed into mashed potatoes, added to soups, mixed into butter, added to salad dressings, or really anything that you enjoy eating with garlic. All you need to make garlic confit is a few simple ingredients: whole garlic bulbs or a store-bought pack of pre-peeled garlic cloves, olive oil, fresh herbs of …

French- Style Apple and Rhubarb Cake

When I heard about the baking and canning contest for the Fruita Fall Fest this past weekend, I did some deep thinking about what I wanted to attempt to bake, so I came up with the French-style Apple Rhubarb cake for this challenge You see I wanted to bake a cake that would really stand out and stand-alone, and not be a standard cake, full of chocolate and frosting. With …

Kale Flavor Cubes

As I start to prepare my freezer and pantry for the upcoming winter I realized that lately I am operating on auto-pilot.  The day starts with a good sturdy pair of slippers, a somewhat clean sweatshirt, pajama pants and a good strong cup of coffee.  I grab the coffee pour it into the insulated mug and out to the garden I go. I like to get out there early in …

These Long Dogs Days of Summer

I finally figured out what the saying “dogs days of summer” means. It means the dogs are living like royalty! They have a 24/7 fresh water baby pool, nice mowed lawn to lay on, a splash pad on demand, shade from the trees to keep them cool, butterflies and grasshoppers to chase, an air conditioned house for tv time, and extra food at dinner because of all the activity. So …

Freezing corn on the cob

When the corn is picked out of the fields and arrive in the produce stands, I normally buy a bushel.   This starts the long tedious process of husking, washing and slicing the kernels off the cob.  I blanch the kernels and transfer them to seal and meal bags, so I can enjoy fresh picked corn all winter. This process is long and tiring, it can literally take an entire day …

Award Winning Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing

In the town I live in each July we hold a big three day festival called”Deltarado Days’.  . There is a rodeo, street dance, live music, craft vendors and kids activities for the town to enjoy, its a wonderful way the small town celebrates summer. The annual baking contest is always held during the festival, and I always am  hesitant to participate, not wanting to take a cake full of …

Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip

Super simple, quick and easy Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip, is a dish you can easily take for a potluck, picnic or impromptu gathering of friends and family. One of my favorite things to do with this dish, is to make a batch for myself, grab a bowl of scoop chips and dive right in.  The Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip is made up of light bright colors very pleasing to …

Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip

The Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip, is spicy, crunchy and packed with that Mexican flavor you crave. Easy and budget friendly ingredients make this dip fun to make. This makes the best dip with Frito Lay Scoop chips, for either a party of one, or a large gathering! Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip keeps in the refrigerator in a covered container for about  a week, if it lasts that long! …

Lemonade Bundt Cake

The season of hot is slowly approaching, you know those long days of heat, that you think will never end. Yet in the early evening when the sun sets and the evening breeze start to whisper, you can sit on the front porch and fill the sun slowly start to release its tight hold on the day, as night slowly starts to take over. Now go and grab a tall …

Barn Biscuits

If you ever need a quick and versatile, easy light dinner, pot luck item, or fun side dish, the Barn Biscuits are for you! Simply grab a can of quick refrigerator butter biscuits, shredded cheese, and pepperoni.  Cut the biscuits up, add in the cheeses and pepperoni, roll into 6 balls, and pop into a muffin tin and into the preheated 400* oven for 10 minutes. It really is that …

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