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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 …

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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 …

Jalapeno Hot Sauce for canning

This recipe for Jalapeno Hot Sauce is super easy to make and well worth the effort. At the end of salsa making season, I typically have left over jalapeno peppers, which I really hate letting go to waste. Since I like add a spicy side to my breakfast eggs and because I gave up on the bottled hot sauce due to the astronomical sodium content., I decided to make my …

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have always made my own pasta sauce, for years and years. This all happened because the store bought sauce was never thick enough, I started adding tomato paste to the store bought sauce, and even added herbs and spices. Eventually I was adding canned tomatoes, and tomato paste. One day I realized, why buy pre made sauce, when I could make and can my own. I am a connoisseur …

Open Face Omelete

Somedays I just want to switch things up for breakfast, I put down the oatmeal and fruit and crave a hot, hearty, budget friendly breakfast meal. I also wake up hungry as a lion each morning, so clear a path to the kitchen, I’m coming in hungry and ready to cook! Because I am a fresh vegetable addict, and I happen to luv eggs, I decided to get creative one …

Ultimate Bean Salad

Do you have that one go to recipe, that you depend on each year, when you are asked to bring something to a get together, potluck, or picnic? Well I sure do, the ultimate bean salad is just that go to recipe for me!   This salad is a hit every single time I make it.  It never fails in every crowd there is someone who has never tried this before …

Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Quick Bread

The Chocolate Chip Pumpkin quick Bread recipe is for the sweet tooth in all of us, you know that nagging tug on your senses, to eat something sweet.  A treat that is both decadent, sweet, and extremely satisfying, a total treat to the senses. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. will make your mouth water, just thinking about it.  Go ahead lets pause here so you can see if thinking about the …

Rhubarb Ginger Jam

I found myself in the garden the other day, just standing and staring blankly at all the work I have to do to get it ready for another season. Once the feeling of being completely overwhelmed passed and I snapped out it, it dawned on me that my to-do list just got a bit longer. However as my mind began to wander to all the wonderful adventures in canning I …

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions are so delicious! I can eat them on just about everything, these onions are sweet and hot all at the same time. Adding the pickled onions to your favorite soups, stews, tacos, salads, the list goes on and on, really ramps up the flavor nd texture of the dish. The fresh rosemary sprig and coriander are an optional add in, I have made the pickled onions with and …

Delicious Zucchini Pecan Quick Bread

My favorite part of the winter months, is that I have the time and motivation to make all my practice bakes for my entries into county fair, which takes place in the summer. By doing it this way, this gives me plenty of time to find the best recipes, and practice bake them until I am satisfied with the taste, texture and overall bake, I can add or omit flavors, …

Supreme Zucchini Cakes with Crab

Zucchini cakes with crab is a nice and easy light meal, if your feeling adventurous and in the mood for something different. When shopping the ingredients for  these do not feel pressured to use real crab, I mean you certainly can, however I like to be frugal when I can, and the imitation crab is just perfect for these cakes, why not pinch a few extra pennies. One of the …

Lemon Aioli Sauce

    Lemon Aioli is a light and fresh dipping sauce for all seafood dishes. When you use fresh lemon juice, it gives the sauce a good balance to use with spicy crab cakes, fresh baked trout, or pan seared tilapia. Serve as a sauce or spread on top of the fish.  

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