Farmer Franny

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Puppies and Trifles Deep in the depths of the summer, it has been…well, interesting. This past week was John’s 17th birthday —hey hey (can you EVEN believe it?)! So instead of a basic cake, we decided on an upgrade to a season-fresh Raspberry Trifle! Also, meet the new Great Dane puppy, named June, the latest …

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I unofficially officially took a hiatus. Like a good 6month hiatus. It has been a busy season of construction at the house, new skills at work, building the garden, and not to mention raising these kiddos. I can’t imagine a time in my life it hasn’t been busy but these days I felt like family …

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A gift, a blessing, a thank you… It seems like there is a million goodies you can gift for friends and family. Cookies, pastries, crackers, breads, you name it—it’s been gifted. I love the thought of someone just thinking of me during the holiday, no matter what it is. This aromatic Almond Pomegrante Granola doesn’t …

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Essentials. We talk about the things and people that are essential to us more these days. Family, jobs, financial security, health insurance, and clearly… biscuits are included. I love this recipe because you can alter these bad boys however you want. Any time of the day. Use them for any meal. No one will complain. …

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The best taco meat ever! After a busy day, there is nothing more satisfying than to top it off with a quick, easy, and delicious dinner. I love how simple tacos are, but, I think most of all I love how I can use the materials I already have to design a new way of …

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I don’t know what has come over me lately, but I have been longing for some greasy hamburgers. Literally, dreaming for them. Last week I was diagnosed with Covid. I had a fever, congestion, headache, cough, drainage, sore throat, no voice, and was quite miserable for about 3 days. I was so lucky to not …

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“Hey August, you make me miserable.” August in Texas is known to be the most MISERABLE month of the year. If you ask someone from Texas what happened in their life in August, I guarantee they will tell you something indoors. In fact, everything is miserable, even the over-worked A/C units. They just look tired. …

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The rumors are true. I will drink the extra dressing out of the bowl like a savage. It does make me feel better that my 3 year old son does the same thing. There is something about this dressing that’s addicting. It makes you do funny things. This dressing is an adaptation of Aldi’s off-brand …

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When Makena started making cookies they were always good. But this time she’s nailed it. True confession: these have become a staple in our house. We love to play with the recipe and make them into “fairy cookies” or “fairy poop”, but at the end of the day, they are perfect the way they are. …

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For anyone, hearing the phrase “Chips and salsa”, brings nothing less than a mood change. Deep in the summer, the tomato vines are drying up and the tomatoes are thirsty. It can be hard to keep a tomato plant this far into the season. Humidity alone could disinfect a surface. The best way to prepare …

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