Potatoes and Cheese

6 large russet potatoes

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups grated chedder cheese

1 tbs butter

1/2 cup of milk

pepper to taste

cooking spray

Peel your potatoes, then slice them, Chop up your onion. Place in a large pan with water to boil to soften,



When done drain, pour back into pan, mix in butter and milk and 1 cup of cheese, pour in a well sprayed baking dish. Bake on 325 until thickened. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese to melt.


Then serve. I top mine with fresh chopped green onion and sour cream. You can add bacon bits also.




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Yummy Spaghetti

This is a recipe a dear Friend shared with me. Thanks Chanel.


1 box Spaghetti

2 lbs hamburger meat

1 can rotel tomatoes

1 small can tomato paste

1 can tomato sauce

1 package Zesty Spaghetti seasoning mix

1/2 cup chopped onion


Cook hamburger meat with the chopped onion until done. Boil your noodles while this is cooking.

When meat is done. Drain and rinse off the fat. In a sauce pan add all tomatoes, paste and seasoning pack. Add 1 can of water. Add more if you like it less thick.

When Spaghetti is done drain, add to sauce mix up. Serve with Garlic bread and salad.



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Roast in the Crock Pot

This morning I went to the grocery store and picked up a roast. Came home and put it in the crock pot to slow cook all day. I season it with garlic salt and pepper, chopped up some fresh onion and celery put it all in the pot added 6 cups of water set on high to cook all day.

When to roast is done I remove it and the celery and onion leaving the broth. Place on a plate. Measure out 2 cups of broth in a bowl. Add 2 packages of brown gravy mix. Mix with a wire whip. Then pour back into the crock pot and stir with the rest of the broth.

Place the roast,celery and onions back in the pot to simmer. I also use a can of mixed veggies drained. Gravy will thicken. Serve when ready.


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Good Morning

The Girls say Good Morning


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Banana nut bread

I will be making Banana nut bread and cooking a roast later today. I will post pictures later. Stay tuned.

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Foggy February morning

As we were leaving for work one February morning I stop and snapped this picture. Simply beautiful morning. It will be entered in the local Fall Fest photo contest. The Fall Fest is held the 1st Sat. of Oct. each year. Downtown Jasper.

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Veggie Pizza

2 packages croissants

2 packages cream cheese

1 package buttermilk ranch (powder)

raw veggies,

broccoli,purple cabbage,cauliflower,green onion,

1 small can chopped black olives

1 large Tomato

2 cups Grated cheddar cheese

In a 13×9 glass pan spray the bottom with cooking spray,roll out the croissants both packages to make a crust. Bake at 350 until done. Take out and let cool.

Chop raw veggies put in a separate bowl sprinkle 1/2 package of buttermilk ranch mix. Mix well.

Mix the soft cream cheese with the remaining 1/2 of buttermilk ranch mix. When the crust is cool spread the cream cheese mixture on the crust. Then top with the raw veggies,black olives, grated cheese, then tomatoes. Cover and refrigerate serve when ready.


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First batch of chicks

This is my first attempt at raising chickens in over 20 years. The last time I had chickens was back around 1989, 1990 and 1991. Over the past 20+ years I have forgotten a lot about raising chickens, but I am sure things will come back.

On the morning of Saturday February 25, 2012 a friend of the family called my wife and told her that Circle Three Feed in Jasper Texas has chicks. My wife and I grabbed a laundry basket to put the chicks in, then we headed to the feed store.

Upon arriving at the feed store, the lady that was helping us said the chicks were Black Giants, but the proper name was probably Black Jersey Giant.

The plan is to have at least 2 different types of chickens.

While my wife and I were at the feed store, we picked up:

Water dispenser that screws onto a mason jar
Feed dispenser that screws onto a mason jar
10 pounds chick starter

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Yum Yum Salad

2 pkgs of gelatin
½ cup water
2 cups crushed pineapple undrained
¾ cup sugar
½ cup grated cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1 bottle of whipping cream

Dissolve 2 pkgs of gelatin in ½ cup water.
In a pot put pineapple and sugar and bring to a boil, remove from heat, add softened gelatin.
Cool, add cheese,cottage cheese and whipping cream. Put in mold and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

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Pumpkin Crunch

1 16 oz can pumpkin
1 12 oz can cream
1 cup sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
3 eggs slightly beaten
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup melted butter

Mix first 5 ingredients together, pour into 13x9x2 pan lined with wax paper.
Sprinkle cake mix (whole box) drizzle melted butter over cake mix, pat in chopped nuts.
Bake at 350 55 to 60 min

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