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michelehope · an hour ago
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It’s been so rainy here that dinner has been inside the past few days instead of on the deck. This week has been extremely busy. One rainy night he made the best tomato soup I’ve ever eaten. We had grilled ham & cheese to go with it. It was a perfect rainy night for soup and grilled cheese.
This picture is from the night we had wraps. He used up the leftovers and added fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The portions he serves me usually end up being three meals. Sometimes I can eat like a cowgirl and really grub but this was so filling I could only eat a third of what was on my plate. Per his usual, it was delicious.
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hoffyshomesteading · 22 hours ago
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Adult version of a Bacon Bunny. 
12 slices of bacon
6 slices of bread
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 large eggs
6 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet over medium to low heat until it is uncooked at desired texture. When cooked, place bacon onto a paper towel to remove excess grease.
Lightly butter or oil a baking sheet.
Using a 3 inch biscuit cutter, or a drinking glass, make a hole in the centre of each bread slice.
Butter one side of the bread.  Place the bread onto the prepared baking sheet, buttered side down. Place the excess circle bread slices, that were created from the cutter, onto the baking sheet butter side down as well (this will be extra bread to dip into your egg).
Add bacon slices and eggs, gently cracking the eggs into each hole and keeping the yolk intact. Sprinkle with Parmesan and thyme; season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place into oven and bake until the egg whites have set, about 12-15 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with chives.
*Recipe inspired by
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hoffyshomesteading · 23 hours ago
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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
Simple honey mustard chicken salad will be your new favourite Summer salad.
Dressing Ingredients:
1/3 cups of honey
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar 
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Pinch of salt
2 skinless chicken breasts
Salad Ingredients:
3 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, washed, sliced
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1-2 large avocado, pitted and cubed
1/2 cucumber, cubed
1/2 ripe mango, cubed
1/4 of red onion, sliced
Whisk dressing ingredients together to combine.  Pour half the dressing into a small bowl to marinade the chicken breasts for 2 hours. Refrigerate the remaining dressing for later.
Heat a nonstick pan, or grill, over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil and sear/grill chicken breasts on each side until golden brown and cooked through. 
Slice chicken into strips. Prepare salad with lettuce, tomatoes, mango, cucumber, avocados, onion strips and chicken.
Whisk 2 tablespoons of water into the remaining untouched dressing and drizzle over the salad.  Sprinkle salt and pepper if desired.
*Optional to add eggs, bacon bites, cooked corn, nuts or other vegetables/fruit/protein you desire.
*Receipe inspired by
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3 old friends, sitting in a row.
Chatting together about what they know.
So much wisdom, they have to share,
To those who stop to listen and care.
👵 🧙‍♀️
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If you could pick anyone, from any time, to sit at this table with you and have a drink, who would you choose?
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Often the simple things in life can bring us the most pleasure.
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thecottagecore · 2 days ago
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hoffyshomesteading · 2 days ago
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Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Did you plant zucchini’s in your garden this year?  If you harvest your zucchini’s when they are monsters like myself, here is a great recipe for you.
1 large zucchini, cut in half length-wise
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound of ground beef (or your choice of meat)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
230 mls of tomato sauce
115 mls of water
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat over to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
Place washed zucchini halves onto a baking tray, cut-side facing up. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in each zucchini.
Using a spoon hollow out each zucchini half, placing contents into a small bowl for later.
Sprinkle each zucchini half with salt and pepper. Blake for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven. Set aside.
Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over high heat.
Add onion and peppers to the pan and saute for 5 minutes.
Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
Add ground beef (or which ever meat you have selected) and cook until brown.  Using a wooden spoon, crumble the beef into smaller bit-sized pieces.
Reduce heat to medium.  Add salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce, water, tomatoes, and inners of zucchini. Saute for 8 minutes.
Add cooked rice and stir to combine with zucchini mixture. Remove from heat.
Divide mixture between each zucchini boat and top with mozzarella cheese.
Bake uncovered for 15 minutes and serve immediately.
*Recipe inspired by
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shabbycraftlife · 2 days ago
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Good morning my lovely’s!! Happy Wednesday!! We are about 25 days away from July 4th 🇺🇸❤️🤍💙🥰 So what better way to celebrate our freedom in the beautiful country by displaying these adorable Mason Jar Set with Faux Dried Flowers ❤️🤍💙 (Don’t like the style? Message us to make it your way!) We love custom orders!! . . . #custommade #masonjar #countrygirl #countryliving #farmhousestyle #independenceday #4thofjuly #july4th #starspangledbanner #redwhiteandblue #shabbyfamilyaffair (at Link in Bio)
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beemanbrokerassociate · 3 days ago
New listing 15.99 +/- acs, in Willow City. 15.99+/- acres of level to gently rolling terrain with live oak, post oak, cedar, mesquite trees and an older well. Property is fenced on all sides, with a working water well. Multiple building sites for your forever home or just a weekend get away retreat. Willow Creek Estates is a gated, rural residential neighborhood close to main yet far enough to enjoy the country life. . . . . #newlisting #Farmandranch #furdaddies #countryliving #aaronwbeeman #peloton #tx #texas #love #realestate #expproud #exprealty #exp #selling #fbg #mentor #buying #passion #buyer #seller #happy #winecountry #callme #notamorningperson #teamwork (at Aaron W Beeman - The EverNest Group by Exp Realty)
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michelehope · 3 days ago
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After changing the oil and topping off all the fluids in my truck, we watered the garden and then we made a fried fisherman’s platter for dinner and it was freaking delicious!
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I can’t seem to find any words to describe tonight other than pretty. #Frontporch #cloudporn #clouds #wouldnttradeitfortheworld #takingasoulbreak #enjoyingmypeace #lovemylife #countryliving #countrylife #mypeace #makingmydreamscometrue #samhoustonnationalforest #texasskies #texassunset #sunset #sunsetphotography #cloudphotography #texasphotographer #texasphotography #texasforever #nofilterneeded #nofilter #nofilterever #countryroadstakemehome #countryroads #instagramtexas #igtexas #texasfarmandranch #texasfarmbureau #texashighways (at New Waverly, Texas)
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twitch-and-the-witch · 3 days ago
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This is us! Standing in an ancient woodland full of wild garlic.
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