International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Because I love weird things I’ve decided to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day this year. The “holiday” is celebrated every September 19th. Who knew? I’m sure Mr. C will call a shrink and the kids will start looking for a cheap old folks home for me but their confusion will be worth it!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Cowboy Skillet Meal

Recipes that are delicious, inexpensive, and don’t create a sink full of dishes are high up on my list of “must makes.” Cowboy Skillet Meal is one of those meals. Everything, including the noodles cooks in one skillet! And if you have leftovers it’s even better the second day!

Cowboy Skillet Meal

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Pan-seared Delmonico Steak

We don’t have steak very often. But when I get my hands on a thick steak I’m in red meat heaven! I don’t like to mask the flavor of the meat with a lot of seasoning. When Mr. C got a really thick Delmonico steak I just had to prepare it simply! I made Pan-seared Delmonico Steak and the result was wonderful!

Pan-seared Delmonico Steak

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Ballymurrin is Nearly Complete!

Are you sitting down? This is really big news! At times I wondered if I’d end up with ducks in the tub for the rest of my life. My sister’s duck still winters in their tub and Humphrey is 10 years old! After months (and months, and months) of planning, construction, delays, and dreaming Ballymurrin is nearly complete!

Ballymurrin Quacker Farmstead

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Skillet Italian Chicken & Pasta

Although we’re not Italian we know that Italian food is real comfort food. There’s something about pasta, tomatoes, and garlic that warms the soul. And who doesn’t love mozzarella cheese? Skillet Italian Chicken & Pasta hits all the Italian food notes and, even better, it makes clean up after dinner a breeze!

Skillet Italian Chicken & Pasta

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Two Berry Cream Cheese Cake

A while ago I saw the recipe for a three berry dump cake on Pinterest. It looked good but I’m not a huge fan of blackberries or raspberries and I had blueberries and strawberries in the freezer so I decided to make Two Berry Cream Cheese Cake. It was easy enough for the day I had Sunday and it was for a kind of special occasion. Mr. C and I were having dinner with a young man who robbed me at gunpoint!

Two Berry Cream Cheese Cake

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