Author Archives: okieranchwife

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.

Almond Butter, Turmeric and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Way back in the Fall of 2015 I posted a peanut butter dog treat recipe. That is still one of the most viewed posts. It is still a good recipe but I wanted to change it up a little. I … Continue reading

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet Casserole

This so easy and quick. I had everything in my pantry when I decided to make this for dinner last night. Earlier in the day  I went to town on grocery and mail run.  I found some quick sale cuts … Continue reading

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Country Style Pork Ribs Braised in Spiced Ginger Beer

I made this dish with a black-eye Pea Salad for New Year’s dinner. The salad is a Carla Hall recipe.  Here in the sort-of South people eat black-eye peas on New Year’s day for luck, health and prosperity.  These pork … Continue reading

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Garden Greens and Red Pepper Quiche

This a quick and easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even breakfast for dinner. You can use a variety of greens in this quiche. Use what you have on hand.  I had blanched kale and mustard greens in my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Dinner 2021

Christmas is just about a week away. I am planning to go shopping in my two deep freezers for the Christmas meal just like I did for Thanksgiving lunch.  Inflation is crazy. I was in town a couple days ago … Continue reading

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Quick Sale Shopping Extravaganza

While this post is not a recipe per se it can help in future cooking, recipe planning and food security.  I say food security because I having been hearing a great deal about food shortages. Now that I am a … Continue reading

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Green Tomato Pie

I am giving you a break from zucchini recipes, but not to worry, I still have a few that I have not posted! Just fair warning. LOL! I found this recipe in one of my mom’s cookbooks. It was an … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili Stew

Now this recipe is not a gourmet meal, it is ,however very feeling on a cool Autumn day. The beans are canned and the ground beef is browned in a skillet so it only needs about 3 hours on high … Continue reading

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First frost 2021

The first frost came to 12 Dog Farm in the early morning of 12 November, 2021. It was almost two weeks late. We usually have the first frost in the last week of October. I have not checked the native … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Tomato Powder

During the heat of the summer I try to limit the amount of stove top and oven cooking I do. I lean heavily on my Crock Pot. I love my gas stove in the Winter, hello cozy kitchen, but in … Continue reading

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