Marin Homestead

Homesteading in Marin County, CA (sorta)

Recipes

Dessert

Tammy’s Apple Crisp

My husband loves crisps and cobblers.  So much more than pies because he loves the crispy, buttery goodness on the top of the fruit over pie crust. Here is one of his favorite desserts. Crisp Topping: 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour…

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Beef Tips and Gravy

This is another dish I made on Halloween.  It was perfect because I could throw it in the crock pot and it cooked while I got the family dressed for some trick or treaters. Also, Aunt Barbs and her boyfriend…

Dessert

Guilty Pleasures

Although I try to eat organic, sustainable, healthy food I have the hugest sweet tooth and am such a glutton for high fat, high sugar yummy snacks.  I LOVE bacon.  I LOVE cupcakes.  I LOVE fried, doughy, bits of goodness….

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Chive Risotto Cakes

I saw this recipe on The Barefoot Contessa’s episode on herbs a few months ago and was amazed at how easy it looked to prepare the risotto cakes.  his recipe was especially interesting to me because I have an abundance…

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Cream Of Tomato Soup

We have a surplus of tomatoes.  We have given so many away, have frozen bags of tomatoes and eat them daily but never get sick of them.  This year I grew a bunch of different varieties and colors.  They were…

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Salmon Nicoise Salad

My Mother-in-Law was in town so I wanted to make something simple and fresh.  This recipe fit the bill perfectly.  We had some wild salmon that we roasted in the oven with ingredients that are found in most pantries and…

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Berries

My 20 month old son loves picking the strawberries and never shares them with us 😉 Here are 4 southern high bush blueberry plants. We have 2 Misty and 2 Sunshine. This spot seemed ideal because it gets direct sun…