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breakfast food

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with Avocado Spread

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I am going to share a recipe for something so yummy with you today, but before I do, allow me digress.  The last couple of times that I went to the grocery store, the avocados have been only 98 cents.  The hubby and I love avocados and I am frugal to a fault, so this got me thinking.  I simply had to buy the avocados when they were that cheap.  What yummy thing could I make with avocados?  Oh, and did I mention that the eggs from our chickens are taking over our refrigerator (we have very generous chickens!), so...

camping cooking

Campfire Corn on the Cob

I may have told you this already, but my husband is an avid outdoorsman.  He hunts, he fishes, he knows almost every tree and plant by name, he camps.  Now I am not gonna lie.  I am not a huge fan of camping.  Sure, it is nice sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows.  I like a s’more as much as the next person.  But if I am being honest, I have never understood why someone would pay money to leave the comforts of home to camp.  Even worse, go camping where you don’t have to pay money.  Then there are...

no weeds

How to Reduce Time Spent Weeding the Garden

I have a confession to make.  I feel guilty about it.  My husband tells me that he sees our dear neighbors out weeding the garden.  Outside in the heat.  We’ve all done it.  It’s hard work.  Not to mention kind of miserable when it is the heat is oppressive.  Here’s my confession:  We don’t really have to weed ours.  I feel like we have been keeping a secret we should share to save our neighbors…and you…some work!  We found an amazing product that makes it so we barely have to weed our garden at all!  It is awesome!    ...

Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

June Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway Winner

Oh, my gosh!  You guys June totally got away from me  and I am just now choosing the June winner for our Starbucks gift card giveaway!  Holy moly!  June was a whirlwind between my daughter’s high school graduation, our vacation to Yellowstone, having to look for a new car after one of ours got totalled…yikes.  Soooo sorry about that!             Without further ado—the winner of our June Starbucks $10 gift card giveaway is:     bevdepra@frontier.com     Bevdepra@frontier.com — Congratulations!  Please email me at debra@lifebetweenthekitchenandthecoop.com to claim your gift card!        ...

prepper

What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

Hello, my friends!  Today I want to share with you one of the things I have that I hope I never need to use.  Our bug out bag.  Not everyone has a bug-out bag, I know, but I definitely feel like they should!  If there is some sort of emergent situation going on where you can’t go get the things that you need at the store, hopefully you can survive off of what you have at home, right?  Sure.  BUT…what if something happens that you have to vacate your home RIGHT NOW?  Wildfire, maybe?  Earthquake made your home unstable?  There...

harvesting cilantro

How to Know When to Harvest Cilantro

Hello, my friends!  If you like Mexican food like I do, maybe you grow your own cilantro.  You may have noticed that cilantro can really be a tricky plant to garden if you don’t know when to harvest.  It’s leaves will lose their flavor once it “goes to seed”.   You cannot keep it from going to seed indefinitely, but you can delay it if you harvest cilantro properly.    I hope the tips in this post will help you know when to harvest your cilantro leaves to get the most out of your plant before it goes to seed!...

Yellowstone Vacation

Yellowstone Vacation

My family just spent four days up near Yellowstone National Park on the Montana/Wyoming border.  I thought it would be fun to share pictures because some of you may not have been there before.  Maybe you are even thinking of a trip there soon.  Well, I do have pictures to share, but our recent trip to Yellowstone felt something like a Chevy Chase movie.  We were definitely able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery there, but oh my goodness, we sure had some hurdles in trying to enjoy our long weekend getaway.                  ...

fruit salad, strawberries

How to Make Strawberry Fluff Dessert

Hey, you guys!  Since barbecue/picnic season is upon us, today I want to share with you this recipe for Strawberry Fluff Dessert.   My mom makes this often for family gatherings.  She calls it a fruit salad.  I call it a dessert-mostly because every ingredient, except for the fresh strawberries, sounds like it should be a dessert.  Call it whatever you like, but you can definitely call this Strawberry Fluff Dessert amazing!  This refreshing dessert is creamy and sweet.  And let’s be honest…you can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries!  It makes a great side dish for any gathering.  Be sure to...