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15 bean soup with cornbread

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I have fond memories of eating beans and cornbread with my Granny every week. The only thing is that she liked to use a ton of vegetable oil in it. When we lived with her, I had to hide the bottle so she didn't use too much.

Anyways, I decided to make a batch of 15 bean soup for supper tonight. I tried making some awhile back according to the directions but I found it tasted too watery.





First, I soaked the beans overnight. Then I rinsed the beans and drained them. Put them in my large oval crockpot and put just enough water to barely cover the beans. I put the lid on at 8 in the morning and set to low. Around noon, I checked on it and the beans had nearly cooked all the way. I opened up a can of diced tomatoes and added some dried onions and garlic powder.




 About 2 in the afternoon, I added a pound of diced cubed ham. It is simmering nicely while the cornbread bakes.




I have two favorite cornbread recipes that I use depending on my mood. I grew up on spicy cornbread. I wish I had m…

Farmhouse kitchen cloth

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I found this pattern on ravelry. It reminds me of my knitted dish cloth with ridges pattern. It looks similar but is made differently.

Here is what I have so far.


This cloth is a set of six that I'm making for an order. I'll post up all six when I get the ends of the others weaved in. I'm trying to make six different cloths.

Mug rugs completed

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It took me about a week to finish these.


Now I'm working on matching dishcloths.