Cydira's Country Corner.

A potpourri of country wisdom, kitchen witchery, and random thoughts from yours truly. Take a gander, you may find a new interesting recipe or a funny little tidbit to bring a smile to your day.

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A little bit of whimsy, magic, or just practical magic to help you brighten your day. Sometimes, even a silly story or two!
Hi folks, I made this for dinner last night. The guys loved it. And that says something considering that they don't typically like chicken in just about any form (except for enchiladas for the husband and nuggets for the kids). Now, I confess, I did Read More
Hi folks! It is cold season. I don't care what the calendar says, everyone in my household over the last month has caught a cold. Half of my neighbors are fending one off. Therefore, it is cold season. And, like some of them, I had my cold turn into Read More
Hi everybody! If you're like my family, you are probably getting impatient for the nice weather of Summer. The tail end of Winter is so frustrating sometimes. Something I like to do is make one of my summer recipes so that we can for a moment fool Read More
Hi everybody! I hope that you are all having a wonderful Friday. I am getting ready to start posting recipes up for you again. I, however, need a little bit of help. There are a LOT of recipes in my notes. I am talking about so many that I am having Read More
Hi folks!If you're like me, you get to a point where your refrigerator has a small stock pile of random vegetables and meat bits from the week before and you are sick of eating the same thing again. As my grandmother has said 'haste makes waste and a Read More
Note: I have recently begun using those wonderful plastic slow cooker liners that are in the same aisle as the aluminum foil. They make clean up a breeze. I highly suggest them!IngredientsCooking spray * 5 cups of bread cut into cubes1/2 cup raisins1/2 Read More
Hi Folks!As promised, last week, here is a delightfully simple dessert that you can just fix and forget with your slow cooker. I like to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe. You may find that a different baking apple is more to your speed. If you wish Read More
Hi folks,This month, I am posting links to previous recipes that I have shared. This is in preparation for my second Top Ten Cookie list. This year, the Top Ten Cookies are going to be collected from heritage cookbooks that are from generations passed. Read More
Hi Folks!Today's recipe is a real simple one that takes advantage of fresh rosemary. If your garden is like mine, the rosemary bush is trying to crowd out other plants and needs a bit of thinning back. Cut off a few sprigs and rinse them well. If you Read More
Hi Folks!I recognize that some folks are interested in learning about witchcraft. I would like to point you in the direction of the other blog that I have devoted specifically to this topic. The Veiled Witch is a long term project that I hope to eventually Read More
Hi Folks!This week's Tasty Tuesday post is a little late. I apologize. I had some unexpected family matters come up that kept me away from Keen most of the day. Here is this week's belated post. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does.Garden Fresh Read More
Hi Folks!As the produce stands around the county are filling up with lots of goodies, now is the best time to make yourself a batch of freezer pickles. The wonderful thing about freezer pickles are that they are ready in short order and easy to keep. Read More
Hi Folks!Today's recipe comes from my husband's grandmother's much loved copy of Betty Crocker's Good and Easy Cook Book. It was published in 1954 and has lots of wonderful things in it. This recipe is clearly a family favorite if you count the spills Read More
Hi folks!I was looking around for some nifty ideas on how to do up some Easter eggs for the boys and I stumbled on to two pretty cool ones.Golden Eggs!Take your raw egg and shake it. A LOT! Then hard boil as per usual. When you peel the shell off, the Read More
Hi Folks!This is another new feature I'm introducing here. There are little tricks that I have learned from my family (and picked up in my travels) that work really well to help save money. Given how the economy is rough for just about everybody out there, Read More
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