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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Scientific experimentations have been going on in The Thrifty/Garden Home's test kitchen


yesterday and today. Starting off with a new recipe for Italian bread (akin to French bread ;) .. , mystery flavored ice cream (I have to do a double blind test on a few lab rats ... ahem, I mean family and neighbors before I reveal this flavor) ... could be a hit with Ben and Jerry if the mystery is revealed too soon .. and I don't want to give them reason to worry about competition ;) ... chocolate zucchini bread, peach butter, peach pie fillings, and something else that will come to mind later (I'm sure). I'll let you know what flipped and what flopped. Pictures, recipes and results to follow. Oh, IT came to mind before hitting 'publish' ... a big jar of refrigerator (Claussen type) pickles.

Pics: Mrs. Mac's kitchen 'pretties' , a few lovable 'lab rats', the experimentation chair.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Hi Mrs. Mac,

I saw your name over on Cindy's blog and had to check out your blog. You got my curiosity up about your "Mac" name. Is that short for something? Just wondering...

Barb (McGregor) Antonelli

Barbara said...

Hi again,

Thanks for dropping by... I thought so--that's what they called my mom, but just Mac.

Sea cottage is what I call it, but I live 20 miles from the beach, and I think that is the closest I'm going to get, so I have to imagine and decorate like I live in one! I can hear the 91 down the hill and it sounds like the ocean...

We just got back from a wedding in N. Idaho--Rathdrum to be exact... Love that area;are you anywhere near that town. My husband's relatives have lived there for years...

Well, better get goin', see you around the blogosphere, Barb