Posts by Aunt Jenni

Aunt Jenni’s Roasted Tomato & Asparagas Pasta Salad

Aunt Jenni’s Roasted Tomato & Asparagas Pasta Salad

Aunt Jenni’s Roasted Tomato & Asparagas Pasta Salad Tomatoes – Slice in Half, Marinate in fresh squeezed Garlic cloves too and Olive Oil Onion – sliced Salt & Pepper Asparagas – marinate in Italian salad dressing for at least one hour Roast both separately at 400 degrees until cooked to desire   Pasta – Combine all of the above and toss with fresh...

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Corned Beef & Cabbage with Vegetables

Corned Beef & Cabbage with Vegetables

  Corned Beef & Cabbage with Vegetables   1 Corned Beef – Boil and Cook with spices following instructions. 1 hour prior to meat finished Add: 1 Head Cabbage – chopped 3 Large onions – quartered Carrots – a variety is fun too Bring to boil then simmer for last hour stirring occasionally. Sea Salt if needed and I like to salt my veggies after...

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Aunt Jenni’s Broccoli Salad

Aunt Jenni’s Broccoli Salad

Aunt Jenni’s Broccoli Salad Great side side and goes with many summer favorite dishes. Broccoli – 2 Heads – chopped Onion – 1 medium, chopped fine – Vidallia or White, Red, or Yellow 1 cup cranberries, dried and cut smaller 1 c. raw Cashews or Sunflower Seeds Mayonaise – 1 cup Sugar – 3...

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Chip Beef on Toast

Chip Beef on Toast

I loved this breakfast made by my Father George Franks when I was a kid, especially on a cold, grey day morning.  I still love chip beef on toast today many decades later.   Chip Beef on Toast Bread Toasted right before serving (wheat or white)   Butter Flour Milk Buddig Beef – 2 pkg. Garlic Power Worcestershire...

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Four Leaf Clover Story

Four Leaf Clover Story

HOPE – a one syllable word that will keep you going when all of the other more impressive words have failed to sustain you. ~ Joni James Aldrich “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover…” Here is my Four Leaf Clover story. It’s silly, but true!! I hope you enjoy! This one’s especially for you Dad! And, I guess it’s too late to tell you to ask mom to...

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Wild Horses in the Desert

Wild Horses in the Desert

These wild horses I see often on the nearby Indian Reservation.  This time was the closest I’ve gotten to them.  I found it interesting the way they would watch me.  This year I have spotted two colts and over a dozen adult horses.  These photos include one of those colts, looking more like a teenager now.  I have also observed how the parents and other nearby adult horses would watch...

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A Poem for My Niece

A Poem for My Niece

A Poem for My Niece by Aunt Jenni July 15, 2008 Even though I can’t always be there, please don’t ever forget how much that I care. If I could, I’d give you the stars and the sky, and take you everywhere that money could buy. Just remember we live and love under the same great sun, and know I think of you when each day is done. If you’re sad and lonely just look to the...

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Iris 2010 & IrisADay.com

Iris 2010 & IrisADay.com

Here are my favorite iris photographs from 2010.  These are my 22 favorite photographs as I snapped over 1,100 in the garden this year. During the iris blooming season, I regularly find myself stalking the Kary Iris Gardens in Scottsdale, Arizona as I am fortunate to live nearby.  I really appreciate Ardy Kary for allowing me to photograph in her beautiful iris gardens this past spring. You...

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To be an Aunt

To be an Aunt

Here is a ‘card’ my six-year old niece presented me the minute I arrived at her house last weekend.  How lucky am I?  I love being an Aunt! And my niece writes… I love you so much I really love you I love my Ant. In the picture my niece drew of ‘us’ we are wearing matching blue dresses with our long blond hair, big smiles and featuring butterflies, clouds...

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My Sweet Year

My Sweet Year

I met a gentleman who I knew for the last year of his life, to the day!  Mr. Sweet.  Before we met, I observed him at a dinner party.  This man was having more fun than anyone, laughing and always smiling.  I told my husband don’t let that man leave until I meet him. When we met, he was one of the kindest, most loving of people on the planet.  After we became friends, I felt...

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