Entries by Amy


Easy Four Loaf Whole Wheat Bread

This is my year to get back into bread making! I started off the year with a brand new Kitchenaid Professional 600 575 Watt Stand Mixer. After being unable to make a simple small batch of all white flour rolls, and stinking up the house with the smell of burning plastic and gear grease, I […]

Cayenne Peppers in bloom

This is the extent of my gardening this year, but even this little bit makes me happy!   2 cayenne chili blooms. They’re so cute. #alberta #canada #gardening #garden #tinygarden #cayenne #chili #growing #plant #organic A post shared by Amy | albertasoapcompany.com (@amy_e_garrett) on Jul 24, 2017 at 4:28pm PDT Save Save Save

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Years of our lives

That moment when you realize it was 2014 when you posted last, and it’s somehow now 2017…. How did that happen? Looking back over all the year’s posts, my poor garden blog went from frequent excited posts to sporadic random recipes and “want to do”.  2017 has us on our own property so the “want […]

2014 Veggie Garden offically started!

Finally – it’s been years since I got to really get into doing a veggie garden, but I got a start on it today! It didn’t take much work to get the container/raised beds cleaned up from the winter, and I planted onions: And a lonely rhubarb that won’t be lonely for long: Here’s all […]


Carrot Cake

Print Carrot Cake Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins   A simple, but completely delicious and frosting smothered carrot cake. Doesn’t include yucky stuff like pecans or pineapple (which are fine on their own, but not in carrot cake). Course: Dessert Servings: 12 Author: Amy Garrett Ingredients […]

We get winter like Florida gets sun

Well, it’s been winter since the second week of November here (it was winter early October last year though, so I am happy fall stuck around a little longer) and it just keeps getting more and more wintery. And I’ll tell you a secret, I can run the John Deer to feed cows like nobody’s […]

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Quick & Easy Chili

Print Quick & Easy Chili Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins   This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. Course: Main Dish, Soup Servings: 6 Author: Amy Garrett […]


Banana Bread

Print Banana Bread Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 15 mins   A super banana-y bread made with whole wheat; chocolate chips optional but yummy! Reduced sugar from many banana breads, the banana provides the rest of the sweetness. Course: Bread Cuisine: American Servings: 1 – 9×5″ pan Author: […]


Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

Print Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 40 mins Total Time 55 mins   This is THE pumpkin pie to make for the holidays! I usually have to make 4-6. Another yummy find at Allrecipes. Course: Dessert Servings: 2 – 9″ Pies Author: Amy Garrett Ingredients 1 1/2 pints vanilla ice […]


Chili Seasoning

Print Chili Seasoning Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins   Much better chili seasoning than store bought packets. Course: Seasoning Author: Amy Garrett Ingredients 4 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 tablespoon dried , minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried […]