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My New Kitchen 
Jan. 18, 2014 1:00 pm 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2014 6:50 pm

We finally closed on the house on Dec 31, 2013, it took us 6 months to close.  It is an awesome house that we bought with cash.  It is not a glamorous house by any means but it is ours and it has not one but two kitchens. :) This makes me very happy that I will have a main kitchen for meals and such, and a second kitchen for canning and processing my own foods.  

So much had to be done just for me to get an operational kitchen so I can start my culinary adventures. 

Cleaning the kitchen took over a week, this house was a foreclouser and had been empty for a few years at least.  So first on my agenda get it cleaned up! The clean up on the main kitchen took a week, the stove alone took a whole day and it was quite a task I must say. Below are before and after photos of the stove.

It took us another week in order to have our household goods delivered.  

Wow, I Have a lot more kitchen item then I remembered when we packed them 6 months ago.

Once our household goods were delivered it all had to be cleaned and sorted which took me another week (I continue to work on organizing the rest of the rooms in the house but it is a slow going project). But I finally got the main kitchen in working order and I am very proud of my hard work and my beautiful kitchen.  My boyfriend and I obtained some 30 pounds of holiday hams on sale for .99 a pound.  So we decided to butcher some hams, some for freezing and other for dinner and of course when I have lots of ham, I feel the urge to make pea soup.  Here is a photo on my stove with soup on! :)

The pea soup was delicious! and made from scratch. :)

I am very excited to unveil my new kitchen, I would like to thank my boyfriend for all that he does. I know I will be cooking up a storm in my new home. 

Till my next adventure keep on cooking!

Cindy Richelle     


I also made apple pie using the following recipes:

Aunt Carol's Apple Pie 


Pie Crust IV

It was super yummy, I found the pastry was very tasty but a bit heavy. I believe this is my error and I will continue practicing my pie pastry. :)


Jan. 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Hi Cindy, how exciting! Congrats!! A second kitchen?? Please share pics of that too, so we can enjoy (with a touch of envy ;-) How I would love one of those. That stove looked brand new after you cleaned it - sounds like the move in has been a lot of work, but of the best, most rewarding kind. I look forward to following your journey in cooking. Be sure to check in on 'the buzz' if you have questions as there are many great cooks there who can definitely help you out. Cheers!
Jan. 18, 2014 4:30 pm
You are ambitious! Enjoy your new house!
Jan. 18, 2014 4:31 pm
Thanks! I am trying to adjust the current pics now so they are not so large on the blog view. I will be posting pics of my second kitchen soon. :)
Jan. 18, 2014 4:50 pm
I would love to have a second kitchen or at the least, a second oven. Congrats and happy cooking.
Jan. 18, 2014 5:02 pm
What a wonderful kitchen! I can almost taste your pea soup :) I can't wait to read more of your blogs with more pictures.
Jan. 19, 2014 5:13 am
Very nice! Congratulations. I would love to see more pictures as your home progresses. That before and after pic of the oven is amazing. How in the world did you get it so clean? If I had two kitchens, one would be for baking and canning - the other for everyday food. :) I am looking forward to your next update. ~Baking Nana ~
Jan. 19, 2014 8:55 am
Wow! TWO kitchens! What a luxury! You both have done a fabulous job on the cleanup. Keep up the good work - which isn't like real "work" since it's done with love & hope for the future uses. I'll be looking for updates & love seeing the pics. Sandi
Jan. 19, 2014 4:44 pm
what a joy! a lot of work but many happy meals!
Jan. 20, 2014 9:29 am
Congrats on the new house & kitchen. I with you many good times & meals in your kitchen. Also, great job cleaning that oven - Wow!
Jan. 21, 2014 4:12 pm
Great blog and photos. You've really done an incredible job, Cindy. Look forward to hearing more from you. Keep warm...
Jan. 21, 2014 6:50 pm
That oven looks awesome !!! Now can you come an clean mine ??? Just kidding, lol. Can't wait to see the second kitchen too !!!
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