I was hoping to find a winning combination to replace my chocolate topping addiction – looking for something I could make from whole ingredients and that would give my sweet tooth a kick but wouldn’t interfere with my waistline goals too much. Continue Reading →
With fresh herbs growing plentiful in my deck boxes and having a fresh supply of oranges for the Baltimore Orioles, I decided to whip up a batch of rosemary and orange vinegar. The most difficult portion of this recipe is the two week wait time!
Nothing better to warm the insides on a cold and rainy day than to make a kettle of stuffed green pepper soup. The recipe is a fairly easy and requires minimal work; just fry, chop, measure, dump and simmer until perfection. My kind of EASY and QUICK.
Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving. Can’t beat that. Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house. Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen. Continue Reading →
Foraged some mulberries this weekend. Yum! Now, what to do with them all. First thing I wanted to try was a recipe for mulberry muffins because muffins freeze well. I mixed up a double batch of muffins using a recipe off Flickr.
I had to convert the measurements for US metrics. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Continue Reading →
Ah, summer! The garden is thriving and we all want to preserve our fruits and vegetables as long as we can. One of our favorite vegetables is beets. Fresh, roasted, boiled or canned, no matter how you slice them up, we enjoy them. Today’s job, pickled beets canning and preserving them. Continue Reading →
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies An old high school friend of mine that I re-connected with on Facebook has been stating her son loves vegan whoopie pies. Truthfully, I had to look u...
Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider Hot Buttered Rum Apple Cider
Last year, when we stopped off at a little bar and grill in Upper Michigan, I recall seeing a hot drink menu. Hot Butt...
How to Deep Fry a Turkey If you haven’t enjoyed a deep fried turkey as of yet, I urge you to try it this year for Thanksgiving. Deep frying provides a crispy outside skin and ...
Fruit Round Salad Fruit Round Salad
A round thick cut of watermelon surrounded by strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. This makes a wonderful dessert on a dinn...
Reuben Sandwiches Happy St. Patrick's Day!! On today's agenda is raking the yard, making Reuben sandwiches, visiting the zoo and then indulging in some green beer.
This salad broccoli and cauliflower salad can be used as a side salad or a main dish. My family happens to call it the kitchen sink salad because I normally add any small amounts of leftover veggies to the dish.
Carrots, celery, peas, onion, cucumber, well, you get the idea. Really, anything you have that sounds good, add it.
How To Can Fruits and Vegetables and What You Will Need
There really is no trick to canning. There is a method. It is fairly easy to do. Just follow the rules and have the right materials on hand. Read how to can fruits and vegetables and what you will need for the basics.
When you think of a summer dessert many people’s thoughts go directly to strawberry shortcake. Growing up with a grandma that raised raspberries, we enjoyed this raspberry torte recipe. I am pretty sure each of the grandchildren has had the pleasure of eating this sweet and tart dessert.
As a tribute to my grandmother – I include the recipe for each of the grandchildren. Continue Reading →
Ham and Pickle Rollup Appetizers
Ham and Pickle Roll-up Appetizer
Quick, easy and delicious! Rich, creamy cream cheese and salty pickles and ham make this appetizer the perfec...
We have been blessed with an exceptional berry season this year. After filling the freezer with plenty of berries for the winter and making a few tortes my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making raspberry, blackcap and blackberry freezer jams and also experiment with natural dying of clothing using raspberries.
My teenage daughter was the one who said we must try to make kale chips. I held off for many years. One weekend when we had a little extra time, I decided it was time to try. After making them I said that I should have gave in to making them sooner.
The classic Mojito or Mint Julep was first introduced to me at my 40th birthday. One of my guests brought a beautiful gift basket full of all the ingredients to make the classic drink. Someone asked to try one. By the time I returned, the entire basket had been consumed. I’m glad the guests enjoyed them.
Lavender Lemonade is a wonderful way to use up some of your dried lavender from your flower garden. It makes an excellent refreshing drink. Just add lavender syrup for lemonade anytime you wish to change things up.
Dandelion Wine, Grape Wine and Cherry Wine Recipes
I was looking through my grandmother’s handwritten, recipe box and came across wonderful old Dandelion Wine, Grape Wine and Cherry Wine Recipes. Soon, I should have all the recipes copied to be sure I have them.