Homemade Pickles

Homemade Quick Pickle Recipe I absolutely love Pickles, in fact I absolutely love baby dill pickles. I can’t believe how expensive they have become at the store. They cost $3.50 to $4.00 a bottle, way more than I am able to afford to buy very often. That is why I absolutely love to plant several […]

Bloomin’ Onion Comeback Sauce

  This is the sauce that’s served by the steak house chain made famous by the onions that bloom, it is similar to their Comeback Sauce. I was introduced to the sauce while I was at a friends house.  She also loved the fry sauce that I make.  Chances are you’ve had it one of them […]

Slow Cooker Ketchup for canning

  I think my 15 year old daughter likes ketchup more than she likes food.  At our house  we use more ketchup than you can imagine.  I love canning and drying foods so I thought it is time to start making ketchup at home. Besides I was sure I had most of the ingredients in my […]

Spiced Pear Jam Christmas Gifts

Spiced Pear Jam Ingredients: 8 cups pears, peeled and chopped 4 cups sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground cloves Directions: 1. Add all the ingredients to a large pot. 2. Bring mixture to a boil and stir constantly. 3. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 2 hours or until thickened. 4. […]

How to make Powdered Milk with Morning Moo

Powdered Milk In my continued efforts to save money, I’ve decided to give powdered milk a try. Now I would never consider telling my family that we were going to be using powdered milk, I would never hear the end of it. I had spent some time in the months before hand researching different brands […]

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese is truly a delight. It is so easy and actually fun to make. When I first started looking into a homemade recipe I had heard the words curds and whey but what were they? When I found out curds and whey were clumpy milk in milky liquid. I thought, “Um, no thanks!” […]

French Upside Down Apple Tart

French Upside Down Apple Tart 10 inch cast iron skillet or round pan 8-10 gala, pink lady or any high acid firm apple with a hint of sweetness, peeled, cored, and halved 1/2 cup salted butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tsp. vanilla or 1 vanilla bean, seeds extracted 1 recipe pie crust, rolled out to […]

Homemade Canned Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Canned Apple Pie Filling   Ingredients: 7 Quarts of Apples 8 cups water 5 ½ cups sugar 5 tsp. Cinnamon 2 ½ tsp Nutmeg 1 ½ tsp Salt 3 tsp lemon Juice 1 ½ cups cornstarch Directions: Peel and slice apples, use firm and tart apples, I like Granny Smith apples. As you peel […]

Onions and Their Uses

Onions and Their Uses Onions have more than 500 varieties and can be traced to at least 4 ancient wild onions found in the central Asian, Iran or West Pakistan regions of the world, but cultivation did not start until about 5000 years ago in ancient Egypt.  Scientist found more than 8000 Egyptian medical uses […]

Grape Juice from scratch

September grapes the take and the smell remind me every year of not childhood memories, but early married memories going to my Grandmothers, picking grapes and making fresh grape juice.  My young children making fresh popsicles and slurping down the melting frozen grape juice bar. She had a tiny kitchen, but somehow we always worked […]


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