Archives for October 2014

Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup is a super easy recipe my kids love to make on a cool fall day. It is delicious on it's own, but you can pour it over rice … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kitchen Clean While You Cook

It is a hard task, I know. My kitchen is the most used room in the house and it’s the hardest to keep clean. Keeping your kitchen clean while you cook … [Read more...]

Creating Kitchen Workstations

So many things go on in the kitchen at the same time, it can get confusing. Creating kitchen workstations can keep it from being chaotic and … [Read more...]

What is Pectin and How Does it Work?

Each year I fill a good portion of my pantry with jams and jellies made from fresh fruits and, believe it or not, vegetables harvested from our … [Read more...]

Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Chutney, Relish, Compote, and Chowchow/Piccalilli

What's the Difference? Salsa, pico de gallo, chutney, relish, compote, and chowchow/piccalilli are are all chopped up fruits or vegetables with … [Read more...]

Root Beer Jelly

I know, root beer is not exactly on the healthy side of food preservation and canning, but you have to admit, it’s kind of fun. Plus it makes a great … [Read more...]

Grape Jelly

Grape jelly, especially Concord grape, is one of my kids’ favorite jellies.  We used unsweetened grape juice that was made of a blend of grape … [Read more...]

Storing Canning Jars, Lids, and Rings

It's a bad day in the world of canning when you pull out your stored canning jars and find that little critters have made a home in them. I … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza Sauce

My kids love pizza and we go through a lot of pizza sauce. I decided it was time to come up with my own pizza sauce recipe. I started to experiment … [Read more...]

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

The taste and smell of Homemade Pumpkin Butter, I love it. The mix of the pumpkin and the spices cooking together fills my house and remind me of the … [Read more...]