Tag: food

Bush’s- The Bean

While on our anniversary trip (over a month ago now) we stumbled upon a neat museum for Bush’s Baked Beans… There was actually a lot to do  from the café, to a movie on the history of Bush’s, to the artifacts and photos of the Bush’s family, to a big can of beans you walk though and see how the canning processing works….  They even had … Read More Bush’s- The Bean

Adventures in preserving food…

What a nice weather weekend… I got a lot done including some canning… today it was ketchup. A couple of weekends ago it was yellow tomato salsa… I have already given a couple of jars away to family who have been visiting and wanted to raid my stash… I have also been making batches of tomato sauce to freeze. I start with a bunch … Read More Adventures in preserving food…

Garden Goodies

My garden is in full bloom right now. I planted a little later then others in my area so as their gardens are dying, mine is still giving me lots of good stuff 🙂 This is what I have gotten so far this week… I have already canned 17 pints of diced tomatoes, three of cherry tomatoes, 15 jars of yellow tomato salsa, and … Read More Garden Goodies

Great Neighbors

It’s great to have neighbors like we have… you can depend on them, trust them, and you can bless them if they let you… This evening I went over to visit one of our neighbors. I could see him out in his garden. He is in his 80’s and currently struggling with lymes disease among other things. He isn’t getting around as he used to so … Read More Great Neighbors

Chip Chocolate Spice Cookies

So I made up a gluten-free and dairy- free cookie (at least from the recipes I have ever seen I have made up a recipe) and I am pretty proud of it as it has won over every person who has tried it. No one could tell it was dairy and gluten-free. Now don’t get scared of the spice in the cookies, it is just … Read More Chip Chocolate Spice Cookies

Chickens and Watermelon

Since it has been so hot out off and on for the past week we have been enjoying the first watermelons of the season. Once the rinds are mostly clean the chickens get to peck them clean. This I found out is a favorite summer treat for the chickens (yes I know it is still spring).So when I threw out some rinds the other day … Read More Chickens and Watermelon

Happy Easter!

He has risen… Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter Day and hoping you have better weather then we do. We had a nice meal in spite of it…. ham, fruit salad, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and deviled eggs. ‎ We had blueberry and lemon cupcakes for dessert. My wonderful hubby even brought me home a spring flower to enjoy and then plant in … Read More Happy Easter!

Quite the snow…

So when we got up at 4 AM there was snow on the ground and more coming. Hubby decided he was going to stay home from work as it appeared quite icy. Around 7 AM I called my work weather hotline and we were closed so I snuggled back in bed too. About 30 minutes later the dogs were ready to be up so we … Read More Quite the snow…

Gluten- Free Mexican Lasagna

So as many of you know I find recipes and never follow them. I always change things to fit my style of cooking. I found a recipe for a mexican casserole and you put it together like a lasagna and I need it gluten-free so here is my version: You will need: 1/2 pound ground pork 1/2 pound ground beef 1 package of taco-seasoning (You … Read More Gluten- Free Mexican Lasagna

Brownie Cake Pops

I enjoy being my own person and don’t like to really follow trends, or styles, etc. Yet sometimes things are cute or a good idea to me so I try them. I got a cake pop pan this past Halloween as my step-father wanted some of those cake pops… so I made some for his birthday. Recently I decided to make some brownies for the … Read More Brownie Cake Pops

Happy Birthday To…

Hubby 🙂 Today is hubbys birthday. I won’t tell you how old he is to save him 😉 I made him the above funfetti cake with buttercream icing from scratch… his favorite. He wanted chinese for dinner and with the additional snow we got today (2 more inches) it was nice to be inside after work baking 🙂 In honor of hubbys birthday I will tell you … Read More Happy Birthday To…

Chase’s Chilli

So I wanted to find a chilli recipe that was a little lighter and didn’t require beef. So I looked and found a white bean turkey chilli recipe and made it my own… so here is Chases Chilli             You will need: 2 sticks of celery chopped into small cubes 2 whole carrots chopped into small cubes 2 medium … Read More Chase’s Chilli