Homemade Apple Butter

And the mini-fall series continues …. Thus far we’ve made –Pumpkin Pie SpicePumpkin PureePie CrustPumpkin Pieand now apple butter It’s not too often that I can get a morning post in but since today is a celebratory vacation day so I could support our high school at the state volleyball …

Homemade Pie Crust

… and of course then some pumpkin pie!  This recipe originated from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook but was then completely perfected by my amazing sis that lives halfway around the world! She has been the source of my inspiration on more than one occasion and she NEVER ceases to …

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Fall Mini-Series – Post #2: Pumpkin Puree I don’t know about you but I could hit repeat on the fall season and stay here forEVER! Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all the others (the glistening snow and Christmas decorations … budding flowers and the smell of freshly cut grass …

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Welcome to the Fall Mini-Series – Post #1! After a few weeks off to get things tidied up and back into a somewhat normal routine {not sure if that ever really happens with a family of 6 …. but I sure like to try every now and again :)}, I …

Upside Down Pizza

Because I finally remembered to take a picture!   Upside Down Pizza 1 lb ground beef 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 tablespoons spaghetti sauce mix 1 cup shredded cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 1 refrigerated crescent roll 1 tablespoon butter, melted 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese Brown …

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Well, I can say I have given tomato sauce made from garden fresh tomatoes a fair chance! This has been done a couple times over the course of this summer … I have tried a couple different processes, but after cooking up about 1/3 of the tomatoes Momma Bear brought …

Homemade Jalapeno Jelly

Last year’s jalapeno crop did fairly well, but this year we’ve only had enough for the summer luxury of being able to walk out to our own garden and grab a jalapeno here diced for tacos, a few there for our delicious PB jalapeno burgers, and a handful every once …

Homemade Relish

With the garden in full swing and our kitchen counter looking like the produce aisle, I’ve been trying to bring purpose to every last veggie that has entered our home from our own garden or another’s! A couple weeks ago after making our first round of pickles this season, I …

Homemade Celery Salt

Who uses that? Anybody? Well, we have never but will be now. The other day I ran across those amazing Chicago Poppy Seed Buns and I instantly started reminiscing and craving the Chicago Style Dogs I always enjoyed at the ballpark when the Mr. coached in a collegiate summer league …

Marinated Pork Burgers

WOW … it’s been WAY TOO LONG!!! There’s nothing really outrageous or out of the norm about tonight’s post but I promised myself I was going to get back in the swing again since the summer is almost to an end {que the tears or the celebrations … I know …