How To Make Homemade Sweet or Spicy BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Nobody has time in the heat of summer (and the unending harvesting) to make batch after batch of different sauces. This base recipe for BBQ sauce can stand on it’s own but also serves as a starting point for a variety of delicious sauces. Spicy and Smokey BBQ Sauce Starting with the 1/2 unstrained base […]

How to Make Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam

Back to back cherry recipes, what can I say? It’s cherry season and I love cherries. This recipe is absolutely delicious and one of my favorites. My Sweet Cherry Amaretto Jam is a popular friend and family request as gifts, and it’s easy to taste way. It’s absolutely worthy of the praise, sweet with a […]

How to Make Sweet Cherry Limeade Concentrate

Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Cherry season is here and it is time to make one of my favorite concentrates! I love cherries and my cherry limeade concentrate disappeared so quickly last year it’s been a trial to wait for cherries to be in season to restock. I don’t currently grow my own cherries so I keep an […]

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes – How to Use Canned Potatoes

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

Home canned potatoes can be used for more than just adding to stews and making mash potatoes. Their pre-cooked consistency lends itself perfectly to an easy side dish. Soft and fluffy in the middle with a crunchy coating this recipe is a fantastic way to use up some canned potatoes. I often use the air […]

5 Minute Easy Mexican Black Bean and Corn Salad

Corn and Bean Salad

This recipe couldn’t be easier and comes together so fast you wouldn’t believe it. I love this Black Bean and Corn Salad as an alternative to a side of rice for any southwest themed meal and it is especially good on a hot summer day. Its also a great way to use some of those […]

All Time Favorite Easy Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad

Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad

This is one of my all time favorite side dishes that I just can’t stop eating. Not only is it delicious, but its incredibly cheap to make. One head of cabbage makes so many servings which is great to bring for a potluck or party. People always ask me for the recipe and it really […]

Fresh and Easy Mango Salsa – Great for Canning

Never Look a Gift Fruit in the Pit Who goes to a whiskey distillery tasting and walks away with a ripe mango? I did. That would be me. Schraver has been working with a local distillery here in WV and we stopped by so I could try some of their excellent libations (seriously, I’m not […]

Mushrooms – How to Pressure Can Your Own At Home

Homemade Canned Mushrooms

Let Me Tell You about a Fungi I Know.. Okay, I know that’s a terrible pun to open this blog post with, and I’ll probably wake in the night haunted by the groan of readers as they stumble upon the travesty that is my opening heading, but ce la vie! Seriously though, mushrooms have finally […]

Candied Sweet Potatoes – Make Thanksgiving Easy

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Anyone else facing their first time hosting a holiday and finding the plethora of dishes to prepare mildly panic inducing? Even with many years of cooking dinner meals under my belt, there’s nothing quite like having to put together what is essentially a multicourse meal. Even if it is only for family and friends, no […]

Biscuits for Two in 5 Minutes – Easy How To

5 Minute Biscuits

When there’s only two people in your household it can be difficult to pare down recipes to more appropriate quantities. Sure, left overs are great, but when you end up with several containers of leftovers a week, fridge space can get tight. Meals get overlooked, and two weeks later you are left dumping uneaten food […]