Recipes

Garlic Bread Chicken

Last fall, my husband, dad, brother, and uncle traveled to Colorado to go elk hunting.  My mom, aunt, and I all took turns making a meal for the three of us to alleviate some of the pain of only cooking for one person. When it was my aunt’s turn, she made an open-faced sandwich that she had years ago at…

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Homemade Applesauce

I have been waiting for this day for quite some time now…it’s applesauce day! Well, technically yesterday was applesauce day.  I had been accumulating apples throughout the week.  First from my Nana and Pap’s apple trees, and then from the farmers’ market.  My Nana and Pap’s trees produced apples like crazy this year!  Which is funny, because last year they…

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Fall Medley Tenderloin

A few weeks ago, we took a short vacation with some good friends of ours who have a timeshare at Massanutten, Virginia.  Since we were staying in a house with a full kitchen, we made many of our meals at home, rather than going to restaurants for the entire trip.  The winner of the weekend was definitely this fall medley…

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Home Canned Catsup

My husband and I live in a tiny neighborhood, with some really great neighbors.  Occasionally, one of the neighbors has an excess of vegetables in their garden and they share some with us.  That is how I got green beans and wax beans to can, as well as cucumbers for this dill pickle relish.  One evening our neighbor brought over…

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Blue Ribbon Pizza Sauce

At the end of the summer, I entered some of my canned goods in a local county fair.  One of the items I entered was pizza sauce that we made last fall.  This pizza sauce recipe came home with a blue ribbon! This sauce takes a while to cook down, as it needs to be thicker than the spaghetti sauce…

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Home Canned Spaghetti Sauce

In keeping up with tomato week, today’s post is about our spaghetti sauce recipe!  A few years back, my mom and I began processing tomatoes.  It began with freezing plain tomato sauce, then eventually my mom tried freezing some pizza sauce, and then we started to can spaghetti sauce. Some people prefer to can tomatoes and season them when they…

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Home Canned Tomato Soup

A friend of mine made some tomato soup this year, and I thought it sounded like a good idea!  My husband likes to cook pigeons (stuffed cabbage…not birds!) in the crock pot with tomato soup.  It also goes great with toasted cheese sandwiches, or as a nice hot lunch on a chilly fall Saturday. I am not a huge tomato…

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It’s Tomato Week!

The last two days have revolved around all things tomato in our house!  My mom came up on Saturday (it was the first day of archery season, so my husband and dad spent a good chunk of the day in the woods!) and both parents came up today to help get all of our tomato goodies made and processed. I…

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