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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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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could not be more excited about the first day of autumn!  And to celebrate this, I thought I would share probably my favorite fall recipe with you.  These pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies are delicious!  They have a spicy fall warmth to them, as well as sweetness from the chocolate chips.  They are fluffy and moist.  They taste amazing…

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Essential Oil Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaner

This post contains affiliate links.  Please refer to our Disclosure Policy for details. Today, I attended a webinar about some of the chemistry of essential oils.  It was quite fascinating!  It also gave me the motivation I needed to mix up a few essential oil items around the house I had been putting off!  I did not mix up this…

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Tomato Sauce Canning Preparations

I have been so busy with tomatoes this year!  For as poorly as our peppers produced, our tomatoes made up for it!  My husband loves tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches, so he is a happy camper!  We make our own spaghetti and pizza sauce each year.  This year, because we have a bumper crop of tomatoes, we are going to try…

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Oven Roasted Sausage Filled Acorn Squash

For the last two years, my husband and I have planted acorn squash in our garden.  The first year, I was apprehensive because I never tried it before.  But, after my husband grilled some with butter and brown sugar and convinced me to try it, I enjoyed it!  Fast forward to this year, and we forgot to plant acorn squash. …

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Homemade Hot Sauce

When a good friend and I decided to take a trip to Root’s Market, I was looking forward to seeing the variety of produce.  Our pepper plants did not produce this year, so I wanted to get some hot peppers to experiment with.  I was looking through my pins on Pinterest from last year, and I found some hot sauce…

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Blue Ribbon Zucchini Relish

Oftentimes, anyone who plants zucchini in their garden ends up begging others to take it off their hands!  Our zucchini plants did alright this year, but not spectacular.  We got enough zucchini for what we needed, so we were not hiding squash in our neighbor’s garden just to get rid of it!  Many people are done with zucchini by now,…

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