Category: Recipes

How to Use Up All That Pumpkin! Recipes and Preservation Techniques

How to Use Up All That Pumpkin! Recipes and Preservation Techniques

Whether you’ve grown a crop of pumpkins this year, or simply bought some for decoration (like me!) there are tons of great ways to get a second, or even third life out of those pumpkins. You may be sick of pumpkin-spiced coffee creamer – I mean, I can never get enough – but Fall is all about embracing the seasonal squashes, colors and flavors that usher in the cold weather and hoodies. Sign up for our newsletter

Freezer-Friendly Pizza Dough

Freezer-Friendly Pizza Dough

All of us are busy. These days it seems we all are busier than ever, but accomplish less. I find myself coming home after a long day of work, fighting with the commute, not having planned dinner at all. To avoid the last minute phone call to Papa John’s, I keep a deep freezer full of homemade, pre-made meals. My favorite being the freezer-friendly pizza dough I found on Money Saving Mom. Sign up for our newsletter

Homemade Pizza Sauce For Canning

Homemade Pizza Sauce For Canning

Last year the Mr. and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had one pizza crust left, a little bit of mozzarella, a little bit of cheddar and some pepperonis. Almost everything for a pizza EXCEPT the sauce! The Mr. challenged me to make pizza sauce from scratch — something I had never tried before! I jumped at the challenge and was AMAZED at the results. I found this recipe at Cook Like Your Grandmother and I’m absolutely hooked on this adorable, home-cookin’, down-to-earth food blog. Sign up for our newsletter

Homemade Freezer Biscuits

Homemade Freezer Biscuits

A couple times a month I’ll pre-make a bunch of food for freezing for days when I simply don’t have the time or inspiration to create something great from scratch. I always have these handy. Pull them out when you get home from work, or a little before dinner, so they thaw before cooking. Sign up for our newsletter

Wild Edibles: Coral Mushrooms

Wild Edibles: Coral Mushrooms

Identification  One of the most beautiful and easily-recognizable mushrooms that are just starting to appear in the woods nearby are Coral Mushrooms. Aptly named, coral mushrooms resemble common corals you would see off the coast. It is characterized by it’s soft tan pr white color, crown-like tips, and the many, thin, branches, bunched together, between two and five inches high. The tips of each branch will be topped with a small crown. Sign up for our newsletter

Easy Homemade Meatballs

Easy Homemade Meatballs

  I love all good, old, classic, down-home food and spaghetti and meatballs is about as classic as you can get! This recipe is simple, wholesome, made with real ingredients, the way Gramma made them. Sign up for our newsletter

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

This recipe I pulled from allrecipes.com when the hubby and I were searching for a new way to do boneless, skinless chicken breasts. One bite and it became my new favorite chicken dish. It’s simple and chances are you already have all the ingredients in your pantry! I’m also assuming you can cut the breasts into smaller strips and make them like chicken fingers. Sign up for our newsletter

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel de Camaron – Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

While this is a typically summer dish, I’m sharing it now because it’s one of my absolute favorites. Since ketchup is comfort food for me (one of my Mr’s pet-peeves about me) and shrimp just seems so luxurious, this hits all the marks perfectly. I picked it up while living in Mexico. It’s typical street food, but it’s something that I’ve learned how to make better at home. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a perfect summer dish: it’s light, served cold, and doesn’t require any use of the oven. It’s almost like a gaspacho, but even better. 🙂 Sign up for our […]

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Crock Pot Venison Pot Roast

Regardless of where you live, you’re bound to know someone who hunts – or maybe a friend of a friend. Most hunters are very generous with their venison – whether they process it themselves or pay someone, they’ll most likely sell it to you for the price of the processing, or will barter for something you have. A work-friend’s husband takes a three day weekend, every week of hunting season and stays in a cabin in the woods doing nothing but hunting. Needless to say, he has more venison than he knows what to do with, and will often let […]