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Smoked Mackerel


It’s time to smoke some Mackerel! If you have a smoker, this is an easy fish recipe that results in a fantastic treat for the winter months. (FULL POST)

How I Actually Fill The Pantry

Canning Tomatoes

Some people think that putting up food for the year means bushel baskets of produce all over the kitchen, and long hours of work each and every day for weeks on end. The reality is a little different. It’s more like small additions to the freezer and shelves that build up into a winter’s supply. Here is how I actually fill the pantry. (FULL POST)


Summer Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb crisp is a family favorite, and it’s so easy to have the ingredients on hand that I make it often. Because rhubarb freezes so well, it’s also a much-loved recipe during the winter months. I try to harvest mine every few days, pulling only the thickest stalks. (FULL POST)


Crockpot Sloppy Joe Dinner

Crockpot Sloppy Joe's

Sloppy Joes are a family favorite, and crockpot recipes are a mom favorite. This crockpot Sloppy Joes recipe is used often and tastes so good! I do add peppers to the mix when I have them, but it’s not essential to the recipe. We need to double the recipe (FULL POST)


How to Grow The Perfect Kitchen Garden

A kitchen garden is just a basic garden that includes some of your most-used cooking herbs and a few vegetables that seem to make it into many of your recipes.
If it’s your first time growing a kitchen garden, keep it simple. (FULL POST)


Homemade Velveeta

Homemade Mac and Cheese

If you are cooking from your pantry as much as you can, I have a recipe that will thrill the kids as well as the kid in you. Velveeta is a kid-friendly food that although we often eat less of as adults, we fondly remember for its tangy taste and creamy texture. Now, you can recreate that same thing at home with a few simple ingredients! (FULL POST)


Easy Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls

A light and fluffy cinnamon roll, loaded with cinnamon and sugar swirl and topped with cream cheese frosting that is as airy as a cloud. This is the nicest cinnamon roll recipe I have ever used. Over the years, I have tweaked it to be just how my family likes it! (FULL POST)


Companion Planting With Herbs

Combine your love of herbs with your love of vegetable gardens and grow both of them even better! Herbs make fantastic additions to your vegetables, protecting them from insects and disease. Check out my list! (Full Post)


Make Your Own Stuffed Sandwiches

Stuffed sandwiches are the most loved snack in this house. I make them every week and the disappear like magic. If you buy Hot Pockets, or your kids love that style snack, this one is for you. (Full Post)

  • Smoked Mackerel
    The mackerel are running in Eastport, and the family brought home a cooler full! We have an old  recipe given to my husband from a family friend who brought it from Ireland. It is the perfect “holiday treat” during the long winter months. The fillets 
  • Hemp Burgers
    Make a juicy burger and kick up the protein with this one simple ingredient.

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