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Never Fail Piecrust

Never Fail Piecrust

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, making pies is high on the menu. I usually make all my desserts on Wednesday and devote Thursday morning to the rest of the meal. It gives me more room in my oven, and in my tiny kitchen, I just don’t 

How to Preserve Wild Grape Juice

How to Preserve Wild Grape Juice

Can wild grapes to make your own grape juice. This is a great beginner recipe for those just starting out canning.

New Pressure Canning Book On The Way

New Pressure Canning Book On The Way

If you have been reading for a while, you know that I love food preservation just as much as I love to cook. There is something about shopping in my own pantry and freezer that makes me slightly giddy with joy.  Over the years, I 

Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Syrup

There are just some things that taste better when they are homemade. Chocolate syrup is one of those things. It’s richer, sweeter in a better way, thicker, and more chocolaty with no aftertaste than the ones sold in stores. I like making it on a 

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

If I had to grab just one of my kitchen appliances with a minute’s notice, it would be my pressure cooker. I use it at least two or three times a week and helps me get dinner on the table in record time. Now that 

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Nuts

These little gems are awesome! I never knew how easy it was to make glazed nuts, and wanted to use up the last of the nuts in the cupboard from our gluttony around the holidays. Now, we can eat these by the handful, or chop 

How to Make Horseradish

How to Make Horseradish

At the farmer’s market this morning, I bought a large root of horseradish. Actually, I only bought half of the piece, because it didn’t smell that spicy, and I was worried it would be too mild. Isn’t it lovely? Making ground horseradish is pretty important 

Hot And Spicy In The Kitchen: Making Horseradish

Hot And Spicy In The Kitchen: Making Horseradish

At the farmer’s market this morning, I bought a large root of horseradish. Actually, I only bought half of the piece, because it didn’t smell that spicy, and I was worried it would be too mild. Isn’t it lovely? Making ground horseradish is pretty important 

Don’t Be Afraid Of Jello!

Yes, yes. I know the whole story about eating whole foods, local produce and buying from small farms. Heck, of course I do ( Its my life!) However, like any good intention, I do think we get a little too nutso about it. Although we 

My Favorite Pantry Item

Of all the things in my pantry, I think flour is myfavorite pantry item. Why?  Flour is used for so many fabulous things and it isthe basis for most of my scratch cooking. I can make sweet, savory, hearty,fried, crispy and smooth/creamy-all with flour. My