Have you ever made something so adorable you couldn’t stop staring at it? These Fall Apple Rose Desserts are one of those for me! Not only are they beautiful but they are perfect for apple picking time and ways to use up apples!
Thai food is one of my favorite discoveries! But when we order take out it’s easily $70! This meal was $10 and we ate it twice. PLUS it’s part of the Sisters Know Best Freezer Meal Series so I have another in my freezer for another time. The peanut butter gives it a creamy flavor and adding the vegetables makes this Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce recipe a delicious well rounded meal!
I LOVE corn chowder and every winter I crave it. I realize the winter is over, the snow is melting but I made this recipe a month ago and am just now getting around to sharing it with all of you. It’s so easy to make! I’ve heard chowders are tricky because of curdling the milk and you need to watch it closely but this easy crockpot corn chowder recipe changed my life! I’m looking forward to experimenting with other chowders over the summer like seafood chowder. Mmmm mmm! If you have any favorite recipes, we would love to hear about them! Please, pop on over to our Facebook page and share! [Read more…]
The colder it gets out, the more I want to make comfort foods. This American Chop Suey recipe is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made and one of the most satisfying comfort foods there is. The only way I know how to cook it is in large amounts so we usually freeze half and eat half. If you like chop suey, you will love this hearty recipe!
Here’s what I did:
No matter how you carve, slice, steam, roast, drink it, I LOVE PUMPKIN! (Carve as in pumpkins, slice as in pie, steam as in cook, roast as in seeds, drink as in latte….)
This year I carved one pumpkin and cooked another. I wish I had taken a picture of my carved pumpkin before I fed it to the buffalo. Next year…. My other pumpkin I cooked in a way similar to how I steam squash. Scoop out the seeds and goo in the middle, peel, chunk it up, and steam it until soft. I had SO MUCH pumpkin! I used some of it for my healthy organic pumpkin brownies and some of it I used for these scrumptious whoopie pies.
Here’s what I did:
Yesterday I cleaned up the rest of my garden. As soon as it’s tilled, it will officially be put to bed. Ahh. Most days I’m more tired than my garden and wish for a “long winter’s nap”. Of course, with lots of produce canned and frozen, my winter will be filled with delicious home-grown meals. Having pickled beets at the ready is one of my favorite delicacies!! [Read more…]
On my windowsill above the sink sit jars of Fire Cider and herb flavored vinegar. Now is the time to start these if you want them ready for gift giving during December. Fire Cider may be used daily as a kick-start to your day. A teaspoon – tablespoon should do the trick. It may also be used to help your body fight common colds. One sip will heat your insides! Herbal vinegar is a fun ingredient for salad dressings or marinades. Let your creative mind play with what herbs to use. [Read more…]
When people talk of doing something from start to finish, I always think of planting the seed, tending the crop, harvesting the produce, and preparing nutritious food. I also think of collecting buffalo fiber in the field, having it cleaned and carded, spinning it into yarn, and knitting socks – but that’s another blog post.
Tomatoes don’t speed up their ripening for the cold weather. Yes, you can pick tomatoes and put them in a cardboard box or paper bag to ripen quickly but what about the ones that don’t ripen? I’ve never tried fried green tomatoes but every fall I am reminded of them. One of our Dad’s favorite movies was Fried Green Tomatoes (Widescreen Collector’s Edition). In fact, it seemed every time I went to visit him, he was watching that movie. He said he never tried fried green tomatoes. I wish now I had made them for him. He would have loved them! So this easy Fried Green Tomato recipe, I dedicate to Dad.
Pumpkin Seeds are one of the best parts of Halloween! There’s nothing like slow roasting pumpkin seeds on a cool crisp October day while the family carves their pumpkins and decorate for the Fall. Below is my recipe for how to roast pumpkin seeds:
1. Select a pumpkin.
Remove the insides (pulp and seeds). Creating a jack-o-lantern is optional but a lot of fun!
I made this easy Mexican Spaghetti Squash recipe for my family and they went nuts for it. I actually had to go buy more squash to do it again! The kidney beans make it seem like a meat dish and the zesty sauce add a lot of flavor to it. It’s a healthy recipe but has the comforts of a hearty meal we crave in the cooler months.
It’s harvest time in the garden. I LOVE fresh veggies, but they can be a bit overwhelming at times…. Here’s one idea for using up the bounty: a healthy, fairly fast, colorful Garden Veggie Omelet!