It’s almost September and the tomatoes are ripening faster than we can eat them. I Usually pressure can my tomatoes. This year I don’t have the time to drag all the equipment out. I decided to preserve my tomatoes the easy way by freezing them.
Tomatillo tomato, or Mexican husk tomato. I’ve seen them in the produce section, they looked so odd and I’ve never really gave them more than a passing glance. Last week a patient at the clinic where I work brought in a pound of tomatillo tomatoes
I’m sorry to have been missing in action on the blog these past several weeks. Summer and my grandchildren are keeping me busy. There is so much to do outside I hate to be inside so my blog suffers. I am ready to get back
We have had so many rainy days this summer some days I feel like making some comfort foods, like chili. I added chicken to my recipe instead of beef to lighten it up a bit. We like spicy chili at our house. I have some
I’ve always loved making smoothies. Now, my granddaughter Katie is all about making her own smoothies. We’re all thrilled because they are so good for her. Katie especially likes how when you add green spinach it will virtually disappear. She can’t see it or taste
I’ve never made a blueberry pie. I’ve made many apple pies, but never blueberry. Last week a patient came in with two slices of homemade blueberry pie, one slice for the doctor, and one slice for me. It was delicious. So I decided to make one
Looking for a last minute salad idea for your July 4th picnic? We love eating raw vegetables, especially in the summer. I found this recipe and adapted it to my liking. The broccoli absorbs the dressing, it’s a delicious combination of sweet and sour flavors.
Eat a pumpkin blossom? Yes, you read the title correctly, Cheese Stuffed Pumpkin Blossoms. I grew pumpkins for the first time last year. I was amazed at the plant itself. It is big and beautiful. The yellow flowers are huge. Did you know on a
I am a huge fan of stir-fries. They are easy to prepare and this dish is loaded with fresh broccoli, which we love. Stir fry is a Chinese cooking technique using a small amount of hot oil in a wok to quickly cook meats and
Are you tired of preparing the same sides for you summer barbecues? I am always looking for something different. Even thought some family members prefer that I make the same sides the same way every time.I asked some of my blogging friends to share their
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Now that warm weather is here in Ohio, we like to eat lighter foods. The cantaloupe are very good and on sale this time of the year. In June we a have a cantaloupe variety called Honeyrock that are available for a limited time, usually
We’re planning our first camping trip for next weekend. We are all so excited. I love the planning part especially the meals. Eating is one of the highlights of camping. It seems like everything tastes better when you’re camping. I’m not sure if it’s because
It’s fresh asparagus season! That makes me so happy. Spring means fresh vegetables and one of the first ones available locally in my area are asparagus. I love the flavor of asparagus and I like this recipe because it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the
It’s early May, have you had your first hamburger? We start grilling out as soon as the weather warms up. We love our old fashioned charcoal grill. We even have a portable one to take on camping trips and even on vacation. There have been
I absolutely love strawberry cheesecake! Well, I do now, for most of my younger life I wouldn’t even try cheesecake. Cheese and cake didn’t sound right together. Then one day I decided the time had come to be mature and taste a bite, ha ha,
I don’t use boxed cake very often, but I decided to make an exception because this is a recipe that someone game me many years ago and it calls for a yellow cake mix. I want to keep the recipe the way she taught me.
I agreed to be a part of the Healthy Solutions Spice Blends™ 2015 Blogger Recipe Challenge because they make their blends using only the highest quality spices with no fillers or preservatives, no MSG, and are low in carbohydrates. Most blends are made with no salt
We eat salads all the time so I like to look for different ways to make them and found this recipe and changed it up a little bit. It turned out amazing. It included strawberries and since they will be in season soon I figured this would
I love making and eating chicken broth. For one thing it’s easy to make, it’s good for me, and very economical. I always like to make a large batch and freeze it, that way anytime a recipe calls for broth I’ll have it. You don’t need a
Today I want to share with you one of my new favorite sides quinoa. Gluten free and richer in nutrients then rice,or potatoes. Quinoa is pronounced (/ˈkiːnwɑː/, is actually a pseudocereal, that’s a word used to describe edible seeds or fruits that can double as
As spring approaches I am already thinking about my garden and fresh vegetables. Spinach is one of the first crops of spring so I decided to share a simple spinach salad. You can substitute any dried fruit instead of cherries. I used organic coconut sugar
I am a big fan of Chinese food and pasta of any kind. That makes Lo Mein a perfect food for me. I had never cooked Chinese noodles at home. I thought they were great, a little chewier than regular pasta.e ven my husband who
For the new year are you looking for healthy recipes like I am? I think pork loin is a great alternative to chicken. I don’t like to over season my meat. I enjoy these flavors so I paired them all together to make a marinade/seasoning.
The Super Bowl is over, thank goodness. I confess I am not a fan of football. I do enjoy making snacks for my husband who loves to watch most sports. It is estimated that 1.25 billion wings are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. Yikes, that
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. I decided I would whip up some cute heart shaped rice krispie treats with my grand daughter. I wanted to make them pink. I added food coloring to regular white mini marshmallows. My grand kids are picky they would never try the strawberry