How to Can Tomato Sauce

My tomato harvest came to a close in early October. I stored just about every Roma tomato that was pulled from the garden in the freezer until I was ready to process them all (find all the info about What to do with Roma Tomatoes here). That time finally came a few weeks ago as... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Crescent Rolls

Each time summer rolls around I lose the desire to do much baking, but with every Autumn, without fail, it always comes back. And usually with a force too! I'm pulling out my sourdough starter three or four times a week already. A few of my favorite sourdough recipes to enjoy are chocolate chip muffins,... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Mistakes to Avoid

Perhaps you've recently jumped on the popular sourdough train that is making headway in our current society. You're excited about the beginning steps of creating your starter (see how to do that right here), watched the bubbles form, and maybe even baked a few good loaves of bread, pancakes, pizza crust, or muffins. That's fantastic!... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Today is a very gray, rainy summer day in the Midwest. The amount of rain we've received over the past few weeks is definitely not normal for this time of year, so I'm looking for ways to enjoy the time inside (even when we'd rather be outdoors). Dinner tonight will be a weekend favorite: ham... Continue Reading →

Honey Sweetened Mug Brownie

My husband and I sat down for a movie night last week and before long my sweet tooth started nudging me. Ice cream or a yogurt parfait are my normal go-to's, but neither of those were available at the time. So I pulled out an old winter favorite: a warm, homemade, fudgy brownie in a... Continue Reading →

How to Can Homemade Applesauce

There's nothing quite like homemade cinnamon applesauce. The store bought stuff just can't compare! You can find my homemade applesauce recipe here. It's extremely easy to make and absolutely delicious. In fact, you may struggle to keep the family out of it so you can store it away! I enjoy making a large batch of... Continue Reading →

How to Can With a Water Bath Canner

Processing food with a water bath canner is one of the best ways to learn how to can because it isn't overly complicated and less intimidating than using a pressure canner. Keep in mind: There are certain foods that you can safely preserve using the water bath method, but there are others that I do... Continue Reading →

How to Start a Sourdough Starter

If you are new here you will soon discover my love of sourdough. Like so many other people, I began my sourdough journey this past summer. I had no idea there were so many uses for sourdough besides bread. I’ve made pancakes, waffles, tortillas, biscuits, cake, cookies, and so much more! Here’s how to get... Continue Reading →

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Store-bought applesauce just can't compete with the homemade, good-stuff. I guarantee that once you make it yourself you'll never want anything but homemade applesauce. Before I give you all the details, let's start off with a little disclaimer. There are so many different varieties of apples that'll work just fine for applesauce. A lot of... Continue Reading →

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