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7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Even cream of potato soup can be a healthy dish. Follow these simple tips to make your recipe extra special. Potato soup is one of those dishes that sounds so healthy – until you look at the ingredients.  By the time you add cream, butter, and chicken broth a lowly potato has been turned  into […]

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Make Your Own Vegan Broth Powders

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 9, 2016 0 Comments
Make Your Own Vegan Broth Powders

Your quest to find a healthy, flavor-adding broth powder ends here. Plus, these powders work well for vegan and vegetarian dishes too. If you cook dinner at home on a regular basis sooner or later you will run into this problem – what to use for broth? I finally became disgusted with searching for just […]

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Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

Filed in Real Food by on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Homemade Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup – National Soup Month

Yes, we vegetarians can still get the intense flavor and healthy benefits of chicken noodle soup; even without the chicken. It’s National Soup Month! Do you love soup? I certainly do. Making and eating soup has always been one of my great pleasures. Strangely not everyone feels the same. My husband used to be one […]

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Canning Homemade Soup

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 5, 2016 0 Comments
Canning Homemade Soup

Is it possible to safely can homemade soup? It’s National Soup Month and we soup lovers are indulging in our favorite winter meal. But while we are busy slurping up bowls of steamy broth we may be asking ourselves, “can I can this?” According to the National Center for Home Food Preservation the answer is […]

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How to Dry Vegetables in the Oven

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 2, 2016 0 Comments
How to Dry Vegetables in the Oven

You don’t have to set up your food dehydrator to dry small amounts of veggies. Use the much more convenient oven! January  is National Soup Month. If you, like me, enjoy a good bowl of homemade soup, you may want to make some soup mixes ahead. Soups can be frozen or canned (I will post […]

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Cranberry Christmas Jam

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on December 9, 2015 0 Comments
Cranberry Christmas Jam

Summer isn’t the only time of the year to make jam. This Christmas jam uses the best of autumn’s harvest – cranberries and apples. Do you love cranberries? I certainly do. The little red orbs make our mouths pucker from their tartness, but still we go back for more. Cranberries are a native North American […]

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Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Make Your Own Candied Orange Peel

It’s easy to make homemade candied orange peel. Use it in fruitcake or dip it in chocolate for a decadent treat. If you, like me, have a great affinity for oranges, there are probably plenty of orange peels hanging out on your counter. It seems like such a waste to throw them away. Luckily it’s […]

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Marbled Peppermint Bark

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Marbled Peppermint Bark

Make your own great tasting peppermint bark – in the microwave! For the last four years I’ve been teaching a class called Gifts From the Kitchen. We always have a lot of fun. Several people come back year after year, as we make different items each time. Last year we made this super-simple marbled peppermint […]

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Best Gifts for Foodies

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Foodies

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the food lovers on your list. Foodies delight in artisan, […]

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Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

Do you want to be known as the best gift-giver in the group? Purchase something from this list and your popularity will soar! This year’s Best Gifts List focuses on small businesses. Businesses where you will find unique, one-of-a-kind, practical and appreciated gifts for all the cooks on your list. First we start with the […]

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