Lemon Pasta with Green Veggies
Asparagus, pea pods, and other green veggies lend springtime flavor to cheesy, lemon pasta. Winter is reluctantly loosening its grip, while spring barrels in – leading to longer, and slightly warmer days. In my kitchen, that means it’s time to cut back on soups and...
Cheesy Ham Casserole – with Dehydrated Potatoes
Turn dehydrated potatoes plus chopped ham into an easy, cheesy, potato scallop casserole. Recently, I found a bag of dehydrated sliced potatoes hiding in the pantry. I had dried this particular batch while testing recipes for Mixes in a Jar. The bag wasn’t...
Pomegranate-Grape Shrub Recipe
Ditch the soda! Shrub recipes, like this pomegranate-grape version, are lip-smacking, thirst-quenching, and easy to make. This winter my husband and I participated in Dry January. It only took a couple of days to realize that we missed our evening glass of wine. It...
Favorite 2021 Posts: It’s All About Pickles and Homesteading
When the pandemic started, we turned our efforts to sourdough and baking. But 2021 turned sour – as in pickles! It’s always interesting to take a look back and review the year. For me personally, 2021 was a busy year filled with writing two books, followed by a...
New Year, New Book
It's never too early to prepare for canning season! It's finally here! My brand-new book, Water Bath Canning: Creative Recipes for Pickles, Salsas, Jams, Jellies, and More, is officially out in the world for you all to read and enjoy. The whole process has been a wild...
Mixes in a Jar Book Announcement
I am excited to announce that my newest book, Mixes in a Jar – Delicious Recipes for Storing Year-round Gifts and Easy Meals is now available! You can order your copy on the Mother Earth News site.
Slow Roasted, Dehydrated Tomatoes
If you have an excess of half-ripened slicing tomatoes, you may wonder what to do with them. They seldom ripen on the vine, and even if you bring them in to ripen on the windowsill, they lack sweet summer tomato taste.
Altering Your Canned Salsa Recipe
It’s salsa canning time! The time of year when tomatoes, peppers, and onions are fresh and plentiful. But canning books don’t include many creativ
Food Entrepreneur’s Virtual Conference
This could be the year that you also make some cash with your canning and cooking talents. See all about the Home-based Food Entrepreneur’s Virtual National Conference below.