Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns

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Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns

Lemon-Apricot Sticky Buns are sweet, tart, and gooey. But they aren’t low-calorie or diabetic-friendly! A perfect once-per-year treat, maybe for Easter?   Who doesn’t love sticky buns? Their delicious gooeyness (is that a word?) brings out the child in all of us. But traditional cinnamon sticky buns seems to be a winter-time treat to me. […]

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Winter Canning – Cranberry Orange Relish

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Winter Canning – Cranberry Orange Relish

Having canning withdrawal this winter? Make some cranberry orange relish to eat all year long.   Do you have the odd bag or two of cranberries taking up space in your freezer? I certainly do. Seems like every time I visit the grocery store during the month of November, I purchase a few bags of […]

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Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

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Sourdough Saturday – Homemade Dumplings

Soup topped with homemade dumplings will warm you up on this cold, February day.   Note: This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on my other blog (October 2012). Make Your Own Dumplings When the weather is cold, dim, and damp, I reach for the soup pot. And the only thing […]

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Homemade Butternut Squash Butter

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 23, 2014 1 Comment
Homemade Butternut Squash Butter

Winter squash, honey, warm spices and zesty citrus combine to make a delicious homemade butter.   As a native New Englander, I have been eating winter squash my whole life. Not many vegetables grow well in northern Maine, but winter squash seems to love the weather. Thus we grow up eating winter squash mashed with […]

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Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash

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Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash

Roasted squash and black beluga lentils combine to make a rich and filling soup.   Do you grow butternut squash? If so, you may wonder what to do with it all. Even if you have a squash-loving family like mine, night after night of mashed squash can get old. The other night was one of […]

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Chicken Cherries Jubiliee Recipe

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
Chicken Cherries Jubiliee Recipe

Or….What do you do with overcooked jam?!   I am so fortunate to have two very clever daughters-in-law. Those “boys” may have given me grey hair, but they sure did choose wonderful partners. A couple of years ago I made several batches of cherry jam. Some of it was overcooked. Not to the point that […]

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