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Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on December 13, 2020 0 Comments
Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Today, I am jumping into the 12 Days of Baking Challenge with two of my favorite things; cranberries and biscotti. If you have never baked biscotti before, this easy recipe is a good one to start with.

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12 Days of Baking Challenge

Filed in Real Food by on December 11, 2020 0 Comments
12 Days of Baking Challenge

Finding a love of baking has been one of the few good things to come out of the pandemic. So in that vein, I am starting a baking challenge.

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Do You Really Need More Stuff?

Filed in Real Food by on December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Do You Really Need More Stuff?

A Gift Guide for Those Who Have Enough Trinkets Have you ever wandered through the mall seeking a gift for your grandmother? Or for your mother-in-law who has everything? Or for your empty-nest parents who are trying to down-size? Have you been tempted to buy shiny baubles and trendy accessories? Do you convince yourself that […]

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Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on April 25, 2017 0 Comments
Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Cooks and Canners

Mom’s Day is fast approaching, do you have her present yet? Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with just the right gift for Mom. Flowers are too impersonal unless mom loves flowers. Candy often isn’t appreciated by dieting moms! My first gift as a mother  – a life jacket – is just…..no. The trick is […]

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Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on April 19, 2017 1 Comment
Amazing Custom Labels for Your Canning Projects

Today’s post is sponsored by the kind folks at StickerYou.com where if you dreamed it, you can get any kind of sticker. You may notice that I almost never label my canned goods with “stick-on” labels. Years ago, I used the sticker labels that come with canning jars. They worked great, if you never wanted […]

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Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Searching for an easy gift idea? How about a loaf of homemade quick bread and a jar of your own special jam or jelly? Quick breads are easy to make, easy to gift, and easy to eat! If you can measure, stir, and open the oven door you can make quick breads. Quick Bread Tips […]

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Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Filed in Real Food by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
Gift Baskets for Soup Lovers

Another gift basket today – for the soup lover on your list. There is really nothing like a hot bowl of homemade soup in the winter. Here I’ve pulled some favorite soup, bread, and dessert mixes together for a festive basket. For this quick basket, designed for soup lovers, I used the following items: Stoneware […]

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How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 5, 2016 0 Comments
How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Don’t forget to label your homemade jams, jellies and other treats for safe gift-giving. A few years ago my mother-in-law bought us a jar of homemade onion relish at the local harvest fair. The relish certainly looked festive, but we didn’t dare eat it.  Why? Because we knew nothing about it except that it was […]

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Spiced Apple Rings

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 28, 2016 1 Comment
Spiced Apple Rings

Nostalgic for some tasty, old-fashioned treats? Start with spiced, candied apple rings. If you grew up in the 1950’s or 60’s you may fondly remember spiced apple rings. In an age when boxed spaghetti and sauce and brightly colored Kool-Aid® (with cyclamates!) were de rigueur, spiced apple rings held a special place, served with Sunday […]

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Pickled Skinny Beans

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little work. But because they […]

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