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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Local and Seasonal Cooking for a Christmas Party

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Local and Seasonal Cooking for a Christmas Party

For this month’s 24, 24, 24 event I proposed preparing food for a big party using ingredients that were locally produced, grown, and made.  Some ingredients I used were ones that I canned or froze over the summer months.  But most of the ingredients were…

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

Homemade Applesauce Recipe

There’s something so comforting and soul warming about homemade applesauce.  I associate applesauce with being sick, or cold, which isn’t a bad thing.  When I was sick was when I would often get undivided attention and love from my mom, she’d bring me apple sauce…

Apple Butter Recipe Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

Apple Butter Recipe Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of

I wasn’t expecting such a buzz last week when I mentioned on facebook that the crockpot of apple butter was making my house smell amazing.  But suddenly people were commenting, and emailing, and begging for the recipe.  So I promised to post it ASAP, and…

How to Slow Roast Your Own “Sun Dried” Tomatoes

How to Slow Roast Your Own “Sun Dried” Tomatoes

This is another scheduled post, as Eric and I are at the beach with his parents until tonight.  But I’ve been so excited to share these with you that I’m writing the post a week in advance.  We’ve been getting so many tomatoes with our…

Dill Pickled Green (and purple!) Beans

Dill Pickled Green (and purple!) Beans

Yum!  The pickled green beans turned out delicious.  We picked a bagful of fresh green beans, some were green, some were purple.  Sadly the purple ones turn a dull grayish green after they’re boiled.  It’s super easy to pickle your own beans, they make a…