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Homemade Marshmallows (Kosher)

November 30, 2014 – 6:51 pm

You’ll never go back to store bought marshmallows once you try these!! I promise you. They’re heavenly.

Cooked Kale and Mustard Greens

November 14, 2014 – 2:35 am

Southern style greens at their finest.

Roasted Asparagus with Radish and Chive Butter

May 5, 2014 – 5:55 pm

A delicious roasted asparagus recipe using home grown ingredients which are usually in season together.

Navy Bean Pie Dessert

February 19, 2014 – 7:04 pm

You’d never know this pie was made from beans if you weren’t told!

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

January 24, 2014 – 6:00 am

Save money and avoid unhealthy ingredients by making your own homemade cream of chicken soup. You won’t believe how simple it is!

Raspberry Cream Pie

August 13, 2013 – 5:46 am

A deliciously cold treat for hot summer days!

My Favorite Cabbage Recipe

May 29, 2013 – 6:58 am

It’s the only way I’ll make cabbage!! So simple, and SO good!

Honey Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (No Sugar)

April 4, 2013 – 8:16 pm

Blueberry muffins using freshly ground flour and only honey as a sweetener. My kids devoured them, so that means this one is a keeper in our home!

Whole Wheat Lemon Balm Pound Cake

November 6, 2012 – 8:20 pm

Here’s a delicious way to use fresh lemon balm in your baking!

Easy Kettle Corn Recipe. Yummmm.

November 6, 2012 – 7:22 pm
Easy Kettle Corn Recipe

The perfect sweet and salty crunchy snack. This is a favorite in our home!

Apple Crisp Recipe

September 9, 2012 – 9:29 am
pear crisp recipe

It’s pear season in these parts! Although this recipe calls for apples, pears make a delicious alternative.

Uses For Pickle Juice (Recipes, Tips & More)

September 1, 2012 – 1:41 pm
Uses For Pickle Juice (Recipes, Tips & More)

Have you ever wondered what you could do with that leftover pickle juice instead of just pouring it down the drain? I’ve got over a dozen ideas to help you put that brine to good use, including several tasty recipes. Check it out!

Blueberry Breakfast Bake

July 6, 2012 – 6:34 am

This is one of our FAVORITE ways to use up fresh or frozen blueberries!! Yummmm.

Zucchini Bread

June 22, 2012 – 4:16 am

If you find yourself with an abundance of zucchini this summer, give this recipe a try!! I bet your kids will never be able to tell what’s in it!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

May 24, 2012 – 4:49 am

Freshly ground whole wheat flour makes these delicious cookies a real treat!

Mugoyo: Sweet Potato and Bean Loaf

March 28, 2012 – 7:21 pm

The other night, I experimented with a Ugandan recipe made from sweet potatoes and white beans. I LOVE finding new ways to make meals out of practically nothing. But was it a hit or a major flop??