How to Blanch Tomatoes

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How to Blanch Tomatoes  Before canning or making sauces or salsa, you may want to blanch tomatoes first.  Blanching is really simple. Have a large pot of boiling water, a colander scoop, and a large bowl or clean sink filled with iced water.  You'll also need a container to throw your tomato cores … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage

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Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage Slow Cooker Green Beans Potatoes and Sausage are a favorite in our house. Especially, a no-fuss slow-cooker meal! The beauty of this recipe is you can pick the green beans straight from your garden, snag green beans super-cheap at a Farmer's Market or … [Read more...]

Cooking on a Shoestring: Poor Man’s Lasagna Recipe

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring

Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe In our family, we have two different lasagna recipes.  Grandma's lasagna (my mom's) is a delicious traditional one, but with all the meat, cheese, and other ingredients, the cost can add up.  Nana's (my mother-in-law's) recipe is equally delicious and gets just as many … [Read more...]

Easy Cheesy Chicken

Easy Cheesy Chicken

Here's another great chicken recipe to get us ready for Zaycon chicken next week (or just to keep on hand for whenever boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale!).   It's a recipe that looks like more work than it really is.  A little prep work with the chicken breasts helps these cheese-filled … [Read more...]

Strawberry Recipes

Chocolate covered strawberries

Strawberry picking time is right around the corner in Northeast Ohio!  If you're lucky enough to get a big harvest out of your own garden, or if you head out to a Pick-Your-Own patch like my family did, here are some great ideas for what to do with your bountiful harvest. First, here's a great … [Read more...]