Ranch Zucchini Chips Recipe – Garden Veggies Series


Ranch Zucchini Chips Recipe   With as many zucchini as I'm getting out of the garden this year, you would think it would be easy to tire of zucchini.  Not this gal. I love how versatile zucchini are!  Zesty Ranch Zucchini Chips are another great example of creating a tasty side without … [Read more...]

Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Recipes

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...]

Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Cauliflower Salad (1 of 1)

Cauliflower Salad Recipe Ahh, I can almost taste summer! The time when the windows are open, school is out, and family get-togethers are aplenty. I think we can all agree that there isn’t much not to love about summer. This cauliflower salad is the perfect accompaniment for any picnic, church … [Read more...]

How to Blanch Tomatoes


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

slow cooker green beans

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...]

Garlic Dill Pickles Canning Recipe

canning dill garlic pickles

  Garlic Dill Pickles Canning Recipe Homemade dill garlic pickles are easy to make and much tastier than store-bought.  With this year's bumper cucumber crop, it's nice to put back a few jars of pickles for that summer-crisp flavor during the dreary and LONG winter months.  Garlic Dill Pickles are … [Read more...]

It’s National Blueberry Muffin Day! Make Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins!

blueberry muffins

Easy Banana Blueberry Muffins 1 1/4 c. mashed ripe bananas 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large egg 1/3 c. sugar 2 cups Bisquick 1/2-3/4 cup blueberries Combine all ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. I used a potato masher to mash the bananas and mix in everything else, then folded … [Read more...]

Cooking with Garden Vegetables Spinach

using garden veggies

There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own food in the garden and providing for your family. It's another simple way of "loving" my family.  I've joined forces again this year with a few other of my favorite peeps in the blog world to bring you a Garden Veggies series all about using … [Read more...]