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These Long Dogs Days of Summer

I finally figured out what the saying “dogs days of summer” means. It means the dogs are living like royalty! They have a 24/7 fresh water baby pool, nice mowed lawn to lay on, a splash pad on demand, shade from the trees to keep them cool, butterflies and grasshoppers to chase, an air conditioned house for tv time, and extra food at dinner because of all the activity. So …

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Freezing corn on the cob

When the corn is picked out of the fields and arrive in the produce stands, I normally buy a bushel.   This starts the long tedious process of husking, washing and slicing the kernels off the cob.  I blanch the kernels and transfer them to seal and meal bags, so I can enjoy fresh picked corn all winter. This process is long and tiring, it can literally take an entire day …

Award Winning Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing

In the town I live in each July we hold a big three day festival called”Deltarado Days’.  . There is a rodeo, street dance, live music, craft vendors and kids activities for the town to enjoy, its a wonderful way the small town celebrates summer. The annual baking contest is always held during the festival, and I always am  hesitant to participate, not wanting to take a cake full of …

Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip

Super simple, quick and easy Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip, is a dish you can easily take for a potluck, picnic or impromptu gathering of friends and family. One of my favorite things to do with this dish, is to make a batch for myself, grab a bowl of scoop chips and dive right in.  The Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip is made up of light bright colors very pleasing to …

Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip

The Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip, is spicy, crunchy and packed with that Mexican flavor you crave. Easy and budget friendly ingredients make this dip fun to make. This makes the best dip with Frito Lay Scoop chips, for either a party of one, or a large gathering! Southwest Summertime Creamy Corn Dip keeps in the refrigerator in a covered container for about  a week, if it lasts that long! …

Lemonade Bundt Cake

The season of hot is slowly approaching, you know those long days of heat, that you think will never end. Yet in the early evening when the sun sets and the evening breeze start to whisper, you can sit on the front porch and fill the sun slowly start to release its tight hold on the day, as night slowly starts to take over. Now go and grab a tall …

Barn Biscuits

If you ever need a quick and versatile, easy light dinner, pot luck item, or fun side dish, the Barn Biscuits are for you! Simply grab a can of quick refrigerator butter biscuits, shredded cheese, and pepperoni.  Cut the biscuits up, add in the cheeses and pepperoni, roll into 6 balls, and pop into a muffin tin and into the preheated 400* oven for 10 minutes. It really is that …

Days full of Sunshine and Good Food

The baking extravaganza all started with the announcement that my two daughters were coming over early Sunday morning! They had a to do list to do with the horses, it was going to be one of those wonderfully long days filled with outside chores , good food, laughter and complete exhaustion at the end of the day. Because I always have a to-do list that needs some TLC every now …

Jalapeno Hot Sauce for canning

This recipe for Jalapeno Hot Sauce is super easy to make and well worth the effort. At the end of salsa making season, I typically have left over jalapeno peppers, which I really hate letting go to waste. Since I like add a spicy side to my breakfast eggs and because I gave up on the bottled hot sauce due to the astronomical sodium content., I decided to make my …

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have always made my own pasta sauce, for years and years. This all happened because the store bought sauce was never thick enough, I started adding tomato paste to the store bought sauce, and even added herbs and spices. Eventually I was adding canned tomatoes, and tomato paste. One day I realized, why buy pre made sauce, when I could make and can my own. I am a connoisseur …

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