Baked Garlic Confi

Garlic confi is a must-have if you are a lover of garlic flavors spread on your slice of bread, mixed into mashed potatoes, added to soups, mixed into butter, added to salad dressings, or really anything that you enjoy eating with garlic. All you need to make garlic confit is a few simple ingredients: whole...

French- Style Apple and Rhubarb Cake

When I heard about the baking and canning contest for the Fruita Fall Fest this past weekend, I did some deep thinking about what I wanted to attempt to bake, so I came up with the French-style Apple Rhubarb cake for this challenge You see I wanted to bake a cake that would really stand...

Kale Flavor Cubes

As I start to prepare my freezer and pantry for the upcoming winter I realized that lately I am operating on auto-pilot.  The day starts with a good sturdy pair of slippers, a somewhat clean sweatshirt, pajama pants and a good strong cup of coffee.  I grab the coffee pour it into the insulated mug...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...