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Pressure Canning Summer Vegetable Soup

This summer vegetable soup is an ideal item to can up and have in your pantry during the winter when fresh summer vegetables just aren't available. This is really one of those make-it-up-to-your-preferences type soup, but here's what I used (per jar): INGREDIENTS chopped ham (1/4 cup)baby frozen lima beans (2 Tbsp.)green beans (1/4 cup)corn (1/4 cup)chopped carrots (2 Tbsp.)frozen okra (3 ... Read More about Pressure Canning Summer Vegetable Soup

Super Easy Monkey Bread – Just 5 ingredients!

My mom made Monkey Bread when I was a little girl and I LOVED it. I wanted to share this recipe with you! I will tell you, this is one where you can play with the amounts, and even the ingredients, and make it exactly what you want it to be. First, preheat your oven to 350º. INGREDIENTS 3 cans of basic biscuits (not the large ones, just the small ones, and ideally NOT the ones with flaky ... Read More about Super Easy Monkey Bread – Just 5 ingredients!

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – Recipe from back of Dixie Crystals sugar bag

This classic, old-fashioned sugar cookies recipe is PERFECTION. Often, the best recipes come from the backs of the products we buy in the grocery store. This sugar cookie recipe is one of those and I've been using it for years. It couldn't be more simple and you likely already have the ingredients in your kitchen right now. INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, very soft1 1/2 cups sugar1 large egg2 ... Read More about Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies – Recipe from back of Dixie Crystals sugar bag

Easy Homemade Cheesecake with Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

You want to make a homemade cheesecake but you also don't want to deal with the spring form pans or water bath or any of those complicated steps. This is the PERFECT recipe for an easy homemade cheesecake that your family and friends will love! The recipe is from King Arthur Flour and can be found here: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/easy-cheesecake-recipe CRUST 1 1/2 cups ... Read More about Easy Homemade Cheesecake with Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

Smoke Sausage & Potatoes – Quick & Easy Supper

I almost felt silly making a video about smoked sausage and potatoes — I mean, it's just so simple! But this needed to be on the channel, so here it is. Really, it couldn't be easier. At the most basic level, all you need is smoked sausage (or polska kielbasa), potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. If you want, you can finely dice up onions and add them in, or just use a packet of Lipton Onion ... Read More about Smoke Sausage & Potatoes – Quick & Easy Supper

Easy Key Lime Pie (with buttery saltine crust!)

This easy key lime pie is a perfect summer treat! I guess you could say this is the sister of the Atlantic Beach Pie (https://youtu.be/iq-uGW3ofCc) that I posted a few months ago. The ingredients are virtually identical! The only difference is substituting lime juice for lemon juice and the key lime pie gets one less egg yolk. (I'm not sure why, but the recipe for the lime pie only calls for 3 egg ... Read More about Easy Key Lime Pie (with buttery saltine crust!)

How to Make Old-Fashioned Cake Doughnuts (from my great-grandmother’s 100-year-old cookbook!)

If you want to know how to make old-fashioned cake doughnuts, this recipe comes from my great-grandmother's wood stove cookbook, which has recipes dating back to the 1800s! These doughnuts are quite good, although they aren't exactly like the "old-fashioned cake donuts" at a popular "donut" chain. These are great with powdered sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar, or plain, but be sure that the ... Read More about How to Make Old-Fashioned Cake Doughnuts (from my great-grandmother’s 100-year-old cookbook!)

Are my favorite dishes toxic? I hope not! I’m doing my homework!

I am not making any claims about any of these dishes because I don't know the definite answer. I am only doing my homework and I encourage you to do your homework as well. This topic first came on my radar because my mom had read about it. There is a lady who has done a lot of research on lead, cadmium, and other chemical levels in dishes. You can find her website here https://tamararubin.com/ ... Read More about Are my favorite dishes toxic? I hope not! I’m doing my homework!

How to Make No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate eclair cake is an easy, delicious, no-bake dessert that is great for family events, church fellowship meals, or whenever you just want something yummy and impressive to serve to your family and friends! The ingredients couldn't be easier: pudding mix, milk, Cool Whip, graham crackers, and chocolate frosting. INGREDIENTS • 2 boxes of vanilla (or French vanilla) instant pudding• 2 ... Read More about How to Make No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

Pressure Canning South of the Border Chicken Soup

This delicious South of the Border Chicken Soup recipe is from the Amish Canning Cookbook. I LOVE having this in my pantry for a delicious, go-to lunch. My favorite way to enjoy it is with a dollop of sour cream on top, some chopped cilantro, and some fried tortilla strips – either homemade (see my video for making homemade tortilla chips here https://youtu.be/qpDEC4eCMRY) or store-bought (I ... Read More about Pressure Canning South of the Border Chicken Soup

Easy Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)

My son LOVES Tres Leches Cake so naturally, I had to make it for him when he told me that's what he wanted as a graduation cake. (Our church just had the graduation ceremony for this year's homeschool graduates.) I learned to make this using box cake mix. Sometimes coconut (like in this video), sometimes yellow, sometimes white. What makes it a "Tres Leches" cake (or Three Milks) cake is the ... Read More about Easy Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)

Old Fashioned Green Congealed Salad (Lemon-Lime Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese)

I'll bet a lot of you had (or have) grandmothers who made an old-fashioned congealed salad like this back in the day. This is such a delicious, refreshing treat any time of year. My grandmother to this day still makes this for holidays. It's so simple to make. The hard part is waiting for it to set! INGREDIENTS 1 box Lemon Jello (3 oz.)1 box Lime Jello (3 oz.)2 cups boiling water1 cup ... Read More about Old Fashioned Green Congealed Salad (Lemon-Lime Jello Salad with Cottage Cheese)