Holiday seasons are meant to be fun, but usually, we get caught up with a lot of important stuff to do: gift - shopping, sprucing up the house Christmas-style, choosing and decorating the tree, and yes, baking cookies. It's time to take a deep breath and cut down on the workload. This Christmas season, instead … Continue reading How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party
After a long, hot summer followed by a long, hot fall, it's finally begun to cool down here in the coastal region of North Carolina. This is the time of year that I love. There's a cool nip in the air, yet it isn't freezing cold. It's the perfect time to get out in the yard. This is the perfect time to tackle these 5 essential jobs to get your yard ready for winter.
Freezing sweet potatoes without them turning brown can be challenging. There's nothing worse than doing all the work of freezing, only to have your lovely potatoes turn from that gorgeous sunset orange to the color of rust by the time you serve them.
A co-worker came to work last week with an abundance of banana peppers from her garden. While it's not a huge batch, it was enough for me to fire up the stove and fix a batch of home canned banana peppers.
Trail mix is a snack that is difficult to get right. It can either boost your energy excellently or make you feel unhealthy and ill. Nonetheless, trail mix can be a fantastic snack when you make it appropriately with nutritious ingredients.
Today's post is all about how to freeze sweet corn without it getting mushy when you serve it. There's nothing better in the dead of winter than corn that was picked fresh and frozen quickly. It practically bursts with the flavors of summer. On the other hand, there's nothing worse than badly frozen corn.
Oven dehydrating jalapeno peppers is a quick, easy way to preserve them. When you use this method, the jalapenos hold their famous sweet heat flavor so that you can use them all winter. They only take a few minutes to prep to dry. Once you have finished prepping them and have put them in the oven, they take care of themselves and just need to be checked occasionally.
One of my favorite foods is meatball pizza sliders. I love both pizza and burgers, it's often difficult to decide which one I'm hungry for. This quick and easy recipe can combine your love of pizza and burgers into one cheesy, flavorful, delicious dish. They solve the dilemma of pizza vs. burgers. These sliders can … Continue reading Meatball Pizza Sliders : Combine Your Love of Pizza and Burgers, A Quick Easy Recipe
Strawberries are so delicious that I freeze strawberry puree every season so that I can pull some out of the freezer throughout the year and enjoy. There's no sweeter indulgence than a decadent home-baked cheesecake topped with fresh strawberry flavor in the middle of November when strawberries are just not available here. This technique is so … Continue reading Freeze Strawberry Puree Today So You Can Enjoy the Berry Good Sweetness All Year!
Venison sliders are delicious little cheeseburgers made from a savory blend of beef and venison. They are perfectly portioned to grill up quickly or when you want a lighter bite.