Pumpkin Blondies

The boys wanted a fall inspired treat, so I made them thick, dense and moist pumpkin blondies. They don't need frosting, but a think layer of cream cheese frosting turns it into a more decadent treat. Pumpkin Blondies Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp baking… Continue reading Pumpkin Blondies

Preserving · Recipes

Chocolate Strawberry Spread/Sauce

My inspiration for this chocolate strawberry sauce was for a chocolate raspberry sauce I saw on Fresh Preserving's website. It contained a lot of sugar - over 6 cups of it. And while I love raspberries, my body reminds me seeds are not my friend. So I got thinking, and adapted the concept to using… Continue reading Chocolate Strawberry Spread/Sauce

Preserving · Recipes

Canning No Peeling Pasta Sauce

It's first week of September and I am picking tomatoes daily to process. With salsa prepped for the winter, it was time to move onto pasta sauce. I hate peeling tomatoes. It involves spending more time in the kitchen, and more time sweating. This is how to use all the tomatoes you grow: white, yellow,… Continue reading Canning No Peeling Pasta Sauce


Nectarine Cobbler

I love fresh nectarines so much. A lot more than peaches. But they just don't get the same love. Like have you ever seen canned nectarines? Or frozen ones? To me, they are all the best parts of peaches without the weird fuzzy peel. So when I see them ripe this time of year...I go… Continue reading Nectarine Cobbler

Gardening · Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes

Corn Tomato Salsa

While we are growing corn this year on the homestead, we don't have a lot of it, so while out on the mainland I saw the annual signs along the highway for fresh corn. I wasn't the only one peeling off the highway for it. At 4 ears for $1 you stop! It was being… Continue reading Corn Tomato Salsa