Homemade Peppermint Patties

Homemade Peppermint Patties

Although I do not eat candy very often, I have been known to grab me a peppermint patty a time or two at the checkout lane.  Chocolate and peppermint.  Enough said.   So, I found this recipe from The Sunny Patch on Pinterest.  It looked pretty yummy and if there weren’t a lot of ingredients […]

The Best Apple Pie Filling and Farm Apple Pan Pie

The Best Apple Pie Filling and Farm Apple Pan Pie

This is by far the best apple pie filling I have ever made!  And, the Farm Apple Pan Pie….oh my!   I will be canning more pie filling tomorrow.  It is so nice to have this on hand for desserts throughout the winter!  The heavy frosts are just around the corner and I still have […]

How to Make Fried Mush

How to Make Fried Mush

A true country boy’s breakfast!  This is what my eight year old requested for his birthday breakfast and I have to admit, they are quite good!  There is no need to buy the tube of mush at the store.  Making your own fried mush is extremely easy! What is fried mush?  Water, cornmeal and salt. […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts – Caramel Apple Jam

Let’s end the week with Caramel Apple Jam. Ingredients 6 cups diced peeled apples (1/8-inch cubes) 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon butter 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin 3 cups sugar 2 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a Dutch oven, combine the apples, water and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until […]

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

5 Days of Homemade Food Gifts and Link up!

The first recipe for the day is Mexican Mocha Mix.  This is the best hot chocolate hands down! Mexican Mocha Mix 3/4 cup baking cocoa 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder 1/3 cup instant coffee granules 3/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Additional Ingredients for each serving 1 […]

How To Fry the Perfect Pancake

How To Fry the Perfect Pancake

This might sound like a no brainer to some, but to be quite honest, it took me awhile to figure out how to fry the perfect pancake.  It seemed that they would be too thick, too big, too burnt or I would flip them too early or too late.  I make them from scratch, so […]

How To Make Tea and Potpourri with Apple Peels

How To Make Tea and Potpourri with Apple Peels

With apple season comes many leftover apple scraps.  We usually give our scraps to our feeder pigs and chickens, but some of you might not have these animals to feed or a compost to fill.  Maybe you have piggies and a compost pile, but just want to use the scraps for something else.  Or, maybe […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes and Printables!

Source: livinglocurto.com via Audrey on Pinterest Happy early St. Patrick’s Day!  If you need some ideas for planning a special day, I included some great printables above for decorating and some educational printables below for children.  Just click on the picture or the link below each picture and it will take you to that site. […]