Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes: my mother's favorite go-to recipe for get-togethers. Whenever she was involved in a ladies' gathering or church functions, many asked for these cupcakes. For years, she refused to share the recipe with anyone. They were "her special secret." My beautiful mother passed away a couple months ago after a short battle... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Homemade Banana Bread

The holiday season is a busy time for most kitchens and ours is no exception! I remember as a young girl, my mother started weeks before Christmas making lemon bars, peanut butter balls, blonde brownies, chocolate and peanut butter fudges, cookies, pies, etc in preparation for an annual open house she would hold every December... Continue Reading →

Fall Mushroom Find!

To view the how-to video, click here to go to my channel! https://rumble.com/vb9q59-foraging-and-processing-wild-honey-mushrooms.html?mref=6lled&mc=29ypj Exploring along our creek bed the other day, I came upon this beautiful cluster of "honey" mushrooms (armillaria sp.) and harvested a full 5-gal bucket of them! Here's the process I used to clean and preserve them: The stems of the armillaria... Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Jam

Ingredients: 15 cups of cubed fresh rhubarb 7 cups sugar Directions: Put sugar and rhubarb in a large stockpot. Mix, so sugar has coated all the rhubarb. Let it set on the counter for 2 hours, to give the sugar time to pull out much of the moisture from the rhubarb. When 2 hours have... Continue Reading →

How to ‘Dry Can’ Acidic Foods

Dry canning has been around for generations.  Our grandparents and great-grandparents would use this method in making jams, jellies, and tomato sauces. Dry canning is the method of sterilizing your mason jars in an oven, soaking the lids in hot boiling water while the jars are in the oven, and making the tomato sauce or... Continue Reading →

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