HAPPY THANKSGIVING

First I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Sorry for the delay in writing this, but as everyone knows Thanksgiving Day is normally filled with family, food and fun. Being in the kitchen yesterday from 8am till probably 9PM sure takes a toll on someone. This year it was just my husband and myself,…

U-Pick, I-Pick, we all pick tomatoes!!!

So my parents are in town and we decided to go to a upick farm for tomatoes…we walked away with 3-5 gallon buckets worth… After we got home it was time to wash, dry and sort them all… Then the fun began…we made 4 quarts and 2 pints of salsa… 7 quarts of spagetti sauce……

Over abundance of tomatoes

Since I had 27 lbs of tomatoes I had to do something with them…In previous posts I made homemade ketchup and canned it, homemade bbq sauce and canned it and now Im making homemade tomato soup!!! Once its done I’ll press the juice out of it, recook it and can it as well…no food mill…

Crockpot Applesauce

I love homemade apple sauce!!  When I went to my semi local farmers market last week I got 10 apples, 2 of each kind, with apple sauce in mind. This is so super easy but because I only have one crockpot and had 27 lbs of tomatoes, those came first…anyway…i dont even peel them..just wash…

Homemade Ketchup To Can

I am always on the lookout to save money for myself and the bf. If we want to live out our dream of a homestead in TN and being reliant on ourselves then I need to find ways, big and small, to cut down on costs. I went to an AMAZING farmers market here a…

Homemade cranberry juice

I was given this recipe by a friend of mine and have NEVER bought juice from the store again… All you do is take 1 cup of cranberries, 1/2 cup of sugar and boiling water…put it a mason jar and let it sit for a day…then we put it in the fridge and drink away..we…

“Pot Brownies”

So I had seen a post somewhere on the web about “Pot Brownies”..  No not the REAL ones!! Thats what I thought too. These are brownies cooked in small terra cotta pots…like the ones shown below… I found these at Michaels craft store for $.49 cents each. I used normal brownie mix like this… Now…