5 Ways to Make Treats for Santa

‘Tis the night before Christmas, and even though not a creature may be stirring at your house, this might be the time for you to stir up a few last-minute treats. After all, you don’t want to be caught empty-handed (or plated!) when the St. Nicholas makes his appearance later tonight.  It’s not too hard {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Summer Salads

While a piping hot, savory beef stew is exactly what we want placed before us in steaming bowls on a chilly winter’s eve, it’s not exactly welcome during the heat of the summer.  During this year’s last heat wave, slaving over a hot stove was the last thing I wanted to do.  Lighter, fresher fare {…Read More…}

How to Make Apple Butter

I know some of you may be turned off by canning. It seems too difficult, old-fashioned, or you may think you will contaminate your family. Just read this through and see what you think. Apple Butter is super simple, inexpensive, and makes a great homemade gift. 1. Start by peeling, coring and slicing 5 1/2 {…Read More…}