So applesauce is one of those things that I enjoy eating, but never in huge amounts.  Over the past years I’ve learned to buy those little individual serving packs, because if I buy a jar and open it, it’ll go bad before I ever get close to finishing it.  I originally intended to can my […]

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I LOVE black raspberries 🙂  Always looking for ways to preserve them and enjoy later in the year.  I came across this recipe just after raspberry season last year so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try it out.  Thanks to foodinjars.com for the recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups black raspberries […]

A few weeks ago I accidentally picked 23 pounds of strawberries….ok, I meant to pick a lot, but not quite that much 🙂  I always get carried away with that sort of thing!  First, a huge shout out to Shenk’s Berry Farm in Lititz PA.  I drive about a half hour to go there even […]

When you don’t feel well, this is an excellent and simple comfort food to make.  My mommom taught me the recipe. Ingredients: 1/4 cup uncooked acini di pepe (small italian pasta) butter 1 egg Instructions: Boil water and cook pasta according to instructions on box; drain. Return pasta to pan. Add butter (just enough to […]

My problem with store-bought canned beans is that I’m often cooking for myself – so I don’t need the entire can of beans and end up throwing half of them out.  I wanted to can half-pints so that there would be less waste.  Plus, as usual, it never hurts to know exactly what is going […]

I have rarely been a cabbage fan in my life, but I found these cute little baby cabbages at one of my local discount grocery store treasures for 25 cents a head.  I wanted to find a way to cook it that wouldn’t be offensively cabbage-flavored.  Thanks to smilesandwich.com for the tasty recipe. Ingredients: 1 pound ground […]

This is a recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid.  It never really had a name until my childhood self decided that it was like shepherd’s pie (but not quite).  I decided that it should be called goatherder’s pie 🙂  It’s a little less involved than making shepherd’s pie, and […]