Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Hi friends! It's Holiday party season. When you're invited to a potluck, do you bring classic recipes you've used for years, or search for something new and different? I am in the "new and different" category. Our November Master Food Preservers class was all about Abundant Appetizers and I wanted…

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Planning a Perfect Picnic!

Planning A Perfect Picnic!

Hi friends! Do you remember this guy and his penchant for stealing picnic baskets? Poor Ranger Smith, always trying to keep Yogi from having the perfect picnic. Or should I say the perfect "Pic - A - Nic" basket? While Spring and Summer seem to be favorites for picnics, there…

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Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Hi friends! During the hot months of summer, for a few short weeks, appearing alongside juicy peaches and colorful heirloom tomatoes are bright green Hatch chiles from New Mexico. Hatch chiles are grown exclusively in the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico. The self-proclaimed "Chile Capital of the World" has the…

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Roasted Zucchini Butter

Roasted Zucchini Butter

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a simple, flavorful way to use your extra garden zucchini in a new and unusual way - Roasted Zucchini Butter! There are only five ingredients and while it does take a bit of time to roast the Zucchini, it's worth it! Don't let the simplicity…

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Valentine Muddy Buddys

Valentine Muddy Buddys

Happy February, friends! Are you still searching for that perfect Valentines Treat? Try this easy Valentine Muddy Buddys recipe! It's a little sweet, a little salty and a lot delicious! I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day, whether you celebrate with someone special, or with all the special people…

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Top 12 Pecan recipes for National Pecan Month

Top 12 Pecan Recipes For National Pecan Month

Hi friends! November is National Pecan Month! Pecan Pie has always been one of my favorite desserts for Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, there are other ways to enjoy Pecans. My little bakers heart knows about pecan cookies and shortbread, pies and bars, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls and bread pudding stuffed…

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Frozen Candy Bar Banana Pops

Frozen Candy Bar Banana Pops

Halloween is almost here! We bought our candy when it was on sale earlier in the month. We may or may not, have already opened the bag... No judgement, right? You've had to buy more candy for trick-or-treaters because you ate it all, right? Right? Well, if you haven't, than…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Growing up, we called Brussels Sprouts "Nasty Baby Cabbages." The only way, and I mean the only way, my Mom could get us to eat them, was to smother them in cheese sauce. We're not talking any cheese sauce either. We're talking melted, ultra-processed, can you even call it cheese,…

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Top 12 Peach Recipes – August

Top 12 Peach Recipes – August

Hi friends! Every time I get ready to post Sara's Top 12 on the 12th I find myself saying "Can you believe we're already to the middle of the month?" Time seems to go faster and faster as I get older. Why is that? It doesn't seem fair. Then again,…

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