Work Week Menu Plan Week of 8/31/15

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herb potato wedges

As the summer days are slipping away from us, we are packing in as much fun as possible. This weekend we went to the home opening high school football game, spent the day at King’s Dominion amusement park and the […]

Healthy Snack Idea: Frozen Grapes

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Grapes from Mexico 4

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Grapes from Mexico. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. An easy after school snack for my boys consists of frozen grapes. Not […]

File it Friday: Peach Milkshake, Wood Pumpkins + More

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peach milkshake

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

Seasoned Tomato Sauce Canning Recipe

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tomato sauce

A bumper tomato crop is a huge blessing if you are a canner! It is so rewarding to have a canning cabinet full of summer’s harvest ready to eat this winter. This was the first year that I canned seasoned […]

Work Week Menu Plan Week of 8/24/15

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tomatoes potatoes

On Sunday we were once again blessed with a surplus of garden crops from our neighbor! A bucket of tomatoes, several pounds of potatoes and four huge cucumbers. I ended up making fresh salsa with some of the tomatoes to […]

How to Easily Peel Tomatoes

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easily peeled tomatoes

Processing tomatoes for canning can be a bit of a chore. The tomatoes need to be peeled, cored, cut and possibly seasoned before the canning process. I found that most tomato canning recipes called for either peeling the tomatoes ahead […]

Work Week Menu Plan: Week of August 17th

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Stuffed Pizza Rolls

It was a peachy weekend at our house! Our local orchard had a bushel of peaches on discount for canning. I took advantage of the opportunity and canned four batches of peach jam, 16 pints of peach slices. I also […]

File it Friday: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, Slow Cooker Carnitas + More

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Blueberry-Baked-Oatmeal

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]