Pork Tenderloin: Marinated or Not?

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A  pork tenderloin is a great cut of meat to have on hand for an easy weekend and/or week day meal. It pairs well with rice and/or potatoes and/or a decadent green salad. However, the original pork tenderloin needs a […]

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Canning: Spicy Green Tomatoes

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Local, fresh and firm green tomatoes made it into my kitchen this past weekend. I (Litsa) had accepted the tomatoes and a set of ‘loaner’ ball jars to create my first batch of Spicy Green Tomatoes. The process was much […]

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Mrs. Wages Pickling Spices

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I (Litsa) have always enjoyed pickled squash, okra, pickles, and more. However, I had never tried pickled green tomatoes. This past summer, a friend’s husband canned pickled okra and pickled, green tomatoes. I was impressed with the flavor. As I […]

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Recreate Meatless Mondays with Potatoes

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During the month of October enjoy as many different potatoes as you can. This month, recreate meatless Mondays with many potato recipes from our recipe index. Potatoes can be served in a multitude of favorite dinner dishes—-and the Baked Potato […]

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What to Can With a Bushel of Apples

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During apple season I like to can apples to preserve for winter. Canning and preserving is very affordable if you take advantage of special deals. I often go to our local orchard and ask for fruit seconds. Last week I […]

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How to Freeze Green Beans

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Preserving produce for winter has become a regular weekend chore during the summer months. Our neighbor once again blessed us with his over productive harvest and shared fresh green beans. A couple of years ago, I canned green beans. Since […]

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How to Easily Peel Tomatoes

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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 […]

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Basil Basics | August Superfood

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One of August’s superfoods is basil. This garnish is spicy and licorice-like but a surprising source of vitamin K, which is crucial for strong, healthy bones. It is packed with flavonoids that can lower your risk for certain cancers and […]

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