Cucumbers have always been a top priority when deciding what to plant in my garden. Our family loves to eat them raw and I love to pickle them. A favorite recipe to can for years was Seven Day Sweet Pickles. This recipe can be found in old cookbooks from our grandmother’s time. The original recipe took quite a lot of sugar but you can have the same crunchy sweet pickle using Stevia.
Just recently it was discussed that most of us love our THM S meals and just don’t get enough of THM E meals. Personally, I love E meals and feel much better on them. Here is a roundup of all kinds of E meals. You will see main dishes, desserts, side dishes, and or course lots of sourdough items.
Crisp, juicy apples in shades of green, yellow, and red are being picked in orchards these late summer days. Their flavors vary from tart to honey sweet. In our area freshly picked apples begin to appear at produce markets in late July and continue being picked until late October. Fried apples are so easy to make and the Brown Sugar Sweetener caramelizes on them for a melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I was gifted Granny Smith Apples and the combination of tart/caramelized is so appealing.
Fall would not be complete without apples and pumpkins. Crunchy sweet apples and creamy pumpkin pie remind us of Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here is a collection of recipes using these two fall crops. I hope you will enjoy them as much as our family does.
For many years we had a hobby orchard of 30+ fruit trees. There were quite a few apple trees which produced bushels of fruit. We had plenty for fresh eating, baking, canning, and even to make gallons of cider. One of our favorite fresh eating apple is Gala.
Scones are a favorite of mine to have with a cup of coffee or tea. These moist Pumpkins Scones have become my new “favorite”. They are moist and flaky. Even some of my picky eaters loved them. So that is a win win for me!!
Feeding a family can be very costly, how well I know. At the present time we have 5 children still at home. Only one of them would be considered a child. The rest are adults — 4 of them men!! It is almost unbelievable how quickly food can vanish from the cupboards and fridge. Here are a few tips that I implement to save on groceries and household items.
Strawberries are one of my favorite berries. I think my family agrees with me because if I don’t hid them–I don’t get any! I always loved to bake Angel Food Cakes and this recipe was the first cake I made sugar and gluten free. This cake makes an impressive dessert when you add fresh berries and cream cheese filling. It would be embarrassing to tell you how quickly this platter was emptied at my house. My family loves it!!
Have you ever heard of a Bumbleberry? While there is not an actual fruit call Bumbleberry; this name is given to a mixture of fruit baked in a cobbler or pie. This mixed fruit cobbler features apples, rhubarb , blueberries, and strawberries. A biscuit style crust tops the fruit. This delicious cobbler serves 1 person for a main dish or 2 as a dessert.