Recently, I admitted my unbiased love of convenience pies and traditional pies, alike. This is about a step in the traditional pie process. Whereas last week I made a pudding pie for which my effort was finished in roughly 15 minutes, this week I’m preparing to make pies all …click to continue Leaf Lard
How strange it is that often the simplest things escape our notice as delights we could be making and personalizing at home. It honestly never occurred to me until recently that I could make mustard. Yet we constantly bang our heads relentlessly against the wall trying to perfect towering cakes and extremely complex recipes. …click to continue Homemade Whole Grain Mustard
If you are in a bind and going to a holiday gathering and someone nonchalantly says, “Just bring a little something,” then for goodness sake call the cranberry sauce. Say loud and clear, “I will bring the homemade cranberry sauce.” Make sure the person writes it down somewhere.
Call the cranberry sauce if you …click to continue Cranberry Jelly and Giving Thanks
I dearly love this recipe. This is one of my first “my” recipes. I would make jars of this and we would use it at home and my husband would give away jars of it to his buddies. And, while it is not a big deal, it was one of the first things that …click to continue Habanero Jelly
[The middle bottle of vanilla extract is but a week old...just think how great it will be in six months.]
Last week my friend Courtney asked me if I had any favorite homemade food gifts and I said no. And, then I remembered that homemade vanilla would be a great little gift. I couldn’t …click to continue Homemade Vanilla Part 2: Dripping Springs Vodka Vanilla