Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes
Breakfast / Dairy Free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Using Freshly Ground Flour

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

This past weekend I woke up and felt the crispness of the fall breeze coming through my open bedroom window and suddenly I had this incredible urge to make something very pumpkiny. I happened to have some frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer that I made last year, which ended up working out perfectly for … Continue reading

Sofrito {for canning}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Sofrito {for canning}

I’m trying to break the mold a little bit of my standard go-to summer tomato canning recipes. I always make salsa and spaghetti sauce…which, don’t get me wrong, are great…but it’s like my cross country coach from high school once upon a time said, “Variety is the spice of life!” One of my favorite meals, … Continue reading

Homemade Ketchup {for canning}
Dairy Free / Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Homemade Ketchup {for canning}

We use a lot of ketchup in our house. I grew up eating it on everything. Ketchup on chicken…on baked potatoes…on potato chips…even on eggs. My grandpa even eats it on top of holubtsi, which are an Eastern European cabbage roll dish, that I grew up eating. {Hmmm, sometime I will have to make a … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup {for canning}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Soups / Vegetables

Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup {for canning}

Out of all of the different types of tomato plants we planted this year, it seems that our heirloom tomato varieties have out-shown their competitors. I am not complaining though, because I love the different color and shaped summer delicacies! We seemed to have quite a few today so I decided to make a summer … Continue reading

Peach Lime Preserves {using low or no sugar pectin}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving

Peach Lime Preserves {using low or no sugar pectin}

I wasn’t planning on making this preserves today, but the decision was sort of made for me when I walked down to the basement to discover that one of my daughters had left the deep freezer door WIDE open yesterday in the attempt to search out a popsicle. Hence, EVERYTHING was defrosted. So, I have … Continue reading

Patacones {Panamanian double fried plantains}
Breakfast / Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks

Patacones {Panamanian double fried plantains}

One of my favorite meals of all time is a savory chicken sofrito {just a completely awesome sauce} with rice served alongside patacones, or double fried plantains. My mother in law is from Panama and so I have learned to cook a few of the delicious and native foods that she grew up eating….fried plantains … Continue reading

Jalapeño Jelly {for canning}
Dairy Free / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Jalapeño Jelly {for canning}

With all of the jalapeño peppers that this summer heat is producing in our garden I thought it would be an ideal time to make some jalapeño jelly. I have never made this before, but have eaten it a number of times at holiday parties served with cream cheese and crackers. I found the basic … Continue reading