Salsa {for canning}
Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks / Vegetables

Salsa {for canning}

The canning has begun! I processed my first batch of salsa today in the canner. I unfortunately haven’t been able to make any salsa before today because I have been waiting for enough of the tomatoes to ripen up at the same time to make a batch…so today was the day! Salsa is a staple … 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

No-Knead Crusty Whole Wheat Bread {with an overnight rise}
Baking Goodness! / Breakfast / Dairy Free / For the Holidays! / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Snacks / Using Freshly Ground Flour

No-Knead Crusty Whole Wheat Bread {with an overnight rise}

Today’s post was inspired by a friend who posted a recipe on Facebook for no-knead bread that has a slow rise overnight. The ingredients in that recipe? All-purpose flour, salt, yeast and water. I thought I could make it a little healthier and more tasty {although I didn’t try that recipe, I am sure it … Continue reading

Peppermint Lip Balm
For the Holidays! / Homemade Body Care Products / Homemade Gifts! / Using Coconut Oil

Peppermint Lip Balm

So…my post today isn’t about a food, although it does smell wonderful! In my attempt to make some homemade Christmas presents this year I decided that Peppermint Lip Balm would be on the roster of “To Do” items. I found a recipe that looked like it would work pretty well at http://www.soulemama.com. I went online … Continue reading

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}
Drinks! / For the Holidays! / Homemade Gifts! / Sweet Treats!

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}

My kids love hot cocoa.  I try to serve it on Christmas morning in our special Christmas china cups {along with snowmen pancakes, or Christmas tree french toast}.   It makes for great Christmas morning memories!  Me though?  Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it on any regular day…unless…there was something special about … Continue reading