Apple Butter

Before we turn into all things pumpkin for October, we have to give apples their spotlight.  Many people are starting to take advantage of the fall harvest in the apple orchards for apple picking.  However, what should with all those bushels of apples? Make Apple Butter! This recipe for homemade apple butter only requires a slow cooker.  It'll yield enough butter to freeze for months and has been a family favorite for years.  It's thick and sweet, with the spicy taste of fall--- it'll sweeten up any dish and it completely changes the … [Read more...]

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It's finally time to wrap up summer meals and prepare for cozy fall dishes.  In my world, that means all-things-pumpkin! Soups are our fall staple due to their easy prep and long-lasting freezing qualities.  This weekend we decided to change out our tried and true butternut Butternut Squash recipe with one that is  equally delicious, fall-festive, and healthy-- Creamy Pumpkin Soup. This soup is jam-packed with healthy ingredients such as veggies, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, and more. It's a recipe that's definitely worth the taste … [Read more...]

Tomato, Almond Pesto

It's a sad summer for my garden.  What was once a treasure trove of colorful vegetables and herbs in the past has been reduced to a very small lot with only tomatoes, basil and kale. I knew I wasn't going to be around as much this summer tend to the garden so I strategically only bought the produce and herbs I knew I'd be using! Whether you've got a garden that's big or small, there’s no better feeling than to be able to pick fresh from your garden and then to use your yield in a recipe.  Thank god I wised up and learned a few year's ago … [Read more...]

Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatillo Salsa

August is my favorite month because all of the once barren corn fields are now bursting with lush green stalks boasting some terrific ears of corn. We eat corn at least 3 times a week in the summertime so, I am constantly looking for inventive ways to get those kernels onto the dinner table. Luckily, my friend came to visit this weekend and brought along a tasty recipe for Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatilla Salsa so we blocked out an hour to get cooking. These cakes are quite easy to make.  The only real time involved is boiling … [Read more...]