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Slow Cooker Homemade Ketchup

Use the bounty of your tomato harvest to make some delicious slow cooker homemade ketchup that even the kiddos will love!  Perhaps, your kids are like mine – and everything is better with ketchup.  Perhaps it is just an unquestionable…

The Perfect Canned Salsa

Just be prepared to make more than one batch of this perfect canned salsa! You won’t want to ever be without a few jars in the pantry! The first thing that I ever learned to can, and can well, was…

Fruit & Fire: Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce is sweet, smoky and satisfyingly spicy. Created with tart pie cherries, this bbq sauce is best paired with pork! To tell you the truth I have never been good at that thing called balance.  Especially during…

Grass Fed Homemade Butter

Grass fed homemade butter is a remarkable treat made from spring cream. Butter loaded with nutrients and flavor, makes “churning” your own worth the effort! I must admit that this spring has been pretty good for the garden and pastures….

Eat the Weeds: Wild Weed Pesto

Before the glorious days of summer deliver us loads of basil, consider these nutritious and free beauties for a wild weed pesto! It is the time of year when the nurseries are stocked with little pots of lovely green herbs…

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