Tag: Food

Skip the Can, Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

I grew-up in a home with everything was homemade- including the pumpkin puree used to make Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. We grew our own pumpkins in the garden. My dad always planted heirloom seed and planted a French variety pumpkin that made the BEST pumpkin…

She Crab Soup Winning Recipe

I love a good food competition, especially when I can use high-quality products from my local farmers market.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks recently held it’s 4th Annual Soup-Off Competition to help raise funds for non-profit organization, Harvest on Wheels, and I decided…

Chicken Corn Chowder

A new soup I’ve been working on is my Chicken Corn Chowder. This soup really does the trick on a cold day paired with toasty french bread and butter.  From what everyone’s saying, this winter is going to be a cold, long one so…

Raspberry Jalapeno Freezer Jelly

Has your garden ever produced so many jalapenos you wondered why you planted four plants for a family of four? When I garden, I go all-out! And plants are like really good potato chips, you can’t just have one. I can’t just plant one…

True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style

We recently returned back from a family vacation to Charleston, SC, where a staple food is Shrimp & Grits; the entire south is called “The Grits Belt,” and every restaurant menu has some version of the historical dish. This simplistic meal is made of…

When Life Gives You Basil, Make Pesto

My family’s garden is busting with produce and herbs this season, as we have been fortunate in the Ozarks with plenty of rain. Cantaloupes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, Swiss Chard, pumpkins and a wide array of herbs are just some of the fresh…

Simple Grape Salad

When it comes to food- I want simplicity. Sometimes we get bogged down by fancy recipes with extravagant spices and ingredients, that we loose the true taste of the food. That’s why I enjoy this recipe so much. It’s my mother’s recipe for a…

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