Peachy Pear Jam

This is one of my favorite recipes from childhood, and the very first thing I canned once I learned how! It’s still the one thing I have to can every year. The bright summery taste of fresh peaches and fresh pears is amazing on toast, bagels, or biscuits on a snowy January morning (and all …

“Hand Made” book review & Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

I recently had the pleasure to read Melissa Norris’ new book  “Hand Made: The Modern Guide to Made from Scratch Living”.  So much more than just a recipe book, Melissa really invites you into her life, sharing personal stories from her childhood and family life intertwined with some seriously delicious recipes, handmade gift ideas and …

Cheesy Egg Enchiladas

It is spring time and our girls are in full egg production mode!  We have easily 8 or 9 dozen eggs in the fridge right now, so eggs will be featuring in many meals in the next few days!  These cheesy egg enchiladas are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are easy to make …

Cooking with Cast Iron

Are you ready to invest in some cast iron cookware but are a little intimidated by all the rules & upkeep? The good news is cast iron isn’t as fragile or difficult to maintain as you might have heard! Why does everyone love cast iron? Cast iron pans are great because they last forever (seriously …

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Aren’t old cookbooks the best?  My mom has an old copy of a Farm Journal Canning & Freezing Cookbook that I have photocopied lots of recipes from to put in my big recipe binder.  I particularly like this book because you can almost read it like a novel, there are interesting notes and comments on the …