Rice with Grapes

A wonderful rice side dish that can be made from left over rice. Very quick and easy to make. When you are out of ideas on how to serve rice this is a great dish. I used seedless red grapes and slivered almonds. The rice is sautéed in butter with chicken soup base and slivered…

Plum Bumble

Early in my adult life I would copy recipes from magazines and from the newspaper, also I would trade and share recipes with friends. Someone was very creative in naming this cobbler. The recipe uses refrigerator biscuits for the topping and pineapple tidbits is mixed with the fresh plums. I didn’t have any refrigerator biscuits…

Home Canned Tropical Mixed Fruit

This is a delicious way of preserving fruit which is not enough of one type to can. It is done with a light syrup and in a water bath. The choice of fruit is up to what you have. You can make traditional fruit cocktail with peaches, pears, grapes, pineapple and maraschino cherries. The jars…

Home Canned Maraschino Cherries Without Liquor

I always wanted to try making my own maraschino cherries. Some one posted in a online canning group a link to making them in a post showing their canned cherries. Bing cherries was used and no Maraschino Liquor. Most recipes I have seen uses the liquor from Italy. This recipe is a four day process…

Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any roasted meat. The apple filling is easy to make and only takes a few ingredients that is in the pantry. The squash is baked half way and then finished baking with the apple filling. It just takes one apple for each squash and any baking apple…

Canning Oranges Water Bath Method

I just finished canning 8 pints of oranges. The last couple of weeks the food bank has had bags of navel oranges to distribute. There was no way we could eat them all before the end of their shelf life. The oranges were so good and sweet so I didn’t want them to go to…

Blueberry Pie Filling Home Canning

I had some frozen blueberries in my freezer that needed to be used. This was a large food service bag that I received from my local food pantry this past winter. I had run across a video that was showing how to can blueberry pie filling from frozen blueberries in January. So I thought this…

Beets in Orange Sauce

Beautiful addition to any meal that can be served all year around. It is quick to make. It just takes canned beets, a large orange, sugar and corn starch. No one in my family will eat beets and I enjoy them. So every once in a while I get hungry for them. This time I…

DIY All Purpose Orange Cleaner

I make my own all purpose spray cleaner to save money. My mother would make cleaner using ammonia to wash windows and other uses. I like this recipe using orange peels. Ammonia is hard to find these days when out shopping. There are many recipes for making spray cleaners on the internet now. This is…

How to Dehydrate Citrus

This past winter I bought a dehydrator from a thrift store. There had been several people in line at the food pantry that has been talking about dehydrating some foods this past couple of years. I was told to watch for a dehydrator at thrift stores to get one because I would like it better…