My Favorite Relish Recipe Corn and Yellow Squash Relish

This post is in memory of Lillian Westfelt (1932-2018) the author of Lillian’s Cupboard a popular WordPress blog. She was the first person to introduce me to small batch canning through her food blog. This is her recipe that I started making 4 years ago. She was one of my first followers when I started…

Pressure Canning Pizza Sauce

I was given tomatoes that needed to be used up.  These were locally grown tomatoes here in Florida.  So over the week of Thanksgiving I was canning them.  I put the sauce in half pints which enough to make one large pizza.  I made my sauce the lazy way in the crock pot to reduce…

Peanut Butter Tomato Soup

My aunt used to make this quick soup for my uncle.  I always thought is was just one of his food quarks.  It turns out to be a recipe from the Depression or at least a way to add flavor to a can of condensed tomato soup.  One of Taste of Home readers sent in…

Spaghetti With Meatballs and Zoodles (Cooking For Two)

Zoodles are made from zucchini that is cut in thin strands.  To do that you need a special tool that cuts the strands.   I got this last spring at a kitchen outlet store and it is easy to use.  Farberware  made this one but it does take up storage space.  You just wash the…

Stir Fried Chicken and Pineapple(Make Ahead Meal Starter)

I have an abundance of chicken in my freezer.  I thawed some of the skinless boneless chicken breasts that was in a very large package.  It is the time of the year when things get hectic because of the fall and winter holidays.  This is something I like to do is prepare make ahead meal…

Chicken Chop Suey (Freezer Meal Starter)

I had thawed a large package of skinless chicken breasts and decided to spend the morning making meals ahead for the up and coming holiday season.  This package was taking up a lot of space in the freezer.  These meal packages will actually make more space available then the large package.  Since this was for…

Honey Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Just a refreshing anytime salad that is quick and easy to make.  The secret to it is rice vinegar.  The cucumbers I used was end of the season large and full of seeds.  I seeded them and peeled them.  You can slice them the way you want. Add tomatoes cut in wedges and thinly sliced…

Pressure Canning Salsa

My mother used to make a version of this salsa.  She used to call it hot sauce.  She usually made it at the end of the summer season.  The heat she would use was Hungarian banana peppers because they grew well in her garden.  I didn’t want my salsa to be real hot and I…

Chicago Style Sweet Cucumber Relish

A wonderful recipe for using up end of season cucumbers that are too large and seedy to use for other canning or dishes.  The relish is sweet and sour with a wonderful aroma of pickling spices.  It is sparkling green with bits of red and yellow sweet pepper.  Perfect for gift giving during the holidays….

Shepherd’s Pie for 2

Easy dinner for just a couple of people.  It only takes 1/2 pound of ground beef.  This is perfect for left over vegetables or mixed frozen vegetables.  Add a salad or a dish of applesauce to complete the meal.  Cooking a hardy meal can be done even for just one or two people.