Beer Batter Onion Rings

These are so easy to make. They taste better than frozen onion rings. It does take time to deep fry them. I use sweet onions and make my own batter from beer, flour, baking powder, cornmeal, and seasonings. Just season to taste. I don’t make them very often because I am only cooking for two…

Pickled Garlic (Making Christmas Gifts)

Easy to make in small quarter pint jars and you don’t have to have any special equipment. The process is water bath method and can be done in a stock pot or any large pan. This recipe can be either spicy or dill flavored. The recipe makes 3 cups total. It is a wonderful condiment…

Peachy Braised Pork Tenderloin

A wonderful sweet and savory dish that can be made from canned peaches and a pork tenderloin on the stove top. You can have this meal on the table in an hour. The tenderloin is sliced before you make the dish. The pork medallions are sautéed first and then the sliced peaches with juice is…

Biscuit Crust Chicken Potpie

Quck and easy weekday meal made from items in your pantry. No pie crusts to roll out or long stewing time. It only takes 15 minutes to put together and bake for 30 minutes. Gives you time to put together a salad and mix up some pudding for dessert. I like to use leftover roast…

Traditional Cabbage and Pepper Slaw

A summer dish that brings back memories of picnics in parks and at a pool is this slaw that does not have mayonnaise in the dressing. This is a vinegar dressed that was served at many summer events in my family. This has been a very hot summer. Cooking in a hot kitchen is something…

Honey Lime Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Refreshing change to commercial salad dressing that is quick and easy to make. It is a great way to use up that bottle of lime juice that is lingering in your refrigerator. I always end up with a bottle that was bought for a special recipe that only used a small amount. This recipe that…

Pickled Sweet Onions

I found this recipe in a small canning cookbook and knew we would enjoy this condiment. It is an easy canning recipe that can be done year around. You don’t need a pressure canner and is processed in a water bath. I bought a large bag of sweet onions on sale so you don’t have…

Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce (Home Canned)

If you are new to canning, this is a very easy to make. It is a very mild version of Thia sweet chili sauce. The dipping sauce has a beautiful red color from the sweet red peppers and perfect for gift giving. There is only a hint of hot pepper flavor, which my family loves….

Sweet Pickled Salad Cubes (Relish)

Salad cubes are a larger chopped pieces than sandwich relish. This chunky relish is excellent used in pasta and other salads. I can sometimes find this relish at the grocery store usually during the summer months. I don’t think there will be many sweet pickle choices this year with all the shortages. That is why…

Scalloped Corn

My mother would make this when I was a little girl. She would make it in the summer when the corn was ready in our garden. This was a dish that was made by her mother. There are many versions of this recipe that has been handed down over generations. This recipe uses only one…