This is a quick, easy, frugal recipe for veggie, pita or chip dipping. I have seen this sort of thing around the internet lately and since we have a good amount of dried beans in our pantry I thought I’d give it a try and come up with my own recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups… Read More White Bean Garlic Hummus-Recipe
I had breakfast with a friend a few days ago at a little restaurant in Hershey, PA. When Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal was suggested by the waiter as a seasonal special I ordered it. Oh my goodness. I’m so glad I did. The oatmeal was baked and served in a white, single serving dish, had a… Read More Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Filling-Recipe
We have a small number of raspberry bushes on our property and right now they are producing decent amounts of berries every day-maybe 2 quarts..not that there aren’t others to be picked, they are just not perfectly ripe yet. While it’s more than we would eat in a day, we like to freeze them and… Read More Freezing Berries in Mason Jars
Cranberry Jelly is an easy, quick recipe that makes my 14 year old happy and only requires three ingredients-Cranberry Juice,sugar and Sure Jell. The flavor is a gentle, pleasant cranberry taste. I use store bought 100% Cranberry Juice. From start to finish this takes about 30 minutes to make and process (with 24 hands off… Read More Cranberry Jelly-Recipe
It’s no secret that around The Parsonage canning and preserving foods from the seasons are high on our list of priorities. I can’t explain it, but canning food is perhaps one of the most rewarding, satisfying things I like to do. Like, as in, I find a ridiculous amount of enjoyment from canning, making new… Read More Can-It-Forward 2016 Sneak Peak…plus our first Giveaway!
When my cousins and I were kiddos there would be one day during the harvest that our families would gather around my grandparent’s kitchen table and “do” green beans. Snap the ends off and cut. Snap. Cut. Snap. Cut. Snap.Cut. Snap…….Cut. Snap…………….Cut. A tedious job when the pile of green beans was 90 feet tall and… Read More Beginners Guide to Canning Supplies
Ah….the joy of Canning Jars.. They are country pretty, shabby chic, trendy, old and so darn useful…How many gabillions of ways are there to use canning jars? Around The Parsonage we use them for canning, storing, decorating, drinking, holding things like buttons, silverware or straws, gift giving, serving, painting, mixing, and on and on and… Read More Canning Jars:Which One Should I Use?
Hot Peppers are like gold around here. We grow our own AND generally take whatever others give us and then buy some at farm markets if they are on a good sale. They freeze so well that months later we are still enjoying hot peppers. One way to preserve them is to make pepper flakes… Read More DIY Hot Pepper Flakes
Granola is a great snack by itself, but also great on top of yogurt or ice cream. Store bought is good, but homemade is better and less expensive. It’s quick to make (you likely have everything in your cupboard right now that you’ll need)…simply put everything in a bowl and mix, then while you’re baking… Read More Easy 5-Ingredient Homemade Granola-Recipe
Growing up in Maine, I don’t remember one time eating or hearing of this food called Keilbasa. Then I moved to Pennsylvania. I knew about it after I moved to southern PA, but I didn’t KNOW about it until we moved to our current home, where Keilbasa is a popular food. Kielbasa is a Polish… Read More Keilbasa with Celery and Onions