As Easy as Pie
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As Easy as Pie

Preserving a Legacy of Family, Faith, and Food Series – November 1 – December 31 Article Written by Valerie Comer “As Easy as Pie.” If you’ve ever baked a pie, you probably think the old saying is an oxymoron. It should read: as easy as eating pie. ‘Cause, yum! Who doesn’t love a good slice…

Preserving a Legacy: Pickled Beets
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Preserving a Legacy: Pickled Beets

Article Written By Cleo Lampos On Thanksgiving Day, our family will gather around a table laden with the usual dishes: cranberries in Jell-o, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, oven-warm rolls, sliced turkey and pickled beets. Lots of pickled beets, for everyone from grandpa to preschoolers relishes that tangy taste from home grown and…

Melissa’s Amish Peanut Butter
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Melissa’s Amish Peanut Butter

Friday evening we had a shocking event with one of our horses. Mr. Cooper (who owns the land where we keep our horses) called and said that he was peeing blood. So we rushed over to check on him. There was a lot of blood. A scary amount of blood. In more than one place….

Frugal Tip: 10 Homemade Popsicles Ideas
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Frugal Tip: 10 Homemade Popsicles Ideas

What child (or adult) doesn’t like a yummy Popsicle when it’s hot outside? Why not make some homemade Popsicles? Homemade Popsicles are healthier than most store bought versions and if you’re creative, you can save a lot of money and maybe even use up some leftovers! Here are a few frugal ideas: homemade yogurt (even…

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What to Do with Summer Squash #1

I love summer time. The bounty of fresh from the garden (or farmer’s market) produce is such a blessing! Yellow squash and zucchini are usually found in abundance. Even if you don’t have a garden of your own, you probably have friends who do – and you will end up with some of their overflowing…

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Enchilada Sauce for Canning

Okay, so I started getting all the produce put up. We bought 6 more bushels of tomatoes. That’s a lot of tomatoes! Plus the bushel of Pablano Peppers! All in all our trip to the Farmer’s Market in Asheville, NC gave me…  7 bushels of tomatoes 14 bushels of apples 1 bushel sweet potatoes 1…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

A Family Favorite Recipe This has to be one of my favorite meals! When I first saw this recipe, I thought the sweet potatoes and black beans were an odd combination, but the flavor marry extremely well! Since then, I have also tried a sweet potato and Black Bean Salad which was just as yummy!…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter, Rosemary and Caramelized Onions

I made these delicious sweet potatoes the other night, and wow they were good! Usually, when I make sweet potatoes I either make them into a sweet casserole with a marshmallow or pecan topping or I will serve them baked with butter and brown sugar. I love either of those dishes! But this was such…